Live-Action Kakegurui Show's 1st Video Previews Cast
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The official website for the live-action series adaptation of Homura Kawamoto and Tōru Naomura's Kakegurui - Compulsive Gambler manga began streaming a 30-second video for the series on Sunday. The video reveals that the original manga has 3.7 million copies in print.
The show stars:
Mahiro Takasugi as Ryōta Suzui
Aoi Morikawa as Mary Saotome
Taishi Nakagawa as Kaede Manyūda
Yurika Nakamura as Sayaka Igarashi
Natsume Mito as Runa Yomotsuki
Ruka Matsuda as Itsuki Sumeragi
Natsumi Okamoto as Yuriko Nishinotōin
Yūma Yamoto as Jun Kiwatari
Kiyo Matsumoto as Nanami Tsubomi
Miki Yanagi as Midari Ikishima
The show is slated to premiere on MBS at 2:40 a.m. on January 14, 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, and the ninth volume will ship on January 27. 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. The anime is getting a second season.
Source: Comic Natalie