History Manga / Kaiji

22nd Mar '17 5:52:50 PM erttheking
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* KansasCityShuffle: A ploy Kaiji uses as part of his scheme to defeat the Bog. [[spoiler: Sakazaki trashes the Bog, damaging the flippers so that they will have to be replaced, when Kaiji has rigged the replacement flippers to fail. However, in order to make it less obvious, Kaiji launches a futile attempt to break into Ichijou's office while the Bog is being trashed, making it seem like that was the point of the entire ploy. It works beautifully.]]
16th Feb '17 9:20:10 PM erttheking
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* KickTheSonOfABitch: Viciously subverted. [[spoiler: Tonegawa is forced to kneel on a burning plate for ten seconds after losing to Kaiji. Despite him being responsible for the deaths of nine people, and the majority of the events of the series up until this point, his torture is so cruel that it isn't satisfying in the slightest. Rather, it comes off as horrifying. Even Kaiji, who despised him, starts trying at the sight of it.]]

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* KickTheSonOfABitch: Viciously subverted. [[spoiler: Tonegawa is forced to kneel on a burning plate for ten seconds after losing to Kaiji. Despite him being responsible for the deaths of nine people, and the majority of the events of the series up until this point, his torture is so cruel that it isn't satisfying in the slightest. Rather, it comes off as horrifying. Even Kaiji, who despised him, starts trying crying at the sight of it.]]
30th Jan '17 12:05:53 PM erttheking
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* KickTheSonOfABitch: Viciously subverted. [[spoiler: Tonegawa is forced to kneel on a burning plate for ten seconds after losing to Kaiji. Despite him being responsible for the deaths of nine people, and the majority of the events of the series up until this point, his torture is so cruel that it isn't satisfying in the slightest. Rather, it comes off as horrifying. Even Kaiji, who despised him, starts trying at the sight of it.]]
8th Nov '16 7:58:22 AM BlacKat
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* GenderFlip: Ishida's "son" and Endou are both women in the movies.
* GratuitousEnglish: Tonegawa's infamous FUCK YOU.
* SmurfettePrinciple: Ishida's "son" was made a daughter so both movies would not be complete sausage fests.

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* GenderFlip: Ishida's "son" son and Endou are both women in the movies.
this adaptation.
* GratuitousEnglish: Tonegawa's infamous FUCK YOU.
"FUCK YOU!"
* SmurfettePrinciple: Ishida's "son" was made a daughter so both movies would not be complete sausage fests.See GenderFlip, above.
3rd Nov '16 8:20:53 PM BlacKat
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And that's just how the first series begins. ''Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji'' is probably the most famous work of Nobuyuki Fukumoto, a {{seinen}} {{mangaka}}. Starting in 1996, it has since then received critical acclaim for its ridiculous yet brilliant gambles as well as the complex psychological analyses of the characters. There are currently four series, the first two of which have gotten anime adaptations by Creator/{{Madhouse}} (much like ''Manga/{{Akagi}}'' before it), and eventually LiveActionAdaptation films and pachinko games. Kaiji also makes an appearance in ''Girls RPG Cinderellife'', a dating sim by {{Level 5}}, for Nintendo3DS. As of 2012, the fourth series has been put on hiatus and will resume in a year.

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And that's just how the first series begins. ''Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji'' is probably the most famous work of Nobuyuki Fukumoto, a {{seinen}} {{mangaka}}. Starting in 1996, it has since then received critical acclaim for its ridiculous yet brilliant gambles as well as the complex psychological analyses of the characters. There are currently four five series, the first two of which have gotten anime adaptations by Creator/{{Madhouse}} (much like ''Manga/{{Akagi}}'' before it), and eventually LiveActionAdaptation films and pachinko games. Kaiji also makes an appearance in ''Girls RPG Cinderellife'', a dating sim by {{Level 5}}, for Nintendo3DS. As of 2012, November 2016, the fourth fifth series has been put on hiatus and will resume in a year.
is ongoing at 12 volumes.
23rd Jul '16 4:21:03 PM Kimelea
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* AesopAmnesia - By the end of season 1 Kaiji seems to have learned his lesson about hard work and not trusting life to give you what you want. When we see him again at the start of season 2, he's back to the lousy deadbeat gambler he was at the beginning. Justified in that a year has passed since the end of the first season.

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* AesopAmnesia - AesopAmnesia: By the end of season 1 Kaiji seems to have learned his lesson about hard work and not trusting life to give you what you want. When we see him again at the start of season 2, he's back to the lousy deadbeat gambler he was at the beginning. Justified in that a year has passed since the end of the first season.



* BadBoss - Hyoudou. If you work for him and if you do anything he doesn't like, he'll do various bad things to you. He also puts his bare feet in a tub filled with wine and makes his workers drink out of it. Once, a worker started speaking during this, but Hyoudou said he didn't appreciate his tone of voice, and had him taken away. It's anyone's guess as to what happened to him, but it was without a doubt very bad.

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* BadBoss - BadBoss: Hyoudou. If you work for him and if you do anything he doesn't like, he'll do various bad things to you. He also puts his bare feet in a tub filled with wine and makes his workers drink out of it. Once, a worker started speaking during this, but Hyoudou said he didn't appreciate his tone of voice, and had him taken away. It's anyone's guess as to what happened to him, but it was without a doubt very bad.



