“Gambling”! Quite an interesting stuff wouldn’t you agree? I mean, many of us have heard it but haven’t tried it.
Maybe because we are not supposed to. Or maybe because we shouldn’t bother taking the risk.
Whatever the reason may be, we appreciate gambling as a source of entertainment irrespective of our involvement in it.
We like watching “Risk” and the aftermath of it. Now, what if Gambling meets Anime?
Yup, if you want to know what would happen if an extremely dangerous concept gets in the hands of the anime medium, what would be the result?
Well, look no further because the anime we are going to discuss in this article is the answer to the previous question.
That’s right ladies and gentlemen, today we are going to have a little bit of chit-chat about the anime, “Kakegurui”.
Kakegurui is a series that strikes as one of the recent works of gambling anime.
The series is known worldwide for its exciting nature and wide pool of games. But as far as Kakegurui as an anime is considered, it has a total of 2 seasons.
The first season is titled “Kakegurui” whereas the next season is titled “Kakegurui××”. By the way, we are going to call “Kakegurui××”, Kakegurui season 2 in this article for the sake of avoiding confusion.
Anyway, both of the seasons aired a while back and since then, fans have been wondering about the next season and its release.
And if you are one of those amazing individuals, then congrats. You have clicked on the correct link since in this article, I will be giving you the complete details about Kakegurui season 3 and its release.
Everything from announcements to sales will be covered in this discussion. So grab your Yumeko Jabami body pillows and let’s dive deep into the realm of Kakegurui Season 3.
This is, Everything You Need To Know About Kakegurui Season 3 In 2021. Let’s Go!
But wait, before we begin our in-depth discussion about the series, let’s just quickly remember what this series is all about.
Everything We Know So Far About Kakegurui
Kakegurui or Kakegurui: Compulsive Gambler is a 12 episode TV anime that aired back in 2017.
It is an anime adaptation of a manga series. The manga was written by Kawamoto Homura and illustrated by Naomura Tooru.
The series started airing on 1st July and finished its first season on 23rd September.
That translates to one season of 2017, that is summer 2017. Now, this Netflix anime was directed by Hayashi Yuuichirou and animated by Studio MAPPA.
Hayashi has given his directorial performance in amazing series like Dorohedoro and Attack On Titan Season 4.
Whereas MAPPA is known for animating both of these anime along with other bangers like Dororo and Jujutsu Kaisen.
By the way, here’s a little trivia for you, Kakegurui is the Third most popular work of MAPPA, just behind AOT and JJK.
Now let’s take a look at the synopsis of this series. The story is set in Hyakkaou Private Academy where the curriculum isn’t your typical one.
I mean yeah they have those boring books and all but the key feature is the introduction of the unseen.
To make the students capable of the real world, this academy has accepted “Gambling” as a part of its lesson.
Trickery, risk-aversion, manipulation, management, deception, etc are all the lessons that you can learn from Gambling.
And these lessons aren’t just futile. They are the deal when it comes to leadership and societal hierarchy.
So keeping that in mind, students in this school gamble whenever they are free and hone their skills to become better.
The one who has the highest risk appetite wins. Whereas, someone who doesn’t would end up being a dog for their superiors.
Your ability to take risks is what decides your position here. And although the students in this academy are from rich families, most of their gambles end up so extreme that they can’t help but fear for their life.
However, this one-sided situation of winners always winning changes when a new transfer student shows up.
Her name is Yumeko Jabami. As a first impression, you might not look at her as a cunning, gambling maniac.
But that’s exactly what she is. Yumeko has the highest risk appetite as well as LOVE for gambling.
The feeling of being ripped off your life seems to excite her to the maximum.
And so her appearance in this school turns out to be a blessing for her.
As she slowly starts her new gambling career in this academy, her name spreads out and people start to recognize her as a strong foe.
Now you might be wondering, how can being riskier make you a better player? Well, being risky is one of the qualities required in gambling.
