Chuukan Kanriroku Tonegawa ("The Chronicles of Middle Manager Tonegawa), a humorous spin-off manga that re-imagines one of the primary villains of Nobuyuki Fukumoto's Kaiji gambling manga as a bumbling corporate bureacrat with a tyrannical boss, is being adapted into a TV anime that will broadcast on Nippon TV's "AnichU" late-night programming block in 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.
Japanese steaming website AbemaTV is getting in on the high stakes gambling action, because from January 25 - March 18, 2018, they're recruiting easy marks - er, I mean "contestants" - to participate in a special "Real Kaiji Grand Prix" variety TV program offering a shot at a grand prize of 100 million yen (about $919,000 US). Hit the jump to learn more.
Crunchyroll previously reported on how TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System) is hosting a variety game show program inspired by Nobuyuki Fukumoto's high-stakes gambling manga, Kaiji, and how they were looking for contestants with outstanding debts to participate. Now the program is offering a new opportunity to make money: as one of the black-suited, sunglasses-sporting goons who work for the villainous Teiai Corporation. Hit the jump to learn more.
Tokyo Broadcasting System is looking for a few desperate debtors (i.e. "contestants") to take part in a variety-style competition show themed around the seedy underworld of Nobuyuki Fukumoto's gambling manga, Kaiji. Hit the jump to learn more.
It's not often that a manga author gets to be thrown bodily into a fantastic scenario of their own creation, but that's exactly what happened when game developers Solid Sphere strapped a helmet to gambling manga maestro Nobuyuki Fukumoto (Kaiji, Akagi) and made him walk the plank in a short video demo of their Kaiji VR: Steel Beam Crossing of Despair game. Hit the jump to see how Fukumoto does.
Takeshi Kaga, a Japanese actor perhaps best known in the West for his role as Chairman Kaga in the original Iron Chef, will be playing the role of Ichikawa, the blind mahjong master, in the upcoming sequel series to Akagi, a live-action TV drama based on the high stakes gambling manga by Nobuyuki Fukumoto. Hit the jump to learn more.
The genius who descended into the darkness is returning to Japanese airwaves, because a new live-action TV drama based on Nobuyuki Fukumoto's high-stakes gambling manga Akagi is heading to BS SKY PerfecTV! in October of 2017. Hit the jump to zawa...zawa...
The results are in for the "Akagi and Washizu, Which Will You Rescue!?" blood drive charity event at the pixiv Zingaro gallery in Nakano, Tokyo, Japan, and the character who survives just may shock you. Hit the jump to learn more.
After some 27 years of serialization and 33 collected volumes of high-stakes gambling tension, Nobuyuki Fukumoto's seinen manga about a maverick mahjong master, Akagi, will be coming to an end with the final chapter to be published in February of 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.
Actor Lily Franky (Yakuza Apocalypse, Blind Beast vs. Killer Dwarf) is joining the cast of Gin to Kin, an upcoming live-action TV drama based on the manga by Nobuyuki Fukumoto that explores a seedy underworld in which rich elites engage in high-stakes gambling. Hit the jump to learn more.