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Anime Spotlight: Kakegurui

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Do you want to add some suspense in your anime adventure? Maybe something that will make your body and mind so pumped up?Hence, you’re in luck because for this week, we will be featuring Anime Spotlight: Kakegurui. Enter the world of gambling and never let anyone deceive you! With breathtaking suspense in every game and unique personalities in every character, this series will surely keep you up all night!

Kakegurui and Kakegurui XX
Kakegurui (left) and Kakegurui XX (right)

Kakegurui is a manga series written by Homura Kawamoto and illustrated by Tōru Naomura. The first volume of the manga was published way back 22 October 2014 and is still ongoing! Additionally, as of 22 June 2020, thirteen volumes have already been published. The series has two seasons of anime adaptation and one live-action movie.

The first season of Kakegurui anime aired last 1 July to 23 September 2017. The second season, Kakegurui XX aired last 8 January to 26 March 2019. Both seasons of the anime were produced by MAPPA under the direction of Yuichiro Hayashi. And lastly, the live-action movie of the series was released on 3 May 2019 which was directed by Hayato Kawai and distributed by GAGA Pictures.

Kakegurui Live Action, Anime, & Manga
Kakegurui Live Action (top), Anime (bottom-left), & Manga (bottom-right)

Kakegurui is set in a high-class university where students are not ranked by their grades but with their outstanding balance in gambling. At this university, when it comes to academics, a student might be the best of the best, but if they’re not that good at gambling, then they’re nothing more than a slave. Therefore, I welcome you to Hyakkaou Academy where all of the best gamblers in this university are all assembled in one student council!

Hyakkaou Private Academy Student Council
Hyakkaou Private Academy Student Council

Synopsis

Hyakkaou Private Academy. An institution for the privileged with a very peculiar curriculum. You see, when you’re the sons and daughters of the wealthiest of the wealthy, it’s not athletic prowess or book smarts that keep you ahead. It’s reading your opponent, the art of the deal. What better way to hone those skills than with a rigorous curriculum of gambling? At Hyakkaou Private Academy, the winners live like kings, and the losers are put through the wringer. But when Yumeko Jabami enrolls, she’s gonna teach these kids what a high roller really looks like!

Synopsis via IMDb

Tia performed the opening theme song for the first season titled “Deal with the Devil” while the D-Selections performed the closing theme song titled “LAYon-theLINE”. JUNNA performed the opening theme song for the second season titled “Kono Yubi Tomare” while D-Selections performed the closing theme song titled “AlegriA”.

D-Selections, Tia, and JUNNA
D-Selections (top), Tia (bottom-left), and JUNNA (bottom-right)

You can watch the trailer here.

So did our latest featured Anime Spotlight: Kakegurui encouraged you to watch Kakegurui? What anime do you want to be featured next? Saa, kakegurui mashou? Well then, shall we get our gambling freaks on?

Source: Kakegurui Official Website

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