Netflix is betting it all on this exciting (enticing) thriller from MAPPA.
Earlier today, Netflix announced that they will stream Kakegurui outside of Japan in 2018. As of press time, a specific première date is unknown.
To promote the show, Netflix started streaming a subtitled version of the show’s promo video. You can check it out below:
Kakegurui debuted on Japanese TV on July 1.
The series is based on Homura Kawamoto and illustrator Tōru Naomura’s manga of the same name. Yuichiro Hayashi (Garo the Animation, PES: Peace Eco Smile) is directing the project at Mappa, with Manabu Akita providing character designs. Yasuko Kobayashi (Attack on Titan, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) is in charge of series composition for the show.
Netflix describes Kakegurui as:
There is one absolute rule in gambling — at the end of the day, there is a winner and a loser. The winner gains riches and prestige, while the loser is branded a failure and left with nothing. In the silence leading up to the moment that separates winners and losers, instincts are sharpened and desires reach the point of ecstasy. This is a harsh microcosm of life in a capitalist society. Why are people captivated by a world filled with risk? What lies beyond the madness? As the class system of modern society crumbles, an unprecedented adrenaline-pumping anime sweeps the world. Based on the manga by Homura Kawamoto and Toru Naomura (Serialized in Monthly Gangan Joker published by Square Enix), twelve episodes of the series are being produced by MAPPA. Kakegurui stars Saori Hayami, Minami Tanaka, Tatsuya Tokutake, Yuki Wakai, Karin Nanami, Mariya Ise, Yu Serizawa, Tomokazu Sugita, Mayu Udono, Ayaka Fukuhara and Miyuki Sawashiro. The series will premiere in 2018 on Netflix, everywhere except Japan.
Source: Netflix (Press Release)