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Live-Action Kakegurui Series Streams on Netflix

posted on 2018-05-04 21:20 EDT by Karen Ressler

Netflix is streaming the live-action Kakegurui series in territories including the United States and the United Kingdom. In the U.S., the show is available with subtitles in English, Japanese, Spanish, and Simplified and Traditional Chinese.

The 10-episode show premiered in Japan on MBS on January 14, and on TBS on January 16. Tsutomu Hanabusa (Heroine Shikkaku, Asahinagu) directed the series.

The manga launched in Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine in March 2014. Yen Press licensed the manga and describes the story:

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!

The manga inspired a television anime series that ran from last July to September in Japan. The series premiered outside of Japan on Netflix in February. The anime is getting a second season.

[Via WTK]


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