“Kakegurui” is an anime series that chronicles the fortunes of students at Hyakkou Private Academy, an exclusive institution that pushes students to improve their gambling skills rather than ranking them based on academic competence or athletic success. Until Yumeko Jabami, a transfer student and compulsive gambler, arrives on the scene, the worst players face serious humiliation. The anime was first published in 2017 (and then on Netflix in 2018), and it now has two seasons with a total of 12 episodes. The second season, dubbed “Kakegurui xx,” premiered in 2019 — making it about time for a third season given that it’s been a few years. Right?
Fans have been waiting a long time for a new season of “Kakegurui,” even with the production delays caused by the COVID-19 epidemic. It hasn’t happened yet, though. Here’s everything we know about a fresh series of episodes for this popular shonen anime so far.
It doesn’t look like Kakegurui Season 3 is happening at all
There’s no way of knowing if “Kakegurui” will return for Season 3 without a definite renewal announcement from anime studio Mappa or distributor Netflix, which is licenced to stream the series outside of Japan.
Renewals are frequently dependent on both popularity and the amount of source material available. “Kakegurui” is based on a 14-volume Japanese manga series written by Homura Kawamoto and illustrated by Tooru Naomura that has 82 chapters (via Fandom). Although there are numerous differences between the manga and the anime, the anime includes a total of 56 episodes. That means there’s nearly enough material for another season. The first season ended on an original episode, and the second season concluded on an original episode as well (in both cases, a sort of conclusion was prepared, presumably in case the show wasn’t renewed). If that happened again, there would undoubtedly be enough material for three seasons.
However, it’s unclear how well-known the series is. Netflix does not reveal viewership figures to the general public (and has been making some high-profile cancellations lately). When it comes to who and how many people are viewing, high reviews and ratings don’t always reflect actual data. If Mappa announces a renewal today, the show will still have to go through the production process, which means we’ll have to wait a little longer for it to air.
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