Kakegurui Season 2: Everything We Know so Far

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2019 will be another fantastic season of anime. With a great number of titles set to release this year, you won’t be falling short of anything to binge. One such anime set to return this year is the second season of gambling anime Kakegurui! A fan favorite amongst many, fans can’t wait to watch the highly anticipated second season. Here’s everything we know so far for season 2 of Kakegurui!

Kakegurui is a Netflix Original anime based on the manga of the same name. Upon release, the anime became one of the most popular for subscribers on Netflix. With it’s over the top facial animations and ecchi tone not to mention its comedy gold you can see why fans love it so much.

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In the private academy of Hykakkaou, it isn’t your athletic ability or your academic skills that get you to the top of the school. It’s your skill to read your opponent and to destroy them in a game of Poker or Black Jack. When newcomer Yumeko Jabami arrives at the school she shakes the very foundations of it to its core after as she teaches the students what it means to be a real gambler.

Season 1 Recap: Kakegurui

Yumeko joined the prestigious Hyakkaou academy and found her place in the world. A gambling addict Yumeko’s start to her tenure at the school was rocky and almost immediately was made a pet by Yuriko’s cheating in her roulette game. Yumeko’s time as a pet was incredibly short as she destroyed any would-be challengers. Victims to her addiction were school council president treasury Kaede Manyuda, head of the Beautification committee Midari Ikishima and even the school president herself Kirari Momobami.

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Cast: Kakegurui Season 2

The cast of the first season has returned to reprise their roles!

Role Actor/Actress Where have I seen/heard them before?
Yumeko Saori Hayami Fuuka, Gantz: O, One Punch Man
Mary Minami Tanaka Zombieland Saga, Wake Up Girls!, PriPara
Ryota Tatsuya Tokutake Gurazeni, The Idolmaster
Midari Mariya Ise Ebiten, Hunter x Hunter, The Seven Deadly Sins
Kirari Miyuki Sawashiro Berserk, Durarara!!, Fairy Tail
Runa Mayu Udono Garo, Nyanko Days, Amagami
Ririka Miyuki Sawashiro Berserk, Durarara!!, Fairy Tail
Kaede Tomokazu Sugita Charlotte, Gintama, The Seven Deadly Sins
Itsuki Yuki Wakai Idol Time PriPara, Beatless, Hanayamata


What to expect: Kakegurui Season 2

After defeating the School Council President in the Tarot Card game, the students realize how much of a monster gambler Yumeko is. With the president’s defeat, she has announced dissolving of the school council. Now without the school council, there will be a massive power vacuum that needs to be filled. Naturally, the future of the school council or defacto leaders of the school will be decided through gambling. A tournament to decide the fate of the school will arguably be where the story is leading next!

As for Yumeko who may not possibly care for power within the school only wishes to gamble. Will her gambling addiction be the destruction of the school or will she gamble her way to an abysmal defeat. The thought of risking it all will naturally excite Yumeko to no end! Her friend and follower Ryota may also come to terms with his feelings for Yumeko…

Manga Coverage: Kakegurui Season 2

There are significant differences between that of the Manga and the Anime. More specifically the events of the anime finale do not transpire in the Manga and the finale was written specifically for the purpose of the anime. All the events leading up to the finale of the anime play out as the manga does.

Roughly 27 chapters out of the current 61 manga chapters have been covered in the anime. Season 2 appears to begin around the 33rd/34th Chapter as the new story arc begins. There is a gambling game that takes place between chapters 28 and 33 but we are expecting this game to take place later on in season 2.

For anyone watching the anime, this won’t make a difference, but the manga readers will certainly notice that the anime will do things out of order to the manga. The serialization is still ongoing and we can expect the second season to cover of least 25 more chapters from the manga.

The art of the anime is faithful to the manga – Copyright Square Enix and Yen Press

Live Action Adaption: Is it on Netflix?

The live-action adaptation of the anime is on Netflix. Available worldwide the series is even available in Japan. Sadly the adaptation like most do not live up to the anime that made the series popular. The second season of the live-action adaptation is set for release this year but it is unknown if it will be arriving on Netflix.

Live action and anime comparison – Copyright Netflix

Episode Count: Kakegurui Season 2

The second season will return to Netflix with a total of 12 brand new episodes!

Trailer: Kakegurui Season 2

Netflix has yet to release a trailer for Kakegurui Season 2. Naturally, a quick search on YouTube and we was able to find a Japanese Dub (No Sub) trailer.


Netflix Release Date: Kakegurui Season 2

Fans online have already expressed their displeasure that Netflix is yet to release any episodes of season 2. This is because the season airs in Japan prior to a Netflix release. Popular titles The Seven Deadly Sins and Baki also follow this format.

So fans of Kakegurui will be more than happy to hear that season 2 has exceeded our expectations of a September release date and will arrive on Thursday, 13th of June!

Are you excited for season 2 of Kakegurui? Let us know in the comments below!

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