Kakegurui Wikia
Kakegurui Wikia

An anime adaptation for Kakegurui produced by MAPPA aired in July 2017. The animation was announced through a promotional video published by the company Square Enix. The video noted as well that the manga two million copies in circulation. The first two episodes were previewed at a screening on June 23, 2017, and regular broadcasting has ran from July 1, 2017 to September 23, 2017, with the final episode being an anime original episode drafted by Homura Kawamoto, one of the creators of the manga. The series is licensed and streamed by Netfilx and was later released outside of Japan on February 1, 2018, with an English Dub.

During the "Hyakkaou Private Academy Cultural Festival" event on Saturday, January 6, 2018, they announced the series will be having a second season. The anime news website Anime Recorder previously hosted an image with the announcement.

The second season of the anime, officially titled Kakegurui××, started airing on January 9, 2019. The final episode was broadcasted on March 27, 2019. The dub of the second season was released by Netflix on June 13, 2019.

An official Twitter account and a website have been launched for the anime. Alongside the first season's DVD, 3 short films were included featuring short omake-like stories.

On November 8th, 2021, an animated adaptation of Kakegurui Twin was announced for release on Netflix set for August 2022. [1]

List of episodes

Season 1 - 2017

Cover First Season

In the first Season, Yumeko Jabami enters the schooland and sturs everything up. She is a compulsive gambler and there are no stakes too high for her. With her friends Ryota and Mary she is going after the Student council and eventually the President of the academy...

The opening song is Deal with the Devil, the ending is LAYon-theLINE and special ending song Is Russian Roulette of Love for episode 9.

Nr. Episode title Japanese airdate
1 A Girl named Yumeko Jabami July 1, 2017
2 A Boring Girl July 8, 2017
3 The Slit-Eyed Girl July 15, 2017
4 The Girl Who Became a Pet July 22, 2017
5 The Girl Who Became Human July 29, 2017
6 Tempting Girl August 12, 2017
7 Refusing Girl August 19, 2017
8 Love-Dancing Girl August 26, 2017
9 Dreaming Girl September 2, 2017
10 Selecting Girl September 9, 2017
11 The Girl Who Bets Her Life September 16, 2017
12 The Girl Who Gambles Compulsively September 23, 2017

Season 2 - 2019

Cover Second Season

There is a presidential election, which of course works through gambling. Just as that is announced, a group of people, all tied to the Momobamis arrive at the school, fighting for the seat. Yumeko and her friends are as always in the middle of everything...

The opening song is Kono Yubi Tomare and the ending is AlegriA.

Nr. Episode title Japanese airdate
1 Gambling Women Again January 8, 2019
2 The Women Of Momobami Clan January 15, 2019
3 Do Not Touch This Woman January 22, 2019
4 Communicating Women January 29, 2019
5 The Connected Woman February 5, 2019
6 The Hollywood Star February 12, 2019
7 The Treacherous Woman February 19, 2019
8 The Winning Woman February 26, 2019
9 The Woman By Her Side March 5, 2019
10 The Logical Woman March 12, 2019
11 The Woman Who Bears The X March 19, 2019
12 The Null Woman March 26, 2019

Twin - 2022

Cover Twin

Cast Battle Royale

To celebrate the broadcast of Season 2, the voice actors of the main cast were brought to a casino and played various games against each other in what they called "Cast Battle Royale" (キャストバトルロイヤル). The members involved were:

The segments were later narrated by Kirari and Ririka's voice actress Miyuki Sawashiro.

In the first round, the voice actors played Cheating Allowed. The players who ended the game with the highest amount of chips were, in order: Saori Hayami (40 chips), Mariya Ise (32 chips), Karin Nanami (31 chips), and Tatsuya Tokutake (25 chips).

In the semifinals, Saori Hayami played against Karin Nanami, while Mariya Ise played against Tatsuya Tokutake. The chosen game this time was blackjack. Hayami and Ise were the winners.

Finally, the last round was a game of Texas Hold'em played by Saori Hayami and Mariya Ise. Ironically, Hayami was the one who won, showing similarity with her character.

The Cast Battle Royale is still available to watch on Youtube and the official website.

Differences between anime and manga

  • In Chapter 44, Itsuki stated to be the only first year student in the top ranks, which would mean that Miyo is a second or third year, since she was in the top ranks as well. However, in Chapter 51, Mary looks for Miyo in the first-year classroom, where students confirm that Miyo and Miri have been absent, meaning that Miyo would be a first year student. The anime, however, fixes this plot hole by disregarding the comment that Itsuki is the only first year in the top ranks and making Miyo consistently a first year.
  • In Kakegurui Twin, Mary takes over library prep room number two, where it becomes her gambling den. However, in Chapter 10, Sakura waltzes in since library prep room number was where Midari and her crew are hanging out. Where the problem lies is that Sakura was supposed to be walking at the library prep room number one, not two. There’s a proven by Chapter 35 of the original series where Yumeko, Erimi and Inaho walk into library prep room number one to gamble, and they find Midari and her posse.
  • In Chapter 57, it is stated that Ibara cannot tell a lie since birth. He states they physically cannot tell a lie, but that was not the case earlier in the series. In Chapter 48, during the Greater Good gambling game in the fourth round, when Yumeko and Kaede claimed that they will not pay any more taxes in an attempt to drive out the traitor, Ibara says that he will follow suit. Obviously, Ibara not paying was proven to be a lie as everyone paid their taxes in the fourth round.
  • In Chapter 37, we see the first color page featuring Erimi. Here, we can clearly see that she originally had blue eyes. However, in the anime, she had heterochromia with her left eye being blue and her right being pink. In the anime, Kirari and Ririka have some enhancements as they are much more well endowed their chest area in comparison to the anime, where there are more flat.