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Tobaku Hakairoku Kaiji  
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Description
After Kaiji's showdown with Chairman Hyoudo at Starside Hotel Kaiji is forced into labor at an underground mine. With meager wages each day, he will work for decades unless he doesn't do something.

Now Kaiji must wager his earnings in underground Chinchirorin gambles for a ticket to the rest of the world. But even if he surfaces, he only has one chance to pay back his enormous debt, and that is by challenging the "unbeatable" Pachinko machine, The Bog.

The Kaiji series is divided into five parts:

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

Note: The group ZAWAnons started this manga as volume 14 of the Kaiji series.

Type
Manga

Related Series

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 (1901d ago)
v.10 by ZAWAnons (1917d ago)
v.9 by ZAWAnons (1924d 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

User Reviews
N/A

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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (88 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.15 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 16th 2015, 8:33am PST


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Recommendations
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Year
2000

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Young Magazine (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #989 increased(+332)
Monthly Pos #2429 decreased(-111)
3 Month Pos #3221 increased(+445)
6 Month Pos #4215 increased(+627)

List Stats
On 49 reading lists
On 86 wish lists
On 224 completed lists
On 6 unfinished lists
On 56 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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