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Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji (TV Series)

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Original title
Gyakkyô burai Kaiji (Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji) (TV Series)
Year
Running time
23 min.
Country
Japan Japan
Director
Screenwriter
Nobuyuki Fukumoto (Manga: Nobuyuki Fukumoto)
Music
Hideki Taniuchi
Cinematography
Animation
Cast
Producer
Madhouse Studios
Genre
TV Series. Animation. Drama | Manga. Gambling
Synopsis / Plot
Itou Kaiji is a bum who steals car emblems and slashes tires on what seems to be a regular basis. This routine changes one day when he is paid a visit by a man in a trench-coat. Once the two get talking, it seems that the visitor (Calling himself Endou) is a debt collector. The reason for his visit is an unpaid loan which kaiji had previously co-signed for a work-mate (Furuhata Takeshi). The original loan was 30000 yen and once Takeshi had disappeared, the loan then fell on Kaiji. Kaiji is then told of a way to clear the interest compounded debt (which stood at 3,850,000 yen), which involved getting on a boat with others in his position. Once on the boat the debtors would then have to gamble with loaned money, which would end with a few winning, and others getting into deeper debt and having to work to pay of their debts. After some coercing kaiji accepts a position on the boat, in order to clear himself and make a bit of money as well...
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