When most other series build up for one big event, they usually have plenty of time with one episode that’s entirely meant to build up for that particular scene.
But Kaiji is different. Kaiji doesn’t need one episode, no. It needs three of them.
And so we’ve passed the second episode. All that’s left now is the final episode of building up, after which the episode where stuff actually happens will finally close off this series. The narrator was right: it has been a real night of lunacy, and I can expect someone to go crazy if you marathoned it entirely.
And although I admit that the pacing could have been a bit faster, I like the themes a lot. Here, people really try to outsmart each other, with carefully laid-out plans. This is much more interesting than a bunch of guys being scared to death on top of a beam that hangs 80 meters above the ground.