Kakegurui: Who Is Yumeko Jabami's Love Interest?

Despite the fact, Yumeko was the popular girl at school, but who caught her attention?

Kakegurui: Who Is Yumeko Jabami's Love Interest?
Ryomeko 

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Yumeko Jabami is a fictional character from the anime Kakegurui. It is one of the best psychological thriller anime which left fans amazed with its storylines, plot, as well as animation. Kakegurui is an anime series adapted from the manga of the same title written by Homura Kawamoto and illustrated by Tōru Naomura. The anime television series is animated by MAPPA.

The music videos for the opening and closing themes were released in 2017. The plot of Kakegurui revolves around students who attend the Hyakkaou Private Academy. It is a school for the most wealthy and privileged individuals. The social hierarchy of the school is determined through a series of games where the students must wager their fortunes against one another. Yumeko is Ryota Suzuki and Mary Saotome’s classmate and friend. Yumeko Jabami’s family is aligned with the Momobami clan whose head is Kirari Momobami. Yumeko is shown around the school by Ryota Suzui. She instantly becomes very popular around the school. Yumeko is shown to be a very upbeat and charismatic character who consistently attracts the affection or interest of people around her, usually making a big scene. Not only is she able to befriend those who previously disliked her, but she is also able to catch the attention of the entire student body. She does just that on her very first day of school and manages to continue doing so on nearly a daily basis. Every time she notices an opponent cheating in games, her button gets switched to a bloodthirsty side of her, usually seen when her eyes turn red and she frightens her opponents. Since she was a newbie at the school, no one was friendly to her except this one person Ryota Suzui. He was the first friend Yumeko ever made. This is where this beautiful fanship started.

Ryomeko- The Fanship

Ryomeko is the fanship between Yumeko Jabami and Ryota Suzui. Yumeko and Ryota meet on Yumeko's first day of school.

Yumeko as a house pet 

After Yumeko introduces herself to her new class, the teacher entrusts Yumeko to Ryota. Later, Ryota shows Yumeko the school and informs her about the gambling traditions on the school and says that she should be careful because she would soon be invited to a gambling game.

When Mary then challenges Yumeko to a gambling game, Ryota shows great concern for Yumeko and continues to be worried about her during the game. Even though Yumeko loses the first game against Mary, she later wins the second one, much to Ryota's surprise. After Yumeko won against Mary, she leaves the classroom and Ryota follows her. Ryota then calls out to Yumeko, which she notices and asks if she can help him with anything. Out of breath, Ryota asks her how she won the game against Mary. Yumeko explains to Ryota that she knew that Mary was cheating and that he helped her to cheat. Once the two are finished talking about Yumeko's game against Mary, Ryota apologizes to Yumeko for helping Mary to cheat. Touched, Yumeko gives Ryota money and tells him that without him she wouldn't have had such an exciting game. Afterwards, she smiles brightly and thanks Ryota.

The next day when Yumeko arrives at school, she says good morning to Ryota, he greets her back by calling her "Jabami-san". Yumeko insists that now that the two are already friends, he should just call her "Yumeko". Arrived in the classroom Ryota says that he wants to pay back the 5 million yen that Yumeko gave him. However, Yumeko says that it was a present and that he doesn't need to worry about it.

Yumeko offering Ryota money to pay his debt

In the episode "Gambling Woman", Yumeko asks Ryota to gamble with her against Kirari Momobami, because it possibly would be her last game on the academy and she wants Ryota to be there. At first, he was overwhelmed by the responsibility but then agrees to gamble with her. Thus, the game against Kirari Momobami begins. Later, Ryota thinks about what card he should draw with knowing what responsibility he has and he almost gives upon himself, but Yumeko calls out to him and tells him not to worry about it, because even if they lose the game she will be the one who has to leave the academy, so the risk and the pain will be hers. Ryota calms down a bit and say's that, that is not true. He then confesses that he wants to be with her and that the risk she just mentioned will be just as much his leaving Yumeko. In the final part of the game, Yumeko guides Ryota to choose the card that decides the game.

Over the further course of the manga, Ryota and Yumeko grow even closer and Ryota shows that he greatly respects and supports Yumeko. He also continues to be worried about her whenever she has a gambling game. Eventually, Ryota later admits that he's getting "attracted"  to Yumeko, showing that he begins to grow genuine feelings for her. Although Yumeko acts like she doesn't know about Ryota's feelings for her, it's likely that she has noticed it. Ryomeko is a decently popular ship in the Kakegurui fandom. Although it's quite overshadowed by Yumary, the ship still has a decent amount of supporters. Some people would argue that Ryota is too "boring" for Yumeko since he has a rather plain character, but others find that Yumeko's more extraordinary character perfectly fits Ryota's more plain character. Ryomeko is usually shipped alongside Meariri, as both are rivals of the ship Yumary. But in some cases, Yumary and Ryomeko shippers like both ships and ship the three in a poly ship, resulting in Ryoyumary.

The ship mainly got popular because of Ryota's canonical attraction/feelings for Yumeko. But because the anime and manga later gave Yumary a good amount of ship tease Yumary began to surpass Ryomeko's popularity. But nonetheless, Ryomeko remained a fan favourite that is enjoyed by many fans. A few people also enjoy the ship because Yumeko was the one who helped Ryota finally unlash his true gambling talents.

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