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JUNNA Performs Opening Theme for Kakegurui Anime's 2nd Season

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
2nd season premieres in January

The official Twitter account for the Kakegurui anime revealed on Sunday that JUNNA will perform the opening theme song "Kono Yubi Tomare" for Kakegurui××, the anime's second season.

JUNNA is part of the Macross Delta anime's in-story "Tactical Sound Unit" Walküre, the first major songstress group in the Macross anime franchise. She also performed the opening theme song for The Ancient Magus' Bride anime and the ending theme song for the Lord of Vermilion: The Crimson King anime.

The second season will premiere in January 2019.

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 anime also features a returning cast.

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 Homura Kawamoto and Tōru Naomura's 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.

Sources: Kakegurui anime's Twitter account, Animate Times

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