MT Rating: 33.6178 (Rank: 1841) |Series Added: 2008-08-03
Artist(s): FUKUMOTO Nobuyuki
Status in Home Country: Complete - 13 Volumes
Scanslation Status: Ongoing
Summary Updated: 2013-05-01| Last File Added: 2012-07-06
- Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji
- Tobaku Mokujiroku Kaiji
Japan, 1995. After graduating from high school, Ito Kaiji moves to Tokyo to get a job, but he fails to find steady employment because the country is mired in its first recession since World War II. Depressed, he festers in his apartment, biding the time with cheap pranks, gambles, liquor and cigarettes. Kaiji is always thinking about money and his perpetual poverty frequently brings him to tears.
Kaiji's unrelenting misery continues for two years until he is paid an unexpected visit from a man named Endou, who wants to collect an outstanding debt owed to him in Kaiji's name. Endou gives Kaiji two options - either spend ten years to repay this outstanding debt, or board the gambling ship Espoir ("hope" in French) for one night to clear the debt. Using a con, Endou pressures Kaiji into accepting the deal, believing he will never come back from the voyage...
The manga is divided into four parts:
1. Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji: Volume 1-13 (Complete)
2. Tobaku Hakairoku Kaiji: Volume 14-26 (Complete)
3. Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji: Volume 27-39 (Complete)
4. Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji: Kazuya-hen: Volume 40-? (Ongoing)
Manga Part 1: Volume 1-13 has been adopted into an anime:
manga part2 also has been adopted
Current scanlation of volumes 14-26 continues where the anime left off.
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