Gambling School Twin: Our opinion on the sequel of Gambling School!
As a huge fan of Gambling School (Kakegurui), I was excited to watch the sequel of this anime: ‘Gambling School Twin‘. It is a spin-off about Mary Saotome, one of the best players of the Hyakkaou academy (before the famous Yumeko Jabami arrived!). The anime is now available on Netflix, so it’s time to give you my opinion!
MARY ARRIVES TO THE ACADEMY!
‘Gambling School Twin’ focuses on Mary Saotome’s first year at Hyakkaou. We witness Mary’s training against the monsters of gambling. Indeed, she is confronted with high level students. We discover then how Mary became the great player that we can see facing Yumeko in Kakegurui. But that’s not all. With this spin-off, we will know more about the instability of the student council but also about the competition between the students who are at the top of the ranking.
THE CHARACTER’S EVOLUTION
As said before, we will see Mary evolve in this world. It is also a good way to discover her weaknesses. Indeed, Mary has a confidence that prevents her from playing properly. Being new, she does not know that the students in front of her are experienced and know the classic cheats. She will therefore fall into the traps several times. But, it is often said that “you always learn from your mistakes”, and this is the case for Mary. She then understands how the school works.
MY OPINION ON THE FIRST 9 EPISODES:
‘Kakegurui Twin’ is an excellent prequel to the main anime Kakegurui. But unfortunately there are too few episodes and the anime stops without really leaving any suspense. It’s a pleasure to discover Mary Saotome and to be able to follow her evolution, without suspecting what will happen next. If we knew that Yumeko would always win, it is not the case for Mary.