Alice in Borderland season 1 graced our screens in December 2020, now fans are wondering about the Easter eggs that seem to point to season 2’s release date.

Alice in Borderland is a Japanese science fiction drama. It is based on a manga of the same name. While the manga was written by Haro Aso, the series is written by Yoshiki Watabe, Yasuko Kuramitsu and Shinsuke Sato. Sato is also the director for the series.

The series revolves around Chota and his friends who are forced into an alternate reality where they are trapped and have to play games that risk their lives in order to survive. Fans of the show are aching for the release of the next season after watching the first.

So, what are the Easter eggs that hint at the renewal of the shows 2nd season and what is the potential release date?

Alice in borderland: Renewal and release

  • Alice in Borderland Season 2 has been renewed and given the potential release date of late 2021.

Easter eggs are rumoured to be seen at the end of season 1, pointing to the release date for season 2, on a Blimp and buildings. Now that we know season 2 has officially been renewed fans are going wild on Twitter asking for the release of season 2. Season 2 is expected to follow suit of season 1 and appear on Netflix.

Netflix Asia posted a teaser on YouTube when season 1 ended, this was on 24th December 2020, showing the series had been renewed. The series had been released on Netflix 2 weeks prior to the YouTube Video that shows a hand flip a card with the number ‘2’ shown. Simple yet effective. The series is currently in filming.

With a score of 83% Tomatometer on Rotten Tomatoes and 7.7 on IMDB, the producers would be remiss to have not renewed the brilliant action-packed series.

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Alice in Borderland season 2: Easter eggs

Now you already know about the major Easter egg, regarding the release date but did you know the names in the show are heavily inspired by Alice in Wonderland? It’s no secret that the name of the series is.

The names are translated from English to Japanese as Romaji, consider it easy access for non-Japanese language speakers.

So we have, The main character ‘Arisu’ which when it’s broken down makes sense as ‘Alice’. The Japanese alphabet has no ‘L’ so this would be the closest translation. Then we have ‘Chishiya’ as ‘Cheshire Cat’, ‘Hatter’ as ‘Mad Hatter’ and so on. Showing the writers played true homage to the original fairy tale.

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Should fans find themselves feeling a little lost while waiting for the next season, here are some suggestions:

  • Stranger Things (2016-Present) – A young boy is taken to an alternate dimension while his friends and family desperately try to save him from supernatural forces.
  • Supernatural (2005-2020) – Two brothers follow in the footsteps of their demon hunter father.
  • A disease spreading rapidly leaves the city in chaos with Zombies. One isolated survivor finds another across a building and they try to ride it out together.
  • Kingdom (2019) – A mysterious plague takes a princes kingdom and he is the only one that can save them.

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