Japanese Movies and Series Similar to Squid Game, No Less Exciting!


Hey, who among you started liking the survival game genre because of the Squid Game series ? This genre often makes the audience tense and triggers curiosity. Besides Squid Game , there are several other survival game genre films and series that are no less exciting, you know.

Not from South Korea, a series of film titles and survival game genre series from Sakura Country are no less exciting. Not only the genre is the same, the storyline and concepts of several titles that we will discuss are also able to remind us of Squid Game . About anything, huh? Come on, let’s discuss together!


1. As the Gods Will
The name As the Gods Will was mentioned because it has some similarities with Squid Game . In fact, the film, which is an adaptation of the 2011 manga by Takashii Miike, does have a concept and some pretty similar scenes .

The film, which was released in 2014, tells the story of a group of students who are mysteriously forced to play some deadly games at school. One game called “Daruma-san ga Koronda” presents the same tension as the “Red Light Green Light” game in Squid Game , you know.

2. Kaiji
Kaiji is a film adaptation of Nobuyuki Fukumoto’s 2007 manga. Kaiji’s film and manga were also briefly mentioned as one of the works that are very similar to Squid Game . Presenting an interesting and tense story, Kaiji is a trilogy consisting of three films, namely Kaiji: The Ultimate Gambler , Kaiji 2: The Ultimate Gambler , and Kaiji: Final Game .

The film, directed by Toya Sato, tells the story of Kaiji Ito, a man who is addicted to gambling, even though he owes money to moneylenders. Just like Squid Game , Kaiji also apparently received an offer to play the game from a loan shark with the lure of a large prize money.

Then without thinking, Kaiji finally agreed to come to the event. There, he is required to play a number of games with other participants who also seem desperate because of their debt-ridden lives. Unbeknownst to them, it turns out that the game they are playing is a life-threatening game.


3. Battle Royale
Battle Royale is an action thriller genre film that is very old because it was released in 2000. Just like the title, this film has a concept like the Battle Royale game , where everyone competes to win the game until only one winner remains.

Tells the story of a group of teenagers who go on a study visit, but without them knowing they are taken to a deserted island. There all students are forced to kill each other until only one student remains. Although old school, the tension presented in this film may also remind you of the Squid Game series .


4. Alice in Borderland
After the hype , Alice in Borderland which aired on Netflix was apparently a live action series adaptation of the manga by Haro Aso. Reportedly, the team from Alice in Borderland is preparing for the second season of the series starring Kento Yamazaki, you know. Who can’t wait?

This series tells the story of Arisu and his two friends who find the city of Tokyo suddenly deserted and uninhabited, then a voice leads them to follow a series of games that drain the brain’s performance. If they lose, the players will be executed by a mysterious laser that shoots from the sky.

5. Liar Game
The creativity of a mangaka never ends, a series called Liar Game from Japan also turns out to be an adaptation of a manga by Shinobu Kaitani. The interesting story that is presented, inspires Kim Hong Seon, who is a director from the Ginseng Country to make an adaptation of the South Korean version.

Tells the story of a group of people who are suddenly dragged into a game. The games in this series test how smart the players are in lying. The winner of the game is promised a cash prize worth ¥ 50 million or about Rp6 billion.

Not only Squid Game , apparently there are several series and films from Japan that are no less exciting. A number of films and series above can be watched on the weekend , here. How are you interested in watching it?