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A gambling prodigy comes to an elite school run by games and turns the order upside down.
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Series cast summary:
Saori Hayami ...  Yumeko Jabami 24 episodes, 2017-2019
Tatsuya Tokutake Tatsuya Tokutake ...  Ryota Suzui 22 episodes, 2017-2019
Miyuki Sawashiro ...  Kirari Momobami / ... 21 episodes, 2017-2019
Minami Tanaka Minami Tanaka ...  Mary Saotome 20 episodes, 2017-2019
Ayaka Fukuhara Ayaka Fukuhara ...  Sayaka Igarashi 19 episodes, 2017-2019
Mayu Udono Mayu Udono ...  Runa Yomozuki 19 episodes, 2017-2019
Mariya Ise Mariya Ise ...  Midari Ikishima 13 episodes, 2017-2019
Yuki Wakai Yuki Wakai ...  Itsuki Sumeragi 12 episodes, 2017-2019
Brian Anderson Brian Anderson ...  Additional Voices 12 episodes, 2017
Kira Buckland Kira Buckland ...  Mary Saotome 12 episodes, 2017
Griffin Burns ...  Ryota Suzui / ... 12 episodes, 2017
Skyler Davenport ...  Additional Voices 12 episodes, 2017
Robbie Friedman Robbie Friedman ...  Additional Voices 12 episodes, 2017
Kellen Goff ...  Additional Voices 12 episodes, 2017
Matthew Greenbaum Matthew Greenbaum ...  Additional Voices 12 episodes, 2017
Erika Harlacher ...  Yumeko Jabami 12 episodes, 2017
Faye Mata ...  Yumemi Yumemite 12 episodes, 2017
Erica Mendez Erica Mendez ...  Itsuki Sumeragi 12 episodes, 2017
Kayli Mills ...  Runa Yomozuki 12 episodes, 2017
Chris Niosi Chris Niosi ...  Kaede Manyuda 12 episodes, 2017
Breaugh Olson Breaugh Olson ...  Additional Voices 12 episodes, 2017
Laura Megan Stahl ...  Additional Voices 12 episodes, 2017
Cristina Valenzuela ...  Yuriko Nishinotouin 12 episodes, 2017
Sarah Anne Williams Sarah Anne Williams ...  Midari Ikishima 12 episodes, 2017
Romi Pak ...  Rei Batsubami 11 episodes, 2019
Maureen Price ...  Miyo Inbami / ... 11 episodes, 2017-2019
Karin Nanami Karin Nanami ...  Yuriko Nishinotouin 10 episodes, 2017-2019


Hyakkaou Private Academy. An institution for the privileged with a very peculiar curriculum. You see, when you're the sons and daughters of the wealthiest of the wealthy, 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 enrolls, she's gonna teach these kids what a high roller really looks like. Written by Greenster2

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1 July 2017 (Japan) See more »

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Kakegurui - Das Leben ist ein Spiel See more »

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Meari Saotome's surname translates to "young girl". It's literal translation can mean "young female rice planter" as well. See more »


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Not everyone's slice of cake... But if it's your kind of show, you'll love it
16 May 2018 | by mauriciovillarinoSee all my reviews

Okay. So let's get straight into it. This anime is not normal. it's not supposed to be. You can't expect an anime about a woman who finds risk exciting, to be rational (at least most people shouldn't). It's all about the madness of the characters as they struggle on high stake gambling, just for the thrills of it. Money really doesn't matter to most of them. That being said, I don't really get why some people criticise the anime for its crazy moments, when that's one of the reasons its so much fun. I mean, given my last point, you should've expected it'd be like that. If you didn't find all that madness appealing, you shouldn't have watched it in the first place. I read a little about the irrationality of the charachters and the show's overall madness before watching it, and got instantly thrilled by it. I watched it afterwards, and didn't regret it at all. So, my point is, that it's not for everyone. But that doesn't mean you should hate on it because it's not your kind of show. Just skip it. On the other hand, if you're like me and find madness and unpredictable characters appealing, definitely give it a try. It'll be a fun watch.

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