It has been decided that the TV anime Kakegurui (Kakegurui: Compulsive Gambler), originally by Homura Kawamoto and Tooru Naomura, will air in Summer 2017. The first promotional video has been released to the public.
In the promotional video, the main character, Yumeko Jabami, appears saying her famous lines. Yumeko’s mysterious expressions, as well as attention-grabbing characters were drawn. It has also been announced that the music will be done by Technoboys Pulcraft Green-Fund, who also worked on the music for Witchcraft Works and Beautiful Bones: Sakurako’s Investigation (Sakurako no Ashimoto ni Shitai ga Umatteimasu). You can hear the music in the promotional video.
In addition, there will be a talk show by the director, Yuichirou Hayashi, the series organizer, Yusuko Kobayashi, and the MAPPA CEO Manabu Ohtsuka at the Avex Pictures booth (J79) on the second day of AnimeJapan 2017 (25 – 26 March 2017). The main cast will be announced at the same event. Also, as a gift for those who attend the stage, replications of Tooru Naomura’s hand-drawn illustrations will be given away. For details on how to attend, please check Kakegurui’s official website. (Japanese only)
Kakegurui, the gambling manga currently being published in Gangan Joker (Square Enix), is set in an academy with a hierarchical system decided through gambling. The main character is Yumeko Jabami, who enjoys the risks that come with gambling. There have been 6 volumes published so far.
TV anime Kakegurui
Original work: Homura Kawamoto/Tooru Naomura（Published monthly by Gangan Joker, Square Enix）
Director: Yuichirou Hayashi
Series organizer: Yusuko Kobayashi
Character design: Manabu Akita
Music: Technoboys Pulcraft Green-Fund
Kakegurui TV Animation Production Committee
Day and Time: Sunday 26 March 2017 16:00 – 16:30
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight, 5 East Hall, Avex Pictures booth（J79）
Guests: Yuichirou Hayashi (Director), Yusuko Kobayashi (Series organizer), Manabu Otsuka (MAPPA representative director), Takashi Murakam (avex pictures）
Gift: Tooru Naomura’s hand-drawn illustration