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Sentai Filmworks Acquires Kakegurui Anime's 2nd Season

posted on by Alex Mateo
Kakegurui×× premiered in January 2019

Sentai Filmworks announced on Wednesday that it has acquired Kakegurui××, the second anime season based on Homura Kawamoto and Tōru Naomura's Kakegurui manga, and it will release the anime on home video in the United States, Canada, and Latin America in the first quarter of 2022.

The company describes the story:

At Hyakkao Private Academy, Yumeko Jabami's star rises just as the student council's reputation starts to dim. In the shadows of the council's dwindling power, discord reigns supreme. In a bold effort to rebalance the social scales, student council president Kirari Momobami intends to place her bet on the election for the council's next president. Everyone starts with a single chip, and at the end of 30 days, the whoever holds the most becomes the president of the Momobami Clan. But chips aren't the only things students can wager as they fight tooth and nail to ascend to the council presidency, and Yumeko Jabami intends to clean house no matter the prizes she must risk in the betting pool.

The anime's second season premiered in January 2019, and Netflix began streaming the series in June 2019.

Kiyoshi Matsuda (Kuma Miko: Girl Meets Bear, Rozen Maiden) joined Yuichiro Hayashi as director for the second season. Yasuko Kobayashi and Manabu Akita returned as writer and character designer, respectively. MAPPA again handled the animation.

The anime's first season ran from July to September 2017 in Japan. The series premiered outside of Japan on Netflix in February 2018. Sentai Filmworks previously licensed the first season.

Kawamoto and Naomura's Kakegurui - Compulsive Gambler manga launched in Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine in March 2014. Yen Press is releasing the manga in English.

The manga also 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, followed by a live-action film in May 2019. A sequel live-action film was scheduled to open on May 12 after a COVID-19 delay, but was delayed yet again to June 1 due to COVID-19 and the extended state of emergency in Japan.

Source: Sentai Filmworks

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