Action, Horror, Psychological, Shounen, Supernatural, Tragedy
Originally Posted by Manga Updates
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?
Been reading this now for last couple of days and it's really surprising on how much I've come to enjoy it. While the story is fairly typical survive game setup, the characters themselves have been truly what's been carrying the manga. The Alice and co have wonderfully human-ike conflicts with enough layers to them that make them rather compelling characters who readers will want to see how they survive this brutal situation with no obvious end goal.