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Kaiji

Kaiji

AKA: Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji
Thriller, Action - 2007 (TV)
 
Ranking: 182

Itou Kaiji is a bum who steals car emblems and slashes tires on what seems to be a regular basis. This routine changes one day when he is paid a visit by a man in a trench-coat. Once the two get talking, it seems that the visitor (Calling himself Endou) is a debt collector. The reason for his visit is an unpaid loan which kaiji had previously co-signed for a work-mate (Furuhata Takeshi). The original loan was 30000 yen and once Takeshi had disappeared, the loan then fell on Kaiji. Kaiji is then told of a way to clear the interest compounded debt (which stood at 3,850,000 yen), which involved getting on a boat with others in his position. Once on the boat the debtors would then have to gamble with loaned money, which would end with a few winning, and others getting into deeper debt and having to work to pay of their debts. After some coercing kaiji accepts a position on the boat, in order to clear himself and make a bit of money as well... (Source: ANN)

Sequel: Kaiji 2 (TV) 2011

 

8.2

Anime News Network

8.0

Anime-Planet

8.6

ThemAnime

8.0

Nihon Review

9.0

  

Reviews

   

Good stuff. I can also see this anime working well when watched in a group, and we don't have nearly enough of those. Subtract a star or two if you have a low tolerance for manly tears and comically long, bloated speeches. - ThemAnime

    

A tremendous psychological drama, Kaiji is great on so many levels. It shows a lot of the darker side of humanity, but also contrasts it with a few of the better sides as well. For all that Kaiji goes through, he still ultimately retains his humanity while battling for his livelihood…. - Nihon Review

  

 

Same Director

Kaiji 2
 

Kaiji 2 - 8.0

Thriller,Drama

2011  (TV)

 

Hunter × Hunter: Phantom Rouge Movie - 7.0

Action,Adventure,Drama

2013  (Movie)

Magical Warfare
 

Magical Warfare - 4.6

Magic,Action,Fantasy

2014  (TV)