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For the manga, see Kakegurui - Compulsive Gambler

Kakegurui is a multi-media series that began with the manga, Kakegurui - Compulsive Gambler, written by Homura Kawamoto and illustrated by Tooru Naomura on March 22, 2014. The manga is published monthly in the Square Enix's Gangan Joker.

The manga is adapted into an animated series produced by the animation studio MAPPA, and was aired on July 1, 2017. A second season, Kakegurui ××, aired on January 8, 2019.

Additional series spin-offs Kakegurui Twin, Kakegurui Midari, and Kakegurui (Kakkokari) appeared in the same publication since 2015 focusing on individual characters from the main series.


See also: List of Kakegurui Volumes

Kakegurui - Compulsive Gambler[]

Main article: Kakegurui - Compulsive Gambler
Kakegurui Volume 1 cover

Hyakkaou Private Academy, an institution for the privileged with a very peculiar curriculum for the children of prominent wealthy families across Japan, 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 transfers to Hyakkaou Private Academy, she's gonna teach these kids what a high roller really looks like.

Kakegurui Twin[]

Main article: Kakegurui Twin
A Twin Volume

Kakegurui Twin is a spin-off title that started serialization in Gangan Joker on September 19, 2015. The series is written by Homura Kawamoto and illustrated by Katsura Saiki. A year before Yumeko transferred to Hyakkaou Private Academy Mary Saotome, a young girl who was born into a very ordinary family, passed her transfer examinations and has started to attend Hyakkaou Private Academy. However, the school she expected to attend has a crazy law, the Baptism of Gambling. Paired with Yumeko as her "twin", the curtain opens in Mary's gambling mania.

Kakegurui Midari[]

Main article: Kakegurui Midari

Kakegurui Midari is a spin-off title that started serialization in Gangan Joker on February 21, 2017. The series is written by Homura Kawamoto and illustrated by Yūichi Hiiragi. It was compiled into 4 volumes released until June 22, 2020. Kakegurui Madari focuses on a new character, Ayame Nureba, and her interactions with Midari Ikishima shortly after becoming part of the Student Council and head of the Beautification Council in the year prior to the main story.

Kakegurui (Kakkokari)[]

Main article: Kakegurui (Kakkokari)
Kakegurui Kakkokari 1

Kakegurui (Kakkokari) is a parody title that focuses on individual characters from the main story and other spin-offs. Its serialization started in December 2016. It's drawn by Taku Kawamura and supervised by Homura Kawamoto. The series is still ongoing with 8 volumes.

Kakegurui Yorozu[]

Main article: Kakegurui Yorozu

Kakegurui Yorozu is a anthology spin-off of the popular featuring 32 artists illustrating and writing their own stories within the Academy.

Other Media[]

Kakegurui Animated Series[]

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Main article: Kakegurui (Animated)

An animation television series that is animated by MAPPA that premiered on July 1, 2017 and was broadcasted on Tokyo MX, MBS and through other television stations in Japan. Yuichiro Hayashi was the director of the animation series while Yasuko Kobayashi was handling the scripts, and Manabu Akita created the character designs. TECHNOBOYS PULCRAFT GREEN-FUND composed the music of the series which the opening theme "Deal with the Devil", was performed by Tia while the ending theme "LAYon-theLINE", was performed by D-Selections. The animation series ran for 12 episodes from July 1, 2017 until September 23, 2017, with the final episode being an anime original episode drafted by Homura Kawamoto, one of the creators of the manga.

During the "Hyakkaou Private Academy Cultural Festival" event on Saturday, they announced the series having a second season. The anime news website Anime Recorder previously hosted an image with the announcement. The second season, titled Kakegurui ××, aired pm January 8, 2019. Kiyoshi Matsuda, Yuichiro Hayashi and Mckenzie Hammonds were the season's directors. The opening theme song "Kono Yubi Tomare" (コノユビトマレ Come and gather at this finger) is performed by JUNNA. The ending theme song "AlegriA" is performed by D-selections.

Kakegurui Live Action[]

Main article: Kakegurui (live action)

The live-action drama adaptation was first announced on November 21, 2017. The drama was first broadcast on MBS on January 14, 2018, and TBS' slot Dramaism on January 16, 2018. Tsutomu Hanabusa is directing the drama. The drama was streamed on Netflix in Japanese with subtitles including English, Spanish, and Chinese in May 2018. The story follows the first half of Kakegurui's Anime season. A few changes were made to the story, but overall it follows the original quite closely. In 2019 a feature film continuing the drama is set to release.

Kakegurui: Cheating Allowed[]

Main article: Kakegurui: Cheating Allowed

Kakegurui: Cheating Allowed was a game for the iOS and Android systems developed by Wizcorp and Crossover and released on July 14, 2017.

Light Novels[]

Several light novels (Kakegurui Joker and Kakegurui Trip) were written by Hikaru Muno, Homura Kawamoto's younger brother. Both take place at the Academy and touch on characters from the main series.


Kakegurui Love is the first fanbook of the series, illustrated by Tooru Naomura.

Kakegurui Twin Animated Series[]

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Main article: Kakegurui Twin (Animated)

An animated adaptation of Kakegurui Twin was released on August 4, 2022, with a total of 6 episodes. The opening theme song is "Sono Otome Muso". The ending theme song is Queens Bluff, and is performed by i☆Ris.


Kakegurui was nominated for the DaVinci x NicoNico Tsugi Manga Awards 2016 and won one of the manga awards by taking third place. There were in total 20 manga nominations in the contest.

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