There are no heroes in Kakegurui, but we would be forgiven for thinking that the the main character, Yumeko, represents divine justice for the architects and participants in an abusive system. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Although she “rights wrongs” along the way, and she seems to believe in fairness and friendship in her own way, Yumeko is no revolutionary, and she never was. For those that find fault in the “heaven or hell” system, Yumeko is no savior.
In Kakegurui, the high school, Hyakkou Private Academy, is a place where a person’s worth is literally determined by gambling. Gambling didn’t use to be everything at the school, but it was always present. The purposes behind the gambling originally are as yet unknown, but under a new student council administration, it takes on a much broader purpose: social engineering.