Kaiji

Average Rating

  • 5
    (48)
  • 4
    (5)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)
4.6
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58 votes
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  • One of my favorite animes of all time.
    It's smart, it feels real, it's engaging, and I love it!
    Kaiji is one those series that just struck with you, because there's nothing quite like it. I really got drawn into it for the mind games, but everything kept me interest. It's beautiful, and I think one of the best animes to include a social critic without being pretentious or making it something kinda of outside the point of the ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    A gut punch dispenser.
    Watching this series is a constant barrage of gut punches and kicks in the nuts... and you can't stop watching until the beating is over.

    5/5 would suffer again.

    The longer version: Even though the drawing style is a bit unorthodox, long faces go well with this series. The main character is a fellow of exceptionally poor luck, terrible life choices and a series of blunders, he's trusting in ...
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  • Just watch this already!
    If you are even on this show page, you must have some interest in this gambling anime. And heck, that is all you need to get into this one! The art style kinda puts you off? Still watch, it will definitely grow on you. With Kaiji, the gambling addict that takes front helm, participating in daring gambles, I can tell you that this is a hidden gem. The only problem is that it can drag on a bit, but ...
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  • A Masterclass in Tension
    This show displays as absolute mastery of tension. It develops a likable (albeit very flawed) character and puts him in situations where you genuinely don't know if he is going to win or not. and losing often means SERIOUS consequences like crippling debt, massive bodily trauma, or death.

    Normally, when death is on the line in a TV show, the audience knows that the main character is safe ...
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  • one of the best anime I've ever seen!!!
    This nail biting anime should be considered a classic it is in my top 10 favorite anime ever let alone gambling anime. All his rises and falls are due to his mistakes but not ones you can predict, you are always on the edge of your seat... This show has some possible downsides, as the animation may not be desirable to all even though i think it s quite unique adding to its personality. The ...
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  • F**k Kakegurui just go watch Kaiji
    A series that embodies struggle, betrayal and most of all, risk. I realized that this is the only series (in terms of anime at least) out there that truly represents gambling. Kakegurui is a fun show and all, but it isn't representative of what gambling really is and just throws tits at every direction to keep your attention. Now whenever I think of Kakegurui all I think is "Man. fuck that ...
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  • he gambled his life away the absolute madman
    I would consider Kaiji to be a good ol' show about a gambling genius who gets an opportunity to erase his debts and start anew. The show is not for the impatient, as there is a lot of filler between episodes, but the purposeful vagueness of Kaiji's plans leave a lot to show during the episodes themselves.
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  • One of the most underrated series on this site.
    Kaiji is a story of despair and triumph, a story of putting everything on the line, a story of gambling. The story has fantastic flow that'll hook you in and the art style really shines thanks to madhouse. Don't write this show off if you don't like the art style, unless you absolutely can't stand it. If you want to watch something that you can't put down until you finish it, that has twists and ...
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  • Brilliant! Zawa zawa~
    Enthralling suspense, incredible twists and unforgettable characters. Even if the 'cartoonish' art style (which tends to grow on one...) turns you off when looking at previews, if thrilling stories are your thing please give Kaiji a chance -- you will not regret it!
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  • Zawa Zawa Zawa Zawa Zawa
    This is the kind of show that takes a good suspense anime and raises it to 11/7. It seems to be so hard to get people to watch it because its about gambling, it is not a negative. There are almost no moments that will leave you disappoined and even when they do you wont care cause this show delivers
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