Live-Action Kakegurui Sequel Film's Teaser Highlights Ryūsei Fujii's New Gambler
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for the live-action films based on Homura Kawamoto and Tōru Naomura's Kakegurui - Compulsive Gambler manga began streaming a teaser trailer for Eiga Kakegurui Part 2, the tentatively titled sequel film, on Monday. The teaser introduces the new shrewd gambler Makuro Shikigami, played by Johnny's West member Ryūsei Fujii.
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 10-episode live-action show that premiered in Japan in January 2018. Netflix is streaming the series outside of Japan. A second season premiered in March 2019. The first live-action film then opened in May 2019. Katsura Saiki's Kakegurui Twins manga spinoff is also inspiring a live-action series that will premiere this year.
The main 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 in January 2019, and Netflix began streaming the series in June 2019.
Aside from Kakegurui Twins, the original manga has also inspired two other spinoff manga and two novels.