Alice in Borderland Gets Imawa no Michi no Alice Spinoff Manga
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for Shogakukan's Monthly Sunday GX magazine has revealed that Haro Aso and Takayoshi Kuroda will launch a spinoff of Aso's Alice in Borderland (Imawa no Kuni no Alice) manga, titled Imawa no Michi no Alice (Alice on Borderroad). The manga will debut in the September issue on August 19.
The manga will follow "another Alice," a female high school student who curses her everyday life. When by chance she loses her way on the "Borderroad," she is forced to participate in deadly survival games with other female high school students.
Kuroda posted an announcement image (pictured at right) from the manga on Friday.
Aso launched the final arc of Alice in Borderland in March. The manga revolves around Ryōhei Arisu (pronounced the same way in Japanese as "Alice"), a male high school student who is irritated with his intolerable everyday life. One night, he tags along with his bad friend Karube and Chōbe to hang out in town. However, the town is suddenly covered in giant fireworks, and when he came to his senses, Ryōhei noticed that no one else was around. Finding themselves in a different world, Ryōhei, Karube, and Chota are forced to participate in survival games, or die right off the bat. The three fight to live, as well as find a way back to their own world.
Asō began serializing the manga in Weekly Shonen Sunday S (formerly Shōnen Sunday Chō) in 2010. The manga switched to Weekly Shonen Sunday on April 8. The manga's 12th, 13th, and 14th volumes shipped with original video anime (OVA) episodes.
The spinoff series Alice in Borderland: Chi no Kyokuchi - Daiya no King-hen ran from October 2014 to February 2015 in Weekly Shonen Sunday. Shogakukan published a special chapter in April.