Tobaku Hakairoku Kaiji
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Tobaku Hakairoku Kaiji

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Synonyms: Gambling Heathen Kaiji
Japanese: 賭博破戒録カイジ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 13
Chapters: 134
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 2000 to Apr 2004
Genre: Drama Drama
Themes: Adult Cast Adult Cast, High Stakes Game High Stakes Game, Strategy Game Strategy Game
Authors: Fukumoto, Nobuyuki (Story & Art)


Score: 8.471 (scored by 46174,617 users)
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Ranked: #1712
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Popularity: #1814
Members: 10,903
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Volumes: /13
Chapters: /134


After Kaiji's showdown with Chairman Hyoudou at Starside Hotel, Kaiji is forced into labor at an underground mine. With meager wages each day, he will work for decades unless he doesn't do something.

Now Kaiji must wager his earnings in underground Chinchirorin gambles for a ticket to the rest of the world. But even if he surfaces, he only has one chance to pay back his enormous debt, and that is by challenging the "unbeatable" Pachinko machine, The Bog.

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Aug 17, 2010
This is my first review. I simply had to get my thoughts out about this. I can safely say this is the best thing I have ever read, and that includes all other manga, novels, etc.

So, I'm just going to get to the point and tell you why this was so great-

-The story was really engaging, even from the beginning. I became hooked fast, and ended up finishing all 13 volumes in 2 days. The story is filled with twists, and the outcome is never determinable... you just have to keep reading in order to find out! It definitely had me hooked, and I doubt ...
Apr 7, 2024
Mixed Feelings
After the first Kaiji manga I had some issues, mostly the number of extreme closeups on Kaiji's face to almost pass time in a manga.

The sequel, Tobaku Hakairoku Kaiji, is slightly better, however if you look closely you can see the same character, layouts and panels used multiple times in a chapter, even on opposite pages.

However similarly the best thing in the original, the fact it was based on three games that went on for entirely too long but felt compelling the entire time is pushed to the limit in Tobaku Hakairoku Kaiji. There's really two games in the entire ...

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