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    Wednesday October 30, 2019
  • Winner Takes All in KAIJI: FINAL GAME Live-Action Film Trailer

    Actor Tatsuya Fujiwara plays gambler Kaiji Ito in new film co-written by manga author Nobuyuki Fukumoto

    Everything is on the line and the stakes have never been higher in a new trailer for KAIJI: FINAL GAME, an upcoming live-action film that brings the Kaiji film series (based on the gambling manga by Nobuyuki Fukumoto) to a close with some of the most diabolical life-and-death games yet. Hit the jump to check it out.

  • Thursday August 15, 2019
  • Gambler Struggles to Survive in Kaiji: Final Game Live-Action Film

    Tatsuya Fujiwara reprises his role as the suffering pariah in new film co-written by Nobuyuki Fukumoto

    A new trailer has been revealed for Kaiji: Final Game, the third live-action film adaptation based on the manga by Nobuyuki Fukumoto about a down-on-his-luck gambler who becomes embroiled in a series of deadly games for the amusement of corrupt elites. Hit the jump to check it out.

  • Thursday January 25, 2018
  • AbemaTV Recruits Easy Marks for "Real Kaiji Grand Prix"

    Open enrollment begins for contestants 18 years old and over for live-action variety TV program in April

    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.

  • Thursday November 16, 2017
  • "Kaiji" Variety Game Show Seeks Part-Time Goons

    TBS needs 3 - 5 black-suited minions for program inspired by Nobuyuki Fukumoto's intense gambling manga

    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.

  • Friday October 13, 2017
  • TBS Seeks Easy Marks for "Kaiji" Variety Game Show Program

    One lucky winner will walk away with 2 million yen or more in prize money

    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.

  • Wednesday August 30, 2017
  • Takeshi Kaga Plays Blind Mahjong Master in "Akagi" TV Drama

    Series covering the "Keiji Yagi" and "Ichikawa" arcs of Nobuyuki Fukumoto's gambling manga returns in October

    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.

  • Saturday July 29, 2017
  • "Akagi" Live-Action TV Drama Gambles Again in October

    Follow up to the 2015 series starring Kanata Hongō will dramatize the "Keiji Yagi" and "Ichikawa" story arcs

    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...

  • Sunday February 12, 2017
  • Gambling Manga "Akagi" Begins Countdown to Conclusion

    Nobuyuki Fukumoto's story of a maverick mahjong master has been serialized in "Kindai Mahjong" since 1992

    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.

  • Wednesday August 5, 2015
  • Konami's Newest "Silent Hill" Project is a Pachislot Machine

    Pachinko + slot machine hybrid unveiled at pachinko trade show

    The good news: there's a new Silent Hill game on the way. The bad news: it's a pachislot gambling machine. Hit the jump to learn more.