A game of survival in an alternate version of Tokyo? Oh yes, Imawa no Kuni no Alice (2020) is coming to Netflix on December 10, 2020. This Japanese dorama stars Yamazaki Kento who was also in 2018’s hit Todome no Kiss and Tsuchiya Tao (Ani ni Aisaresugite Komattemasu (2017)). The dorama should be English subbed on Netflix.
Synopsis: 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. (Source: Netflix) ~~ Adapted from the manga series “Imawa no Kuni no Alice” by Haro Aso.(Source: mydramalist.com)
The death game or survival game genre is not new, look at the hugely popular Death Note (2006) which has spawned numerous reiterations or the iconic Battle Royale (2000), so it will be interesting to see how Imawa no Kuni no Alice (2020) puts a fresh spin on the genre. I can also see this dorama, depending on its success, as having multiple seasons as well. Regardless, December is already promising to be a good drama month.