A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Gambling as a ways of exercising dominance over one another is a major theme.
Positive Role Models
Some players are more honest than others. Many strike alliances with each other to challenge another individual. Cheating is seen as normal and often necessary while playing games.
The cast is both female and male, but the overall series is very female-centered. There are visual references to LGBTQ+ attractions, but many of these are fetishized.
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Violence & Scariness
There's yelling, insults, bullying, and students fighting for power within their social world. A student nearly asphyxiates her "pet" by strangulation.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
There's strong BDSM references, including images of a woman wearing a chain and collar and serving as a slave to another female student, foot fetish-type behavior, and other innuendo-filled moments. There are some traditional romantic fantasies presented, too.
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Words like "hell," "ass," and "bitch" are audible.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Kakegurui Twin is a prequel to the popular Kakegurui anime series. It revolves around teen gambling, game theory mathematics, and some edgy sexual innuendo. Bullying and BDSM-type relationships are themes, and some occasional kinky fantasy behavior is shown in some episodes. There's some arguing, yelling, and strong language, too.
Is It Any Good?
Based on the manga series by Homura Kawamoto, this distinctive anime spinoff combines intellectualism and sexuality by featuring stories that combine game theory with BDSM attributes. Despite being a prequel to Kakegurui, Kakegurui Twin is told in a way that doesn't require knowledge of the original series in order to understand it. But it still features all the mathematical breakdowns of each game being played, and the edgy innuendo, that the original's known for. Some anime fans will appreciate what it has to offer, but it's not well-suited for young viewers who do not have an understanding of the cultural context in which parts of the story are presented.
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