BET Live-Action Adaptation of Kakegurui Manga Officially Announced!

Kakegurui manga is getting another adaptation.

BET is set to bring the thrilling world of the acclaimed manga “Kakegurui” to life with a new live-action adaptation currently in production. The live-action is led by showrunner Simon Barry (Warrior Nun) and Boat Rocker Media.

Official announcement:

The main cast includes:

  • Miku Martineau
  • Ayo Solanke
  • Eve Edwards
  • Clara Alexandrova
  • Hunter Cardinal
  • Anwen O’Driscoll
  • Aviva Mongillo
  • Ryan Sutherland

BET will explore the tale of Yumeko, a mysterious transfer student from Japan, whose arrival disrupts the hierarchy, status quo, and underground gambling scene of a boarding school. With a dark secret and unparalleled gambling skills, she quickly finds herself at odds with the powerful Student Council.

The original Kakegurui manga  by Kawamoto and Naomura, which began in March 2014, has inspired several spinoff manga, multiple anime TV seasons, and live-action adaptations, including both TV series and films.

Yen Press describes Kakegurui manga as follows: 

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!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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