Netflix posted a new trailer with English subtitles for the live-action series of Haro Aso’s Alice in Borderland (Imawa no Kuni no Alice) manga!
Since reporting on the initial teaser trailer for Netflix’s upcoming original drama (based on the manga of the same name serialized in Shonen Sunday S and Weekly Shonen Sunday from 2010 until 2016), I’ve been interested to learn more. The concept was intriguing to me, and later trailers only further cemented the series as one I was looking forward to watching. Alice in Borderland is set to release on Netflix next month, and a final trailer has been released to celebrate this:
The first trailer, released at the end of last month, was an action-packed first look at the upcoming drama and served mostly to introduce the concept of the series: three delinquents are transported to an alternative-reality Shibuya where they’re forced to take part in a series of survival games in order to return home. This final trailer for Alice in Borderland has a different focus, foregoing the pre-game introduction to place us right into the abandoned Shibuya that hosts this deadly battle for survival.
The trailer elicits a sense of dread and tension throughout by building from the calm of an abandoned Shibuya to the crescendo of explosions and the hope of survival through the games they have to face. Backed to a new, slower rendition of Johnny Nash’s ‘I Can See Clearly Now’, we see the action of the games and the feats of endurance and wit needed to win; they are contrasted against the various deadly faces also taking part, and the resolve on our main character’s faces as they hope to live through the game and move forward in their lives.
I prefer this trailer to the first one; it focuses better on the tone of the series. While the first trailer introduced us to who the characters were, this gives us a reason to care for them and the action taking place, and I can’t wait to see more.
Alice in Borderland releases on Netflix on 10 December.