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.
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.
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!!!
❝I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.❞
- Isaac Newton
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.