Netflix are truly on the cutting edge of entertainment, not only do they create some of the best television of the moment but they are keen on bringing us some of the best international shows they can get their hands on. Due for early 2018 Netflix have obtained one of the hottest animes of summer 2017 Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler. Kakegurui is the usual over the top high school series, where a malicious group runs a school and only our plucky young hero can shake up the system, its just this time there is a twist. Hyakkaou Private Academy is home to the most wealthy and privileged students in all of Japan The school produces with many future leaders and captains of industry . However in this school, the student hierarchy is determined by a series of games in which students bet their massive fortunes against each other. Those who loose and end up in debt become slaves to those who hold their debts. One day, a new student appears, Yumeko Jabami, one who gambles for the thrill of it, who actively begins to disrupt the hierarchy of the school while the student council tries to find ways to be rid of her.
At first glance this seems pretty ridiculous, but I dunno there is something appealing about this series, from its gorgeous animation to its fresh twist on an old idea. Looks like Kakegurui is going to be a future must watch for me.