On the official site for the manga written by Homura Kawamoto and illustrated by Tohru Naomura, Kakegurui, it was announced that the work has surpassed 5.9 million copies in circulation.
Kawamoto and Naomura began publishing the manga in the magazine Gangan Joker from the publisher Square Enix in March 2014. The publisher published the thirteenth compilation volume on June 22.
The play has inspired multiple spin-off manga, as well as a twelve-episode anime adaptation produced by the studios. MAPPA, under the direction of Yuichiro Hayashi and scripts written by Yasuko Kobayashi, released in July 2017. A second season with the same production team premiered in January 2019 and featured twelve episodes.
Synopsis of Kakegurui
Hyakkaou Private Academy prepares students for their time in the real world. Since many of the students are children of the richest people in the world, the academy has its peculiarities that separate it from all the others. During the day, it is a normal school, educating its students in history, languages and others. But at night, it becomes a gambling den, educating them in the art of dealing with money and manipulating people. Money is power; those who excel in games rank at the top of the school.
Yumeko Jabami, an apparently naive and beautiful transfer student, is ready to put her hand to Hyakkaou's special curriculum. Unlike the rest, she does not play to win, but because of the excitement of the bet, and her way of playing to the limit can put too many new cards on the table.
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