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Old 10-09-2007, 02:10 PM   #1
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Kaiji
(a.k.a. Ultimate Survivor Kaiji)


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Down-and-out young man with no money is roped into going onto a ship full of other down-and-outs and having to gamble himself out of his enormous debts. But the game is something quite unexpected and everybody is there out of desperation.

Ugly, ugly, ugly character designs. But there's something about the plot I like. Very similar sort of tone/atmosphere to Death Note, with characters who are desperate enough to do anything and morality is most likely going to take a backseat. Also similar in that a simple set of rules determine everything that's at stake.

Could be quite a corker.
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Old 10-09-2007, 03:40 PM   #2
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well it is done by madhouse, and base off the manga by Nobuyuki Fukumoto and also did Akagi. so we well see how it turns out
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Old 10-10-2007, 10:14 AM   #3
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pretty intriguing first episode despite the awkward character designs. if they manage to pull the gambling part it might be really good .
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Old 10-12-2007, 04:56 AM   #4
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It probably isn't going to be as awesome as Akagi, but it still seems pretty good. It's pretty interesting how different Kaiji the character) is from Akagi (the character); that in itself should make the gambling very different, but I hope they also keep the pace of the first episode. I don't know, but the idea of Kaiji (the character) in last arc of Akagi-like duels seems quite boring...
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:24 AM   #5
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It took me halfway through Akagi to finally realize that what you hold is what's relevant and they you shouldn't lay down all your pairs and stuff for points. I don't think i'm ever going to really understand mahjong
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Old 10-24-2007, 05:29 AM   #6
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Episode 3 was great too - I'm already used to the character designs now. I really hope this series can deliver on a stunning initial promise. Also, does anybody know how long it will be? With only 2 and a half hours left, I don't see this spanning 26 eps at all. Maybe 12?
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Old 10-30-2007, 11:09 AM   #7
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Anidb.net states that the number of episodes is currently unknown. I can tell I'm hooked when at the end of each episode it seems like it ended way too soon. I expect the quality of the first arc will remain high, after that, we'll see..
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Old 10-30-2007, 12:02 PM   #8
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Argh! I heard good things about this anime but the character design is just turning me off. Returnoffruitbasketbob2 only likes to see beautiful ppl in anime because its a reflection of himself.
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Old 10-30-2007, 12:55 PM   #9
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Episode 3 was great too - I'm already used to the character designs now. I really hope this series can deliver on a stunning initial promise. Also, does anybody know how long it will be? With only 2 and a half hours left, I don't see this spanning 26 eps at all. Maybe 12?
yes so far this seires is great, the character designs is odd. it fits the feel of the anime very well. i don't really see this one going 26, with the differents in character desings, and the subject i think they keep in as a short 12 eps
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Old 10-30-2007, 04:28 PM   #10
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Yeah this series is totaly awesome, quite uniqe in the fall line-up.

And after you watched a episode or two you dont think about it being animated in a strange way, then you will be completley sucked in by the story ^^. Can't wait for the fifth episode!!!!
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