History YMMV / Kaiji

22nd Aug '17 11:47:23 AM MeAndMyNerdyBat
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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: It's alright to lie, cheat and steal when your survival absolutely depends on it.
21st Aug '17 9:26:03 AM MeAndMyNerdyBat
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** ざわ。。ざわ。。ざわ。。(ZAWA... ZAWA... ZAWA...) [[labelnote:Explanation]]A japanese onomatopoeia meaning uneasy atmosphere, used ''a lot'' both in manga and anime (to the point of being incorporated into soundtrack). Basically, an equivalent of ゴゴゴゴゴ from Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure. Expect a lot of those being thrown around whenever somebody discusses the series. [[/labelnote]]
21st Aug '17 6:22:40 AM MeAndMyNerdyBat
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* HandWave: The way Kaiji managed to miraculously restore himself after [[spoiler:losing an ear and four fingers]]? An underground surgeon somehow reattached everything back.
20th Aug '17 11:26:08 AM MeAndMyNerdyBat
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: With most (if not all) Kaiji's victories being either temporary or [[PyrrhicVictory too nominal and costly to be celebrated]], and most losses resulting in permanent injury or unrecoverable consequences, many viewers wonder if it's reasonable to cheer for protagonist who appears to be doomed from the start.
15th Mar '17 11:13:04 PM erttheking
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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: Averted. While the gambling is very entertaining to watch, Kaiji so often ends up losing everything he won, frequently ending up worse than how he started. It hardly is presented as something worth imitating.
23rd Dec '16 9:13:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Mikoko Sakazaki has become really popular on the Internet, which the creators are apparently aware of. Tonegawa also qualifies because of his BadAss [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech speeches]] on society, and for being a MagnificentBastard in general. Then there's the [[Creator/FumihikoTachiki narrator]]...

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Mikoko Sakazaki has become really popular on the Internet, which the creators are apparently aware of. Tonegawa also qualifies because of his BadAss badass [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech speeches]] on society, and for being a MagnificentBastard in general. Then there's the [[Creator/FumihikoTachiki narrator]]...
26th Oct '16 6:01:10 PM nombretomado
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* {{Padding}}: Way more than even your usual primetime game show. Even DealOrNoDeal can't compare.

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* {{Padding}}: Way more than even your usual primetime game show. Even DealOrNoDeal ''Series/DealOrNoDeal'' can't compare.
23rd Jul '16 5:41:51 PM Kimelea
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** NoYay/FoeYay: Between Hyoudou and Kaiji. The former ''drools'' at the sight of the latter in pain.

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** NoYay/FoeYay: NoYay / FoeYay: Between Hyoudou and Kaiji. The former ''drools'' at the sight of the latter in pain.
23rd Jul '16 5:41:33 PM Kimelea
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome - Oh yeah, tons of it. ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meBzDGG7WeU Wish]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHRes2_wZE4 Kaiji's Theme]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhNm19gVw60 This World III]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njUrn6wbc2I Beginning]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6AcB1eJfHs Transparent]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQzkQmxmieU Law Breaking Theme]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P62vPjg7DBg Bassment]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcGHbsDLyz4 Max Zawa]]'' and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAlXRgcPHlc Hakairoku Theme]]'' to name a few.
* DudeLooksLikeALady - Ichijou.
* EarWorm - It's near impossible to get ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMztjxYKSDw Numa]]'' out of your head.
* EnsembleDarkhorse - Mikoko Sakazaki has become really popular on the Internet, which the creators are apparently aware of. Tonegawa also qualifies because of his BadAss [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech speeches]] on society, and for being a MagnificentBastard in general. Then there's the [[Creator/FumihikoTachiki narrator]]...
* FauxSymbolism - The finale of the first series uses this to some extent.
* HoYay - Murakami's undying loyalty to Ichijou has made them a popular pairing among fans. Kaiji is commonly paired with Endou, Kazuya, Sahara, or Ichijou.
** NoYay / FoeYay - Between Hyoudou and Kaiji. The former ''drools'' at the sight of the latter in pain.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome - CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Oh yeah, tons of it. ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meBzDGG7WeU Wish]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHRes2_wZE4 Kaiji's Theme]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhNm19gVw60 This World III]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njUrn6wbc2I Beginning]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6AcB1eJfHs Transparent]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQzkQmxmieU Law Breaking Theme]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P62vPjg7DBg Bassment]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcGHbsDLyz4 Max Zawa]]'' and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAlXRgcPHlc Hakairoku Theme]]'' to name a few.
* DudeLooksLikeALady - DudeLooksLikeALady: Ichijou.
* EarWorm - EarWorm: It's near impossible to get ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMztjxYKSDw Numa]]'' out of your head.
* EnsembleDarkhorse - EnsembleDarkhorse: Mikoko Sakazaki has become really popular on the Internet, which the creators are apparently aware of. Tonegawa also qualifies because of his BadAss [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech speeches]] on society, and for being a MagnificentBastard in general. Then there's the [[Creator/FumihikoTachiki narrator]]...
* FauxSymbolism - FauxSymbolism: The finale of the first series uses this to some extent.
* HoYay - HoYay: Murakami's undying loyalty to Ichijou has made them a popular pairing among fans. Kaiji is commonly paired with Endou, Kazuya, Sahara, or Ichijou.
[[FoeYay Ichijou]].
** NoYay / FoeYay - NoYay/FoeYay: Between Hyoudou and Kaiji. The former ''drools'' at the sight of the latter in pain.



* MemeticMolester - Hyoudou. [[{{Squick}} Let's leave it at that]].
* MemeticMutation - [[spoiler:Aaaaandooooooouuu!]]

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* MemeticMolester - MemeticMolester: Hyoudou. [[{{Squick}} Let's leave it at that]].
* MemeticMutation - MemeticMutation: [[spoiler:Aaaaandooooooouuu!]]



* NightmareFuel - Teiai Corp.'s various [[ColdBloodedTorture torture]] [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment devices]] as well as the second half of the Brave Men Road arc.

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* NightmareFuel - NightmareFuel: Teiai Corp.'s various [[ColdBloodedTorture torture]] [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment devices]] as well as the second half of the Brave Men Road arc.



* UglyCute - Some find Mikoko to be this.
* TheWoobie - Some will argue that the whole point of this series is to see Kaiji lose tremendously, get back up in an inspiring and heart-winning manner...then lose even more tremendously. In the end, you just want to give him a hug or buy him some drinks after all that's happened to him (losing scads of money, betrayal and bullying, [[spoiler:maiming, losing his comrades, being forced into slave labor, being harassed by a girl he doesn't like]]...the list goes on). Many fans will argue that Kaiji is indeed "moe", or moeGAR.
** JerkassWoobie - Hiromitsu Ishida comes off as this at first.

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* UglyCute - UglyCute: Some find Mikoko to be this.
* TheWoobie - TheWoobie: Some will argue that the whole point of this series is to see Kaiji lose tremendously, get back up in an inspiring and heart-winning manner...then lose even more tremendously. In the end, you just want to give him a hug or buy him some drinks after all that's happened to him (losing scads of money, betrayal and bullying, [[spoiler:maiming, losing his comrades, being forced into slave labor, being harassed by a girl he doesn't like]]...the list goes on). Many fans will argue that Kaiji is indeed "moe", or moeGAR.
** JerkassWoobie - JerkassWoobie: Hiromitsu Ishida comes off as this at first.
28th Apr '16 9:06:35 PM BiggerJ
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** The gambling industry is ''not'' trying to help you. It only wants your money and ''will'' take advantage of your hopes and desperation.
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