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Kakegurui - Compulsive Gambler Manga Gets Anime by Garo Team

posted on by Kevin Yuan
Story follows students at elite gambling academy

A television anime adaptation of writer Homura Kawamoto and artist Tōru Naomura's Kakegurui - Compulsive Gambler manga series has been green-lit. A teaser visual (pictured right) accompanies Friday's anime announcement.

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.

The manga launched in Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine in March 2014. Square Enix published the fifth compiled book volume of the manga (pictured below) in May 2016, and the company will ship the sixth compiled volume on February 22. Yen Press licensed the series for digital release, and began its simultaneous publication of the manga in October 2015. The company published the third compiled volume digitally in September 2015.

Yen Press 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!

The manga has inspired two ongoing spinoff manga series, both of which are published alongside the original series in Gangan Joker magazine. Taku Kawamura's Kakegurui (Kari) four-panel comedy manga launched on December 22, and Kei Saiki's ongoing spinoff manga Kakegurui twin launched in September 2015. Square Enix will ship the third compiled book volume of Kakegurui twin on February 22.

Source: Comic Natalie

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