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Apr 27, 2009 8:45 AM

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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 Rinko played by Amami Yuki (official website). Fujiwara Tatsuya (official website) plays the main character Itou Kaiji. Fujiwara played Yagami Light in the live action movie of Death Note.

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Apr 27, 2009 8:48 AM

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Fujiwara's ok, does the best he can with shitty scripts he's given, and I've never seen Kaiji, but he doesnt look the gamblish type. Kaiji watchers, what do you think?
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What the... there shouldn't be any women in an adaptation of Kaiji.
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Apr 27, 2009 8:54 AM

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Suddenly, less manly Kaiji.
 
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Apr 27, 2009 9:00 AM

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ummm, no, this isn't right.. *sob*

but i can see why they're doing this. they don't want the movie to be directed towards the same specific demographic that the manga/anime was. by changing endou to a woman and adding an extremely popular actor among women, the original demographic is now stretched out to include women. they'll get a bigger audience = more money.
 
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movie ruined
 
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freedoleen said:
What the... there shouldn't be any women in an adaptation of Kaiji.


 
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Apr 27, 2009 9:23 AM

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Cihan said:
Fujiwara's ok, does the best he can with shitty scripts he's given, and I've never seen Kaiji, but he doesnt look the gamblish type. Kaiji watchers, what do you think?
Depends. Will he be wearing a chin prosthetic?

He looks kind of loserish though, just like Kaiji.
 
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@RetroRainbow: Doesn't look like a woman to me.
...All right, but there obviously shouldn't be any women in the main cast.
 
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RetroRainbow said:
freedoleen said:
What the... there shouldn't be any women in an adaptation of Kaiji.


*Pic*

My world just turned upside down.
 
Apr 27, 2009 10:06 AM

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Wow, this sounds more awful than live action adaptations of manga/anime usually sound. Fujiwara is a decent actor, but I simply can't picture him as Kaiji.
 
Apr 27, 2009 10:14 AM

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Wow, this sounds more awful than live action adaptations of manga/anime usually sound. Fujiwara is a decent actor, but I simply can't picture him as Kaiji.

I know. He looks too bishounen for a role like Kaiji (pathetic thug -> elite gambler).
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RetroRainbow said:
freedoleen said:
What the... there shouldn't be any women in an adaptation of Kaiji.


*picture*


As soon as I saw that scene, I kinda felt wrong about it somehow. I never put my finger on why until now.

As for the movie, I'd like to see it regardless but it'd be more fun with pointy/gigantic noses and chins.
 
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Fujiwara is too bishounen for Kaiji. and that woman is fail.
though I generally don't really like doramas maybe I'll give it a shot.
 
Apr 27, 2009 11:31 AM

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WHAT.

Fujiwara's unfit for Kaiji's role. I'd rather have his seiyuu doing it than him.
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Apr 27, 2009 11:37 AM

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freedoleen said:
What the... there shouldn't be any women in an adaptation of Kaiji.


Agreed. Regardless, the idea is at least mildly intriguing, and unlike the series, hopefully the live action film won't be a commercial failure despite its tremendous degree of quality.
 
Apr 27, 2009 11:39 AM

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Also,

inb4 romance
 
Apr 27, 2009 12:19 PM

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That's very funny, but it looks enjoyable to watch.
 
Apr 27, 2009 12:58 PM

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RetroRainbow said:
freedoleen said:
What the... there shouldn't be any women in an adaptation of Kaiji.




That and there was a girl working at the convenience store that Kaiji and Sahara used to work at before they did the human derby.

Either way it does tone down one of the manliest series ever. Though it could have been worse if like say Tonegawa was played by a woman. But still, this is one heavy blow to the Kaiji fanbase.
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DO NOT WANT WOMAN
 
Apr 27, 2009 1:07 PM

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I loled... Seriously.. what are they thinking. Still gotta check the LA coouuuuld be that its actually good.
 
Apr 27, 2009 1:24 PM

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BTW
MORE AWESOME NEWS

THE FOURTH KAIJI MANGA STARTS IN JUNE!
 
Apr 27, 2009 1:25 PM

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Women in Kaiji? I don't remember a single one xD
BAD idea.


 
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:/
 
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Plate said:
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inb4 romance

wtf??? o_0
what romance are they talking about??? Kaiji has only one passion - gambling.
 
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DO NOT WANT WOMAN



I couldn't have said it better myself.
 
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Iahel said:
Plate said:
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inb4 romance

wtf??? o_0
what romance are they talking about??? Kaiji has only one passion - gambling.


you'd think so wouldn't you

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Plate said:
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inb4 romance


Mother of god.... The Kaiji LA is going to be terrible.

 
Apr 27, 2009 3:37 PM

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Not good news. But live action films are never good anyway.
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Apr 27, 2009 5:18 PM

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What? Women in Kaiji? Huh?

Also, Fujiwara Tatsuya wtf? Wow, shit actor (Although his role in Battle Royale was funny only because it was BR).
 
Apr 27, 2009 5:32 PM

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Fuck yes.

Even if this live action is bad, I'll still watch this.
 
Apr 27, 2009 6:48 PM

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What?

Fujiwara Tatsuya doing the Kaiji role doesn't sound good.. I never watched the Kaiji anime series, didn't like it. Just because Fujiwara-kun is taking the role of Kaiji in the live-action version doesn't mean I will watch it either..

Fujiwara Tatsuya did a great job as Yagami Light in the live-action Death Note series. 10/10!!!
 
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this is just bad, no amount of blind optimism or hope will convince me otherwise
 
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Iahel said:
Plate said:
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inb4 romance

wtf??? o_0
what romance are they talking about??? Kaiji has only one passion - gambling.


Liquidize said:
Fuck yes.

Even if this live action is bad, I'll still watch this.

Same.
 
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WTF
 
Apr 28, 2009 9:10 AM

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WTF

Read the manga or die.
 
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I wouldn't call her a girlfriend. =V
 
May 3, 2009 4:32 PM

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I can't believe no one has said this yet:

 
Aug 23, 2009 8:12 AM

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lmao fail.
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Fujiwara-san is also voicing one of the characters in Ryu ga Gotoku 4..

Nonetheless, since I didn't watch the anime, I will not watch this either.^^
 
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So Kaiji is another one of those manly obsessed shows eh?
Staying a mile away from this anime, then.

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Fujiwara Tatsuya !!!!!!!!!!!
hmmm...not SO MANLY D:
 
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You know, I'm kinda into the idea at play here, for the apparent genderbending aspect.
Also just to smite the mordern GAR fandom community.

You know, GAR actually used to be a cool thing, when it was all about homomasculinity.

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Kaiji isn't really a manly obsessed show, it's just that it happens to have an all-male cast. All of the characters are either poor wusses or sadistic rich people.
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Hi-la-ri-ous.
 
Sep 2, 2009 11:25 AM

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Lol, THIS ISN'T MANLY :(
 
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Kaiji needs a bad ass actor to play his role ......moe Kaiji
 
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From Light to kaiji?








 
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Sakata-san said:
Though it could have been worse if like say Tonegawa was played by a woman.


Oh God, why would you even make me imagine that.
And everyone's forgetting Ishida-san's wife. Although she...didn't have any lines. And we never saw her face. Whatever, in Kaiji, you gotta take what you can get as far as women.
 
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So Kaiji is another one of those manly obsessed shows eh?
Staying a mile away from this anime, then.


And it has a HUGE female fanbase.
 
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