Following the trend set by its strong premiere episode, Kakegurui continues to intrigue viewers with outrageous gambles and expressive reaction faces. Viewers were also given a brief explanation about the academy’s purpose and the reason behind its harsh pyramid system. The series seems to have settled into an “Obstacle of the Week” format and Yumeko will start duking it out with members from the student council from here on out. In this week’s gamble, Yumeko demonstrates inhuman memorization ability in order to outwit her newest opponent in a game of Double Card Memory.
I actually felt perturbed seeing the characters bet body parts (specifically fingernails and toenails). Considering how Yumeko’s opponent, Sumeragi Itsuki, is considered small fry by the other student council members, the bets and games will surely become increasingly insane. With a sense of excitement that is tinged with unease, I look forward to the next episode with bated breath.