Live-Action Kakegurui Project Casts Elaiza Ikeda as Kirari for Season 2, Film

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Student council president debuts next spring in 2nd season, film

The official Twitter account for the live-action Kakegurui project announced on Tuesday that Elaiza Ikeda will play Hyakkaou Private Academy's student council president Kirari Momobari in the show's second season and film.

Ikeda said that she has been following the original manga series since volume 1. She had wondered who would play the student council president in the live-action version, and was excitedly looking forward to finding out. She had not imagined that she herself would be cast in the role.

The second season will premiere on MBS and TBS' Dramaism time slot next spring. The franchise is also getting a live-action film that will also premiere next spring.

The cast members will reprise their roles for the second season of the series. Sayuri Matsumura joins the cast Yumemi Yumemite.

The 10-episode show premiered in Japan on MBS on January 14, and on TBS on January 16. Tsutomu Hanabusa (Heroine Shikkaku, Asahinagu) directed the series. Netflix is streaming the series outside of Japan.

Homura Kawamoto and Tōru Naomura's Kakegurui - Compulsive Gambler manga launched in Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine in March 2014. 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 2017 in Japan. The series premiered outside of Japan on Netflix in February. The anime is getting a second season that will premiere in January 2019.

Sources: Kakegurui live-action series' Twitter account, Comic Natalie

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