Sentai Filmworks has announced that it has acquired Kakegurui, the beguilingly original thriller anime series that wraps a dangerous world of high-stakes underground gambling in stylish visuals. Sentai will distribute the series to audiences in the United States, Canada and Latin America.
During daylight hours, an exclusive, elite private school prepares its illustrious students for careers in business, politics, and high society. But when darkness falls, the halls of this esteemed establishment transform into an underground gambling den where bright-eyed youngsters learn the timeless art of bluffing, backdoor dealings and social manipulation. In this school for the rich and elite, money is power, and the tyrant of the betting books rules with an iron fist. So when the beautiful Yumeko Jabami upsets the academy hierarchy with her voracious appetite for the thrill of the gamble, the entire student body mobilizes to send her house of cards tumbling down.
Produced by studio MAPPA, Kakegurui is directed by Yuichiro Hayashi and Kiyoshi Matsuda, with series composition from Yasuko Kobayashi.
The series stars Saori Hayami as Yumeko Jabami, Minami Tanaka as Mary Saotome and Tatsuya Tokutake as Ryota Suzui.
Sentai will release Kakegurui on home video in Q4 2021.
Source: Sentai Filmworks