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Tobaku Hakairoku Kaiji  
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Description
After Kaiji's showdown with Chairman Hyoudou at the Starside Hotel, he's forced into labour at an underground mine. With his meagre daily wage, he'll be working for decades to repay his debt unless he does something about his miserable situation.

Kaiji decides to wager his earnings in an underground dice game for a ticket to get out of the mine for a limited period of time. But even if he surfaces, he only has one chance to win it big: by challenging the unbeatable pachinko machine nicknamed "The Bog."

The 2nd part of the Kaiji series.

1. Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji

2. Tobaku Hakairoku Kaiji

3. Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji

4. Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji - Kazuya Hen

5. Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji - One Poker Hen

Type
Manga

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Associated Names
賭博破戒録カイジ
Book of Sin of Gambling: Kaiji
Gambling Against Religious Commandments: Kaiji
Kaiji Part 2
Kaiji, Hakairoku
Kaiji: Record of Gambling Sinfulness
Record of Gambling Offense Against Commandments: Kaiji

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Latest Release(s)
v.11-13 (end) by ZAWAnons (2763d ago)
v.10 by ZAWAnons (2779d ago)
v.9 by ZAWAnons (2786d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
13 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 13

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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (103 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.04 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 1st 2017, 4:14pm PST


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Year
2000

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Young Magazine (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
No

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N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #825 increased(+33)
Monthly Pos #1566 increased(+148)
3 Month Pos #2471 increased(+311)
6 Month Pos #3786 increased(+354)

List Stats
On 57 reading lists
On 97 wish lists
On 266 completed lists
On 8 unfinished lists
On 73 custom lists

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Well...   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by calstine
June 22nd, 2015, 8:55am
The problem with Kaiji (and, indeed, most of Fukumoto Nobuyuki's manga except Tobaku Haouden Rei) is not the plot, the characterisation or the twists. Even the ending is quite satisfactory compared to most series. The major flaw in his work is the pacing: it's the very definition of "slow and plodding," and while that would be no big deal in, say, a slice-of-life series, it's a serious issue in a manga that relies on keeping the reader in suspense in order to retain their interest. With how it is here, where a six-volume story is dragged out over thirteen volumes, I reached a point where even though the twists were clever, I felt no awe when they were revealed: only relief that my long wait was finally over. And I'm quite a patient woman, so I can only imagine what the other readers felt.

Personally, I can and will put up with it because this is just the kind of plotline I love (clever but not invincible MC, no romance, very plot-focused storyline with minimum emotion that nevertheless makes what little emotional scenes there are all the more impactful) and I'm interested in seeing where Kaiji ends up (provided the mangaka ever actually finishes the series), but if you're impatient and/or short-tempered, do your blood pressure a favour and steer clear -- not just of Tobaku Hakairoku Kaiji but the saga as a whole.

The mangaka should take lessons in pacing from Kaitani Shinobu. (And could possibly return the favour by teaching the latter how to write a proper ending ^_^)

... Last updated on June 22nd, 2015, 9:09am
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