, to add this show to your profile

Original run: 3 Oct 2007 – 28 Sep 2011

Country of origin: Japan

Genre: Anime, Drama, Thriller

Network: NTV JP

Watched by: 1 410 of 673 201 0.21%

Total running time: 19 hours 56 minutes

Episode duration: 23 minutes

IMDB rating: 8.3 of 10 1 981

kinopoisk.ru rating: 7.983 of 10 1 628

MyShows rating: 4.36 of 5 731


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 or

Episodes ratings

Titles and release dates