Alice in Borderland Fantasy Manga Ends in March
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
This year's 12th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine revealed on Wednesday that Haro Aso is ending his Alice in Borderland (Imawa no Kuni no Alice) manga in the magazine's 14th issue, which Shogakukan will publish on March 2.
The manga entered its final arc last 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 Chōta to hang out in town. However, the town is suddenly covered in giant fireworks, and when he comes to his senses, Ryōhei notices that no one else is around. Finding themselves in a different world, Ryōhei, Karube, and Chōta are forced to participate in survival games, or die right off the bat. The three fight to live, as well as to find a way back to their own world.
Asō began serializing the manga in Weekly Shonen Sunday S (formerly Shōnen Sunday Chō) in 2010, before transferring the series to Weekly Shonen Sunday as it entered its final story arc last year. Shogakukan published the manga's 17th volume on Friday. The manga's 12th, 13th, and 14th volumes shipped with original video anime (OVA) episodes.
A spinoff series titled Alice in Borderland: Chi no Kyokuchi - Daiya no King-hen ran from October 2014 to February 2015 in Weekly Shonen Sunday. Aso also launched a separate spinoff series titled Imawa no Michi no Alice in Shogakukan's Monthly Sunday GX magazine last August, with art by Takayoshi Kuroda. Shogakukan published the manga's first compiled book volume on January 18.