Characters / Kaiji

This is the character page for Nobuyuki Fukumoto's Kaiji. Currently under construction, but feel free to contribute.

Characters in Kaiji:

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    Main characters 

Itou Kaiji

Yuuji Endou

Kazutaka Hyoudou

    Part 1 

Takeshi Furuhata

  • Easily Forgiven: Despite having scammed Kaiji in the past, he gets off the hook pretty quickly.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: He accepts Andou's offer to betray Kaiji at the end of the Espoir arc. This is pretty horrible when you think about it, since Furuhata was responsible for Kaiji's debt in the first place.
  • Weak-Willed

Mamoru Andou



  • Jerk Ass
  • Never My Fault: Blames his two subordinates for his loss against Kaiji, claiming that if they didn't rush him, he would have known that Kaiji knew which card he would use for their match. One of them are quick to point out that it was because of Kitami's words that Kaiji found out in the first place.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gets one from Kaiji for trying to back out of the gamble that he and Kanji set up after Kanji convinced Furuhata and Andou to wager their stars on the match.
  • Worthy Opponent: He calls Kaiji this, because they originally thought up the same strategy.

Yukio Tonegawa

Mitsuzi Ishida


    Part 2 

Yoshihiro Kurosaki

The 45'ers

  • Cry Cute: Especially Miyoshi.
  • Determinator
  • Face–Heel Turn: In a particularly depressing turn of events, Miyoshi and Maeda betray Kaiji in series 3. It takes a long while for him to realize that they never really were on his side too.
  • The Power of Friendship
  • Secret Test of Character: In the manga, they offered more of Otsuki's money to Kaiji than anyone else; this was actually a test to see what a guy he really was. If he had accepted it, he wouldn't have gotten any at all. In the anime, they never mention this.
  • True Companions

Hiromitsu Ishida

Taro Otsuki

Kotaro Sakazaki


The young host of an illegal casino famous for its pachinko machine the Man-Eating Bog, which promises a really big payout, but is in fact impossible to win at. Without tricks, that is. He also works under Teiai and is voiced by Daisuke Namikawa.

    Parts 3 and 4 

Mikoko Sakazaki

Takashi Muraoka

Kazuya Hyoudou

  • Author Tract: In-universe example. Kazuya's book is one long story about betrayal and how you can't trust anyone.
  • Cool Shades: Wears shades at night and inside.
  • Evil Redhead: Sort of. His hair is somewhere between red and brown.
  • Giggling Villain
  • Kavorka Man: He frequently has at least two women hanging on him, in spite of, er, inheriting his father's looks. The money probably helps.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Kazuya bemoans the fact that people only like him for his family's money.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Takes Kaiji first to a graveyard (complete with acting out a strangulation) and then to a torture/ BDSM club. Nice.
  • Overlord Jr.
  • Yakuza Prince