Kakegurui is a manga series written by Homura Kawamoto and illustrated by Tōru Naomura since March 22, 2014. The manga is published monthly in the Square Enix's Gangan Joker. The manga series has several spin-offs published in the same magazine with different protagonists from the main series.
The first tankōbon volume was published on October 22, 2014 four volumes have been released as of January 22, 2016. The series was licensed by Yen Press in August 2015 and has released the first 3 volumes digitaly and currently releasing the latest chapters from Japan the same day as it releases in Japan.
The manga is adapted into an animated series produced by the animation studio MAPPA, and scheduled to be aired on July 1, 2017.
Kakegurui - Compulsive Gambler
- Main article: List of Kakegurui Volumes
Hyakkaou Private Academy, an institution for the privileged with a very peculiar curriculum for the children of prominent wealthy families across Japan, it's not athletic prowess or book smarts that keep you ahead, it's reading your opponent, the art of the deal. What better way to hone those skills than with a rigorous curriculum of gambling. At Hyakkaou Private Academy, the winners live like kings, and the losers are put through the wringer. But when Yumeko Jabami transfers to Hyakkaou Private Academy, she's gonna teach these kids what a high roller really looks like.
Kakegurui Twin is a spin-off title that started serialization in Gangan Joker on September 19, 2015. The series is written by Homura Kawamoto and illustrated by Katsura Saiki. The story focuses on Mary Saotome, one year before Yumeko Jabami transfered to Hyakkaou Private Academy.
A year before Yumeko transferred to Hyakkaou Private Academy. Mary Saotome a young girl who was born into a very ordinary family, passed her transfer examinations, and has started to attend Hyakkaou Private Academy. However, the school she expected to attend has a crazy law, the Baptism of Gambling. Paired with Yumeko as her "twin", the curtain opens in Mary's gambling mania.
Kakegurui animated series
- Main article: List of Kakegurui animated media
An anime television series that is animated by MAPPA that premiered on July 1, 2017 on Tokyo MX, MBS and other Japanese channels. It is known that Yuichiro Hayashi is directing, Yasuko Kobayashi is handling the scripts, and Manabu Akita is handling the character designs. TECHNOBOYS PULCRAFT GREEN-FUND will compose the music for the series. The opening theme, "Deal with the Devil", is perfomed by Tia. D-Selections is performing the ending theme "LAYon-theLINE". The series will air 12 episodes.
Kakegurui was nominated for the DaVinci x NicoNico Tsugi Manga Awards 2016 and won one of the manga awards by taking third place. There were in total 20 manga nominations in the contest.