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Apr 12, 2011 3:55 PM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Looks like the first Cee-lo session is going to continue on into episode 3. Could care less about that, as that was the least interesting part of the arc.

Interestingly enough, I believe I saw Kurosawa in that opening.
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Apr 12, 2011 4:22 PM
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Yep, that was Kurosawa in the opening.

Speaking of the opening, it had a really nice storyboard, but fuck, that song is so awful.

Either way, the episode was still A+. It brought back that trademark Kaiji atmosphere and suspense with the BGM, metaphors and mind shenanigans everyone loves. Can't wait for the Bog arc.
 
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Apr 13, 2011 1:55 AM

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Oh hey, I know this dice game. They had it in Suikoden too. :3
 
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Apr 13, 2011 2:18 AM

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THREE THOUSAND!

THREE THOUSAND!

THREE THOUSAND!

lol
Great episode, really looking forward to next week.

Also, the animation is really well done I have to say, compared to other animes like Bakuman. This one feels so fluid and vibrant.
 
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Apr 13, 2011 2:22 AM

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Kaiji: I hate it!
Narrator: He hates it!
Kaiji: I hate it!!
Narrator: He hates it!!
Kaiji: I hate it!!!
Narrator: He hates it!!!

And yes, there's Kurosawa in the opening:


Good episode overall, the over-the-top effects and the metaphors are fucking back!

About the opening, I find it has a some kind of shonen vibe in it, and I dislike the song (maybe it'll grow in me later). But god, I hate the screaming.
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Apr 13, 2011 5:04 AM

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Haha, I just LOVE Fumihiko Tachiki as the narrator xD

Nice episode ^^

 
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Apr 13, 2011 6:10 AM
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damn, i cant wait to see the next episode
 
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Apr 13, 2011 6:25 AM

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Yandy said:
Kaiji: I hate it!
Narrator: He hates it!
Kaiji: I hate it!!
Narrator: He hates it!!
Kaiji: I hate it!!!
Narrator: He hates it!!!


I was grinning like an idiot at that point. You could totally heard all the exclamation marks there. Hilarious.

Great episode, the tension was built smoothly and nicely. I'm a bit uncomfortable with OP (song), probably because I re-watched the first season not too long ago, but I'm pretty sure it will sound better after some more episodes/listening.
ED, anyway, is my super favorite. Nothing beats that trolling beautiness.
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Apr 13, 2011 6:48 AM

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Haha dam they should have shown what happened when he bet all that money

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Apr 13, 2011 8:05 AM
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I hate characters like Miyoshi. There seems to be an overabundance of them in fukumoto shows. Good episode though.
 
Apr 13, 2011 8:16 AM

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We all saw it coming when he bet that much money xDDDD
Nice chap and the kept the tension good, plus the ED is awesome xDDDDD

And well... I like this op, but maybe because I listen to that kind of music all the time ^^UUUUU
 
Apr 13, 2011 8:40 AM

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And here's the Kaiji feeling again, the last part was awesome.
Stone Ocean adaption when?
 
Apr 13, 2011 9:11 AM

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Nice ep, need the next ep :(
 
Apr 13, 2011 9:28 AM

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Loved the suspenseful atmosphere that even rolling of dice makes your heart beats faster :D

Liked the OP and the listening to the ED for the 2nd time, makes me want more. xD

Yandy said:
Kaiji: I hate it!
Narrator: He hates it!
Kaiji: I hate it!!
Narrator: He hates it!!
Kaiji: I hate it!!!
Narrator: He hates it!!!


Haha. I totally lol'd at this part. Narrator is pure awesome!!
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Apr 13, 2011 10:01 AM

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yeah, this is the kaiji I know, can't wait for the next.
 
Apr 13, 2011 10:07 AM

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Love the opening.

Also... ZAWA ZAWA ZAWAAA
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Apr 13, 2011 11:12 AM

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Kaiji: I hate it!
Narrator: He hates it!
Kaiji: I hate it!!
Narrator: He hates it!!
Kaiji: I hate it!!!
Narrator: He hates it!!!
Narrator: but that's enough (LOL)

whatsup with the ざわ。。。ざわ。。。throughout the show
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Apr 13, 2011 12:11 PM

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dewert said:


whatsup with the ざわ。。。ざわ。。。throughout the show


Yup, it was strange...
I prefered the 1º season one more... :/
 
Apr 13, 2011 12:34 PM

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Ahh good old Kaji is back!
 
Apr 13, 2011 1:13 PM

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Why is the Narrator like one of the best characters in this show?
 
Apr 13, 2011 1:23 PM

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MAN did i miss this show
Great start
 
Apr 13, 2011 2:55 PM

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Blacksaber said:
Ahh good old Kaji is back!


Yup, he seems to of rediscovered the thrill of gambling, can't wait to see how things turn out for him in future episodes!

TeamFortress2 said:
Why is the Narrator like one of the best characters in this show?


Yeah, the voice actor does a great job as the narrator.
 
