All the followers of ‘Alice in Borderland’ have already had plenty of time to see the second season of this adaptation of the manga by Haro Aso. For my part, I think that the final episode makes it quite clear, but it is true that the last scene casts some doubts about what exactly it means and the real possibility of a third season.
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It is true that the second season has introduced more changes compared to the original work, but its last episode practically coincides with what happens at the end of the manga, so something very strange would have to happen for there to be a third installment. The question then is… Why does the Joker card appear at the end of the episode and the camera focuses so much on e?
to understand it better there is nothing more to resort to the manga that adaptssince the Joker is also used there, but it is done in a different way, although he also appears after the protagonists have overcome the last game and have refused to become permanent residents of Borderland.
However, Before Arisu and Usagi return to the real world, they encounter a mysterious being known as the Joker.. We never see clearly what it is like, but at a certain point, the image of the Sanzu River comes to Arisu, a key place in Japanese Buddhism that is considered the path that the dead must cross on their way to the afterlife.
Therefore, the Joker represents in ‘Alice in Borderland’ the boatman who takes the dead to the underworld, a kind of intermediary very much in the line of Charon, the ferryman of Hades. In fact, manga characters who have refused to stay there are immediately sent back to the real world after that conclusion is reached.
The problem with the appearance of the Joker in the Netflix series is that it is done once they have returned to the real world and in a much more cryptic way that some may interpret as a kind of cliffhanger to carry out a third season. It is never convenient to rule out anything outright -‘La casa de papel’ was also closed after two installments and we already know what happened next-, but In principle this should be the end of ‘Alice in Borderland’. It also makes no sense to stretch it further.