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Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji: Hakairoku-hen

Alternative Titles

English: Kaiji: Against All Rules
Synonyms: Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji S2, The Suffering Pariah Kaiji: Backslide Arc
Japanese: 逆境無頼カイジ 破戒録篇


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2011 to Sep 28, 2011
Premiered: Spring 2011
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.291 (scored by 31,154 users)
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Ranked: #2302
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1041
Members: 53,870
Favorites: 754
Ranked #230Popularity #1041Members 53,870
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Episodes: /26


Owing to an increasing debt, Kaiji Itou ends up resuming his old lifestyle. One day, while walking on the street, he stumbles upon Yuuji Endou, who is hunting Kaiji due to the money he owes to the Teiai Group. Unaware of this, Kaiji eagerly follows Endou, hoping for a chance to participate in another gamble, but soon finds out the loan shark's real intentions when he is kidnapped.

Given that Kaiji is unable to pay off his huge debt, the Teiai Group instead sends him to work in an underground labor camp. He is told that he will have to live in this hell for 15 years, alongside other debtors, until he can earn his freedom. His only hope to put an early end to this nightmare is by saving enough money to be able to go back to the surface for a single day. Once he is there, he plans to obtain the remaining money needed to settle his account by making a high-stakes wager. However, as many temptations threaten his scarce income, Kaiji may have to resort to gambling sooner than he had expected.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Itou, Kaiji
Itou, Kaiji
Hagiwara, Masato
Hagiwara, Masato
Ichijou, Seiya
Ichijou, Seiya
Namikawa, Daisuke
Namikawa, Daisuke
Hyoudou, Kazutaka
Hyoudou, Kazutaka
Tsukayama, Masane
Tsukayama, Masane
Tachiki, Fumihiko
Tachiki, Fumihiko


Sato, Yuzo
Sato, Yuzo
Kawamura, Kenichi
Kawamura, Kenichi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Hirota, Mitsutaka
Hirota, Mitsutaka
Kawajiri, Yoshiaki
Kawajiri, Yoshiaki

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"Chase the Light!" by Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas

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#1: "C Kara Hajimaru ABC" by Wasureranneeyo (eps 1-25)
#2: "Mirai wa Bokura no Te no Naka" by Kaiji with Redbourn Cherries (ep 26)

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Are you suffering from an absence of GAR and strategy in your life? Already burn through your reserve JoJo's and No Game No Life strategic asspulls for a rainy day? Well, I got just the fix!


Story: 9/10

You'd think the novelty of high gambling will be dull after 26 episodes right? But Kaiji's sequel not only delivers yet again but surpasses expectations! But it's not all a win. The story pits Kaiji into an underground camp as a slave laborer in order to pay off his debts. As in typical Kaiji fashion, it's not all as it seems. As Kaiji butts heads read more
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May 14, 2011
Ok this is my first time to write a review so please go easy.

Let me start by saying I'm a huge fan of psychological thriller series and I must say Kaiji is one of the best there is in that aspect. Season 1 was just amazing, keeps you thinking and surprises you with the twisted outcomes. In Season 2 Kaiji has done it again, each episode keeps getting better and better makes you at the edge of your seat hunger to know whats will happen next.

If your a fan of Psychological thrillers such as Death note or Liar game, Kaiji is a must watch read more
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Jun 6, 2011
I was a great fan of the first season so it's probably going to be a bit biased.

But let me tell you how much I love these series. I usually like psychological thriller, "Main character being super smart pwning everybody" kind of anime but this is my favorite one out there.

One out was mediocre, liar game got boring midway through, death note was really good but... There's just something about this series that tops all those anime and manga.

I saw the first season like 4 years ago and it's still on my mind.

Anyway WATCH THE FIRST ONE if you haven't GO NOW!

It might get you read more
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May 28, 2014
Kaiji season 2 offers a solid conclusion to the anime series however the series itself is a decrease in quality from season 1 Kaiji Ultimate Survivor.

Taking place a few months after the first arc, Kaiji is taken underground to pay his debt by manual labor which will take him around 15 years to complete his sentence. After a few months later, Kaiji is then allowed to be outside for a few days in which he hears about a casino with the infamous pachinko game "The Bog" which if Kaiji wins can pay off his entire debt.

The differences in this season being the 3rd series of read more
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