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Live-Action Kakegurui - Compulsive Gambler Casts Aoi Morikawa, Unveils Visual

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Morikawa plays Mary Saotome in January 14 show

The official website for the live-action series adaptation of Homura Kawamoto and Tōru Naomura's Kakegurui - Compulsive Gambler manga series revealed additional cast and the series' main visual on Friday. Aoi Morikawa will play the high-handed, twin-tail-haired high school girl Mary Saotome.

Previously announced cast members include:

Minami Hamabe as Yumeko Jabami

Mahiro Takasugi as Ryōta Suzui

The show is slated to premiere on MBS at 2:40 a.m. on January 14, 2018, and on TBS at 1:28 a.m. on January 16. Tsutomu Hanabusa (Heroine Shikkaku, Asahinagu) is directing the series.

The manga launched in Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine in March 2014. Square Enix published the eighth compiled book volume on August 22. 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 July to September in Japan. The series will premiere outside of Japan on Netflix in 2018.

Source: Animate Times

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