Keen observation, sense of presence, understanding, intelligence, and fear management are skills that you require to be a pro in real life as well as gambling.
And Yumeko just so happens to be great in all of them. She may look naive at first but once the cards get on the table, you get to see her real side.
This is the journey of this hardcore gambler in this world where your life can be decided by just a coin flip.
Playing more games, meeting new students, and learning more about this academy, is the journey of Yumeko Jabami Hyakkaou Private Academy.
I believe that after such a comprehensive explanation, we have laid a great foundation for our discussion.
Assuming that we are on the same page, let’s dive deeper into the release of Kakegurui season 3 now and see what we know about it.
Official Announcements And Release Date Of Kakegurui season 3
Now if an anime is going to get another season, we need to crosscheck if it has some sort of official announcements or release dates being placed forward by the creators.
If it does then we hit the jackpot but if it doesn’t then we have to speculate about the next season.
So what’s the scenario for Kakegurui? Well, it’s the latter. As of the time I am writing this, there haven’t been any official announcements and release dates regarding this series.
Kakegurui is a Netflix anime animated by MAPPA but no official statements have been given by either of these organizations.
No word from the director or producer either. This means that we need to speculate for our answer.
The answer of whether Kakegurui will have a third season or not. And THAT is exactly what we are going to do here.
We will be taking a look at all the potential causes for a sequel to either take place or be canceled.
Speaking of canceled, Kakegurui hasn’t been completely canceled either.
So for now, we are going to look at all the important aspects individually. Let’s go!
More Source Material Information On Kakegurui season 3
As stated earlier, Kakegurui is adapted from a manga series of the same name. The manga was written by Kawamoto Homura and illustrated by Naomura Tooru.
Tooru has been responsible for the art and story of another manga named Shitsurakuen. Homura on the other hand has worked on stuff like Isekai Tenseisha Koroshi: Cheat Slayer and Legal Egg.
The manga started publishing on March 22, 2014, and hasn’t ended yet. It is being serialized in Gangan Joker and is recognized as a drama, psychological, and shounen anime.
The manga has around 14 volumes and a total of 86 chapters. The anime adapted the first 5 volumes in the first season and the next 5 for the next season.
In other words, the manga has adapted 10 volumes of the manga which roughly translates to 55 chapters.
However, if you are planning to read the manga, it is recommended to start right from the beginning because the manga overall is a different experience.
But if you are just waiting for the next season then keep this in mind, because this is crucial info.
The thing is, we can have an average of 5 volumes per season of anime as our base assumption.
In other words, if the third season were to happen, it would require around 5 volumes of the manga to be completed.
Since the anime adapted the first 10 volumes and there are 14 volumes in total, we just have 4 volumes that haven’t been adapted.
Since the average volume needed for an adaptation is 5, we can say that there is no season 3 yet because there aren’t enough volumes yet.
That’s right ladies and gentlemen, it seems like Kakegurui is running low on source material that can be used for an adaptation.
Which is great! I mean not great in that way. Great in the sense that sooner or later, the manga volumes would be created, and thus, the anime would most likely get another season.
And although that might take a while because the manga is published on a basis.
However, there is no denying that it is bound to happen since the manga is ongoing.
Therefore, we can say that the next season of the anime isn’t out yet because it lacks enough source material to create it.
Rest easy now! So now that we have a good understanding of the relationship between source material and anime, we can move forward and look at other important aspects.
Starting with popularity!
Popularity Information Of Kakegurui season 3
Popularity is a crucial metric for judging the possibility of a sequel of an anime.
If a series is extremely popular, creators are bound to be inclined towards making another part of it.
THIS IS BUSINESS. So what does Kakegurui have to say about its popularity? Let’s see!
Starting our analysis of popularity, we are going to take a look at google trends to know about the consistency of the same.
Google trends are a great way to know if a series is constantly being in the discussions or not.
Now let’s look if Kakagurui has been a part of these discussions for long enough.
