Kakegurui XX

Title: Kakegurui XX
Original Title: 賭ケグルイXX
Episodes: 12
Year: 2019
Studio: Mappa
Directed by: Yūichirō Hayashi

As Yumeko Jabami’s fame grows and the reputation of the student council dwindles, Kirari Momobami decides to revolutionize the group. To this end, she announces an election for its next president. The rules are simple: each student in the school receives one chip. Whoever has the most chips by the end of thirty days becomes both the new president and the head of the Momobami clan.
Upon receiving news of this development, the Momobami branch families spring into action. Eleven transfer students arrive at Hyakkao Private Academy, each aiming to lead both the school and the Momobami clan. Equipped with unique talents, they will compete to get as many chips as possible—but their chips are not the only things on the line.
(from MyAnimeList.net)

One good thing of this second season, that I noticed right from the start, is that they are back adapting the story as it was in the manga; or at least this is what it seems as I unfortunately stopped reading the manga around what could be episode 2 or 3 of this season. For sure I’m glad that the last season finale didn’t condition the whole continuing of the series and so we are back on tracks.

What I liked the most about this second season are the schemes that the various characters are creating to become the next president of the Academy. I think this added a lot more flavor then the simple story of a girl crazy for gambling.
Yumeko sure is fundamental to the plot and to make the story even more enjoyable with her unpredictability, but I think that continuing basing the whole story on her obsession for gambling would have resulted boring in the long run.

I appreciated that they introduced the manga’s finale of the previous season as a casual event of this series. The thing would for sure have been more impactful, thrilling and meaningful as the ending of the first season but I still cherish the fact that they didn’t discard the thing completely. It is a bit out of context in this second part and have no meaning for the main plot of it… but we can’t have everything I guess.

What I disliked is again the season finale. It wasn’t satisfying at all! And it didn’t feel like a real ending, so I guess, or at least hope for the series, that there will be a third season… if it were not so this anime would totally have the feeling to be a truncated one with this really delusional last episode.

The game’s in this second series are really enjoyable and so, if you liked the first season, you would also like this one.

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