The popularity and ever-increasing appeal of anime shows can be traced to their engaging storytelling and character development antics. These shows highlight every aspect of society, from the good to the bad and ugly.
One major societal feature that has found its way into the anime genre is gambling. This is not surprising, as gambling is a favorite pastime of millions of humans worldwide. By placing anime characters with similar passions and likes on our screens, the shows aim to teach us a thing or two about how to gamble successfully. Join us as we look at some hot anime characters who love gambling as much as you do.
The Hokage title comes with lots of responsibility, a duty that Tsunade considers impossible due to the deaths of several loved ones who aspired to the office. Instead, she is content taking up one of her grandfather’s old habits, gambling. As a princess and one of the richest anime characters, it was easy for Tsunade to play games for fun or even for real money when she felt like it. However, Tsunade soon learned the importance of strategy when she experienced consecutive losing streaks. She starts to balance risk and rewards in winning streaks, realizing money comes and goes, but with patience, design, and planning, gambling can be rewarding
No Game No Life protagonist Sora begins to explore the online gaming world when his parents abandon him. Nursing the pain and anguish of disappointment in the real world, he turns his focus to online gaming. Sora demonstrates exceptional gambling abilities thanks to quick-witted and calculated decisions. Alongside his sister Shiro, he defeats Tet in an online video game. This achievement earns the siblings an invite into an alternate universe, reminding the audience that you can achieve great things even in a small place.
3. Yami Sukehiro
Yami demonstrates a unique penchant for high stakes. Being an experienced and skilled fighter, he combines strategy with intuition in his gaming choices. Although risky, Yami believes in facing challenges head-on and carries this personality trait to the gaming tables. For him, no opponent or gaming challenge is too difficult to surmount.
4. Yumeko Jabami
If gamblers were ranked according to skill and wins, what position would you be in? Better still, how exciting or not would your life be if your social status and perception were based on money and gambling success? That’s the life Yumeko faces when she transfers to Hyakkaou Private Academy.
However, Yumeko is unmoved, as she can separate her emotions from gambling decisions. She also has a keen eye for detail, allowing her to spot and call out cheating opponents. In addition, she’s one of the sexiest female anime characters, with features that make her challenging to hate even while she floors you at roulettes.
5. Kirari Momobami
Kirari is the stunning antagonist to Yumeko in Compulsive Gambler. Although both anime girls share similarities, their personalities lead to a clash in values. Kirari also loves to gamble and is incredibly great at it. She defeats her opponents, including the handsome boys at their school, through calculative moves and an adrenaline rush from gambling. Kirari, like most anime female characters, wears a chip on her shoulder and attracts the most handsome male friends, who consider her a trophy woman.
Other notable anime characters who love gambling include Celestia Lunderberg, who stars in Danganropa, Cowboy Bepop’s Faye Valentine, Mahjong Legend Akagi: The Genius Who Descended Into the Darkness’ Shigeru Akagi, and Natsu and Lucy in Fairy Tail. The relatability of these characters and uniting love for gambling has caused several fans to honor them in their art, tattoos, and pfp (profile picture).
From Pokemon to Minecraft, AOT, to Halloween-themed evil anime characters like Esdeath, the depiction of our unique habits continue to surface in the anime world. As online gaming and casino games continues to evolve, these shows will depict more of what we do online.