Kaiji Episodes

Alternative Titles:
Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji
Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor
Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor
Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji 逆境無頼カイジ Ultimate Survivor
Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji
Ultimate Survivor Kaiji
逆境無頼カイジ (Japanese)

Genres: Game, Seinen, Thriller
Episodes: 26 Episodes

Status: Finished
Airing Date: Oct 02, 2007

Itou Kaiji is a bum who steals car emblems and slashes tires on what seems to be a regular basis. This routine changes one day when he is paid a visit by a man in a trench-coat. Once the two get talking, it seems that the visitor (Calling himself Endou) is a debt collector. The reason for his visit is an unpaid loan which Kaiji had previously co-signed for a work-mate (Furuhata Takeshi). The original loan was 300,000 yen and once Takeshi had disappeared, the loan then fell on Kaiji.

Kaiji is then told of a way to clear the interest compounded debt (which stood at 3,850,000 yen), which involved getting on a boat with others in his position. Once on the boat the debtors would then have to gamble with loaned money, which would end with a few winning, and others getting into deeper debt and having to work to pay of their debts. After some coercion Kaiji accepts a position on the boat, in order to clear his dept and make a bit of money as well...

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