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Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji (Manga)

Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji

Alternative Titles

English: Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji
Synonyms: Tobaku Mokujiroku Kaiji
Japanese: 賭博黙示録カイジ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 13
Chapters: 158
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 10, 1996 to Jul 26, 1999
Genres: Drama, Game, Seinen
Authors: Fukumoto, Nobuyuki (Story & Art)


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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...

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Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji was digitally published in English as Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji by Fukumoto Production/Highstone, Inc. on May 29, 2015.

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Recent News

Endou is a Woman in Kaiji Live Action Movie

A live action movie of "Kaiji" will be premiered on October 10th. The biggest alternation in the setting is that Endou Yuuji was switched with a lady Endou...read more

Recent Forum Discussion

Did anyone ever translate Vol. 3?
Tettsui - Feb 9, 2013
0 replies by Tettsui »»
Feb 9, 2013 7:56 AM
is there any groub translating the first part of the manga ??
Blue-Rei - Aug 26, 2011
3 replies by GZeppeli »»
Jul 11, 2012 5:17 AM

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