Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji
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Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji

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Synonyms: Kaiji Part 3, Gambling Outcast Kaiji
Japanese: 賭博堕天録カイジ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 13
Chapters: 131
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 2004 to Apr 2008
Genre: Drama Drama
Themes: Adult Cast Adult Cast, Psychological Psychological, Strategy Game Strategy Game
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Authors: Fukumoto, Nobuyuki (Story & Art)


Score: 8.061 (scored by 41864,186 users)
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Ranked: #5932
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Popularity: #1579
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Itou Kaiji, now free of debt but without a penny is leeching himself in Mr.Sakazaki's new house, despite all the flirtings (extreme torment for Kaiji) from Sakazaki's daughter, Mikoko. Sakazaki attempts to kick Kaiji out, even by offering a farewell 'we never knew each other' money of 3000000 yen. While Kaiji ponders himself on the decision, he is visited by Miyoshi and Maeda, two of his 'allies' he had saved from the last part of the series.


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May 22, 2018
Gamesaucer (All reviews)
Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji is Part 3 of the Kaiji series, and is the first part not yet adapted into anime as of writing this review. If you've watched the anime, this is where to start reading.

I've not read the previous instalments myself, I've only watched Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji, and from there, began reading the manga.

With that in mind, let's begin the review.

Story : 9

Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji begins after the Pachinko Arc. Kaiji, having finally come out of debt, lives a quiet life. But he's not particularly happy with it, as it lacks the thrills that he's had over the course of the previous instalments. he read more
Nov 25, 2021
pringerz (All reviews)
This review may contain small spoilers, though I have avoided any major plot points.

Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji continues Kaiji's struggles and is the arc directly after where the anime leaves off. If you had watched the second season of the anime, you might even recognize that the ending theme was an animation of some of this arc's early scenes where Kaiji is forced into cohabitation with Mikoko.

Quickly, the story thrusts Kaiji into a situation where he gambles for more than he's worth, a mainstay of the series at this point.

The characters in this part, both old and introduced, are compelling. Kaiji's opponent is absolutely ominous read more
Aug 24, 2018
OurBoySouichi (All reviews)
I am really confused as to why this part has not had an anime adaption yet. Even as someone who went into this part had ZERO IDEA about how mahjong is played (especially Japanese mahjong at that) I was absolutely engulfed by the story very quickly. What was supposed to be an easy win for Kaiji and the former, "45ers", turns out to be a lot more of a bargain than Kaiji fought for. The casino boss ended up being such a scumbag character it is great and as always in a Kaiji part, betrayal thy name is well every character. Plus, a certain monsters read more
Aug 15, 2021
punishedsneed (All reviews)
The third part of Kaiji surpasses the second part in regards to its ending and the way it finally moves the narrative forward (or seemingly does), but it flounders in regards to the actual gamble. Fukumoto falls back on his old faithful, Mahjong, for this part's game, and while it is an interesting spin on Mahjong, it is still Mahjong. What I mean is that this Kaiji arc feels more like Akagi then Kaiji - it's an endless labyrinth of tiles and hands and clever complexities that Mahjong players are sure to appreciate.

While I enjoyed Akagi, despite having very little knowledge about Mahjong, and I read more

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