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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.
31st Oct '15 11:51:08 AM ACW
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*CompleteMonster: [[EvilOldFolks Kazutaka Hyo(u)do(u)]] is the BigBad of the entire series. A wealthy socialite and [[CorruptCorporateExecutive president of the financial consulting firm Teiai]], Hyodo is a man driven mad by money and power whose only enjoyment in life is to see the lower classes of society struggle for their lives and money in illegal gambling tournaments. In Part 1, Hyodo has a group of his debtors gamble in a ship, collecting badges from each other. Those who lose all their badges are transferred to an underground mine where they are forced to work for their money in horrible conditions, most of them dying due to work-related injuries or breathing problems caused by the smoke. In Part 2, Hyodo forces another group of debtors to walk on a narrow plank ten meters up the air, and in order for them to win, they [[SadisticChoice have to push down others, breaking their bones while doing so]]. After [[TheHero Kaiji]] and a handful of others manage to walk on the other side, they are then forced on a similar plank which is electrified and hundreds of meters up the air. Kaiji, being the sole survivor of the second part, is then obliged to duel against Hyodo's right-hand man, [[TheDragon Yukio Tonegawa]], and choose either his {{eye|Scream}} or [[EarAche eardrum]] as his stake. After Kaiji wins, Hyodo proves [[BadBoss how cruel he is to his subordinates]], forcing Tonegawa to [[ManOnFire kneel for a minute on a scalding platform]]. Briefly appearing in Part 3, Hyodo is seen drinking the blood of his victims, while treating his other subordinates with similar cruelty. A truly despicable old man, Hyodo is the living incarnate of {{greed}} and cruelty in a [[CrapsackWorld world where people are willingly to do anything in order to pay back their debts]].
15th Mar '14 6:58:11 PM Prfnoff
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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 [[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 [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech speeches]] on society, and for being a MagnificentBastard in general. Then there's the [[FumihikoTachiki [[Creator/FumihikoTachiki narrator]]...
23rd Jan '14 3:51:27 PM Lightysnake
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* CompleteMonster - Kazutaka Hyoudou.
13th Jan '14 6:25:51 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* TearJerker - The death of [[spoiler:Ishida]] in series 1 and, [[YankTheDogsChain only one episode later]], [[spoiler:Sahara]].
13th Jan '14 6:24:57 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming - The entire finale to series 2.
13th Jan '14 6:24:09 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* CrowningMomentOfFunny - Mikoko's picnic with Kaiji in the third series; the scene was so popular that they based the second anime season's ED of it.
** Pretty much every time Sakazaki talks about his daughter.
** Otsuki's VillainousBreakdown; he waves his fists around and shouts [[GratuitousEnglish NO COUNT]] over and over again. His lackey and friend Numakuwa gives him a tired look that just screams "wow, he really has [[SanitySlippage lost it]] this time".
** Muraoka suggesting UNO as the game for his gamble with Kaiji in series 3; the fact that it's the last page of a chapter combined with Kaiji's over-the-top reaction makes it look like some kind of bizarre {{Cliffhanger}}.
13th Jan '14 6:23:35 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome - Too many to count.
16th Jan '13 11:27:07 AM SeptimusHeap
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* AlasPoorVillain: While he doesn't die, the [[ColdBloodedTorture Roasting Kneel]] counts for [[spoiler: Tonegawa]]. As much of a rat bastard as [[spoiler: Tonegawa]] was, it's hard not to feel a bit of sympathy for the man when [[spoiler: Hyoudou forces him to hold his hands, knees and face on a plate of hot coals for ten seconds.]]
** In series 2: [[spoiler:Ichijou. Being sent to an underground labour camp for 1050 years can't be fun.]]
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