On the occasion of the Netflix Japan Festival 2021, the firm took the opportunity to announce an adaptation of the manga by Kawamoto Homura and Saiki Kei.
Between the anime and Netflix, it’s a story that starts to feel like a real love story. Manga has never been so popular in France, and the platform has understood this. After signing an important partnership with several Japanese animation studios last year, the firm has continued to welcome animes all more varied than the others in its catalog. Since November 1, subscribers can (re) discover the first season of Demon Slayer and another work will take the plunge by joining the (long) list of manga adapted to anime. Netflix has indeed announced a few hours ago the adaptation of the manga Kakegurui Twin, also known as Gambling School Twin, which we owe to Kawamoto Homura and Saiki Kei.
A new adaptation expected for the Mappa studio
Launched in 2015 by Square Enix editions, this prequel to Gambling School currently has 12 volumes, available from Soleil Manga editions. A year before entering Yumeko High School, the Hyakkao Institution welcomes an ambitious young scholar, Mary. She quickly becomes a target for her comrades, but her composure, her tenacity and her ambition will very quickly work in her favor, even if she feels no pleasure in the game. Accompanied by her rich but pitiful friend Tsuzura Hanatemori, she is ready to do anything to rise. Regarding the adaptation, this animated series could arrive on the platform at the big N in August 2022 in Japan and France. If the number of episodes is still unknown, it is the studio Mappa, which has already worked on Kakegurui Where Jujutsu Kaisen, who will be in charge of the project.
Anime, Netflix’s new workhorse
On the occasion of the Netflix Japan Festival 2021, which started on November 9, the large N firm took advantage of this second edition to present the productions that will be on the program for the coming years. Eager to position itself in this flourishing anime market, Netflix is preparing to collaborate with big names in animation such as Yoshihiro Mori (We Couln’t Become Adults), Hitori Gekidan (Asakusa Kid) or the Colorido studios (Away from me, close to you Where Drifting Home). Among other announcements to remember, the release date of the first episodes of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Stone Ocean is announced on December 1 on Netflix, season 4 ofAggretsuko is expected on December 16, the six episodes of The Orbital Children will be available on January 28 and the second season of Tiger & Bunny will land in April. Adaptations of Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanazawa and Detective Conan: Zero’s Tea Time are also in development.