According to Collider, while there are some minor differences here and there, the Netflix adaptation of Alice in Borderland remains fairly similar to its source material. One of the first things fans will notice is that the main characters have aged a few years, being in their early 20s rather than late teens. However, since character aging for customization is a fairly natural thing, viewers probably won’t have much trouble with this particular change.
Another swap is made with the character of Chota Segawa (Yuki Morinaga). While the manga version of Alice in Borderland portrays the character as some sort of creep and pervert who follows a common anime/manga trope, Netflix’s adaptation cleverly sidesteps these aspects, thereby changing Chota for the better.
It appears that the Netflix version of Alice in Borderland will also change how the members of the group get to the titular land. In the manga, the characters wake up in a bar owned by Daikichi Karube (Keita Machida), while in the live-action version, they exit a bathroom where they hide from law enforcement to find themselves in the new world.
While changes are only natural when adapting a story to a new medium, longtime fans of Alice in Borderland will no doubt be pleased to know that the series doesn’t deviate in any way from Haro Aso’s manga.