At last, the greatest gambler is making her triumphant return. Er… in still image form.
Earlier today, the official Kakegurui anime website updated with the cast, crew, and a key visual for the show’s upcoming second season. The new image features a low-angle rear shot of leading lady Yumeko Jabami, who is posing on a pedestal above a sea of adoring students.
Kakegurui‘s second season airs in January 2019.
Kiyoshi Matsuda (Kumamiko – Girl meets Bear) will co-direct with Yuichiro Hayashi (Garo the Animation, PES: Peace Eco Smile) at Mappa, with Manabu Akita reprising their role as character designer. Yasuko Kobayashi (Attack on Titan, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) is returning to take charge of series composition for the show.
Hayashi, Akita, and Kobayashi were the key staff members on the show’s first season.
- Yumeko Jabami: Saori Hayami
- Meari Saotome: Minami Tanaka
- Ryōta Suzui: Tatsuya Tokutake
- Itsuki Sumeragi: Yūki Wakai
- Yuriko Nishinotōin: Karin Nanami
- Midari Ikishima: Mariya Ise
- Yumemi Yumemite: Yū Serizawa
- Kaede Manyūda: Tomokazu Sugita
- Runa Yomozuki: Mayu Udono
- Sayaka Igarashi: Ayaka Fukuhara
- Kirari Momobami: Miyuki Sawashiro
Netflix streamed Kakegurui outside of Japan. They describe the show 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.
Source: Comic Natalie