With ten volumes in print as of March 2014, it’s definitely not a surprise that Haro Aso’s manga series Alice in Borderland is getting sampled as an anime property. With Madhouse having produced a commercial spot for the manga last year, the manga is now getting a bundled OVA episode on DVD later this year. No details about who will be producing it is available yet nor which volume that the project will be released with.
Plot concept: Alice Ryouhei will leave high school soon, but he’s trying to avoid thinking about his future. Late one night, when he’s hanging out with his tough friend Karube and his silly, girl-crazy friend Chota, they see fireworks. After one blindingly bright explosion, they find themselves waking up in a different world. In this ‘Borderland,’ people are forced to either participate in potentially deadly games or simply die. Will Chota, Karube, and Ryouhei be able to survive this dangerous new world, and is there a way they can get back to their original lives?
Check out the brief animated commercial spot that was produced for the manga release last year.