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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
Premiered: Fall 2007
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.341 (scored by 44,794 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #1902
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #574
Members: 86,330
Favorites: 3,008
8.34
Ranked #190Popularity #574Members 86,330
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Episodes: /26

Synopsis

Kaiji Itou is a good-for-nothing loiterer who spends his days drinking beer and stealing hubcaps—that is, until he ends up being tricked by his former co-worker. Unable to suddenly repay his friend's huge debt all by himself, Kaiji is offered a shady deal to participate in an illegal underground gamble on a cruise ship. This turns out to be nothing more than the beginning of his new life of hell—thrown headlong into a life-threatening roller coaster of mind games, cheating, and deceit.

Based on the first entry of the famous gambling manga series by Nobuyuki Fukumoto, Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor follows our unlucky protagonist as he is forced to fight not only other people, but also the mysteries of their psyches. Kaiji finds out the hard way that the worst sides of human nature surface when people's backs are against the wall, and that the most fearsome dangers of all are greed, paranoia, and the human survival instinct itself.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Itou, Kaiji
Itou, Kaiji
Main
Hagiwara, Masato
Japanese
Hagiwara, Masato
Hyoudou, Kazutaka
Hyoudou, Kazutaka
Supporting
Tsukayama, Masane
Japanese
Tsukayama, Masane
Narrator
Narrator
Supporting
Tachiki, Fumihiko
Japanese
Tachiki, Fumihiko
Tonegawa, Yukio
Tonegawa, Yukio
Supporting
Hakuryuu
Japanese
Hakuryuu

Staff

Sato, Yuzo
Sato, Yuzo
Director
Nakamura, Ryousuke
Nakamura, Ryousuke
Episode Director, Storyboard
Tanaka, Hiroyuki
Tanaka, Hiroyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kawamura, Kenichi
Kawamura, Kenichi
Episode Director


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

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



More reviewsReviews

bigjig
Jan 18, 2008
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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Torisunanohokori
Dec 9, 2007
This review was originally written after the first arc, and has since been revised to cover my opinions of the entire show, with minimal spoilers.

Story: Itoh Kaiji, a bum with 3 million yen worth of debt gets into a gambling cruise to pay off his debts. The game played on the cruise is Gentei Janken (Restricted Rock-Paper-Scissors), where the players get four cards of each type and battle it out. What's the catch? Several things; each card can only be used once, cards can be bought off of other players, con men abound, and losing forces one into the vaguely established but read more
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Kynov
Jan 20, 2014
Kaiji, maybe is one of the genius anime that would be rarely be consumed these days. Many reasons for it, like people these days are just loooking for anime which have cute girls (or we can said seeking for MOE). Cant blame on it since anime industry now are using cute girls for their sales and of course for seeking profit. Anyway, there is no cute girls in Kaiji so please step out if you’re looking for it. But honestly you would miss a show that would make hold your breath from the beginning to the end.

Kaiji itself have a simple story, Its about read more
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slpless
Apr 19, 2008
Edit: added more stuff and reworded some things

What drew me to Kaiji was the interesting premise, gambling. Considering the manga had over 30+ volumes, there had to be something to this. However, the question pops in my mind “how is one able to make an anime about gambling?” In the end, I found that a more important question is “how can one make a good anime about gambling?” and Kaiji isn’t a very good example.

Itoh Kaiji owes 3 million yen to the yakuza and is forced to go into a special cruise ship to gamble his way out of debt. The gamble is read more
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