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Kakegurui cosplayer shows off jaw-dropping take on Yumeko Jabami

by Matt Porter

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A Kakegurui fan has revealed an incredible cosplay of the anime's main character, bringing the 'Compulsive Gambler' to life with a perfect version of Yumeko Jabami.

Kakegurui started life as a manga back in 2014 but became so popular that it was adapted into an anime and then a live-action drama in 2018, as fans around the world became obsessed with the show and its larger-than-life characters.

The series follows the story of Yumeko Jabami who is a student at Hyakkaou Private Academy, a school that's home to the children of Japan's richest and most influential people. While most school stories see the classmates ranked by popularity, academic performance, or athletic talent, there is only one thing that determines who sits at the top of Hyakkaou, and that's their gambling skills.

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Jabami is known for her high-risk gambling style.

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The upbeat and charismatic Kakegurui character always attracts the affection of her classmates around her, but don't be fooled, that doesn't mean she takes it easy when the chips are down. She is seen placing high-risk bets throughout the series but never takes it too hard when they don't pay off. Yumeko's personality and never-say-die attitude instantly turned her into a fan-favorite for viewers of the show, and cosplayer and YouTuber 'queen_jelz' is clearly a fan, showing off a fantastic take on the character.

Jabami is instantly recognizable to fans of the show, with her long black hair flowing all the way down her back, with bangs and two long strands coming down either side of her face. The character wears the standard Hyakkou Private Academy uniform, which includes a red blazer with black trim, a white dress shirt, and a dark pleated skirt to finish off the look. She's often seen wearing pink lipstick, and almost always sports red fingernails, painted to match her uniform.

Jelz' cosplay certainly looks identical to the character, with her uniform looking almost identical to the one the character sports in the series, and even captioned the image with one of Yumeko's catchphrases, "Let's get our gambling freak on!"

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Fans of the anime were definitely impressed by the cosplay, with one commenter calling the look "gorgeous," while another rated it 10/10 before saying that would "definitely play blackjack" with her.

Kakegurui has run for two series in anime form, but fans hoping for a third season may have a wait on their hands, with no release date on the horizon.