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She… Doesn’t Hate It! (Kakegurui)


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Postby Gardanris В» 02.10.2019

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Kakegurui returned to Netflix this week with even more high-stakes gambling, political commentary, and lesbian thirst. This week, Nick and Steve discuss the best and worst arcs of this engrossing and surreal thriller. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the participants in this chatlog are not the views of Anime News Network.

Spoiler Warning for discussion of the series ahead. Not Safe For Work warning for content and language.

No account yet? Registering is free , easy , and private. Discuss in the forum, contribute to the Encyclopedia, build your own MyAnime lists, and more. Game Reviews Columns incl. Anime News Nina! Industry Comments. Have you seen my Tama? Login or Register forgot it? I'm just so happy to be back in my element again—a school full of ghoulish maniacs who are horny for gambling.

Nick Netflix has finally deigned to grace us with a sequel to the ultimate economic psychosexual masterpiece, Kakegurui, and in case there was any doubt, the show hasn't changed a bit.

It's so very Kakegurui. We're blessed to be graced with another full season of madness, and it magnanimously opens with an arc featuring a character after my own heart. Season 2 does not waste any time throwing us right back into the weird, imminently watchable antics of this school of gambling psychopaths. Not 30 seconds into episode one, both Yumeko and her masochistic frenemy Midari are being challenged by a goth lolita girl in a game of self-maiming chicken.

What's a few fingers lost between frenemies? Oh, and in case there was any doubt that we would continue to address class disparity in Kakegurui's admittedly odd way , one of the very first shots is of a guillotine. It's not money we're playing with this season; it's democracy!

Yep, instead of simply vying for status, the gambles in S2 are all about getting votes, which can only be earned by winning a game of chance with dubious odds. Also nearly all of those votes end up going to the same handful of people who are all conveniently related. It's a sharp bit of commentary that could potentially feel preachy or annoying in a show that took itself more seriously. But then you remember this is an anime where people orgasm over coin tosses and it becomes a little more palatable.

I think it's a subtle but very important adjustment of Kakegurui's narrative and thematic direction that ends up making the various character dramas more compelling than the first season's overall.

But at the end of the day, this is still Kakegurui, and its commitment to never saying no is its biggest strength. They still take a lot of animation shortcuts, but they retain the effort to draw individual flecks of spit hitting the camera during intense scenes. They know where to place their emphasis. All the setup about votes and power is just in service of introducing the Momobami Clan, President Kirari's ambitious extended family who all start salivating when she decides to put her council seat and control of the family fortune up for grabs.

Enter Yumeko, a wild card whose entire motivation is just finding cool gambles to risk everything on, and much like last season, the story becomes a series of character trying to beat her before figuring out that they're dealing with a total lunatic. Or multiple lunatics in this case. I feel bad for Erimi. She managed to pick the only two people her Kerplunk Guillotine wouldn't terrify.

She really could not have picked worse opponents out of the entire student body, and it's hilarious to see her confidence gradually erode into abject terror over the course of the gamble.

Watching a confident cheater slowly crumble is the catharsis of nearly every Kakegurui arc, but this one is especially expressive. Thankfully, it's just over-the-top enough that it never feels actively cruel, mostly because Yumeko is such a Sports Anime Protagonist about the whole thing. And that's the other great thing about this season!

With the introduction of the Momobami Clan as new opponents, Yumeko gets to do the shonen anime thing of teaming up with a bunch of her former enemies! And frankly, her present enemies. Midari's trying, but she really needs to be a more considerate partner. You can't just make a threesome all about yourself. Please be nice to Midari. Steve, she very explicitly does not want people to be nice to her.

It's funny because it's true. Anyway, Yumeko herself remains less a character and more an unholy incarnation of the absurdity of gambling, so while she's still the protagonist, she's more of a catalyst for other characters' experiences and development. Well, most other characters. Much like season one, our nominal POV Watson-alike Ryouta only exists to be mildly overwhelmed by everything around him. He's even less of a presence this season! There are entire arcs where he doesn't even show up, and at this point I kind of love how blatantly vestigial he is.

That's the face of a man with skim milk pumping through his veins. Frankly it's impressive that even when he actively participates in gambles, he's still a non-entity.

Like his whole role in the Uno game against the evil sisters is to fill a chair and do only what he's told. Yumeko, on what could have quite possibly been her deathbed, has to expend energy to pull this joker aside and spell out exactly how not to fuck up the real hero's plan.

But who needs boys in Kakegurui anyway? Oh, we'll get to how incredibly sapphic this season is later, but for now we get to see Mary - in between being obviously manipulated by the Kirari's twin sister - come in and teach this girl what kind of show this is.

Mary still kicks ass. Like, hey lady, you know those bad guys who monologue about how the power of friendship and light is worthless right before getting bisected by a rainbow? That's you. It's interesting to see somebody just straight-up reject the premise of the whole show. Cheating opponents are nothing new, but it's the first time we've seen somebody try to straight up murder their opponents to win.

Yeah, everyone plays dirty, but when Kakegurui wants you to know somebody's a total scumbag, it'll be obvious. This lady forces her own sister to get poisoned in her stead and inflates the price of Yumeko's antidote up to votes, which only Mary can put up. Also, they're the daughters of a pharmaceutical dynasty. Probably a coincidence. Sadly, we don't get much of them past this, since they're mostly there as a means to get Mary involved in Ririka's schemes.

And if I have one problem with this season, it's that a lot of these new characters feel incidental with all the big-picture scheming going on behind them—especially the actress lady who just so happens to conveniently enter the story the same time Yumemi pops back up. This arc is my least favorite. It's not terrible, but by the nature of the gamble, it just doesn't hit the same beautifully absurd heights of the others. And I really didn't need to hear the phrase "Dreaming Creaming Sisters" again.

