Kakegurui anime and manga became famous quite a lot. A plot as unique as the manga Homura Kawamoto and Toru Naomura is hard to trace. The manga was adapted for a live-action television series with two seasons followed by a film. Kakegurui’s live action film is extreme and goes way beyond the limit. However, the exaggerated acting grew in viewers, and they kept coming back. After a successful previous adaptation, the series returns with another film in 2021. The film titled “Kakegurui: Desperate Russian Roulette” has angered viewers with a dropped trailer. Kakegurui is back with more insanity and this time with a deadly twist. Kakegurui: Desperate Russian Roulette shows promising content with an intense storyline.
MAPPA’s Kakegurui introduces anime fans to a whole new form of entertainment. Who knew that watching this maddening gambling series was so much fun before it was released. The live-action series was heavily criticized for over-acting trying to imitate the anime. However, the series ended up becoming quite popular despite reviews. In fact, as the series progressed, Mahiro Takasugi (Ryota Suzui) and Minami Hamabe (Yumeko Jabami) received overwhelming responses from the audience of the event. Given the favorable impression, fans are certainly delighted by Kakegurui: Desperate Russian Roulette. Here are every detail about the Kakegurui 2021 announced to date. You can check it in Kakegurui Live Action official website adaptation to learn more.
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Kakegurui: Desperate Russian Roulette Plot Summary
A normal school by day and a gambling center by night, Hyakkaoh Private Academy had some of the most elite students. The school is run by a violent student council. Disputes are resolved by gambling matches. Compulsive gambler Jabami Yumeko has always been targeted by different board members for different reasons. This time, suspended student Makuro Shikigami invites Yumeko into a game of Russian Roulette that risks her life in it. With his life at stake, he trapped Yumeko and many others into a deadly bet.
Although the film is based on a manga by Homura Kawamoto, the plot is completely original. Makuro Shikigami is an original character from the live-action series. It is also known to have an ability called synesthesia. The movie trailers provide a lot of curious scenes. In a certain cutscene, the cruel President of the Council, Kirari Momobami is seen at gunpoint. This particular scene has caused a huge commotion among fans of the event.
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Kakegurui: Desperate Russian Roulette Release Date
This new live-action film is slated for release on April 29, 2021 in Japan. Later, that date was pushed back to May 12.
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As per the latest announcement, the film will not be released on June 1, 2021. The film’s theme song, Checkmate, is performed by Milet.
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A good outline of Makuro Shikigami’s personality is drawn in this trailer. For starters, we know that he is just as crazy as Midari and Jabami when it comes to gambling for his life. On top of that, it seemed like most of the student council was afraid of him and were immediately cautious when he returned. How Jabami takes on another crazy gamble will be feast for the eyes.
Also, the cast came back with their extreme acting. However, Yumemi Yumemita’s personality transition is a laudable skill. It fits perfectly with the characters depicted in the manga. It’s amazing how he goes from the perfect quirky girl to his dark side when he’s alone. Sayuri Matsumura needs appreciation for her role as Yumemi Yumemita for her proper performance.
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The same cast from the previous Kakegurui Live Action project will return for the film. These include Minami Hamabe as Jabami Yumeko, Mahiro Takasugi as Ryota Suzui, Aoi Morikawa as Mary Saotome, Elaiza Ikeda as Ririka and Kirari Momobami, and Ruka Matsuda as Sumeragi Itsuki. Other actors such as Yurika Nakamura, Taishi Nakagawa, Sayuri Matsumura, Miki Yanagi, and Natsumi Okamoto will also continue their roles.
The newest character, Makuro Shikigami, will be played by Ryusei Fujii. One might recognize actors from films like Samurai Sensei and Bakamentary.
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