Netflix Releases Apocalyptic Poster and Action Packed Official Preview for Alice in Borderland 2

A well crafted high stakes life as a game concept will always have room for variations that deliver fun and catharsis. I still remember the one-two punch of K-drama Sweet Home and J-dorama Alice in Borderland when both were released around the same time in December 2020, the perfect holiday binge watch during the height of COVID-19 stay home era. Netflix is filming sequels to Sweet Home but Alice in Borderland 2 will come out first at the end of this month on December 20th. I’ve read and loved the manga which was surprisingly short in that it ended when I actually wanted more, so is AiB2 maps the battle with the face cards then this will be the final installment for the story. There is a side-quel of sorts but it’s really short. Yamazaki Kento returns at the titular Arisu with Tsuchiya Tao as his stalwart partner navigating the increasingly larger games of this season. The most memorable of the face cards will definitely be Yamashita Tomohisa as the butt naked King of Clubs, a genuinely 3D “antagonist” with one of the most interesting games in the story. Check out the super exciting preview below.

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Alice in Borderland 2 Cast of Yamazaki Kento, Tsuchiya Tao, Yamashita Tomohisa, and Naka Riisa Take Center Stage at TUDUM Japan Hosted by Netflix to Showcase Upcoming J-doramas

I already posted about the upcoming Alice in Borderland 2 airing on Netflix in December of 2022 but this week the pictures and promos are out from the announcement event called TUDUM Japan. There were TUDUM events held around the … Continue reading

Netflix to Premiere Highly Anticipated Alice in Borderland Season 2 with Yamazaki Kento and Tsuchiya Tao Returning and Special Guest Yamashita Tomohisa as the Memorable King of Clubs

I’m so freaking excited for the upcoming Alice in Borderland season 2, confirmed to air on Netflix this December 2022. It would be a two year gap (wow time flies!) between the first season which happened to air the same … Continue reading

Yamazaki Kento Delivers Another Hit as Period Movie Kingdom 2 to the 2019 Hit Original Film Reigns #1 at the Japan Box Office for Two Weeks

Shin is back! And he’s leveled up to a smexy little low pony to boot lol. Now that he’s grown up since Kingdom the original first move in the adaptation of the same name shonen manga, I guess he’s no … Continue reading

J-ent Tabloid Catches Top Stars Yamazaki Kento and Hirose Suzu Out on a Date 6 Years After 2016 Romance Movie Your Lie in April

Ooooh, a new (or old but newly confirmed) couple out of J-ent, and it’s equivalent level top young stars each with major fanbases. Japanese news magazine Shukan Bunshun last week reported, along with pictures, that actor Yamazaki Kento and actress … Continue reading

Demon Slayer Anime Movie Becomes Japan’s #1 All Time Box Office Hit as Talk Goes to Live Action Adaptation with Casting News Spoilers

Over Christmas 2020 the anime movie Demon Slayer: Infinity Train (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Train) surpassed Spirited Away to become the #1 box office hit in Japan. Along the way it passed Your Name and Titanic as well, and honestly … Continue reading

Netflix Live Action J-dorama Adaptation of Hit Manga Alice in Borderland with Yamazaki Kento Wins Critical and Viewer Acclaim

I’ll consider this one-two live action adaptation gift as a present for those celebrating Hanukkah and one for those celebrating Christmas. I was primed for the Netflix premiere of the live action drama adaptation of Korean webtoon Sweet Home that … Continue reading

Full Movie Preview for Live Action Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Elicits Interest and Fandom Commentary

One by one Japan’s most popular mangas are getting live action movie or drama adaptations, even ones formerly considered impossible to adapt due to technological limitations. Coming this summer is the first live action adaptation of one of the best … Continue reading

Yamazaki Kento and Kiritani Mirei’s J-movie Adaptation of Cute Manga Heroine Disqualified is a Box Office Hit

Once in a blue moon a cutie will come along that strikes my fancy, acting talent or lack thereof bedamned, and then I just want to follow along with his career. That’s totally what happened when I stumbled upon current … Continue reading