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Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor

Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor

Alternative Titles

English: Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor
Synonyms: Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji
Japanese: 逆境無頼カイジ Ultimate Survivor

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2007 to Apr 2, 2008
Producers: Madhouse, VAP
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.371 (scored by 27258 users)
Ranked: #1712
Popularity: #549
Members: 48,486
Favorites: 1,770
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

drama gambling psychological

Synopsis

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 300,000 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 coercion Kaiji accepts a position on the boat, in order to clear his debt and make a bit of money as well...

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Related Anime

Adaptation: Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji
Sequel: Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji: Hakairoku Hen

Characters & Voice Actors

Itou, Kaiji
Itou, Kaiji
Main
Hagiwara, Masato
Japanese
Hagiwara, Masato
Hyeon, Gyeng Su
Korean
Hyeon, Gyeng Su
Urabe
Urabe
Supporting
 
Kitami
Kitami
Supporting
Yao, Kazuki
Japanese
Yao, Kazuki
Lee, Ju Chang
Korean
Lee, Ju Chang
Narrator
Supporting
Tachiki, Fumihiko
Japanese
Tachiki, Fumihiko
Kim, Gi hyeon
Korean
Kim, Gi hyeon

Staff

Sato, Yuzo
Director
Tanaka, Hiroyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kawamura, Kenichi
Episode Director
Hirota, Mitsutaka
Script



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Jan 18, 2008
bigjig
Kaiji is the devil child [insert Slayer- Hell Awaits soundtrack] among the 2007 Autumn season lineup, an outcast, the underdog just like the character himself – people take one look at those long noses and run for the hills – A TENGU IS COMING!! AAARGHH!!

It also just happens to not only be the best anime of the season; it ranks up among some of the best anime of all time. If there were to be a list of the current best five anime for the 2007 season it would be: 1. Kaiji, 2. Daylight, 3. Daylight, 4. Daylight, 5. Maybe Ghost Hound – nah, read more
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May 28, 2014
THEAnimeHERO
Kaiji Ultimate Survivor explores human vices, the temptation of evil & the shattering of hope all through the usage of gambling. Kaiji is a psychological thriller building much tension as Kaiji's thoughts on society & goodwill are put into question.

The story of Kaiji begins when he takes a massive debt from this friend forcing him to resort to gambling on a secluded cruise called Espoir. (French for Hope) From this point onwards, Kaiji enters the gambling world where games cost millions of money & where a person's life matter less than money. Throughout the series, there's many challenges that emphasizes hope being nothing than a read more
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Recommendations

Both are gambling animes done by the same director and mangaka, both main character's are also voiced by the same seiyū, Hagiwara Masato.
reportRecommended by nn0r - Add to favorites
Both animes are very similar to each other, both heroes plot an ingenius plan to survive, both keeps you guessing until the end and hunger for the next one, both has amazing storyline.

Kaiji is a genius anime without the supernatural stuff from Death note.

Opening Theme

"Mirai wa Bokura no Te no Naka" by Kaiji with Redbourn Cherries

Ending Theme

"Makeinu-tachi no Requiem (負け犬達のレクイエム)" by Hakuryuu

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