Live-Action Kakegurui Film's Trailer Reveals May 3 Debut
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Entertainment news website Cinema Today began streaming a new trailer on Friday for the live-action film adaptation of Homura Kawamoto and Tōru Naomura's Kakegurui - Compulsive Gambler manga. The video previews Soraru's theme song "I Fake Me."
The film will open on May 3. Original creator Kawamoto is collaborating on the film's original story. A separate live-action television series will premiere on March 31.
New cast members in the film include:
The main cast members in the film are reprising their roles for the second season of the series. Sayuri Matsumura joins the cast Yumemi Yumemite and Elaiza Ikeda will play Kirari Momobari. PassCode will perform the film's opening theme song "Ichi ka Bachi ka" (All or Nothing).
The first 10-episode show premiered in Japan in January 2018. 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's second season premiered on January 8.
Source: Cinema Today