Alice in Borderland
Netflix South Africa
10h00 (all episodes)
An aimless gamer and his two friends find themselves in a parallel Tokyo, where they're forced to compete in a series of sadistic games to survive.
Arisu — a listless, jobless and video-game-obsessed young man — suddenly finds himself in a strange, emptied-out version of Tokyo in which he and his friends must compete in dangerous games in order to survive.
In this strange world, Arisu meets Usagi, a young woman who's navigating the games alone.
Together, they set out to unravel one mystery after another as they risk their lives and confront what it means to live.
Ryohei Arisu doesn't have his own dreams and has little motivation for living, having grown up being compared to his talented younger brother.
His two best friends since high school - office worker Chota and bartender Karube - also waste away their days in despondency.
Unable to find meaning in life, one day Arisu and his two friends are suddenly thrown into the "Borderland."
Shocked at finding the Shibuya they know so well completely empty, these three enjoy freedom without the judging eyes of family or annoying bosses.
However, when a game suddenly begins, one that puts their very survival at stake, they realise that the world has completely changed.
It appears that in order to survive in Borderland, they must participate in and win assorted games.
Perplexed by these illogical circumstances, Arisu taps into his incredible mastery of games to awaken his skills of observation and judgment and escape this crisis with his friends.
Soon they meet mountain climber Yuzuha Usagi, who navigates the games alone. Rather than fight solely for their own survival, they decide to work with others so that everyone can succeed in the games.
Set in an empty dystopian Tokyo, this is a tale of young people who had been unable to find meaning in life, but now grow and confront what it means to live like never before.
Events in this series are as unexpected as they are stunning. Experience the thrills of an unknown world that gradually reveals itself.
The series offers an all-new experience of games which require players to use their minds and bodies at full power in order to win, and shows a new world carefully crafted through visual effects, production design and camera work.
Human drama unfolds as characters with unique personalities are pushed to their limit in the strange world.
Alice in Borderland is based on a survival and thriller manga graphic novel called "Imawa no Kuni no Alice".