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.
Gin to Kin ("Silver and Gold") - a manga by Nobuyuki Fukumoto (Akagi, Kaiji) about a shadowy society of bankers, politicians, and other rich elites that engage in seedy schemes and underhanded deals in pursuit of staggering sums of money - is being adapted into a live-action TV drama that will debut on TV Tokyo in January of 2017. Hit the jump to "zawa zawa...".
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.