Summer 2017 First Impressions: Part 2

Kakegurui

These kinds of shows, where the story takes place in a school with a gimmick and where the hierarchies play a huge role in the characterisation, are not my favourite. It’s not that I dislike Kakegurui and its own specific elements, I just happen to be very tired of shows like this, and that certainly affected my enjoyment of the first episode. Going forward, I don’t see myself having much interest in the story or the characters, which means I may have to struggle to keep watching the show.

Summer 2017 Kakegurui

True, probably.

That said, however, Kakegurui is darn stylish, and the style makes it exciting. The focus on gambling combined with the style is very reminiscent of the D’Arby arcs in Jojo Part 3, which is a very good thing. In addition, the OP reminds me of the Maria Holic OP, which I also like. Basically, at this point Kakegurui coasts by on style and style alone. I hope it develops some other interesting aspects with time, but the style goes a long way at least for now.

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