A 26 episode series which revolves around the debter Kaiji who gets involved in the merciless world of underground gambling.
Kaiji is a gambling and psychological-themed anime similar to Akagi in both theme and visual styles. The show loosely covers themes of class seperation and self dependence. Kaiji, the main character of the story, is fleeced into a Yakuza-run gambling world. Very quickly into the series, the focus of winning the games is for life rather than a monetary reward.
The majority of each episode focuses on how Kaiji must complete the challenge focussing on mental and sometimes physical merits. Throughout the entire series there are 3 main gambling events. The majority of episodes take place over a matter of a few hours in the show. This gives greater focus to the exploits that Kaiji must achieve to try and win.
The show also includes a seriously-toned narrator who expresses the situations and exploits of Kaiji in allegories.
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|Name:||逆境無頼カイジ Ultimate Survivor|
|Romaji:||Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor|
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|Aliases||Kaiji the Suffering Pariah
Kaiji the Ultimate Gambler
Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji