Be it anime or live-action series, the Kakegurui franchise has never failed to dive deep into the dark and gloomy side of gambling. The upcoming ‘Kakegurui Twin’ spinoff anime will be no exception. It will take us back to the extravagant lifestyle of Hyakkaou Private Academy, where gambling is much more than just a luxury.
Just like the original manga, the spinoff manga was penned down by Homura Kawamoto. Meanwhile, the man behind Kakegurui Koushiki Anthology, Katsura Saiki, brought the character alive through his detailed illustrations. This duo has contributed much to the popularity of the Kakegurui franchise you see today, and an anime adaptation of their spinoff manga is like another feather to their cap.
Kekegurui Twin Synopsis
To those of you who don’t know, Mary Saotome wasn’t always a gambling maniac. Rather, she was an ordinary girl born into an ordinary family. She worked hard to clear her transfer examinations and got into Hyakkaou. She was enforced with the discrimination between rich and poor from a very early age. Her parents encouraged her to make friends with richer children. She tried to adjust with them but was always looked down upon for her social status. Little did she know that she would turn into the same (or even worse) classist maniac whom she was once scared of.
Kakegurui Twin serves both as a spinoff and a prequel, taking us back to the fateful day Mary Saotome stepped into the world of gambling. The idea of unraveling Mary’s backstory is intimidating enough to look forward to this anime.
Today’s Netflix Festival Japan 2021 has been a blessing to all the Kakegurui fans out there, especially the ones who wanted to see more of Mary Saotome. Netflix confirmed the anime adaptation of Kakegurui Twin spinoff manga. It is set to premiere in August 2022. The exact release date hasn’t been revealed yet. We will make sure to update the article as soon as it is announced.
Translation: [“Kakegurui Twin” coming in August 2022. This work depicts the gambling tan of Mary Saotome (CV #Minami Tanaka). The production remains unchanged, and #MAPPA is in charge!]
The announcement came with a key visual featuring Mary Saotome and Hanatemari Tsuzura. Thus, confirming the two characters who are expected to get the most limelight.
Kakegurui Twin Staff and Cast Information
MAPPA, the animation studio that has been producing the original series for the past two seasons, will be continuing with its work for the third time. The staff details have not been revealed yet. Voice actress Minami Tanaka (known for playing Lily Hoshika in Zombieland Saga) confirmed that she would be reprising her role as Mary Saotome. The spinoff will follow events prior to Yumeko Jabami’s arrival in the academy. Thus, we won’t be seeing Saori Hayami in the voice acting team this time.
Where To Watch Kakegurui Twin
Kakegurui Twin will be available on Netflix Japan by August 2022. We still don’t know if the worldwide premiere will be on the same day. Keeping Kakegurui’s huge popularity in the Western countries in mind, it will be safe to assume that the anime will be globally available on Netflix by the end of Fall 2022.
Mary Saotome’s Character Analysis
From what we can deduce watching the first two seasons of Kakegurui, Mary Saotome is a highly sadistic and twist-minded personality. The way she tormented Ryota Shuzui just for his low social status proves why I used such heavy terms while describing her character. Apart from being extremely egoistical, she has the habit of ridiculing and making fun of her opponents, especially when she is winning.
Before losing to Yumeko Jabami, Mary was the lone wolf of the gambling world. We all must have wondered how a cute girl like Mary could have turned into such a freak. The wait is finally over; Kakegurui Twins is expected to narrate the untold story behind that cold smile.
Other Announcements of Netflix Japan Festival
Kakegurui Twins isn’t the only good news that the Netflix Japan Festival brought for the otakus. A new visual for Tiger and the Bunny Season 2 and a four-minute-long trailer for Aggretsuko Season 4 has also been released. Wait, here’s more to it. Teaser trailers of upcoming anime like The Orbital Children, Kotaro Lives Alone, Exception, and many others have also been released.