Homura Kawamoto and Tōru Naomura's Manga Inspired Film To Receive A Sequel.
On the 29th of August, The Official Website of the Live-Action Film Adaptation of “Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler” announced that it will be coming back for a sequel, which will be released in theaters all across Japan in 2021. It was not just a big surprise for the fans but also to the staff involved in the movie because they were not expecting a pitch for a sequel would be accepted.
The majority of the staff involved in the first installment, which was released back in 2019, will be returning for the live action’s sequel. The sequel is titled “Eiga Kakegurui Part2”, but apparently this only a temporary title and might be changed to something else. The film will be directed by Tsutomu Hanabusa who has directed the first movie, and the Scriptwriter for the movie is Minato Takano.
Minami Hamabe who played the role of Yumeko Jabami
Mahiro Takasugi who played the role of Ryōta Suzui
Aoi Morikawa who played the role of Meari Saotome
Ruka Matsuda who played the role of Itsuki Sumeragi
Yurika Nakamura who played the role of Sayaka Igarashi
As much as the fans are excited about the new movie that is set to release next year, some can’t help but worry about how the sequel would. The first Live-action adaptation didn’t quite hit the mark for the most part because the movie seemed more Comedy than a heavy and dark movie.
Another thing that needs to be addressed is the fact that Homura Kawamoto and Tōru Naomura’s Manga, Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler, not only inspired an Anime Adaptation that was handled by Studio MAPPA which ran for 2 seasons (July-September 2017 and January-March 2019) but also 15 episodes long Live Action Show done over two seasons which was can be streamed on Netflix as well.
About The Manga | Kakegurui
Written by Homura Kawamoto and illustrated by Tōru Naomura, “Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler”, is a Japanese Manga Series which was serialized in Square Enix’s Gangan JOKER back in the March of 2014. Currently with a total of 13 volumes released so far with more to come, and already has 2 spinoffs written as well.
The story is set in Hyakkaou Private Academy, in which the children of the elite amongst the elite go to, and naturally, money is the de facto method to become popular within the social hierarchy of the High School. Students are involved in gambling over different games and the students who are indebted to others are treated like nothing but slaves. In this school, a second-year transfer student named, Yumeko Jabami, arrives and with her almost eerie addiction to gambling along with her observation skills begins to completely disturb the entire Social structure of the school.