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Kei Saiki's Kakegurui Twins Spinoff Manga Gets Netflix Anime in August 2022 (Updated)

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Yen Press releases manga in English

Netflix announced on Tuesday that it is producing an anime series adaptation of Kei Saiki's Kakegurui Twins manga spinoff. The anime will be titled Kakegurui twin and it will premiere on Netflix in August 2022. MAPPA will produce the anime, and Minami Tanaka will reprise the role of Meari Saotome.

Yen Press licensed the spinoff manga. It describes the story:

A year before Yumeko Jabami graced the hallowed halls of Hyakkou Private Academy, Mary Saotome got her own start at the gambling-addicted school. Can this normal girl achieve her own rags-to-riches story through wits and luck? Find out in this prequel to the mega-popular Kakegurui!

The manga is a spinoff of Homura Kawamoto and Tōru Naomura's Kakegurui - Compulsive Gambler manga. The spinoff launched in Square Enix's Gangan Joker in September 2015.

The manga inspired a live-action series that debuted on Amazon Prime in Japan on March 26.

The original Kakegurui - Compulsive Gambler manga launched in Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine in March 2014. Yen Press is releasing the manga in English. 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. Sentai Filmworks has licensed both seasons, and will release the seasons on home video with an English dub.

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. A sequel live-action film opened in Japan on June 1 after two COVID-19 delays.

Aside from Kakegurui Twins, the original manga has also inspired two other spinoff manga and two novels.

Update: Netflix Japan's anime Twitter account added on Tuesday the anime will premiere in August 2022. Additionally, MAPPA will produce the anime, and Minami Tanaka will reprise the role of Meari Saotome.

Source: Netflix Anime's Twitter account

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