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Synonyms: Kakegurui: Compulsive Gambler, Gambling School
Japanese: 賭ケグルイ
English: Kakegurui
German: Kakegurui: Das Leben ist ein Spiel
French: Gambling School
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 1, 2017 to Sep 23, 2017
Premiered: Summer 2017
Broadcast: Saturdays at 22:00 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: MAPPA
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, MysteryMystery, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: High Stakes GameHigh Stakes Game, PsychologicalPsychological, SchoolSchool, Strategy GameStrategy Game
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.241 (scored by 919490919,490 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #34582
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #80
Members: 1,489,505
Favorites: 10,986

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Unlike many schools, attending Hyakkaou Private Academy prepares students for their time in the real world. Since many of the students are the children of the richest people in the world, the academy has its quirks that separate it from all the others. By day, it is a normal school, educating its pupils in history, languages, and the like. But at night, it turns into a gambling den, educating them in the art of dealing with money and manipulating people. Money is power; those who come out on top in the games stand at the top of the school.

Yumeko Jabami, a seemingly naive and beautiful transfer student, is ready to try her hand at Hyakkaou's special curriculum. Unlike the rest, she doesn't play to win, but for the thrill of the gamble, and her borderline insane way of gambling might just bring too many new cards to the table.

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Opening Theme

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"Deal with the devil" by Tia

Ending Theme

1: "LAYon-theLINE" by D-selections (eps 1-8, 10-12)
2: "Koi no Russian Roulette (恋のロシアンルーレット)" by Yumemi Yumemite (Yuu Serizawa) & Yumeko Jabami (Saori Hayami) (eps 9)


Feb 4, 2024
(ENG vers.)
Ahh, what would be better than watching hot, insane women gambling to the point of madness? Everything here is simply iconic and very interesting, and to be honest, I didn't care much about this anime and had no intention of watching it, but after I saw a tiktok viralized to the extreme of a person cosplaying the characters, I I was really enchanted by the design of all the characters, and that's when I entered this well of madness.

The direction is impeccable, and this makes each of the bets have their own special shine. The soundtrack, the framing, the animation, and even all the ...
Apr 29, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Kakegurui is a high school comedy anime disguised as a gambling anime. Filled with eccentric and psychotic characters, one notable aspect is how the show sexualizes its characters, depicting them experiencing intense pleasure akin to orgasms during gambling moments. Even the show's outro doesn't shy away from this boldness, featuring closeups of the main character's ass and boobs, which seem to be for comedic effect. In essence, Kakegurui is more akin to Prison School's unrealistic premise than a gambling anime with high stakes.

However, Kakegurui is nowhere near as funny as Prison School, and worse yet, its gambling aspects have zero stakes. The main character, Yumeko, ...
Jul 11, 2023
The past 5 or 6 years there was a trend called "best girl" anime. The whole thing revolves around pushing the main waifu front and center for the purpose of selling the manga. This gets exaggerated with the anime because now she needs to sell the manga AND merch.

Enter Yumeko Jabami, her character intro in the theme song AND the show is boobs first. I'm not joking, We first get a shot of her bouncing chest with the theme song saying her name over and over THEN her face. That's not a good start.

Because everything revolves around her the rest of the "story" and ...

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