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Live-Action Kakegurui Show's 1st Video Previews Cast

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Series premieres on January 14

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:

Minami Hamabe as Yumeko Jabami

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

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