Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji
Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji
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Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 13
Chapters: 158
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 10, 1996 to Jul 26, 1999
Genres: DramaDrama, GameGame, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Fukumoto, Nobuyuki (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 8.371 (scored by 27282,728 users)
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Ranked: #1942
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Popularity: #1256
Members: 8,950
Favorites: 264
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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...

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Background

Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji was digitally published in English as Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji by Fukumoto Production/Highstone, Inc. on May 29, 2015.

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Characters

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

More reviewsReviews

Aug 29, 2018
Kuropika_Kurta (All reviews)
Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji is the Stardust Crusaders of FKMT. Since it was the first of his works to get animated, it's more often than not the one everybody has seen first or the only one they've seen. It's also the only one to get a video game adaptation (to my knowledge, ignoring pahcinko), however that's Japan exclusive.

Now, that's not to say it's bad or boring (like Stardust Crusdaers), in fact, it has very good reason to be someone's favourite FKMT work or Kaiji Part. It has arguably one of the best gambles in the series, Limited Janken, with one of the most memorable endings in read more
Nov 15, 2019
mouthpiece (All reviews)
(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 read more

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