Well, the results are not as amazing as you might expect. Even though the series is quite popular, the graph is declining after 13th -19th December.
This means that by the end of 2020, the popularity and demand for season 3 of Kakegurui started drowning.
It tried to get better at a few moments but from a general standpoint, it’s going down!
This is a bit disheartening because if the popularity is going down, then the chances for a sequel goes down as well.
To be fair, the second season ended quite a while ago so that’s kind of understandable!
But overall, it’s not looking good for the Kakegurui franchise. Although the searches haven’t plummeted, they are indeed on the declining side of things.
But if we broaden our horizon and look before 2021, we can be sure that the anime was indeed in talks for quite some time.
Across the board, Kakegurui season 3’s demand is kind of declining but just one announcement can change it all over.
Now let’s look at one other platform where anime fans hang out a lot, Twitter.
If you guys don’t know, Twitter is amazing. Not because of its features but because of the significance of people utilizing Twitter.
We got politicians, actors, celebrities, and of course, anime creators. So if a specific anime was to be measured based on popularity, then I guess Twitter would be a great platform to look at.
So now, let’s have a look at what the Twitter fandom has to say about Kakegurui.
Alright, we have got bad news ladies and gentlemen. The official Twitter account of Kakegurui only has around 47k followers.
This is not a positive number to look at. Anime like Bunny Girl Senpai or KonoSuba has over 200k followers on Twitter.
And 100k followers is somewhat natural for all popular anime so a follower count lower than 50k is definitely concerning.
Overall, we can say that the popularity of Kakegurui over Twitter is not looking positive.
Search In US, UK
Now let’s take a look at the number of searches Kakegurui season 3 gets every month.
It’s the google searches that give us an exact number for popularity so let’s see what it says.
Alright, Kakegurui season 3 has around 60k searches on google. 37k of them come from the US and around 6k from the UK.
Shows like Vinland Saga had around 45k monthly searches but still got another season. So yeah, these numbers aren’t as mind-blowing as One Punch Man Season 3 or KonoSuba Season 3, it’s still worth talking about.
So yeah, we can be assured that these search numbers are pretty decent.
Expected Plot Of Kakegurui season 3
Now, this is a rather complicated case here. You see, even though it is based on manga, the anime adaptation has added a few differences.
One of the most significant ones being that Rei Batsubami isn’t even in the manga.
That’s right, Rei is actually an anime exclusive character and thus, the story is said to have a definite conclusion due to him.
Although, this is just speculation. However, this appearance of an exclusive character gives birth to the question of ‘If the second season was supposed to be the last season ‘.
If so then the next sequence would most likely not happen. But if that wasn’t the case then yeah, the next season could potentially explore more to its character and personality.
There is also the possibility of the anime adding a few more exclusive characters that can’t be seen in the manga.
Then utilizing them to progress the narrative could be a strategy. However, that’s less likely to happen since it’s much easier and favorable to adapt the manga than creating an exclusive story.
Apart from that, if the anime does follow the manga, then we would get to enjoy more of Yumeko and her gambling lust in action.
Now, of course, I won’t spoil you with the exact details but from a broader spectrum, the series is going to maintain its idea.
The core of gambling to the next level can be expected in the next parts of this franchise.
So this is the expected plot for Kakegurui season 3. Now let’s have a look at what online fans have to say about the release of Kakegurui Season 3.
If fans are happy then creators would be more inclined to renew the series.
Online Reactions To Kakegurui season 3
Online reactions are a great way to know if a series is going to be a hit or miss if it gets a sequel.
Think of it in this way, if people don’t bother about the next season then there’s no point making it.
If they do care about it, it is much more ideal to give the fans what they want.
So to take a look at those online reactions, we are going to consider 3 platforms.
Twitter, Reddit, and Discord. Let’s do this!
First up, Twitter. As I explained earlier, Twitter is like THE platform for anime fans.
Mainly because it has anime creators on it and their approval is the best way to create assurance of a sequel.
