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TV Show: Kaiji

2007

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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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Season 1 Episode List

1x1 Departure aired: Wednesday Oct 3, 2007
Kaiji Itou is a bum who's been living in Tokyo for 3 years and gmabling his life away, then one day a shady man named Endou Yuuji comes to his home asking for Takeshi Furuhata. It turns out that his friend Furuhata disappeared and left Kaiji with the debt of ¥3,850,000, which will take him 11 years to pay off. But Endou has a proposition for him; he wants Kaiji to participate in the gambling event on the Harumi Wharf.
1x2 Open Fire aired: Wednesday Oct 10, 2007
The event that will decide the fate of Kaiji and the rest of the debtors, onboard the Espoir, is a game called "Restricted Rock Paper Scissors". Following the explanation, Kaiji is then approached by Funai (the other person who borrowed 10 million) and it turns out that he's a repeater. He wants to team up with Kaiji and Kaiji accepts, not knowing what he just gotten himself into.
1x3 Game aired: Wednesday Oct 17, 2007
Trapped in the depths of despair, Kaiji teams up with Furuhata and Andou but their group is already in a shambles, when Andou decides to backstab them. Kaiji doesn't let this affect him and he comes up with a plan to win, yet they first need some stars and someone to take the bait.
1x4 Failure aired: Wednesday Oct 24, 2007
Kaiji managed to win the match, 2 stars better of however the group still needs 4 more stars and only has 14 million in total and no cards. So Kaiji comes up with the plan to monopolize the bored by getting 30 Rock cards, however they are not the only ones who've thought of the strategy.
1x5 Deadly Decision aired: Wednesday Oct 31, 2007
Both having thought of the buyout strategy, Kaiji challenges Kitami to a Rock Paper Scissors death match but Kitami doesn't accept. So they have a different kind of battle. Kaiji and Kitami; their battle over 3 stars finally materializes!
1x6 Rise and Fall aired: Wednesday Nov 7, 2007
With Kitami's group now falling apart, Kaiji proceeds with his plan of buying out all their 30 Paper cards. Funai later approaches Kaiji with their proposition to trade his star for some of Kaiji cards but Kaiji refuses. Now that no one can trust each other, Funai decides to proclaim that everyone should reshuffle their cards, which is an idea that will completely ruin Kaiji's plan.
1x7 Proclamation aired: Wednesday Nov 14, 2007
The 4 hour game of "Restricted Rock Paper Scissors" is nearing its end and Kaiji's group is forced to join Funai's idea of reshuffling all the cards amongst the remaining participants. However soon afterwards they are stuck in their tracks with no one to play against. Kaiji was finally able to stop Funai from getting any more matches, after revealing his cheating plan and also comes up with a risky plan to survive.
1x8 Iron Hammer aired: Wednesday Nov 21, 2007
There are only 5 minutes left and only Funai is left, so Kaiji challenges him to a final match wagering 5 stars. Kaiji has the edge because he knows that either way he will be sent to the "other room" but Funai is reluctant to except this unfair wager. In the other room Kaiji pins all his hopes on being resurrected.
1x9 Resurrection aired: Wednesday Nov 28, 2007
Kaiji is in the other room waiting to be resurrected by his comrades, however Andou is having second thoughts and decides to betray Kaiji by selling his stars. It doesn't take much for his last hope, Furuhata to betray him as well. Will Kaiji be able to crawl his way out of the pit of despair?
1x10 Messenger aired: Wednesday Dec 5, 2007
Against all the odds, Kaiji was able to survive the night on the Espoir but he left with a new debt of ¥6,295,000. It's been 4 months since then and all Kaiji has been doing is living a mundane life, working in a convenience store. It all changes when Endou appears before him, yet again, offering Kaiji a ray of salvation.
1x11 Revelry aired: Wednesday Dec 12, 2007
Kaiji accepts the invitation to the next party at the Starside Hotel and he recognizes a few familiar faces from the dreadful night on the Espoir. Kaiji is really determined this time not to fall for any tricks however the gambling event this time is "Human Derby" which the spectators are gambling on.
1x12 Degradation aired: Wednesday Dec 19, 2007
The event is Human Derby, a sick game which plays on ones mind and body and Kaiji must decide to push or be pushed. What will Kaiji choose to do? By the end of the Human Derby, only 21 people out of the total 60 contestants survived. Yet this is not the end of it, as there is a new deadly challenge that waits for them.
1x13 Monster aired: Wednesday Dec 26, 2007
10 people including Kaiji have volunteered for the Human Derby on the final bridge, 22 stories high, which spells instant death if they fall. After deciding which order they will go in, the pathway to salvation opens but it may not take much for the monster they've all kept hidden away within themselves to awaken.
1x14 Dying Spirit aired: Wednesday Jan 9, 2008
At the Starside Hotel 8 people now remain on the 74m bridge-crossing of death. Faced with imminent death, they all want to give up but Yukio Tonegawa ignores their pleas of mercy and in a mere 3 minutes only Kaiji, Sahara and Ishida remain.
1x15 Heavens aired: Wednesday Jan 16, 2008
With only 2 people remaining, Sahara is the first to survive the bridge-crossing of death however there is something sinister behind the window, before him. With all options out of the question, Kaiji is at a loss of what to do but he eventually finds a loophole that is potentially a path to salvation.
1x16 Fury aired: Wednesday Jan 23, 2008
Now that the ticket he had from the bridge-crossing is void, Kaiji cannot leave empty handed, so the mastermind of this offers him a chance to gain up to ¥100million. The game is "E-Card" and there are 3 types of cards (Citizen, Emperor & Slave). The rules may be simple but there's a lot more to this psychological battle, especially since Kaiji will be facing Yukio Tonegawa.
1x17 Adversity aired: Wednesday Jan 30, 2008
The game of E-Card has just begun and Kaiji is feeling pretty confident after winning his first 2 matches. However the true psychological battle has just begun, where Kaiji struggles to figure out his opponent's mindset.
1x18 Trifled aired: Wednesday Feb 6, 2008
The game of E-Card that Kaiji put his hearing on the line continues into the 2nd Round and even though Kaiji has come up with a plan, it still doesn't stop him from losing the next match. Confident now that he has found a way to win, Kaiji bets 10mm for the next match but it may end up causing an upset for the rest of the game.
1x19 Limit aired: Wednesday Feb 13, 2008
Onto the 9th match, this is the most crucial point for Kaiji who only has 4 more matches and 4mm till destruction. His mind is full of so many conflicting thoughts and even without the confidence in his choice he somehow managed to win to ensure his safety. Yet something feels off about the whole turn of events and through his deductive skills Kaiji realizes that they are cheating.
1x20 Departed Souls aired: Wednesday Feb 20, 2008
Kaiji has figured out Tonegawa's method of cheating and decides to use this to his advantage by recklessly wagering the maximum remaining length available (18mm). But this isn't completely reckless, since he's thought of an idea to win the 2 remaining Slave rounds.
1x21 Heart and Soul aired: Wednesday Feb 27, 2008
Onto the final match of E-Card and Kaiji decides to go for another life or death gamble, as he has come up with a way to take advantage of this disadvantaged situation. Kaiji is determined not to leave without ¥20million but how far will that determination take him?
1x22 Execution aired: Wednesday Mar 5, 2008
The final judgement has been met by Tonegawa, as he believes he has discerned Kaiji's plan of purposely splattering the cards with his blood but he was only being lead by Kaiji's true plan. Now all that's left is for certain formalities to be taken care of; for Kaiji to receive is money and for Tonegawa to sincerely apologize.
1x23 Unconventional aired: Wednesday Mar 12, 2008
Even after his unbelievable feat of beating Tonegawa, Kaiji does feel satisfied unless he beats the chairman. In the restroom Kaiji thinks of some kind of rigged lottery, "Tissue Box Raffle" to beat the one in charge of all this. With all preparations met he heads out to challenge the chairman to one more gamble.
1x24 Condition aired: Wednesday Mar 19, 2008
Through Kaiji's persistence, the chairman finally accepts his challenge but Kaiji must find a way to get the chairman to accept the idea of a "Tissue Box Raffle". Kaiji's plan seems to be going smoothly but then the chairman decides to lay out three conditions that must be followed.
1x25 Pallid aired: Wednesday Mar 26, 2008
The night of lunacy continues; with Kaiji putting his ¥20million and 4 fingers on the line, for a ¥100million gamble. The game is Tissue Box Raffle and something unexpected occurs, which completely throws away Kaiji's sure-fire way to win.
1x26 Afterglow aired: Wednesday Apr 2, 2008
The final scene of the night of lunacy begins. The name of the game is "Tissue Box Raffle" and Kaiji's plan, to win on the first draw seems to have run into a dead end. Will Kaiji's desperate prayers reach the heavens?

