Live-Action Kakegurui Film to Premiere in May After Covid Induced Delay

With the third state of emergency all set to be lifted on 11 May, several delayed films are expected to be released post that date.

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The much anticipated live-action film “Kakegurui: Last Resort Russian Roulette,” whose original premiere date of 29 April was postponed, has received its new schedule.

The official website of Kakegurui: Last Resort Russian Roulette has announced that the live-action film will premiere on 12th May if no further restrictions are imposed.

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The movie “Kakegurui: Last Resort Russian Roulette” whose release date has been postponed, is now scheduled to premiere on 12 May (Wednesday).

 A live broadcast of the stage greeting will occur after the first screening of the film. 

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Also, 215 selected theatres across Japan will stream a virtual stage greeting by the cast and crew. This event is scheduled to take place at 17:05 local time (UTC+ 09:00).

A sequel to the first live-action film of the franchise, Kakegurui: Last Resort Russian Roulette is based on the Kakegurui- Compulsive Gambler manga written by Homura Kawamoto.

Live Action Kakegurui Film to Premiere in May After Covid Caused Delay
Kakegurui | Source: IMDb

While the cast and crew from the first film will reprise their roles, Ryusei Fujii will be a new addition to the team. He will play the role of the main antagonist of the film, Makuro Shigikami.

The popularity of the original manga has led to the creation of an anime that aired back in 2017-19. A live-action series based on the spin-off Kakegurui Twins was recently aired on Amazon Prime.

Readers and fans must note that the schedule of the upcoming live-action film entirely depends on the guidelines of the Japanese government. If the authorities impose further restrictions, the film will be delayed again.

We hope and pray that the coronavirus crisis in Japan comes under control soon, which will enable the smooth release of various films which have been delayed so far.

About Kakegurui

Kakegurui is an anime based on a manga of the same name written by Homura Kawamoto and illustrated by Toru Naomura. It is directed by Yuichiro Hayashi and is animated by MAPPA.

Hyakkaou Private Academy, a regular school for ultra-rich kids by day and a grotesque gambling den by night, has an inbuilt social hierarchy.

Based on how one performs in gambling and manipulating their peers, students are ranked best to worst, the top rankers being the most powerful.

Yumeko Jabami, a transfer student who gambles just for the thrill of it, becomes the new challenger and the talk of the Hyakkaou’s elite student council.

Her insane love for gambling presents her with new challenges as she climbs her way to the top.

Source: Official Website

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