The Great Gambler Kaiji; The REAL Seinen Anime
Kaiji is one of a seinen anime that underrated but worth watching. Not like any other seinen anime, where you found a main character that have special ability, or being someone special in society, or an ekstrovert; Kaiji is a series where you see a realistic human character, which is good and bad combination grow in adventure. Sincerely, Kaiji Itou is a good-for-nothing loiterer who spends his days drinking beer and stealing hubcaps-that is, until he ends up being tricked by his former co-worker. Unable to suddenly repay his friend’s huge debt all by himself, Kaiji is offered a shady deal to participate in an illegal underground gamble on a cruise ship.
This turns out to be nothing more than the beginning of his new life of hell-thrown headlong into a life-threatening roller coaster of mind games, cheating, and deceit. Based on the first entry of the famous gambling manga series by Nobuyuki Fukumoto, Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor follows our unlucky protagonist as he is forced to fight not only other people, but also the mysteries of their psyches. Kaiji finds out the hard way that the worst sides of human nature surface when people’s backs are against the wall, and that the most fearsome dangers of all are greed, paranoia, and the human survival instinct itself. However, just like I say about realistic storyline and great plot about how money control everything in the world, the first season will blow your head off.
I know a lot about gamblers and how they feel and act and this anime had me on the edge all the time like I was the one gambling and it dealt with a gambler MC in such a perfect way! Kaiji’s adventure put me like that character is a real life gambler in front of my eyes and sometimes it’s like I am gambling myself. Joy didn’t a thing you find when you watch this series, knowledge it is. The real seinen anime is here, my friend!