Season 2 Episode List

2x1 Hell on Earth aired: Wednesday Apr 6, 2011

2x2 The Rules of the Game aired: Wednesday Apr 13, 2011

2x3 Shards of Fate aired: Wednesday Apr 20, 2011

2x4 Path to the Counterattack aired: Wednesday Apr 27, 2011

2x5 Abuse and Endurance aired: Wednesday May 4, 2011

2x6 The Storm Arrives aired: Wednesday May 11, 2011

2x7 The Magic Dice aired: Wednesday May 18, 2011

2x8 Nemesis aired: Wednesday May 25, 2011

2x9 Applause, and Then... aired: Wednesday Jun 1, 2011

2x10 Last Gamble aired: Wednesday Jun 8, 2011

2x11 Cheers and Sighs aired: Wednesday Jun 15, 2011

2x12 Heaven's Fall, Man's Fall aired: Wednesday Jun 22, 2011

2x13 The Clue to Beat the Bog aired: Wednesday Jun 29, 2011

2x14 All-in Bluff aired: Wednesday Jul 13, 2011

2x15 The Battle Begins aired: Wednesday Jul 20, 2011

2x16 Fruitless Achievement aired: Wednesday Jul 27, 2011

2x17 Iron Gate aired: Wednesday Aug 3, 2011

2x18 Trajectory of a Miracle aired: Wednesday Aug 10, 2011

2x19 The Difference in Destiny aired: Wednesday Aug 17, 2011

2x20 Certain Victory aired: Wednesday Aug 24, 2011

2x21 Money's Influence aired: Wednesday Aug 31, 2011

2x22 A Precarious Situation aired: Wednesday Sep 7, 2011

2x23 Wandering Silver Balls aired: Wednesday Sep 14, 2011

2x24 Tears of Resentment aired: Wednesday Sep 21, 2011

2x25 A Future For Us... aired: Wednesday Sep 28, 2011



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