An anime adaptation of Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler has been released! The first episode of Kakegurui premiered on July 1, 2017. Kakegurui is one of the more popular series to be released this summer anime season of 2017.
The story takes place in Hyakkaou Private Academy, which houses the most wealthy and privileged students of Japan, with many future leaders and professionals graduating from the school. In this school, the student hierarchy is determined by a series of games in which students bet their fortunes against one-another, and those in debt become slaves to the whims of those who hold their money. One day, a new student appears, one who gambles for the thrill of it, who actively begins to disrupt the hierarchy of the school while the student council tries to find ways to shut her down.
After watching the first episode of the show, I cannot wait to see what this anime has in store for us! Kakegurui is a suspenseful, mystery, and psychological anime series. This show reminds me of other suspenseful anime series, such as One Outs, Kaiji, Death Note, and Code Geass. All of which were great series. If you’re into the psychological/thriller genres, definitely check this anime out. Let me know what your thoughts and opinions of this anime are in the comments section below!