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Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji (Manga)

Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kaiji Part 3
Japanese: 賭博堕天録カイジ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 13
Chapters: 131
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 2004 to Apr 2008
Authors: Fukumoto, Nobuyuki (Story & Art)


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Itou Kaiji, now free of debt but without a penny is leeching himself in Mr.Sakazaki's new house, despite all the flirtings (extreme torment for Kaiji) from Sakazaki's daughter, Mikoko. Sakazaki attempts to kick Kaiji out, even by offering a farewell 'we never knew each other' money of 3000000 yen. While Kaiji ponders himself on the decision, he is visited by Miyoshi and Maeda, two of his 'allies' he had saved from the last part of the series.


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Sep 15, 2014
"See what can not be seen. That is the heart of gambling!"

Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji is a brilliant addition to the Kaiji franchise which helps build on the depth of Kaiji's character as well as offers a tension packed mahjong gamble that will have you at the edge of your seat.

Story: 9/10
The story of Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji takes places after the bog arc as we see Kaiji trying to assimilate back into society with little avail. Kaiji ends up being a worthless freeloader, leeching off of Sakazaki. Eventually Sakazaki kicks Kaiji out and gives him 3000000 yen read more
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Aug 31, 2010
Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji: The third arc of one of Fukumoto Nobuyuki's brilliant gambling stories: Kaiji. Assuming that you have read the past arcs, Kaiji has his freedom back. However, he's in an unfortunate situation which doesn't allow him much enjoyment in life: He's penniless. Throughout the story, he meets his friends who allow him another opportunity to gamble. Another chance in life to redeem himself. This time, it's with Mah Jong.

The story of Kaiji has always been extremely captivating and enjoyable. Knowing how much difficulty and trouble Kaiji has been through in the story is infuriating at times, but it helps in depicting read more
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Aug 30, 2012
= Alright so i am a huge Kaiji fan having read all the Manga to date that i can. I truly love the character and the well developed scenarios,the settings and the general atmosphere of the series. I am gonna go over the good and bad points of this particular serialization of Kaiji.

The story is pretty much the same as past Kaiji arcs except this is not started by force because of a debt he must pay. This time Kaiji makes the decision to try and gamble for a sure win and help his friends in the process. A fairly noble yet self serving plot read more
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Jun 6, 2013
When you step into minefield and start playing game that involves huge pain and efforts can you push through?

This will be my first manga review.

Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji, or commonly known as Kaiji Part 3, which gives basic setting for Kaiji series and goes many uncertain roads, which in the end don't save it from falling to be one hell of a gambling arc. It's not certainly bad but it's don't give that Kaiji feel we can sense when reading through series.

Story - 7

Story is OK, I would say not the best ones out there. It's really slow paced one. They dragged so read more
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