If you watch Netflix a lot, you may have seen a show called Alice in Borderland pop up on your recommended shows recently. It came out on Netflix on December 10th, and it had been popping up on my explore ever since.
Alice in Borderland is based on a Japanese manga, and I thought it was a super interesting show. It is definitely different from the normal Japanese shows I watch, but in a good way. Apparently, a lot of people compare Alice in Borderland to a former Japanese film called Battle Royale, which came out in 2000. While I have never seen the movie, an American comparison for Alice in Borderland would be Hunger Games.
Alice in Borderland is definitely not a show for everyone, as it is both dark and extremely violent. Especially in the last 2 episodes, there is a ton of killing and carnage. The show mainly revolves around a character named Arisu, who with some of his friends have been transported to another world. They are not exactly sure how this was done, or why it was done, but they soon meet other people who have had the same experience. Once they are in the world though, they have to compete games that involve life/death scenarios, and if they can beat the games they get their visas extended (if time on your visa runs out, you die in this world). Over time, these challenges get more and more difficult, and the scope of characters expands as well.
You can determine whether this will be a show you will enjoy by the 1st episode, but it does continue to get more intense as the series progresses. Alice in Borderland has been in the top 10 in most Asian countries Netflix operates in, as well as a couple of European countries such as Germany and France. Also, there has already been confirmation that there will be a second season of the show being produced in the future; this shows that the show is popular enough to have been green-lit after only 2 weeks. Overall, while the style of this show is not for everyone, I really enjoyed it and found it very interesting!
This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.
NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.
I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!