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Endou is a Woman in Kaiji Live Action Movie

by dtshyk
Apr 27, 2009 8:45 AM | 64 Comments
A live action movie of "Kaiji" will be premiered on October 10th. The biggest alternation in the setting is that Endou Yuuji was switched with a lady Endou Rinko played by Amami Yuki (official website). Fujiwara Tatsuya (official website) plays the main character Itou Kaiji. Fujiwara played Yagami Light in the live action movie of Death Note.

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Just saw it after buying it on DVD just for the heck of it.
Thought I was going to hate it at first, but they actually did an OK job.

I haven't read the manga myself, but I guess the anime follows the manga better than the movie did. Since they cut the underground part in after the boat, which spoiled a bit of the second series.

I liked how Fujiwara actually acted like Kaiji, or at least like an anime character for the most part. I did not like him at all in the Death Note movies.

It was a fun movie and I think they treated the source material great. The removed/replaced scenes that were over the top which I was OK with. Like the scene with

Many scenes were extremely close to the source material which made me squeal in excitement. lol

I'd give it a 7/10

Jun 18, 2011 3:59 PM by Rawrsmus

I just watched this movie. I thought it would kind of sucky if Endou and Kaiji would end up together. Too cliche.

Luckily there wasn't such romantic ending, but rather one I am very content with. Kaiji worked hard for his money, but in the end the woman is just smarter. Yup, I like these kind of movies.

Jan 11, 2011 2:13 PM by Atenias

creon said:
where can i download a movie of Kaiji?

u can dl the movie from their ^^
i downloaded and watched it yesterday night movie was so awesome i kept dreaming abt it all night lol
well bak to reality the movies was superb the cast also did a really appreciable work + endou being played by Amami Yuki was really a nice touch added to the movie the music for the movie made my day as well yui singing FTW xD .
all in all the movies was great fun to watch ^^

Nov 6, 2010 2:11 AM by godonizuka

where can i download a movie of Kaiji?

Oct 31, 2010 10:08 PM by Creon

theanimeis said:
meh, no harm to me.. I just want to scream Andouuuuuu in agony on the movie

Aug 13, 2010 1:29 PM by Mahikodo

woah, that would be so out of place...

Jun 22, 2010 6:43 PM by kingw0rm

Endou should be a fat guy ;/

graysky14 said:
From Light to kaiji?

Definitely that.

Jun 22, 2010 3:59 PM by mikzflava

well it was ok, if i hadn't seen the anime maybe i could have enjoyed this more. I'll definitely recommend this to my friends.

May 22, 2010 6:21 AM by cafekun

taterhead said:
Just watched the movie and damn, that was pretty bad... But it still entertained me. And Endou is actually a beautiful woman.

Kaiji was a simple Anime they could've made into a great movie, and yet they managed to make it as lame as possible; how the fuck. . .

I didn't even finish it, 30 minutes was all I could stomach.

May 5, 2010 2:15 PM by Kira

This movie is awesome! Pure Awesome!

Apr 22, 2010 9:30 AM by Enerccio

Just watched the movie and damn, that was pretty bad... But it still entertained me. And Endou is actually a beautiful woman.

Apr 18, 2010 3:27 PM by taterhead

I really think that Fujiwara is a bad actor and expect that he doesn't screw up the Kaiji movie like he did with Death Note

Apr 15, 2010 7:36 PM by Hammock_k

meh, no harm to me.. I just want to scream Andouuuuuu in agony on the movie

Mar 23, 2010 10:11 AM by theanimeis

The trailer doesn't look that good so I would rather not waste my time on this.

Mar 23, 2010 7:31 AM by aksdldew3

they gonna destroy the movie, y they doing this for? fanbase service?

Dec 11, 2009 4:20 PM by ShojoSamurai

ukonkivi said:
So Kaiji is another one of those manly obsessed shows eh?
Staying a mile away from this anime, then.

And it has a HUGE female fanbase.

Nov 11, 2009 5:41 AM by wowa

Sakata-san said:
Though it could have been worse if like say Tonegawa was played by a woman.

Oh God, why would you even make me imagine that.
And everyone's forgetting Ishida-san's wife. Although she...didn't have any lines. And we never saw her face. Whatever, in Kaiji, you gotta take what you can get as far as women.

Sep 24, 2009 7:38 AM by BigBootyBossu

From Light to kaiji?

Sep 22, 2009 6:28 PM by graysky14

Kaiji needs a bad ass actor to play his role Kaiji

Sep 3, 2009 5:13 PM by Mahikodo


Sep 2, 2009 11:25 AM by Blacksatanman666

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