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Kakegurui Anime's 2nd Season to Debut in January With Returning Staff, Cast

posted on 2018-08-21 19:31 EDT by Karen Ressler
Kiyoshi Matsuda joins as co-director

This year's September issue of Square Enix's Gangan Joker announced on Wednesday that the second anime season based on Homura Kawamoto and Tōru Naomura's Kakegurui manga will debut in Japan in January 2019. The magazine also announced some of the staff and cast.

Kiyoshi Matsuda (Kuma Miko: Girl Meets Bear, Rozen Maiden) is joining Yuichiro Hayashi as director for the new season. Yasuko Kobayashi and Manabu Akita are returning as writer and character designer, respectively. MAPPA is again handling the animation.

The following returning cast members have been confirmed for the second season:

The magazine also announced that the Kakegurui: Cheating Allowed smartphone app will debut this year. The game will be free to play with in-app purchases.

The first season premiered on television and Netflix in Japan in July 2017. The series premiered outside of Japan on Netflix in February.

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!

A 10-episode live-action show premiered in Japan in January, and Netflix is streaming the series outside of Japan. A second live-action season and a live-action film will premiere in spring 2019.

Source: Gangan Joker September issue


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