So if my Twitter homies are stubborn enough, we might be able to see some results.
So what do we have here? Just as you would expect, Kakegurui is talked about by many people on Twitter and they are waiting for the next season so badly.
Memes and jokes are spreading all around about how the next season isn’t out yet.
But yeah, these guys are still waiting with hope in their eyes. And it’s a bit surprising that girls like Kakegurui more than boys.
As the sheer amount of admiration from the female demographic is a lot more than you would expect.
But overall, we are getting a positive reaction from the fandom. They are genuinely curious for more of Yumeko and Mary!
Now let’s head over to the next platform for our discussion, Reddit.
Reddit is yet another platform that many anime fans use regularly and have discussions about their favorite anime.
It’s where crazy fans like you and me reside and tend to discuss a bit more intelligent side of things.
So if the fans here give their analyzed opinions, we can have a general understanding of how people would be reacting to Kakegurui Season 3.
Let’s take a look. Okay, so our Reddit fandom is a lot more on the positive side.
Like the users are sounding fairly confident that the series would most likely renew and the only thing stopping it is the absence of source material.
Just a reminder that the reason why Kakegurui hasn’t received a third season yet could be that there are no volumes to adapt in the first place.
And it seems like the Reddit anime fans are relying on this option to be the cause.
There aren’t any analytical explanations spotted within their discussions but they definitely seem like they have the idea.
So yeah, we don’t even need to be certain about Reddit fans because these guys are already confident!
Now let’s head over to a new platform, Discord.
Discord is a rather new platform that paved its way in recent times. And you know anime fans, the moment they get a convenient app to talk about their waifu, they would jump right on it.
So discord became quite popular among anime fans and many communities have been formed on them.
Although these communities aren’t directly connected to the industry or stuff, they are definitely connected to the actual fandom.
So reactions to this app would give us a great idea of what the general audience thinks about Kakegurui season 3.
Let’s have a look. Ok, so after a few questions and answers, it turns out that there are quite a few people who wish for another season.
Although, the idea here is that the fans are rather surprised. On other platforms, we see dedicated fans actually discussing a specific series and its sequel.
However, on discord, we have to ask them individually and have a comprehensive reaction. Based on that, we can judge how fans are reacting to the series.
And in the case of Kakegurui, fans are quite shocked on this platform. Overall, it’s a positive notion from fans because they love the series.
They aren’t discussing but want one for sure. Across the board, we can say that Kakegurui has been getting positive reactions from fans.
Even though the number of fans isn’t as much, they are definitely waiting for it.
Why Do We Want Another Season So Badly?
To answer this question, we need to understand how school anime is bound to end.
You see, for the most part, any anime that has the school setting usually ends with the students graduating from high school.
That is if they are in high school. Like in the case of Oregairu, the story ended with the students graduating.
So for anime like Kakegurui, the definite end is only possible with the graduation and future life of the respective students.
Think about it in this way, if we don’t get to know what Yumeko or other students had as their life outside this school then the story would ALWAYS seem hollow.
When it comes to anime, it is important to keep the narrative and outcomes transparent, and therefore, the fans of Kakegurui want another season.
But this is just one of the many reasons. Another major reason for the demand for the third season is the sheer amount of admiration this show has received.
The audience, especially females, is in absolute love with this series. And this is true mainly because the series has female dynamics more than male dynamics.
So fans want to enjoy more of those dynamics, more of those games, more of those risks and craze.
This is the selling point of the series. Apart from the amazing animation and production quality, the series has pulled a lot of fans using its narrative and story presentation.
Since the story can expand more AND it also has a manga with a continued storyline, fans are bound to seek a sequel.
It’s the thirst man, it’s the thirst. Something that can be seen in a bunch of anime fans and that’s the motivating part for all of us.
So yeah, the reason why people want a third season so badly is that we haven’t had a definite conclusion yet.
More of the story can be explored, more of the insanity can be experienced. And we will be waiting for that as long as it takes.
