I recently finished watching Kakegurui XX on Netflix.
I watched it’s first season when it aired, and I really liked it. It wasn’t amazing or anything, but it was better than I expected.
Now, with this sequel, I was expecting it to deliver a similar crazy like it’s predecessor. Interestingly, it actually exceeded, not only my expectations but also my enjoyment of the series.
Damn, I should have watched this series sooner.
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. (MAL)
The 2nd season continued where they left off.
Yumeko continues to gamble like crazy all throughout the new Kakegurui series.
As this is the 2nd season, new characters were introduced. As most of the students in the Student Council are technically gone, the insertion of the new characters is quite right. I mean, new characters = new challenges for Yumeko.
Thank God, the new characters didn’t disappoint.
They are all from the Momobami Clan. Interestingly, I just realized through this new season that Yumeko had a similar 2 syllables like the clan. Hence, she’s a distant relative of the student council president.
How come I never noticed before? Lol.
Maybe, I was too engrossed by its concept and the games to notice this. Good thing this info was highlighted greatly in this new season as the series focused on the clan.
Each new character was like the president and Yumeko, they are crazy when it comes to gambling. Each brought something intriguing in every episode, which results to me enjoying the hell out of this series.
Moreover, all the old characters from the previous season came back too and cause quite some trouble. They spiced up the games of the clan by participating.
Other than the interesting characters, what made this series really really crazy and standout over the first season would be it’s animation and those amazing facial expressions.
The anime maintained the same quality of art and animation as the first season. However, the facial expressions of the characters were really overboard too much, I was really shocked. I mean, when I started this 2nd season, I know there will be crazy stuff happening, but the expressions went from 7/10 to 15/10, it was that extreme.
I admit I was a bit uncomfortable seeing it. However, I immediately enjoyed watching it as it weirdly made me enjoy the series later on.
I think my only nitpick on this series would be the open-ended and meh ending. I mean, I WANT MORE FROM THIS SERIES and yet we only get an ending that leads to nowhere.
It’s quite clear that the fight to the top isn’t over, however, I don’t think there would ever be another season of this series. I mean, no one’s talking about this series.
Looks like I need to check the manga out to know what’s next.
Overall, Kakegurui XX was quite a good sequel to the crazy first anime. I really thought it would be hard to top the first season, but this new one left me speechless with their games and OA expressions.
Definitely, Kakegurui XX is hella crazily different, I dig it.
Took me awhile to publish this. A lot of stuff keeps on preventing me from opening my laptop and make blogposts. RIP me.
Still, glad I was able to publish this before the weekend.
As I watched this on Netflix, I don’t have any pictures to present to you guys. I do hope you guys would check this series out, if you haven’t, as this whole franchise is fun to watch.
Well, that’s just my opinion though. Lel.
Anyway, that’s it for now.
This has been Will Sirius and thanks for reading.