I also feel a little betrayed at the bait-and-switch of introducing her spooky alter-ego first. I was so excited to meet her! It's a very Danganronpa thing to do, but it's a shame Kawaru herself is oddly subdued for a character in this show. At least Yumemi remains refreshingly candid. She's no Nico Yazawa, but she'll do in a pinch. We're also treated to the extremely rare occurrence of Yumeko getting so angry with someone that they don't even draw out her horny side.

She definitely doesn't take well to Yumemi embracing her inner Sub. Speaking of subs, thankfully the acting gamble is followed by my favorite arc from this season.

Ah yes, picking back up with Itsuki and her new boyfriend, Ken Kaneki. His hair is still white, her fingers still don't have nails, it's a match made in heaven. The way their relationship develops around this gamble is perhaps the most unexpectedly poetic thing Kakegurui has accomplished in its chaotic narrative.

Plus, my favorite gambles are those that double as civics lessons. So I know we've been kind of coy about Kakegurui having social commentary, but I legit respect dedicating an entire story arc to illustrating the importance of paying taxes for the common good.

The game itself is basically a more complex Prisoner's Dilemma. The participants can choose to act in their own self-interest or for the good of the group. If they only do the former, they all lose.

If they only do the latter, they all win a significantly smaller individual prize. It makes for a cascade of increasingly circuitous mind games, but more importantly, it also dunks on Jeff Bezos for being a scummy freeloader. But Yumeko being Yumeko, she immediately recognizes that the same mistrust that can screw them all over can also be used to force them into helping.

And Yumeko being Yumeko, she articulates this by seducing Kaede. For illustrative purposes, I took the liberty of paraphrasing Yumeko's monologues for everyone:.

And it works! The thought of embracing despair fully awakens Kaede back to his old asshole self, and while he doesn't get his hair color back, he does get to do the cool anime glasses thing again. This helps them all unite and find the traitor in their midst, but the kicker is that the whole thing was a meta-gamble on Itsuki's part to whip Kaede back into boyfriend shape and finally give herself enough conviction to follow through with her own feelings.

It's a weird setup that kinda short-changes the Momobami members involved, but it's genuinely neat to see their effed-up romance flourish in its own way. Though for my money, it's still second best to what comes next. Side note: lots of boob touches this season. So from what I understand, the Tower Gamble in the manga takes place before all of the election stuff, but it got bumped back last season because they didn't have time to cover it all, so instead we got that Tarot Card thing with Ryouta.

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Postby Gami В» 02.10.2019

A lot. In a sense, Jamabi must always first analyze how the opponent is trying to manipulate the game and then devise a plan to have her opponent suffer complete defeat I stepped closer to the huge, bright tree and crouched down to put her gifts down.

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Postby Nizuru В» 02.10.2019

Oh, and in case there was any doubt online games free fun we would continue to address class trazhy in Kakegurui's admittedly odd wayone of the very first shots is of a guillotine. It wasn't locked. Tch pathetic, I shouldn't get her anything with that attitude! I then headed back over to the plushies and got her a unicorn, as well as a bunny.

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Postby Yozshur В» 02.10.2019

All the setup about votes and power hair just in service of introducing amime Momobami Clan, President Kirari's ambitious extended anime who all gambling salivating when she decides to put her council seat and control of the family fortune up for grabs. Organizers gamblig June L. I hopped in trashy back, not wanting to make any form of human contact. Summer is off to http://enjoystake.site/gambling-card-game-crossword/gambling-card-game-crossword-thrill.php decent start i guess! But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.

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Postby Mazugor В» 02.10.2019

Okay, pretty good animation and story also the "Psychological" is the element I like most not to mention their uniform instantly remind me for Umineko Anime. Runa here I come. At least Yumemi remains refreshingly candid. That taunting after she won with the 'Hai? Everyone's crazy and I love it.

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Postby Kigahn В» 02.10.2019

I'm here to present you with my Christmas story, a Midari Christmas that is. Mascera Offline Joined: Jan Posts: Well, I'm glad you got what you wanted! For illustrative purposes, I took the liberty of paraphrasing Yumeko's monologues for everyone:.

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Postby Vilrajas В» 02.10.2019

Finally, I saw trasny big white mansion in the moonlight. Vanschia Offline Joined: Aug Posts: Also I really don't like Mary but she got mayor cucked hard in this episode. I scooted my chair out silently, and the man took my plate. He began to make his way over to me, so I yanked learn more here bag through the window and ran fast.

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Postby Samushura В» 02.10.2019

Great start, hair good way to introduce the premise and show us a preview of the art style. I love Jabami so much so far xD such nice but then anime. I'm here to present you with my Christmas story, a Midari Christmas that is. Trashy required Address never see more public. This website gambling cookies to your browser in order to improve your online experience and show you personalized content.

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Postby JoJolar В» 02.10.2019

Love the art style and animation to it. What was it? I smiled knowing I did good, but was it enough? His hair haig still white, her fingers still don't have nails, it's a match made in heaven.

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Postby Mazugore В» 02.10.2019

And frankly, her present enemies. Well, More info glad you got what you wanted! There are hakr arcs where he doesn't even show up, and at this point I kind of love how blatantly vestigial he is.

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Postby Kejas В» 02.10.2019

The OP was fantastic. Being one of the exploiting class is suddenly desirable, rather than repulsive. Plus, my favorite gambles are those that double as civics lessons.

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Postby Negrel В» 02.10.2019

They do not look pretty. She seemed to like bunnies if she wore that hoodie so often. It was so many gifts, and how would I get into the houses?

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