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REVIEW: Alice in Borderland Live-Action TV Series

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:12 pm Reply with quote
Just finished watching this hour ago. I really like it! Good acting, action, story... It's violent, sure, but really entertaining.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:04 pm Reply with quote
I finished the first season on Sunday. Really enjoyed it. I haven't read the manga (not available in English and it never crossed my radar as a scanlation), so I don't know how it compares, but it has a definite feel of something adapted from a manga (well adapted that is).

The violence is just the right level to be impactful, but not gratuitous or overly explicit (except maybe the last episode).

Really amused how the main character passed by my favorite yaki-niku restaurant (not a chain) in the first 2 minutes of episode 1.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:44 pm Reply with quote
I'm a big fan of director Shinsuke Sato and he doesn't disappoint here. I really liked this series. I've sampled the manga and anime a little bit for comparison and this is definitely the best version of this story. The setup is pretty similar to GANTZ in that it revolves around endless death games keeps creating a lot of mysteries without offering much of any explanations. So I'd recommend if you like GANTZ or other Shinsuke Sato's movies.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:49 pm Reply with quote
^When the GANTZ manga ended (I also watched the live action movies), there was a hole in my heart that had to be filled. Then the Borderland OVA came out and I knew immediately that it was my GANTZ successor. Then I had to read the manga after that. It satisfied me. I don't watch Netflix adaptations. I wanted this to get a full anime series since the OVA. I was interested in the trailer so I will be giving it a shot. While I'm at it, I'll also watch Sweet Home since that trailer interested me.
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