Kaiji

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  • 5
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  • 3
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4.5
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  • A fantastic story that drags it's feet a bit
    I just binged this whole series in 2 night, and I absolutely loved it. That is to say, however, it is not perfect. The series has an incredibly drawn out pace that feels like it takes an eternity for anything to happen, but maybe that's why the resolutions at the end of each arc are so satisfying, so take that however you want. The only other problem with the show is it's over abundance of Deus ex ...
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  • 0 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    When it comes right down to it, I just don't like it.
    To be honest I was looking for a good psychological anime, and someone recommended this to me. I was a bit intrigued at first, quite a bit of the premise felt good for an anime but when I started watching it, it felt predictable. At some points in the anime i found myself just fast forwarding through some of the long drawn out explanations of simple ideas and concepts and overall it just felt ...
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  • kaiji is the best show
    This is the best mind boggling anime you will ever watch in your life. The creator of this should receive a pat on the back. I was seriously addicted to this show in every way possible. The way how you would be so eager to watch the next episode is amazing. I also loved that the art work was so different than other animes. Simply quite amazing!
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    KAIJI?? A GREAT SHOW.
    If you like "intellectual anime", aka anime that involves a lot of heavy thinking and strategy, you will love this anime. but you will also hate it: the episodes end at crucial scenes, sometimes it takes forever for a problem to be resolved (especially the second season), but this show was truly amazing. it had me at the edge of my seat almost every episode. I would add it to my other favorites; ...
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    First chapter is great but the second is not worth your time.
    The first 10 episodes where Kaiji is down in the pit are great. If the season ended there I would have rated it 5 stars. But the entire pachinko chapter ruined it. The second half of the season suffers from DragonBall Z syndrome.They stretch 4 episodes worth of content into 14. A few of the episodes moved slower than real life. 20 minutes of animation yet only 5 minutes pass in the anime world. If ...
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  • Great Psychologial Drama
    My preference in anime are the more serious, psychological stories, and Kaiji is a very good one as far as those go. It's all about a lazy bum that gets involved with a shady yakuza-type group to repay his debts through series of "games." It's also somewhat motivational, as if you can hear the author's regrets about his past in Kaiji himself (or just the author's thoughts on lazy people who ...
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  • Awkwardly Emotionally Engaging
    I honestly didn't think I cared much for this anime in the beginning but for some reason I kept watching. Each episode I found myself talking to the screen, calling Kaiji an idiot. I realized how strange this was - being awkwardly emotionally involved, not to the anime as a whole, but to the character, Kaiji. While the drama and suspense are engaging, it was watching dude struggle with obvious ...
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  • E-cards are God of Life
    So I haven't watched this show yet but my friend showed me an episode with the E-cards, so we ended up playing it in real life and we fucked each other up mentally so now I'm watching this show so I can find more games to fuck our friends up mentally with. <3
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  • Kaiji- Such a good underrated anime!
    I'm really very sad I put this anime off for a long time. Thanks to my friend for telling me to watch it. I was prejudice because I thought the art looked bad and that turned me away from it. But I gave it a shot and was very very impressed. It has to be one of my favourite animes now. Kaiji is such a kind-hearted person despite his delinquent looks and the intensity of the story just keeps you ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Perfection of Realistic Gambling
    This anime is indeed a hidden gem. With Kaiji trying to survive dangerous gambles through unthinkable scenarios there is an extreme atmosphere to this anime since you cant tell what will happen. Kaiji portrays the perfect gambling addict and truly lives up to the titles name of the ultimate survivor. The best part about this series is that Kaiji seems so real that you can relate to him by looking ...
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