Superbowl Sunday! Where I, in honor of my Colorado anime club, watch some anime. Since this was the day it was founded. Watched the first episode of Terror in Resonance on Hulu. Was not impressed. Might have some potential, but nothing in the first episode made me want to watch more. So I went over to another series I’ve been wanting to check out: Kakegurui.
First off, so glad I’m not watching this one with my mom. I enjoy watching movies and anime with her but sexual stuff is just uncomfortable. Altered Carbon has had a bit of that. Kakegurui has lots of girls getting worked up over events in the show. Mostly because they are all insane. It has been interesting though. I do enjoy the occasional gambling anime where the main character uses their incredible wit to outmaneuver the opponent in overly dramatic ways. This one doesn’t even have the assumption of protagonist luck, except in one case. Which I appreciate. The art style is… good most of the time, but I have stylistic objections to certain expressions and emotional faces. Just look bleck to me. Mostly in the more realistic shots.
Either way, I’d recommend checking it out. The first episode is a pretty good snapshot of the show up to episode 7. Plus the opening should be checked out just on it’s own for the surreal beauty of it.