* GambitRoulette - Kaiji's plan to beat the bog at the end of Season 2 relies on a series of convoluted {{plan}}s. But Kaiji and Ichijo both DidntSeeThatComing so many times, it turns into a Roulette that would ''almost'' look like XanatosSpeedChess if it weren't for the fact that Kaiji can't change '''anything''' after he starts playing.

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* GambitRoulette - GambitRoulette: Kaiji's plan to beat the bog at the end of Season 2 relies on a series of convoluted {{plan}}s. But Kaiji and Ichijo both DidntSeeThatComing so many times, it turns into a Roulette that would ''almost'' look like XanatosSpeedChess if it weren't for the fact that Kaiji can't change '''anything''' after he starts playing.



* SmokingIsCool - This is a given, since the series is about gambling and {{Yakuza}}.
* SpiritualSuccessor - ''Manga/GamblingEmperorLegendZero''.

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* SmokingIsCool - SmokingIsCool: This is a given, since the series is about gambling and {{Yakuza}}.
* SpiritualSuccessor - SpiritualSuccessor: ''Manga/GamblingEmperorLegendZero''.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse - [[spoiler:Tonegawa's]] fate is unclear at this point. Seeing as how [[spoiler:Kurosaki]] has replaced him by series 2, it's probably safe to assume that, at the very least, he was demoted to a lower rank in Teiai.
* YankTheDogsChain - Series 1 plays this brutally with [[spoiler:Sahara's death. After making his way across the bridge of death, he finally prepares to open the door to cash in on the price money... Only to be blown off the building by the air compression blast from the window towards a certain death.]]

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse - WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:Tonegawa's]] fate is unclear at this point. Seeing as how [[spoiler:Kurosaki]] has replaced him by series 2, it's probably safe to assume that, at the very least, he was demoted to a lower rank in Teiai.
* YankTheDogsChain - YankTheDogsChain: Series 1 plays this brutally with [[spoiler:Sahara's death. After making his way across the bridge of death, he finally prepares to open the door to cash in on the price money... Only to be blown off the building by the air compression blast from the window towards a certain death.]]



* LockedIntoStrangeness - [[spoiler:Kaiji's hair appears to turn white once he's out of money at the end of episode 24. It might be a StockVisualMetaphor.]]

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* LockedIntoStrangeness - LockedIntoStrangeness: [[spoiler:Kaiji's hair appears to turn white once he's out of money at the end of episode 24. It might be a StockVisualMetaphor.]]



* WhamEpisode - The end of the second season isn't just '''a''' wham episode. It's a ''series'' of wham episodes!

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* WhamEpisode - WhamEpisode: The end of the second season isn't just '''a''' wham episode. It's a ''series'' of wham episodes!
23rd Jul '16 2:01:16 PM Kimelea
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* InelegantBlubbering: Occasionally, as opposed to the more frequent CryCute.
23rd Jul '16 1:42:09 PM Kimelea
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* StockVisualMetaphors: Often about jumping over a canyon or the GrimReaper.

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* StockVisualMetaphors: Often about drowning, jumping over a canyon or the GrimReaper.
23rd Jul '16 1:35:47 PM Kimelea
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* EarAche: [[spoiler:In the E-Card game, when a drill is fastened to Kaiji's ear. Kaiji is forced to bet a certain number of millimeters, if he loses a round, the drill will advance this number of millimeters, and if it advances thirty millimeters or more, it will pierce his eardrum (and we get several {{Imagine Spot}}s of this actually happening). But wait, it gets worse! Eventually Kaiji bets ''more'' then thirty millimeters, thus risking that the drill will destroy his inner ear and possibly cause him an agonizing death. And then he ''cuts off his ear with a shard of glass'' to take the device off.]]

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* EarAche: [[spoiler:In the E-Card game, when a drill is fastened to Kaiji's ear. Kaiji is forced to bet a certain number of millimeters, if he loses a round, round the drill will advance advances this number of millimeters, millimeters (and the sound of it apparently causes Kaiji great pain), and if it advances thirty millimeters or more, it will pierce his eardrum (and we get several {{Imagine Spot}}s of this actually happening). But wait, it gets worse! Eventually Kaiji bets ''more'' then thirty millimeters, thus risking that the drill will destroy his inner ear and possibly cause him an agonizing death. And then he ''cuts off his ear with a shard of glass'' to take the device off.]]
23rd Jul '16 1:30:39 PM Kimelea
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* EarAche: [[spoiler:In the E-Card game, when a drill is fastened to Kaiji's ear. Kaiji is forced to bet a certain number of millimeters, if he loses a round, the drill will advance this number of millimeters, and if it advances thirty millimeters or more, it will pierce his eardrum (and we get several {{Imagine Spot})s of this actually happening). But wait, it gets worse! Eventually Kaiji bets ''more'' then thirty millimeters, thus risking that the drill will destroy his inner ear and possibly cause him an agonizing death. And then he ''cuts off his ear with a shard of glass'' to take the device off.]]

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* EarAche: [[spoiler:In the E-Card game, when a drill is fastened to Kaiji's ear. Kaiji is forced to bet a certain number of millimeters, if he loses a round, the drill will advance this number of millimeters, and if it advances thirty millimeters or more, it will pierce his eardrum (and we get several {{Imagine Spot})s Spot}}s of this actually happening). But wait, it gets worse! Eventually Kaiji bets ''more'' then thirty millimeters, thus risking that the drill will destroy his inner ear and possibly cause him an agonizing death. And then he ''cuts off his ear with a shard of glass'' to take the device off.]]
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