A new TV spot for the Tokyo Casino Project smart phone game by Colopl features Japanese professional figure skater Nobunari Oda as Kaiji Itō from Kaiji - Ultimate Survivor. Hit the jump to check it out.
To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the debut of manga artist Nobuyuki Fukumoto, author of such works as Kaiji and Akagi, the Gallery of Fantastic Art in Tokyo is holding an exhibition of Fukuomoto's work as well as a collaboration cafe. Hit the jump to learn more.
Crunchyroll’s back catalog of anime continues to grow and grow with the addition of Kaiji seasons 1 & 2 and Genshiken: Second Season to the roster of streaming titles. Read on for more details!
Live action adaptation of popular anime/manga series have been a huge trend in the Japanese movie industry in recent years. The biggest Japanese hit movie of the first half of 2011 was Takuya Kimura's "SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO", which was based on the super popular anime series from 1970s. We will see more and more coming in this fall/winter season. This section is for the latest four adaptations and one Kamen Rider movie's flyers. Check them out after the jump!
Nobuyuki Fukumoto manga such as Kaiji and Akagi concern themselves with men engaged in ridiculously high stakes gambling. As such, there aren't many female characters in his manga or their anime adaptations. One of the only ones to speak of is Mikoko Sakazaki. With a new collection of Madhouse's anime adaptation of her beau Kaiji's desperate gambling exploits hitting DVD, the rather... interesting looking young woman is doing some promotional cosplay. Check the gallery out after the jump.
I'm not gonna lie: I want this. Bad. Zapped right out of the frames of the Kaiji anime—adapted from Nobuyuki Fukumoto'sTobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji manga—the Kaiji Ito figma stands a mighty 15cm tall, and can be yours, all yours, in September 2011.