So now that we know about the reason for a sequel, let’s take a look at why people enjoy Kakegurui in the first place.
Let’s look at the ratings and reviews of Kakegurui.
Ratings And Reviews Won So Far By Kakegurui
Now is the time to talk about public opinion, ladies and gentlemen. This is the segment where we would be looking at the ratings and reviews received by our beloved series.
And these factors are essential because they provide us a general idea of how fans feel about a series.
Not just the specific hardcore fans of the series but normal fans. This segment would help us analyze the thoughts people have about Kakegurui and the more positive they are, the higher are the chances for the creators to feel the inclination.
Inclination towards making a third season. So let’s have a look at what weebs all around the world have to say about this.
By the way, for this metric, we will be taking a look at two of the biggest platforms for otakus.
We are talking about IMDb and MyAnimeList. Let’s do it!
Starting our hypercomplex analysis, we have to look at IMDb and the ratings and reviews of Kakegurui on that.
Positive reviews on this platform can be crucial if the creators have the idea for a sequel.
It’s not that difficult to understand. Higher scores mean higher chances. As simple as that.
So let’s discuss it. Alright weebs, the score for our beloved series is a solid 7.2/10.
That’s pretty good. I mean it’s not as high as a lot of anime but from a general standpoint, 72% is not bad.
The series has been getting quite some mixed reviews from the viewers. A lot of people are in absolute love with the series but many of the viewers are against the idea of an orgasmic gamble.
You see, in the case of Kakegurui, the female dynamics have been placed as a double-edged sword.
A lot of people appreciated it but many people criticized the hell out of it, mainly because of its sexual references.
Critics are the most negative on this show but the normal audience is more towards the positive side.
So yeah, we can say that the Kakegurui anime has been quite controversial. It’s loved by many and hated by some.
Overall, IMDb has a mixed rating and review for the series. Now let’s take a look at another platform where hardcore otakus hang out.
Yeah, I am talking about MyAnimeList. Let’s take a look at what fans over there have to say about this series.
MyAnimeList is the home for millions of anime fans out there. So the ratings and reviews on this platform would be even more crucial because of the demographic.
If Kakegurui managed to get a lot of fans here, then the creators can be positive about the next season.
Let’s take a look at the comments over there. Alright, so as you all know, anime on MyAnimeList is divided from season to season.
So both the previous installments have different scores and opinions on them. Let’s talk about them individually.
First up, we have season 1 of Kakegurui. So the first season of the Kakegurui franchise received another solid score of 7.32.
This is assuring since it’s a bit better than IMDb and anime fans over on MAL are usually harsh with their scores.
So we can say that the anime fandom actually enjoyed this more than the general public.
In fact, you might be a bit surprised to know this but this anime has been added to MAL lists by over a million people!
Yup, that’s how incredibly popular it is. Not only that but it is also the third most popular anime from Studio MAPPA.
Just behind popular kings like Jujutsu Kaisen and Attack On Titan. This goes to show that the anime fandom specifically liked the series more.
If we talk about reviews then they are kind of mixed like IMDb. We have positives from normal fans but criticisms by elitists.
So if the creators show up on MAL, they have the choice to ignore the elitists and look at the positive side of things.
Now let’s head over to the next season. The second season of Kakegurui has a score of 7.24 by over 300000 people.
Oh yeah, it’s popular. But people claimed that there was a decrease in quality in this season mainly because of how things worked out for Yumeko and her side.
Overall, it’s positive but not as positive as you might think. If I was a creator, I would have checked twice before thinking about the next part.
Across the board, Kakegurui is a series with love from casual fans and hate from hardcore fans.
If the creators decide to ignore those elitists then yeah, they would mostly be inclined to make the next part.
Now that we have discussed this, we have to discuss the most important thing next.
Profit And Sales Details Of Kakegurui season 3
If you guys don’t know, anime isn’t made for charity. So it’s important to look at the sales of the series or else we are done for.
