As the old saying goes, “better late than never?”
Earlier today, Netflix updated their North American and UK sites to include a listing for Kakegurui. The series will launch in both regions on February 1.
The series originally started airing on July 1. Netflix streamed the show in Japan as a simulcast the following day.
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) directed the project at Mappa, with Manabu Akita providing character designs. Yasuko Kobayashi (Attack on Titan, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) was 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.
A second season of Kakegurui is currently in production.