History Manga / Kaiji

27th Sep '15 4:34:03 PM Adept
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* SpiritualSuccessor - ''GamblingEmperorLegendZero''.

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* SpiritualSuccessor - ''GamblingEmperorLegendZero''.''Manga/GamblingEmperorLegendZero''.
27th Sep '15 4:32:45 PM Adept
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* TheCameo: [[StrongestLegendKurosawa Kurosawa]] is seen in the opening and [[GamblingEmperorLegendZero Zero]] in the very last episode.

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* TheCameo: [[StrongestLegendKurosawa [[Manga/StrongestLegendKurosawa Kurosawa]] is seen in the opening and [[GamblingEmperorLegendZero [[Manga/GamblingEmperorLegendZero Zero]] in the very last episode.
21st Aug '15 6:25:50 AM Willbyr
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* YaoiFangirl: ''Kaiji'', ''{{Akagi}}'', and many other series by Fukumoto Nobuyuki have surprisingly large female fanbases. Put that together with an almost complete lack of female characters and this happens, apparently.

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* YaoiFangirl: ''Kaiji'', ''{{Akagi}}'', ''Manga/{{Akagi}}'', and many other series by Fukumoto Nobuyuki have surprisingly large female fanbases. Put that together with an almost complete lack of female characters and this happens, apparently.



* ShoutOut: At one point in the second season, Kaiji stays with Sakazaki and [[spoiler:Endou]] for a night at Hotel {{Akagi}}.

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* ShoutOut: At one point in the second season, Kaiji stays with Sakazaki and [[spoiler:Endou]] for a night at Hotel {{Akagi}}.Manga/{{Akagi}}.
2nd Jul '15 5:34:20 PM Sabo88
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* AbsurdlyHighStakesGame

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* AbsurdlyHighStakesGameAbsurdlyHighStakesGame: The Manga.
4th Jun '15 8:47:05 PM Sullytofu
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* AllOrNothing

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* AllOrNothingAllOrNothing: The show. Kaiji almost always tries to play it safe, but is eventually forced to play it all in order to win.
* ArtStyleDissonance: A slight version. Looking at the exaggerated artwork, overdramatic facial expressions and ridiculously high-stakes gambles, one could easily assume that this series is partly comedy. In reality there is almost no comedy to be found in ''Kaiji'', and those high-stakes gambles are played ''completely seriously'', making for one of the tensest and suspenseful manga of all time.
3rd Jun '15 8:23:41 PM Sullytofu
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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Kaiji may only seem dumb, but the mental gymnastics he does so frequently cement him as this.
15th Dec '14 11:44:17 AM Folamh3
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* ChromosomeCasting: No female characters.
26th Nov '14 6:28:56 AM Souhiro
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** The very same bog machine is one, it has too many traps, counter contingencies, and last hour reveals to be true
16th Feb '14 1:48:11 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* TheGamblingAddict: It is hinted by Hyoudou that Kaiji is slowly turning into one, one who can only feel alive while gambling no matter how high the stakes. Hyoudou himself is this, so much that his "brain has been fried" and the only things that can give him any joy in life are the most extreme and twisted gambles. He foresees the same future for Kaiji, but he is yet to be proven right... or wrong.



* TheGamblingAddict: It is hinted by Hyoudou that Kaiji is slowly turning into one, one who can only feel alive while gambling no matter how high the stakes. Hyoudou himself is this, so much that his "brain has been fried" and the only things that can give him any joy in life are the most extreme and twisted gambles. He foresees the same future for Kaiji, but he is yet to be proven right... or wrong.



* TheCynic: Despite being the son of a very wealthy and influential man, Kazuya has reasons to be unhappy and dissatisfied with life, arguably rightfully so. His ways of coping with his cynicism are anything but acceptable though.



* TheCynic: Despite being the son of a very wealthy and influential man, Kazuya has reasons to be unhappy and dissatisfied with life, arguably rightfully so. His ways of coping with his cynicism are anything but acceptable though.
5th Feb '14 12:28:12 PM peccantis
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* CoolBoat: Espoir.
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler: Tonegawa...okay, he doesn't die, but there was a lot of irony in how he loses the e-card game.]]

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* CoolBoat: Espoir.
Espoir: a luxurious floating gambler den that toots in a majestic manner at the end of each episode.
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler: Tonegawa... okay, he doesn't die, but there was a lot of irony in how he loses the e-card game.]]



* [[spoiler:DownerEnding: All the named participants to the Human Derby are dead, Kaiji survives but has lost all of his money (and is further in debt), along with his left ear and left hand fingers. Meanwhile, the villain has won money, and has been entertained throught the night.]]

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* [[spoiler:DownerEnding: All the named participants to the Human Derby are dead, Kaiji survives but has lost all of his money (and is further in debt), along with his left ear and left hand fingers. Meanwhile, the villain has won money, and has been entertained throught throughout the night.]]



* IKnowYouKnowIKnow - [[spoiler:Arguably how Tonegawa is defeated; by being too careful.]]nge

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* IKnowYouKnowIKnow - [[spoiler:Arguably how Tonegawa is defeated; by being too careful.]]nge]]



* RockPaperScissors - With cards.

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* RockPaperScissors: They play RockPaperScissors - in this story. With cards.cards. You'll end up wondering "did I just spend a few hours seeing grown men play RockPaperScissors?". Yes you did. And you liked it.



* YouFailPhysicsForever: In one game, the contestants have to cross a metal beam placed across a chasm without falling. In the first round, some people fell, but were able to grab onto the beam and avoid being injured. In the second round, the beam was ''electrified''. However, since electricity seeks the path of least resistance, there would be no reason for it to travel through a person, then through the air to the ground. If the voltage was high enough for that, we would probably see electricity arcing to the ground upon flipping the switch.
** No. Rubber tennis shoes are decent insulation; the current does not need to be terribly strong to force a person to loosen their grip and fall.
*** Even if they touched the beam, current would only travel through their hands. In order to travel through their body it would still have to complete a circuit through their shoes, which are too well insulated for it to bother them.
** Furthermore, the only way a person would be shocked is if touching the beam completed a circuit. The metal beam is split in half. In order to be shocked, a person would have to essentially short circuit the path by touching both halves of the beam.
** Lightning wouldn't strike the ground from twenty stories. Air is, you might notice, not the best conductor. You don't often see arcs from high voltage lines to the ground precisely because the path of least resistance is the high voltage line itself. These beams similarly would be the path of least resistance.
** On top of that, the beam itself is attached to the frame of the building, which should logically either fry everyone standing there, or short circuit the whole thing.
** The beam being specially constructed, it's not a big stretch to imagine it is somehow able to do what it's supposed to do.



* {{Beergasm}}

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* {{Beergasm}}{{Beergasm}}: Given that Kaiji's now slaving away in an underground hell-hole where only the bare necessities are provided, it's no wonder that the first over-priced beer they sell to workers there gives him a {{Beergasm}} when he gets one after such a long time.



* GaussianGirl: In the anime, curiously enough. Each episode has a "Proverbs of Kaiji" {{stinger}} after the ending credits: a short piece of live-cation video where a GaussianGirl recites one of Kaiji's lines from the corresponding episode in a "deep and philosophical" manner.



* MetalScream: The second season OP.

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* MetalScream: The second season Opens the OP.
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