Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji: Hakairoku Hen is the second season of kaiji ultimate survivor which continues from where the first season left of.
Story 8/10 The second season starts of with Kaiji wondering around japan looking for ways to earn money.
Wile he sees an familiar face Endoh from the first season which somewhat helped him with his debt problems in season 1 eg The gambling ship this time though Kaiji is kidnapped by Endoh and forced into slave labor to pay off his debt with very harsh living conditions. Now what l like to say about the first
half of season 2 it has a lot of suspense to it rivals the first season's and the antagonist in both half's are great the problem is with the a second half the bourge arc. Which is basically impossible pachinko each episode does drag on with this arc. And makes the show irritating to sit through you will be there yelling at your screen is kaiji gonna fucking win or not.
Animation 8/10 It's madhouse madhouse does some amazing amazing animation with their shows. Sure the weird character designs are still there but l won't take a point of as its part of the shows style. The animation does have a few problems near the end but the animation with the characters reactions when they are in peril is fantastic.
Sound 7/10 The sound probably the weakest part of the show. But its not bad at all the opening is fucking fantastic even though it is screamo the ending sucks it just flat outright sucks
it doesn't suit the tone of the show at all and just takes you out of the experience.
The ost though is nice the iconic zara zara is there when something is not going kaiji's way or if its just a bad situation in general. Characters 9/10
Our fantastic protagonist kaiji is back while he is still a bit of a mean spirited person the development from season 1 he has extremely pure goals and pretty much putting his life on the line against impossible odds.
Sometimes not always winning in the end and adding more despair and tension to the series.
The side characters and the villains are also unique the villains are evil evil fucking people and you just want something really awful to happen to them at the end of it. and the sides especially kaiji's friends being a great bunch of unlucky people.
The show had me on the edge of my seat most of the time more in the second half as it had way more build up then the first half. But still weaker in general.
l really enjoyed the second season of kaiji even though l didn't like it as much as the first season and the resolution is a bit too open ended for my tastes.
Overall 8/10 Kaiji's second season is something you should definitely see if you loved the first season.
But the second half may frustrate you imagine how the people who watched this shows airing right fuck that must have been awful anyway thanks for reading my review.