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Kakegurui - Compulsive Gambler Anime Takes 1-Week Break

posted on by Rai Kelly

The official Kakegurui Twitter account revealed on Friday that the anime will take a one-week break after its fifth episode airs on July 29. MBS and RKB Mainichi Broadcasting are not broadcasting the anime because of schedule changes for the World Championships in Athletics. Tokyo MX, TV Aichi, and BS11 will instead air a special program with a cast commentary on the first episode.

On MBS, the sixth episode will be delayed one more week to August 19, and the seventh episode will air the next day on August 20.

The series premiered on Tokyo MX on July 1 at 10:00 p.m. before airing later that evening on MBS. The series later aired on TV Aichi, RKB Mainichi Broadcasting, and BS11. The series began streaming in Japan only on Netflix starting on July 2. The anime will have 12 episodes.

Yen Press is releasing the original manga in English under the title Kakegurui - Compulsive Gambler, and it describes the series:

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!

Yuichiro Hayashi (Garo the Animation, PES: Peace Eco Smile) is directing the anime at MAPPA, and Yasuko Kobayashi (Attack on Titan, Garo the Animation, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Shakugan no Shana) is in charge of the series scripts. Manabu Akita (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure episode animation director, design assistant) is designing the characters. TECHNOBOYS PULCRAFT GREEN-FUND (Witch Craft Works, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 3rei!!) is handling the anime's music.

[Via Otakomu]


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