Posted by psgels on 17 March 2008 with categories: Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji


Okay, this’ll be a short entry, since all this episode did was building up anyway. Kaiji, while still under the influence of the adrenaline from his match with Tonegawa, is screwed in the head enough to abandon the 20 million he won, just for a shot to challenge the chairman. Even though the chairman claims that it doesn’t really hurt him whether or not he loses, Kaiji is still determined to gamble. This begs the question: how is Kaiji planning to take revenge on the chairman? The most obvious strategy would of course be for the guy to put all of his money on the line. If it’s one thing that rich people are terrified of, it’s getting poor. But this guy is a professional. He just isn’t crazy enough to just do it for the life of one measly ant.

Apart from that, the pacing was as slow as usual, which isn’t the most exciting thing when this series isn’t in one of its climaxes, so I’ll withhold my judgement until the next episode.

8 Responses

  1. dsong says:

    Kaiji’s not so crazy once you realize that he hasn’t REALLY won 20 million. The mob has made every possible excuse not to pay him off earlier and it’s doubtful that they would let him off this time.

    Kaiji’s best option is to try to kill them off while he has the advantage – or else they’ll just keep coming after him.

  2. wtf says:

    Now that you think about it, that is one
    NICE BOX.

    nice box is nice

  3. Sasa says:

    “NICE BOX” – haha.

    My main issue with this episode was that I found the idea of building up a strategy relying on nothing but cheating rather dull. Everything before has been somewhat smarter. We’ll see how it’ll end up – while the premise of this gambling doesn’t sound too exciting, there must be *something* to make the last episodes reach a climax.

  4. BlueYoshi says:

    “Wow… This box is awesome.”

    That was the funniest moment of Kaiji yet. And this isn’t a comedy.

  5. yoshi927 says:

    Hey, Akagi made strategies based on cheating. I’m not going to judge yet. Obviously they wouldn’t even be having this gamble if it was going to be an instant win for Kaiji. Something unexpected is going to happen.

  6. Gottis says:

    Just making a random comment here to recommend an anime to you, that I think you might like. Uninhabited Planet Survive. You can find the torrent on Mininova, or find it on Crunchyroll, and it’s really good. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. ^_^ Unless you have already seen it, of course. ^^

  7. Z.A. says:

    I’m addicted to some of Kaiji’s soundtracks, although i like Akagi’s OST better overall – definitely more fun

  8. Uhnnown says:

    I always liked Kaiji, but this eps what slightly a letdown. Hopefully they will throw in some awesome plottwist.

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  • AidanAK47
    (Monday, May 4. 2015 01:28 AM)
    Anyway the main reason I amnot wanting to linger on Demon souls is just that I have far more games to play and don’t really want to spend my entire vacation on it. I got the uncharted’s to get though after all.
  • AidanAK47
    (Monday, May 4. 2015 01:26 AM)
    Kafka was a good villain but everyone really has over-hyped him. FF7 is overrated but FF6 is put on too high a pedestal. Like FF9.
  • AidanAK47
    (Monday, May 4. 2015 01:26 AM)
    @Bam, bad comparison for me. FF7 may be overrated as all hell but it still is to me the best Final fantasy. I played ff6 and found it downright tedious. I had more fun playing FF8 and everyone seems to think that’s the worst one…though I don’t. I barely remember any of the story of FF6 and I just found it a slog to get though. Mostly finished it out of obligation.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, May 3. 2015 10:57 PM)
    It’s always a little bit underwhelming when you play an earlier game of an improving series before the later ones. It’s like playing FF6 as kid as your first FF game and then going and finding FFV and playing that while hoping it’s as good as 6.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, May 3. 2015 10:52 PM)
    The levels are simple and rather small and linear, but each world has a great and unique atmosphere and variety. The Tower of Latria is specially atmospheric and the game suddenly takes on a much darker and almost horror game feel to it.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, May 3. 2015 10:48 PM)
    @Aidan: yeah I could see how somebody would just want to run thru the game once, but there are a lot of cool weapons, armor and story quests that you can do with tendencies. The PVP is fun and simple as well, and weirdly has much better collision detection than DSI&II.
  • AidanAK47
    (Sunday, May 3. 2015 02:49 PM)
    I wasn’t keen on the levels though. There were not quite as visually interesting as dark souls environments.
  • AidanAK47
    (Sunday, May 3. 2015 02:48 PM)
    @Bam, I’m not gonna bother with the world tendency stuff. My goal was to get through the main game and leave it at that.
    There were quite a few things I liked about it. The maiden in black for one. Honestly the emerald herald is nothing compared to her.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, May 3. 2015 05:25 AM)
    But the fact that initially nobody knew what they were getting into with DeS made it a special instance in time. A moment of camaraderie between confused, scared yet amazed players. That was our beach. An element that is diminished with it each subsequent release. Bloodborne brought some back with its originality, but it became too famous and got plastered on all the websites, which took away that cozy wonderment.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, May 3. 2015 05:18 AM)
    Also it’s always hard to replicate your first Soul experience, so for us that got DeS first it will always have a special place. Hell, I still throw it on sometimes and multiplayer some areas. DSI built upon the foundation and made it bloom, so in many ways it was superior to DeS.

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