Creators would be heavily inclined if the series is profitable. Let’s look at the factors individually.
If the source material generates enough money then makers can get the idea for a third season.
Let’s take a look at the numbers. So according to ANN, Kakegurui had over 4 million copies in print back in 2018.
That’s a great number. Although, this is from 2018, and info on the latest release isn’t available.
As of the start of 2019, it was 5 million copies in print. Which is around the time when the second season aired.
So we can say that the manga material is enough for the creators to make the next part.
Blu-ray sales are another way to judge the financial success of a series. So does Kakegurui have what it takes?
Well, the numbers seem decent. The first volume of Kakegurui had around 690 Blu-ray sales, which made it rank 18 on 10/09/2017 rankings.
Which is pretty good for the first release. In retrospect to the manga, it isn’t amazing but Blu-rays are rarely bought anyway.
The second season sold around 368 copies which made it rank higher than Vinland Saga for its release.
And Vinland Saga did end up getting another season. So we can be somewhat certain that Kakegurui had decent sales for the sequel.
Finally, it’s time for some merchandise discussion. The merchandise of this franchise seeks no end.
The official website has a lot of pieces of clothing, key chains, and other stuff of our waifus.
Not only that but we have a lot of Yumeko and Mary figurines as well.
So from a general standpoint, we can be certain that the merch has been performing really well.
Overall, we can be sure that Kakegurui sales are good enough to support another season.
Yes, they have decreased from the first season to the second but the fact that anime like Vinland Saga ended up getting a second season proves that Kakegurui has what it takes to show up on the screens.
Famous Characters To Reappear In Kakegurui season 3
Now let’s quickly take a look at the characters that would make a reappearance in the next season of Kakegurui.
I don’t think I need to even mention the reason here. She is the selling point of the show.
The Queen rocked the entire school with her presence. And such an impactful presence would be demanded in the next season as well.
She is like the Queen competitor. Although she isn’t exactly a fan of Yumeko, her nature of helping her at times brings in more life to the story.
Moreover, she had been significant to the story overall from time to time. So if she doesn’t show up in the next season, it would be disheartening.
Now many of you might be wondering why I mentioned Rei here. Well, that’s because Rei has been proven to be an anime-exclusive character so the story might be extracting more content from her.
It’s important to note since this isn’t available in the manga.
Ryota is the protagonist of the series and happens to be a really popular individual.
In fact, he is the third most popular character in the series, right after Yumeko and Mary.
So his appearance in the next season would be crucial.
Kirari is another amazing character that had a significant contribution to the story, especially in the second season.
We can be certain that she is bound to make a return in the third season.
Other Decisive Factors for Kakegurui season 3
Let’s take a quick look at some other important factors that can decide whether Kakegurui gets a second season or not.
Ending Of Kakegurui Season 2
The ending of Kakegurui would be crucial for the opening of the next season. If we remember correctly, the Momobami family got a surprise from Rei and they ended up in a gamble as expected.
Yumeko and Rei had the final gamble and Rei lost it with Yumeko winning a lot of votes.
Later on, Rei was probably released from “slavery” and Yumeko distributed all her collected votes.
That’s how the story came to an end in the previous season. As you can see, there is a lot of room for this series to catch up again with its sequel.
No need to worry for us.
Controversy Around Kakegurui
If we talk about controversies then yes, Kakegurui was a part one. It was mostly concentrated on how the characters were sexualized and forced fanservice.
Although fans of the series claimed it to be a metaphor, a lot of people placed criticism against it and talked about its Ecchi nature.
Although this wasn’t a massive controversy that shook the creators, it is still worth noting.
To sum it all up, Kakegurui is a mixed case for getting a second season.
From a production standpoint, lack of volume is the reason for no season yet. While from a fandom standpoint, the reviews and ratings are the hurdles.
As hardcore fans, we would always look at the positive side of things and hope for the best.
And that makes us so great. Thanks a lot for reading, and until next time, Sayonara!