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By Jeremy Looney, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

High-stakes gambling anime has strong language, edgy sex.

TV Netflix Anime 2018
Kakegurui TV show poster

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This anime centers around gambling addiction, manipulation, violence, and shockingly sexually themes that verge on the dark and edgy. Kakegurui has some great art and animation that captures the psychotic nature and sadistic expressions of its characters. However, it's hard to find redeeming qualities and motivations in the characters, who sadistically bully, lie, cheat, and manipulate others to defeat their opponents. Yumeko's gambling skills seem to easily surpass any of her opponents, so it constantly feels like she's never in any real danger of losing her bets. This can make the tension of the gambling showdowns feel less impactful. If you're into gambling and psychological thrillers, you may be interested in this unique anime, but keep in mind it's got some flaws and the dark and edgy themes aren't suited for younger audiences.

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