Kakegurui spin-off, titled Kakegurui Twin is coming to Netflix worldwide on August 4, as revealed with a new trailer and visual earlier today. The spin-off will focus on Mary Saotome. Studio MAPPA is animating the series, which was announced last year. The opening song was also revealed and it is “Queens Bluff” by i☆Ris.
The story is based on the Kakegurui Twin spin-off manga written by Homura Kawamoto and illustrated by Kei Saiki. The story serves as a prequel to the main series, Kakegurui: Compulsive Gambler. Yen Press licensed it and describes the plot as:
As a first-year student of the renowned Hyakkaou Private Academy, Mary Saotome knows her future is set for a one-way cruise to the top…that is, until an encounter with an old-classmate-turned-house-pet throws the newbie princess into the world of gambling! Can a normal girl like Mary make friends and survive debtless through only wit and luck?
Kaori Makita is directing the anime adaptation, while Yuichiro Hayashi (who directed the original Kakegurui series) is the chief director. Shigeru Murakoshi is in charge of series composition and Ni Manabu is doing character designs. Technoboys Pulcraft Green-Fund is composing the music.
Minami Tanaka is returning to voice Mary. The rest of the cast includes:
- Yuko Kaida as Sachiko
- Rina Honizumi as Tsuzura
- Seichiro Yamashita as Aoi
- Aoi Koga as Mikura
- Yo Taichi as Yukimi
- Rie Takahashi as Sakura
Studio MAPPA also animated the first two seasons of the main Kakegurui series. Both are streaming on Netflix.
Source: Netflix Anime
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