This school drama about gambling is rolling over to Netflix in 2018, but to tide us over they’ve also dropped a new trailer.
To sum it up, Kakegurui (which directly means compulsive gambler in Japanese) is about Hyakkaou Private Academy, which is attended by the children of the immensely wealthy. But here, it’s not book smarts or your athletic abilities that will put you at the top, but the ability to read your opponent, the art of the deal. How better to hone those skills than with gambling?
Here’s the synopsis:
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.
While the exactly release date has yet to be announced, expect this high rolling anime to hit in 2018.