Apr 13, 2011 6:43 PM
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Awesome atmosphere!
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Apr 13, 2011 8:31 PM

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It feels like the episodes are only 5 minutes long. This is way too engrossing.
 
Apr 13, 2011 8:38 PM

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zawa zawa ~


 
Apr 14, 2011 12:29 AM
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Fuurinkazan said:
I hate characters like Miyoshi. There seems to be an overabundance of them in fukumoto shows. Good episode though.


Unfortunately for you, he's a commonly reappearing character XD
Zawa...Zawa...Zawa...
 
Apr 14, 2011 1:08 AM
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i don't get it why

note - spoiler dosen't reveals anything about the plot . still it is a SPOILER
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Apr 14, 2011 2:36 AM

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WOW, just WOW

ZAWA ZAWA, and the music played in this season 2 is frickin' AWESOME!
zawa zawa in this season is just AWESOME in its own way
i also love the way kaiji regretting his bad luck, it's adorable ;-)

oh GOD, i'm such a sadist
 
Apr 14, 2011 4:55 AM

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can anyone tell me whose kurosawa ? :S if it something that spoils the series please dont :P I havent read the manga
 
Apr 14, 2011 6:05 AM

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He sat next to Kaiji in the OP. He's just another fukumoto character in his own manga http://myanimelist.net/manga/3575/Legend_of_the_Strongest_Man_Kurosawa ... I don't think they cross over but, it's just a cool cameo :)
 
Apr 14, 2011 7:51 AM
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magiox said:
can anyone tell me whose kurosawa ? :S if it something that spoils the series please dont :P I havent read the manga


as purplegem7 said , he is from fukumto's another work "legend of the strongest man kurosawa "
 
Apr 14, 2011 8:21 AM

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Nice episode to follow up the first.

Although I predicted the exact sequence of events from just watching a couple minutes, I liked the opening theme so much I just can't "not" give this episode a 5.

5/5

 
Apr 14, 2011 2:21 PM
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The OP sounded way too much like a Brokencyde song for me to enjoy it...
 
Apr 15, 2011 3:50 AM

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Predictable episode, but very entertaining.
 
Apr 15, 2011 4:59 AM

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Love opening.
Love ending.
Love anime.

Best show of season, most of this season shows are unwatchable, finally something to look forward to every week.
 
Apr 15, 2011 7:20 PM
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StellaNoxFleuret said:
Predictable episode, but very entertaining.


That's the problem with Kaiji in general :-/

But it's always fun to see Kaiji in desperation. Let me guess : The dices are rigged so that Kaiji loses ? lol
 
Apr 16, 2011 7:19 AM

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I'm enjoying this season a lot more that the first one so far - I think a lot of it has to do with the nonexistence of the whiny loser characters of the first season. Man, they were annoying.
 
Apr 16, 2011 9:24 AM
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As much as I do enjoy watching Kaiji, I don't like the fact that I feel like I know he is going to end up losing in the end no matter what. I much prefer Akagi and wish they would do another season of that.
 
Apr 17, 2011 8:46 AM

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hell yeah.. let the raping begin
 
Apr 18, 2011 1:21 AM
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haters gonna hate
 
Apr 18, 2011 2:54 AM

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I dislike the auto-tuning in the OP, but I actually liked the parts with the screaming, which is rare for me.

And goddamn I fucking love this series. Also, FUCK YEAH the music on Kaiji's first roll. Too bad it's so short.
 
Apr 19, 2011 1:05 PM

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The ZAWA ZAWA is not manly enough >_<
 
Apr 22, 2011 12:13 AM

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Kaiji is sitting next to Kurosawa in the opening XD
 
Apr 22, 2011 10:41 PM

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I love this show so much. I loved when they starting talking about the "high" you get as a gambler, twas well done.

Ending gets better every time I see it.
 
Apr 25, 2011 11:14 AM

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Damn I've missed this show. :D

My only regret is that I didn't wait for the entire season to be finished so that I could marathon them all in one go. I think I can handle the week to week wait. Its definitely worth it.
 
Jul 27, 2011 8:22 AM

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random game is so boring...
 
Sep 29, 2011 11:24 AM

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The narrator without a doubt is the best character in the series =)
 
Oct 12, 2011 8:54 PM

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I love this show so much. I loved when they starting talking about the "high" you get as a gambler, twas well done.

Ending gets better every time I see it.


Pretty much this. It was never the actual gambling that engrossed me in this series, it's the pretty damn interesting psychological profile of a gambling addict and human nature. This series still pulls it off wonderfully, it seems.
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Nov 6, 2011 1:03 PM

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Awesome OP

Funny ED

Girly ZAWA... is annoying, but the story is interesting so far.

The Narrator rlz. 8D
 
Sep 26, 2012 7:07 AM

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Kaiji is really a total addict. I can't see a way for him to come back alive from that underground. In the first season, even when he had the upper hand, he just HAD to come up with an idea to trick the boss and in result to lose 4 of his fingers...
 
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