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Kakegurui manga will go on hiatus



Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler vol 1 cover

The most recent edition of Gangan Joker announced that the manga Kakegurui (Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler), written by Homura Kawamoto and illustrated by Tōru Naomura, will take a few months to “prepare and recharge” for new developments in the manga. In 2024 the manga will celebrate its 10th anniversary.

The manga Kakegurui began serialization in Gangan Joker in March 2014 and inspired an anime series from July to September 2017 with a second debuting in January 2019. The manga also inspired a 10-episode live-action series that premiered in Japan in January 2018, with a second season premiering in March 2019 and a live-action film in May 2019.

The animation for the anime adaptation is by the studio (), the direction is (Garo the Animation, PES: Peace Eco Smile), argument is fromYasuko Kobayashi (Attack on Titan, Garo the Animation, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Shakugan no Shana) and the character design is by Manabu Akita (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure episodes).

On the official website we can read:

Hyakkaou Private Academy. An institution for the privileged with a very peculiar curriculum. When you’re the sons and daughters of the richest of the rich, it’s not athletic prowess or books that keep you ahead. It’s reading your opponent, the art of business. What better way to hone these skills than with a rigorous gambling curriculum? At Hyakkaou Private Academy, winners live like kings, and losers are put through the wringer. But when Yumeko Jabami enrolls, she will teach her classmates what a real winner is!

The manga inspired two other manga spinoffs. Kakegurui (Kari) by Taku Kawamura in December 2016 and Kakegurui twin by Kei Saiki in September 2015.

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