Kakegurui, a Japanese television series, didn't have to be on Netflix for long before it became a huge hit with Western audiences. It's impossible to ignore the high-stakes, no-rules world that thrives behind Hyakkaou Academy's walls.
Each character in the series is strong, determined, and armed with a unique set of nuanced reasons that not even the protagonist can fully comprehend on occasion.
It's not surprising that a show centred on highly intelligent characters influencing one another's minds would have a plethora of memorable quotes.
Even if Yumeko steals the show with her outrageous personality and uncontrollable gambling habit, other members of the academy are given the opportunity to shine as well.
10. "I dislike situations where I know for sure if I'm going to win or lose. Because it's not really gambling." -Yumeko Jabami
Every character in the series gambles for various reasons, ranging from pure entertainment to absolute necessity.
Yumeko is an exception because she gambles solely for the pleasure of gambling; she is unconcerned with the outcomes, even if they violate her fundamental human rights due to the academy's housepet system.
It's natural to believe Yumeko said this to someone who was attempting to sway the outcome in their favour.
A gamble isn't a gamble if one knows for certain whether they'll win or lose. The fact that this comment was directed at Midari, who was deliberately trying to lose at the time, makes it especially noteworthy because it demonstrates her disapproval of match-rigging, even if it works in her favour.
9. "As they say, the less you know, the better you sleep." -Runa Yomozuki
In terms of academic performance, Hyakkaou Academy does not have the best reputation among all high schools.
Kirari, the president, designed it to look like her personal fish tank so she could observe the students' battles for survival. There are many secrets within the school's walls, and depending on what is wagered, losing students may lose their freedom or even their lives.
Because of this, council member Runa's remark is particularly disturbing. It stands in stark contrast to her adorable appearance and speech pattern.
8. "Someone controls your life, so what? Put some wins under your belt and turn the tables. It's no reason to give up your ambitions!" -Itsuki Sumeragi
Kaede bets his entire life on Yumeko and loses such a high-stakes wager. Yumeko claims that Itsuki, a girl who had feelings for Kaede before he turned against her, is the recipient of his life plan and that Itsuki would use it far better.
Even after she gets her comeuppance, she still has feelings for him and uses this memorable phrase to encourage him to proceed. It's a good reminder that even when something in your life is beyond your control, there are still things you can do to try to change things.
7. "The amount of money one owns ultimately decides the victor. It's a rule that forms the basis of capitalist society!" -Yumeko Jabami
Although one's financial situation does not determine all aspects of life, it does have an impact on the type of experience students have at Hyakkaou Academy. It also applies to who has the most power in society, as it is usually the wealthiest and most "powerful" individuals.
Yumeko's intelligence is demonstrated by this comment, demonstrating that she is much more than a mindless, gambling-obsessed maniac. She is aware of the level of power she already wields within the academy as a result of the absurd amount of money she possesses.
6. "All according to plan then, huh? But you know, every time things look like they're gonna go well, there's definitely always trouble moving in the background." -Runa Yomozuki
Runa has a different role than most of the other characters because she is the head of the Election Committee, which is in charge of ensuring that matches are conducted fairly.
As a result, she frequently observes various contests that take place in the academy, and she has seen luck change from good to bad in an instant far too often.
She learned a painful life lesson that belied her childish appearance: when one is at their most at ease in life, the rug is cruelly ripped out from under them.
5. "I despise people who move the goalposts because they think they can't win." -Yumeko Jabami
Yumeko isn't afraid of anything, no matter what dangers are in her path. She can see through the plans of her opponents, no matter how well-known or seemingly unbeatable they are.
She is naturally irritated with those who miss out on opportunities in their own lives as a result of this. She tells Yumemi this chilling phrase after she concedes defeat to one of her childhood idols before their competition is over.
4. "My life is mine! They can't have it!" -Mary Saotome
Mary begins as a tsundere-like side character, but she grows into one of the series' most powerful characters.
She falls from the top of the academy's food chain to the bottom, but she claws her way back by figuring out a way around one of the games' rules.
While she is at her lowest point, the academy draughts a life plan for her, which she quickly rejects.
She rips it apart and screams angrily, saying that even if the plan meant she'd never have to deal with uncertainty again, she'd never entrusted her life to anyone else.
3. "To make your ambitions come true, you have to take risks." -Yumeko Jabami
Yumeko is immune to all forms of fear. It's not an exaggeration to say she doesn't feel bad about ruining other people's lives through gambling and that she never worries about her own; she even admits it at one point.
She is well aware that in order to win or even achieve success, one must put something on the line.
Yumeko compares it to how professional athletes must forego their childhoods in order to devote themselves to training and claims that this principle applies to almost everything in life and is not limited to gambling.
2. "They say humans are irrational creatures... gambling doesn't get them anything, they only lose something. But even so, we still gamble. We do that because we enjoy the risk." -Kirari Momobami
The fact that there should be no reason for people to want to gamble, at least not rationally, is part of what makes gambling so fascinating to watch.
Most people are well aware that the house always has the advantage and that their entire savings could vanish overnight, never to be seen again.
Kirari is motivated by the fact that people continue to visit casinos despite this.
Even if it's a completely absurd choice, she understands that people will choose to take a chance, and she enjoys watching how things turn out.
1. "You're finally granted a chance to get even! And if you don't take it... then you're no better than a puppy who cowers when someone takes the leash off." -Yumeko Jabami
While playing two against two with Mary, they witness a school bully tormenting a girl named Nanami and compelling her to provide him with information out of fear.
She is given the opportunity to not only avenge him, but also to defeat him in the match's standings, but she refuses.
Yumeko is unable to support this, which sets up a memorable line for her. Although it appears harsh, it forces Nanami to defend herself and makes her realise how satisfying it can be.
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