Kakegurui 2nd Live-Action Film Postponed to May 12 Due To COVID-19

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The live-action film sequel, Kakegurui: Zettai Zetsumei Russian Roulette (Kakegurui: Last Resort Russian Roulette), will now be released on May 12, according to the official website. The live-action adaptation is based on the manga Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler by Homura Kawamoto and Tru Naomura.

The film was supposed to be released on April 29, but it was postponed due to the COVID-19 and the declaration of a state of emergency in four prefectures. The new state of emergency is set to end on May 11.


Tsutomu Hanabusa is back in the director’s chair, and he’s also co-writing the script with Minato Takano. The cast includes –

Yumeko JabamiMinami Hamabe 
Ryota SuzuiMahiro Takasugi 
Mary SaotomeAoi Morikawa 
Itsuki SumeragiRuka Matsuda
Sayaka IgarashiYurika Nakamura
Kaede ManyudaTaishi Nakagawa 
Yumemi YumemiteSayuri Matsumura
Midari IkishimaMiki Yanagi
Makuro ShikigamiRyūsei Fujii (Johnny’s West)

The manga inspired a ten-episode live-action series, which debuted in Japan in January 2018. Outside of Japan, the series is available on Netflix. In March 2019, the second season with five episodes premiered. In May 2019, the first live-action film was released.

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The manga inspired a television anime series that aired in Japan from July to September 2017. The series debuted on Netflix in February 2018 and is available on the platform only outside Japan. The second season of the anime debuted in January 2019, and Netflix started streaming it in June 2019.

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