Kaiji

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Original run: 3 Oct 2007 – 28 Sep 2011

Country of origin: Japan

Genre: Anime, Drama, Thriller

Network: NTV JP

Watched by: 1 297 of 636 485 0.2%

Total running time: 19 hours 56 minutes

Episode duration: 23 minutes

IMDB rating: 8.3 of 10 1 734

kinopoisk.ru rating: 7.965 of 10 1 308

MyShows rating: 4.37 of 5 690

Description

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

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