Kakegurui Is Renewed For Season 2


Perhaps, you already had a chance to get acquainted with the new anime titled 'Compulsive Gambler' (Kakegurui). It's worth noting, however, that the gambling genre gradually becomes popular in Japan. Season 1 of the anime came to an end back in September 2017. So we suppose that most of the fans wonder whether Kakegurui will be back for a second round? Fortunately, on January 6, 2018, ANN reported that Kakegurui had been renewed for a second season. To be honest, we have been expecting the renewal.

As for the anime, as a rule, the producers chiefly announce their decision on renewal or cancellation within one or more years. Unlike regular television series, the animes updates seldom. In general, two major indicators may affect the decision. The first point is the reception by the target audience. If this factor is favorable, the series' producers must provide the demand. The second one is the commercial success of the series. Usually, anime has its roots in manga series or light novels. So, if they were popular, it's easy to sell the anime to for the markets abroad.

As for Kakegurui, it seemed that the response from the viewers was pretty favorable. The anime holds a score of 7.89/10 on MyAnimeList based on over 23,700 user votes. Therefore, the series had a good chance for a next season.

Season 1 of Kakegurui kicked off this July. It is a television adaptation of the ongoing manga series by Homura Kawamoto. MAPPA Co., Ltd. serves as a developer of the anime series. This studio is famous thanks to their hit series Yuri on Ice that debuted in 2016. The original manga began serialization yet in 2014. The series apparently conceived as a long-running project.


Just imagine, what the children of wealthy people have to study? They have money and influence since their birth. Therefore, the only problem they have is how to dispose of their fortunes. The Haiku Private Academy is the institution for rich kids established in Japan. At first sight, this Academy is the place made to grow up well-educated students who learn many extended disciplines.

However, in fact, this is a gambling lodge the privileged students have a chance to compete with each other in a game. But the stakes are incredibly high when it touches wealthy and famous. As a result, the game allows the students to build a hierarchy, according to their newly obtained social ladder. Of course, those of them who found themselves in debt becoming slaves, while the rest dominate them. In point of fact, the primary goal is the master-slave relationship that set the order at the Academy.

But one day, Yumeko Jabami, a new transfer student destroys the social order. She isn't going to win. Yumeko's primary aim is a pleasure that she obtains from the game. She is a maniac, after all, who thrills of the gamble. She doesn't target the result, but is interested in the process, in turn. As a result, Yumeko is a threat to the student council. That's why they try to get rid of her.

On The Likely Release Date For Season 2

As mentioned above, the gambling theme as the anime sub-genre is gradually gaining popularity. The sports genre, in general, has already proven its value. Haikyuu!!, Yuri!!! on Ice, and other series of the genre have already won the first places in the niche. Thus, we expected that MAPPA had Season 2 of Kakegurui in the cards. Fortunately, we were right in our forecast since the studio has announced the renewal. However, no words have been said about the possible release date for a next season.

However, we don't rule out that Kakegurui will be returning for its second season already this July, given the current schedule of the anime. So, we are looking forward to the further official news. For now, stay tuned for updates. We'll keep you informed on the subject.