2nd Live-Action Kakegurui Film Opens on June 1 After COVID-19 Delay

We have some good news for the fans of Kakegurui 2: Ultimate Russian Roulette. The twitter account for the film has recently announced that the film is going to hit the screens in Japan soon. The post announced on Monday that the live action sequel based on Kakegurui: Compulsive Gambler will be coming to the Japan on June 1.


Kakegurui – Delayed due to COVID-19

The sequel to Kakegurui was slated to release on April 29th. But, whole pandemic led to a gruelling delay process. Due to the same, a state of emergency was declared in four prefectures on April 25th. Then, the fans saw that the release date has been pushed to May 12th. But, it was of no use since the another state of emergency had been declared in Japan. This led to further delays of the film.


Kakegurui – Film Festival

Now, it seems that all the delays are behind us. The film will be screened Montreal’s 25th Fantasia International Film Festival. This is going to be a virtual film festival and if you want to catch the first glimpse of the movie, you better sign up for this film festival.

We should also be seeing how the staff of the film has described the movie:

“Welcome back to Hyakkaoh Academy, where the students engage in compulsive gambling to climb the social ladder, but this time around the return of a demented alumni will wreak a new kind of havoc on the school. KAKEGURUI 2: ULTIMATE RUSSIAN ROULETTE, written and directed by Tsutomu Hanabusa (PROJECT DREAMS), raises the stakes beyond money and clout to a game of life and death. This highly creative, colorful, and thrilling manga adaptation makes a reinvented poker game as engaging as a championship match.”

The manga has been very famous and also inspired a 10-episode live action show. Netflix picked up the rights to stream the show outside Japan.

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