If you have a passion for card games, I think you should watch Kakegurui. I loved the anime when I first watched it. So, I am sure you will get excited as well.
For those who have already watched it and are waiting for Kakegurui Season 3 like me, this article will provide you with information you need to know about the next season.
So, since the next season is delayed more than the previous ones, let’s find out the reasons behind it and the estimated release date of Kakegurui season 3.
So, let’s get started.
The First Release of Kakegurui:
The first season of Kakegurui was aired from July 1, 2017, to September 23, 2017. Yuichiro Hayashi directed the anime TV series. Homura Kawamoto and Tōru Naomura wrote and illustrated the manga respectively.
What Happened in Season 1 and 2?
Before talking about Kakegurui Season 3, let’s have a quick look at the previous seasons.
Kakegurui season 1 showed the story of an unordinary school where the curriculum was different from the others. Even though the school taught a typical syllabus to educate the students in the daytime, at night the school turned out to be a gambling den.
As most of the pupils belonged to the richest families of Japan, they were taught how to play with money and people through gambling. Manipulation, acting, bluffing, tricks, and the art of dealing with money, all were in the checklist of this gambling trend to make the students ready for their future battles in life.
However, our protagonist Yumeko Jabami transferred to Hyakkao Private Academy to sharpen her skills in gambling. She became famous in no time with her excellent way of playing with the cards.
In Kakegurui season 2, Kirari Momobami took action to change the student council. A new competition was thrown on the table. Whoever wins would rule the school and the Momobami clan.
In the new president hunt competition, the person who would receive the most chips by winning in the gambling would hold the power. Many unique talents were shown in this season. The season ended after an exciting fight.
What will happen in Season 3?
We couldn’t find many spoilers about the third season. But since Rei is an anime-only character, there is a possibility that some episodes will be about Rei and characters around her to finish the arc.
Kakegurui Season 3 Release Date: [Update: January, 2022]
Well, if we look back to the gap between the first and second season, it is almost time that we get the next one. The second season aired two years later and had 12 episodes like the first one.
Studio MAPPA still hasn’t made any official announcement about the third season. Therefore we can only hope that the production crew will solve the issues and release another series of this amazing gambling story soon.
Many fans are estimating the series will come up with a third season by the end of 2021. So an official announcement may come in October 2021, though the pandemic situation might affect the release date.
Is Kakegurui Season 3 canceled?
There is no announcement of canceling it. But the delay might have been caused because of the following reasons:
The anime leaves off at the end of chapter 55 of the manga. Kawamoto is working on 7 mangas now, along with Kakegurui and its spinoffs. So, his hands are full and he cannot rush the story.
Besides, Nomura illustrates the anime which is pretty detailed. So, it takes a long time to draw. Moreover, Gangan magazine comes out once a month, so the manga gets one chapter per month.
Therefore there is not enough material for 12 episodes. If they produce the season now, it will only show the Ririka vs Rin war duel arc.
Freedom Of Content In The Anime:
The anime is slightly different than the manga in many scenarios. Even though season 1 has similarities with manga mostly, the final episode doesn’t match. In the second season, the anime showed a completely new character, Batsubami Rei who doesn’t exist in the manga.
In addition, the games changed the order in the anime. According to the manga, tower of Doors is in an earlier sequence but in the anime, it was just before the finale. And the greater good and Hollywood actress games switched order as well. The finale was unique in the anime as well.
So, when they get enough original content, they can add the fillers and start production.
IMDB rated the show 7.2 and around 568,894 people rated 7.4 on MyAnimeList. As you can see the anime is pretty popular.
Is Kakegurui still ongoing?
Answer: Yes, it is. The manga has 75 chapters and is still ongoing.
Can a 13-year-old watch Kakegurui?
Answer: No it’s better not to let any kid watch this anime as it shows some sexual content and blood scenes.
Does anyone lose a finger in Kakerurui?
Answer: Yes, in the finger-cutting guillotine arc, Erimi was the first one to lose her finger.
Although the anime Kakegurui has a different arrangement than manga, it received love from both the critics and the audiences. Because of production issues, continuation or cancellation, both can happen. So, all we can do is wait for the next season patiently.