Adaptation based on high-stakes gambling manga heads to the MBS / TBS "Drama-ism" programming block
Place your bets, everyone! Kakegurui, a high-stakes high school gambling manga written by Homura Kawamoto and illustrated by Toru Naomura, is being adapted into a live-action TV drama that will join the "Drama-ism" programming block on MBS (Mainichi Broadcasting System) and TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System) in January of 2018.
The live-action TV series is directed by Tsutomu Hanabusa (Heroine Shikkaku, Asahinagu), and it will air on MBS on Sundays during the 24:50 time slot (actually at 12:50 AM JST on Monday morning) beginning on January 14, 2018, and on TBS on Tuesdays during the 25:28 time slot (actually at 1:28 AM JST on Wednesday morning) beginning on January 16, 2018.
Kakegurui was previously adapted into a 2017 TV anime with direction by Yuichiro Hayashi and animation by MAPPA. The animated version of Kakegurui will be distributed on Netflix in the United States beginning in 2018.
The original Kakegurui manga is published in Square Enix's Monthly Gangan Joker shōnen manga magazine. An English language version of the original Kakegurui manga is available via digital distribution from Yen Press under the title Kakegurui - Compulsive Gambler. Yen Press describes the story of Kakegurui as follows:
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