Kakegurui XX Episodes 1-12 review (streaming) • Anime UK News

when Kakigurui Debuted on Netflix at 1St February 2018, was initially low buzz as it was a relatively unknown property and the anime was released in Japan again in the summer of 2017. A huge gap between the Japanese and English versions meant that the series missed out on public discussions among anime fans accustomed to the one-off drip-feeding spells per week for every other show. However, since its release, it has slowly gained in popularity and popularity, with the Live Action series (also on Netflix with season two also on its way) and a movie released only this year in Japan, as well as both the original manga and its show. Kakigurui twins Get English language versions too. It’s safe to say that it’s now a popular franchise, and with a fun blend of superior fan service, unique gambling mechanics and high energy in plot and characters, it’s not hard to see why so many are drawn to it. It ended up becoming one of my personal favorites of 2018, and it left me super excited for more content. Now, the second season (eponymous Kakigurui XX) here and it’s switched for Western audiences faster this time around (it debuted in Japan in January 2019, and was released on Netflix in June 2019), but is it worth the hype?

After surviving a recent gamble with the student council president, Kirari Momobami, you think Yumiko Jabami would want to take it easy, but no! She’s still looking for her next exciting gamble, and luckily for her, a new challenge has entered the school. Kirari decided to put her title as President of the Student Council and all the perks that come with it, including absolute power over her family’s clan, on the table. It’s free for everyone to claim as many votes as possible and not just the competing students, but the entire Bami family clan, with over a dozen new students joining, hoping to win the strong title. But Yumiko doesn’t seem to be interested in the title, all you see are new people to gamble with and new cool games to try.

Initially, Kakigurui XX It seems to pick up on the same format and pace as the first season. Yumiko meets a new opponent, he said the opponent explains the new rules of the game but internally reveals that the game is rigged in their favour, Yumiko plays all the way innocently until she reveals how she discovered the cheating, beats the opponent anyway and the opponent is crushed both physically and emotionally. However, after a few episodes, the group formula begins to slowly expand. Yumiko begins partnering with more students against opponents, and instead of outright cheating, it’s more like certain rules with loopholes to exploit or using something off the field that hadn’t been thought of before. You even take Yumeko a back seat on some episodes; While it remains the main focus of the show and the main sticking point for the opponents, often in this series of episodes other students start to advance and find loopholes in their opponents’ games to control their own gambling situations. Yumeko’s actions do not happen in a vacuum. All of her actions affect those around her, especially those she’s played against previously, so it’s no wonder some are back this season and starting to see things from a different perspective. Marie is now more confident in her abilities and her position in school, Idol Yumimi has an overwhelming moment meeting her acting inspiration before rising from the ashes and emerging at the top, Kaede seems to have lost all hope completely after the events of last season but by the end of this season, he realizes his self-worth outside the board the students. So even though we’re playing with a similar format, there’s just enough expansion to make this season feel like a return for Season 1.

However, the plot direction is an odd choice, a skewed change that takes the clearly defined path of Yumiko’s way through the school board and alters the twisted school system in ways never seen before, to suddenly make it all about the Bami family with the school’s structure of “pets” Debt is no longer important. Season 1 is over indicating that Yumiko’s battle with the Student Council and their twisted regime is far from over, as our heroine still has quite a few opponents to contend with. We’re now suddenly thrust into family politics which, while as intriguing and ridiculously weird as the rest of the series, we’re also locked into a host of new characters only half of whom get any screen time and even then, only a small percentage of them are unforgettable. The series also ends in a weird way with no conclusion to the current arc, or even an emotional closure for the main characters to make it seem like an end. Instead, she ends up having a new side character coming along, only to be cut to credits just as interesting as she was. Although some characters from season one are starting to thrive as well, there are some bugs that really need to be addressed in the next season. Ryota, for example, had a really memorable and noticeable growth in the first season finale and was often the voice of reason to contrast Yumiko’s outrageous actions, but he hardly makes an impression this season, as he doesn’t make any voiceovers outside of starting a fight and going through a series of episodes where he doesn’t appear Until. Then there’s Yumiko, who’s still a pleasure to watch and we’ll see some new and ugly sides of her come into conflict with Midari, but despite the annoyance of revealing some back story in the later episodes, she’s been kept in the world and still a cypher character, untouchable and pleasant; The lack of depth may hurt the series in the long run.

The animations from the MAPPA studio are still the highlight, and you really go into town in some uncomfortable close-ups of new and old characters, especially Yumiko who has some rage-filled moments that make you shiver; Her usual happy or excited face suddenly turns very gloomy, as if something out of a horror movie. The opening and closing animations are also a showcase of talent; The opening appears to be inspired by Masaaki Yuasa’s artistic style with character designs and use of colour, and the final animation using beautiful images of butterflies – nature’s way of evolving into something greater than before. It is a shame that they are set on paths that are not attractive. JUNNA’s ‘Kono Yubi Tomare’ machines sound like they’re ripped from Mario Kart and ‘AlegriA’ from the D selections lacks any melody to really catch on.

Kakigurui XX Contains the same elements that were created Kakigurui A pleasure to watch in the first place. Crazy fan service, creative games, big energy and outrageous characters. Although the story and pace isn’t as strong as the first season, with no satisfying ending, it’s still very immersive and well worth immersing in.

Kakegurui XX is now streaming on Netflix; Available in Japanese, English, Spanish, French and Portuguese dubbing with subtitles in English, French, Arabic and Polish.

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