Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji
Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji
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Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Tobaku Mokujiroku Kaiji
Japanese: 賭博黙示録カイジ
English: Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji
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Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 13
Chapters: 158
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 10, 1996 to Jul 26, 1999
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Drama Drama
Themes: Adult Cast Adult Cast, High Stakes Game High Stakes Game, Strategy Game Strategy Game
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Authors: Fukumoto, Nobuyuki (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 8.421 (scored by 55255,525 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1962
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Popularity: #912
Members: 19,541
Favorites: 482

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Volumes: /13
Chapters: /158

Synopsis

Itou Kaiji is a bum who steals car emblems and slashes tires on what seems to be a regular basis. This routine changes one day when he is paid a visit by a man in a trench-coat. Once the two get talking, it seems that the visitor (Calling himself Endou) is a debt collector. The reason for his visit is an unpaid loan which Kaiji had previously co-signed for a work-mate (Furuhata Takeshi). The original loan was 30000 yen and once Takeshi had disappeared, the loan then fell on Kaiji.

Kaiji is then told of a way to clear the interest compounded debt (which stood at 3,850,000 yen), which involved getting on a boat with others in his position. Once on the boat the debtors would then have to gamble with loaned money, which would end with a few winning, and others getting into deeper debt and having to work to pay of their debts. After some coercing kaiji accepts a position on the boat, in order to clear himself and make a bit of money as well...

(Source: AniDB)

Background

Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji was digitally published in English as Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji by Fukumoto Production/Highstone Inc. on May 29, 2015, and in print by Denpa as omnibus volumes since December 10, 2019.

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Characters

Itou, Kaiji
Main
Tonegawa, Yukio
Supporting
Hyoudou, Kazutaka
Supporting
Ishida, Kouji
Supporting
Endou, Yuuji
Supporting
Sahara, Makoto
Supporting
Funai, Jouji
Supporting
Furuhata, Takeshi
Supporting
Sakai
Supporting
Manager
Supporting

Reviews

Oct 21, 2023
Kaiji series stands at the origins of Survival Game mangas.

The way the story develops evokes in the reader a range of emotions from indignation to bewilderment at the actions of the main character. This is not a toothless manga, where the main character is covered by the armor of the narrative; after several volumes you understand that the main character is likely to face any troubles (tho as well as victories), up to a crushing losses, terrible debts, or even the physical mutilationы.

The games themselves (with some exceptions) pleasantly surprise with the thoughtfulness of their tactics and the development of the player’s psychology. Some ...
Oct 14, 2023
Gambling Apocalypses Kaiji is a rather solid Gambling manga, and honestly it's quite good with a couple caveats.

The main story is about a down on the luck guy named Kaiji who constantly takes gambles and fails quite often. Life has screwed him over, but at the same time, I feel like it's also mostly his fault for putting himself in those positions. However early on he's enticed by an offer to clear his debt, because of a big money game. I normally won't give away spoilers, but to understand Kaiji I feel like the first major arc needs to be explained. ...
Nov 15, 2019
(just for the record, this is a toned down version of my anime review)

I am a fan of macho protagonists (you don’t say!), as well as unorthodox presentations, unique sensations, uncommon tropes, and so on. I got all that in this manga.

The series has a very simple to understand concept, yet very thrilling to follow through. The world moves with money, and some are willing to gamble a lot in order to get rich, or in case they are in dept just to get rid of it. Thus every player in this series is there for a good reason; he is highly motivated to play ...

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