Netflix to Premiere Kakegurui Anime Outside of Japan in 2018
posted on by Karen Ressler
Netflix announced on Wednesday that Kakegurui will premiere outside of Japan in 2018. In addition, it announced that its November 7 premiere date for Fate/Apocrypha will be for the United States and Canada only — the anime will premiere in all other territories outside of Japan on December 2.
Netflix began streaming English-subtitled trailers for both shows:
Kakegurui premiered on Tokyo MX in Japan on July 1, and the series later aired on TV Aichi, RKB Mainichi Broadcasting, and BS11. Netflix Japan began streaming the series 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.
Fate/Apocrypha premiered in Japan on Tokyo MX, BS11, Gunma TV, and Tochigi TV on July 1 and later on MBS. The series began exclusively streaming on Netflix in Japan on July 3.
In the story of TYPE-MOON and Yuichiro Higashide's Fate/Apocrypha novels, there was once a Holy Grail War waged by seven Mages and Heroic Spirits in a town called Fuyuki. However, a certain Mage took advantage of the chaos of World War II to steal a Holy Grail. Several decades have passed, and the Yggdmillennia family, who took upon the Holy Grail as its symbol, defected from the Mages' Association and declared their independence. Furious, the Association sent a force to deal with the Yggdmillennia, but they were defeated by the summoned Servants. With the Holy Grail War system changed, war at an unprecedented scale, with seven versus seven, breaks out. And so, the curtain rises on the epoch-making Great Holy Grail War.
Higashide himself is in charge of the anime's series scripts, and Yoshiyuki Asai (Charlotte) is directing at A-1 Pictures. Yūkei Yamada is adapting Ototsugu Konoe's original character designs for animation. Masaru Yokoyama (The Lost Village, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Nobunaga Concerto) is composing music.