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Live-Action Kakegurui Series' 2nd Season Reveals Theme Songs

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BIGMAMA returns for "mummy mummy" theme song, PassCode performs opening song "Ichi ka Bachi ka"

The February issue of Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine revealed the theme song artists for the second live-action television season based on Homura Kawamoto and Tōru Naomura's Kakegurui - Compulsive Gambler manga on Tuesday. The rock band BIGMAMA returns from the first season to provide the new theme song "mummy mummy." The female idol group PassCode will perform the opening song "Ichi ka Bachi ka" (All or Nothing), which also serves as the opening song for the upcoming live-action film.

The series will premiere on MBS on March 31 at 12:50 a.m. (effectively April 1), and will also premiere on TBS on April 2 at 1:28 a.m. (effectively April 3). The new series will air on the "Dramaism" time slot of both channels.

The cast members will reprise their roles for the second season of the series. Sayuri Matsumura joins the cast Yumemi Yumemite and Elaiza Ikeda will play Kirari Momobari. Katsuhito Motegi and Shinya Nagano are directing the second season, with Minato Takano and Tsutomu Hanabusa penning the scripts. Hanabusa is also credited as overall director.

A new live-action film will open in May.

The 10-episode first season premiered in January 2018 on MBS and TBS. 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 2018. The anime premiered its second season on January 8.

Source: Gangan Joker February issue


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