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
Genres: DramaDrama, GameGame, PsychologicalPsychological, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Fukumoto, Nobuyuki (Story & Art)


Score: 8.051 (scored by 35733,573 users)
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Ranked: #5942
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Popularity: #1668
Members: 8,341
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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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Jun 6, 2013
Mixxu (All reviews)
When you step into minefield and start playing game that involves huge pain and efforts can you push through?

This will be my first manga review.

Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji, or commonly known as Kaiji Part 3, which gives basic setting for Kaiji series and goes many uncertain roads, which in the end don't save it from falling to be one hell of a gambling arc. It's not certainly bad but it's don't give that Kaiji feel we can sense when reading through series.

Story - 7

Story is OK, I would say not the best ones out there. It's really slow paced one. They dragged so read more
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
Sep 6, 2019
SCLFI (All reviews)
Mahjong Legend Kaiji: The Genius Who Descended Into The Darkness.

Picking up immediately after the end of the previous part in Kaiji’s saga, Kaiji is now a penniless layabout in Sakazaki’s home, much to the latter’s disdain, and ultimately, is told to leave before things get nasty, which neatly coincides with Miyoshi and Maeda, two of the 45ers, confronting Kaiji with a get-rich-quick scheme involving the president of the underground casino they now work at. This involves 17 Steps, a form of Mahjong he invented, where both players start in tenpai, and must declare mangan to survive a round (for a total of 17), and declare 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

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