Kakegurui XX - Reviews

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Inu230's avatar
Apr 5, 2019

“What’s the place we’re headed to? Heaven or Hell?” “I’ll still gamble everything.”

As long as Yumeko can gamble she doesn’t care what the future holds, this truth has stayed consistent in the second season.

Real talent is built from a strong foundation not the other way around.

When it comes to a compelling main character and their side kick this anime may just be suburb.

Trusting your partners in gambling can cost you everything and yet there are times when one simply has to rely on others in order to triumph. When do you trust and when do you use? Can you trust users? What about using those who trust you?

Remorse and gambling may appear to go hand-in-hand but Yumiko's lack of concern for her victims is delightful.

The revival of the idol gambling challenge tops the first season.

“Amazing Grace” is a tough song to follow {and in this reviewers opinion is is whipped cream on fudge} the Death Macaron challenge was delicious ;) and the game of chicken further spiced things up. 

The raison d’être in the penultimate episode is jaw dropping brilliance that brings light to more than one character and the series as a whole.

However there are a number of characters to keep track of, namely the branch families and their involvement with the student council. Since the main focus is [or should be] on Yumeko and her love of gambling it can be a bit frustrating when scenes are dedicated to these characters. Even though they are important for plot and the characters are the antagonists - gotta watch ‘em plan to try and make Yumeko a house pet - it can get irritating. They’ve decided they hate her so much that they’re going to buck tradition just for the chance to degrade her -- a bit too far for these elites.

When all you’re really looking for is to watch Yumeko keep gambling and loving it, having to sit through expositional rambling may give you a headache.

Though there are times when Yumeko’s actions cause others oh so much pain [*cough* Igarashi *cough*]. Really her very existence just drives people crazy and that is just delightful.

Gambling is not so easily summed up as hobby, a nightmare, a cherished past-time, or a sin. It is all of these: it is life.

Keep on gambling and watch this season too ;)

?/10 story
?/10 animation
?/10 sound
?/10 characters
8/10 overall
motrous's avatar
Jul 23, 2019

This is really more of the same, but the games are a bit more outlandish. The whole gambling for student body president thing didn't interest me and even the pretense of this being a school is dropped. In the first season, the idea was that they were gambling after hours, but in this season there's no illusion that they lead any lives other than gambling. It's all a bit too over the top. Still, if you liked the first season you'll probably like this one.

4/10 story
7/10 animation
6/10 sound
5/10 characters
5/10 overall
itarusaki's avatar
Mar 23, 2020

To be honest I enjoyed the second season better than the first. The first season was more to Yumeko making a fool out of every single student council member each episode and the writers just writing her off as some psychotic yet genius gambling addict lazily. In contrast to that, the second season focuses more on a tension between the Momobami family branches and a deeper look into Yumeko's past and family line, although there wasn't much to explain about the Jabami household except for how her sister had become hospitalized due to gambling, and despite that, Yumeko still continues to gamble because she's addicted to it.

Right from the first season, the writers had built up the viewers' anticipation for a "final showdown" between Yumeko and Kirari (the president), but even up until the last episode of season two, the boss battle never came. I was extremely disappointed at that, although I must admit the plot is thicker and slightly better. The newly introduced characters are all quite unique and nicely introduced too, but there was still the problem of it feeling dragged out. I just want the battle to happen already.

6/10 story
7.9/10 animation
7.5/10 sound
5/10 characters
5.5/10 overall
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Archert's avatar
Jan 30, 2020

Kakegurui mantiene el nivel y nos da de esas buenas sensaciones que nos dejo la primera temporada.

Desafortunadamente esta segunda temporada pierde el efecto sorpresa que tenia la primera temporada e impacta menos, algunos juegos no son tan interesantes como otros y la historia la dejan excesivamente abierta.

Espero con muchas ganas una tercera temporada de esta gran serie que cumple con todos sus aspectos de forma sobresaliente.

8.5/10 story
9/10 animation
8.5/10 sound
10/10 characters
9/10 overall
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Devull's avatar
Apr 2, 2020

I enjoyed it very mutch in general i love the manga and anime series

8/10 story
10/10 animation
7/10 sound
9/10 characters
8/10 overall
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