Why isn't there a Kaiji 21 thread on the front page?
Because nothing fucking happens in it
SAGE THIS SHIT
Because it's so old already.
Because Kaiji sucks.
suck it tonegawa
WHERE'S MY FUCKING 22 SUBS, TRIAD?!
Sucks doesn't it?
It's kind of dumb how Tonegawa uses the Emperor as his 4th card. It would be much more poetic if he used Citizen 4 times and was stuck with just the Emperor at the end, (Kaiji would have predicted all this)
Holy crap it's daytime /a/
in ep 22 why does kaiji shit bricks after stepping on a discarded tissue box?
Yeah, that's what I was hoping would happen
Kaiji really isn't a good show at all. it's zomg SERIUS adult anime, but there's no thought involved and it's just kind of annoying if you have to wait a week or two for episodes where nothings happens.
Seriously, the pacing reminds me of shitty dragonball shounen.
Then, there's the fact that the characters happen to figure out exactly what their opponents are thinking/planning. What the fuck? That's just unrealistic. You can't make a good dramatic series about gambling because it's fucking gambling.
and that is why I cringed every time a new thread about Kaiji was made in the past.
exposure brings detractors, never forget.
Good argument. Seriously though. I'm not trying to troll as much as wonder why /a/ is so enthralled with this series.
your the same person and GTFO seriously its a lot better then lucky shit threads to say the least
WHAT'S THE MATTER? TOO DEEP FOR YOU?
because the art is interesting, the drama is pulled off well, and it isn't about school life
No, most of the DEEP themes were explained with really obvious visuals (read: the whole thing about how everyone is actually walking on their own beam), so it kind of ruins it.
KAIJI HASN'T GOTTEN TOO WELL-LIKED, TIME TO HATE IT NOW!
This is why I originally watched the whole thing. I mean I guess it's not a BAD show really, more just mediocre entertainment.
underage B& who doesn't gamble
>Then, there's the fact that the characters happen to figure out exactly what their opponents are thinking/planning. What the fuck? That's just unrealistic. You can't make a good dramatic series about gambling because it's fucking gambling.
have you ever played, lets say, poker ? You can figure out what your opponents hand is when you just study him enough over the course of a game
Get a job, realize how shitty society is, and then come back. Then maybe you'll appreciate Kaiji a lot more.
kaiji is awesome and if you don't think so you can go kill yourseld. Seriously at least its realistic unlike your mecha bull shit.
Yes, I have experience with poker. But it's always a gamble. Also, it takes a REALLY fucking long time to get good at it. It doesn't matter who you are, you have to play a lot. You can't just be like omg I think Kaiji is a real soldier, so he MUST HAVE SET ME UP THERES NO OTHER CHOICE. Obviously there was, because I doubt he's going to get his ear drilled and die.
My head just exploded from the kaiji hate. Holy fuck guys, I finally starts liking this show with the E-Card arc and now you're all like "lol sux". More interesting character development than Akagi, nice suspense, and not too much thinking involved. Fuck you all.
It's a 50/50 gamble. It COULD happen.
some people are have a natural talent for cards
OH GOD HIS VOICE WAS SO HOT FAP FAP FAP
Also it's not a SERIUS animu with faces like these
No, Kaiji has main character hax and there's 2 more series after this
I realize how shitty society. I don't need the fucking show to draw it out for me like your picture. That's my point. Think about it like a class in school. Do you want to be lectured at and told what's happening(your screen shots) or be given a situation which makes you ponder about it.
it's just the same troll, haven't you figured it out by now?
I shitty society
I see what you are after but seriously, loosen the fuck up. I can watch James Bond gamble sections without cringing and same with Kaiji. This is entertainment for fucks sake. If you want accurate gambles watch WSOP or something...
Yes, yes, I understand. My point is there's all these diehard fans on /a/ (see this thread) and it's a really mediocre show at best.
If he had main character hax, then he shouldn't have had to CUT OFF HIS OWN FUCKING EAR.
does someone have the collage about Kaiji's "everyone walks on his own" monologue during the steelbeam arc ?
A lecture is how you learn.
He meant that Kaiji isn't someone who walks through everything unscathed. He traded his blood for money, something that a lot of us wouldn't do because we're pussies.
Tissue Box Raffling
Looking back, this was such a lonesome race. No matter how many people were around them, they could not support each other. However, upon thinking it over, it is not limited to this bridge. People, and their hearts, are always isolated. Their hearts are never understood. Their thoughts cannot be conveyed. That's why everyone seeks out understanding and love. They seek it! They continue to seek! But in the end, they cannot grow close. They all walk alone along a straight path. All 6.6 billion people of the earth! Each person walks along the sky. 6.6 billion kinds of solitude!
Their hands will never reach because they
are too far apart. All they can do is transmit messages.
Kaiji! Are you okay, Kaiji?!
Yeah! I'm okay, Sahara!
That was indeed very faint, and may very well have been worlds away from true understanding.
But the breath of the living transmits messages that, however faint, still undoubtedly
make it through.
Kaiji may be mediocre but it is still the best show of this season.
It's daytime /a/. Keep liking Kaiji, because true anons don't let other faggots' opinions effect their own.
Kaiji is a better show than Akagi.
if kaiji is mediocre then everything else recently is pure shit. ITT trolls.
Why is Kaiji delicious?
It just is.
Name one show which has some guy genuflect into a hotplate. It can't begin with 'Kaiji'.
They see me trollin'
They be hatin'
Anyways, it's been bugging me for a while...why does that old guy keeps drooling while speaking to Kaiji?
kaiji is moe
He wants to rape Kaiji's dead body.
You may have missed his whole speech about his anticipation for Kaiji's horrible death.
Old people drool. Haven't you seen Washizu? Akagi's plan was probably to kill him via all Washizu's body water leaving through the mouth.
because he's batshit insane?
Old men salivate all the time. Washizu agreed.
Why does Kazuya drool around Kaiji?
He's rapeable, that's why.
as opposed to all the other diehard threads of other mediocre shows? stop yer bitching and move along.
Oh wow, I can't believe I missed this
>Kaiji may be mediocre but it is still the only show I'm watching this season.
I like Kaiji, but we all know /a/'s system of rating anime: If it's below a certain level, flame it to the ground, if it's niche and interesting make it out to be the best anime EVER, and if it's actually good, avoid mentioning it at all costs.
As for me, my current favourite this season is Aria, despite the fact that I know I'll still be watching it in 2009, at the rate at which subs will come out for it. Expect Golgo 13 to get the Kaiji treatment next season and Allison to Lillia threads to crop up in secret at around 5am GMT.
tl;dr: WORDS WORDS WORDS USELESS OPINIONS.
Kaiji's strength doesn't lie in it's basic story elements.
Hell, the show could be about watching paint dry, but the overall direction and storytelling techniques utilized would still make it worth watching.
They do? I thought they both just have rabies.
>the show could be about watching paint dry
THE FUMES HAVE TAKEN ON A DEMONIC SHAPE
/a/ does not apprecaite good anime
is akagi anything as good as kaiji? i might check it out.
Kaiji so far is a pretty glorious anime excpet for the "lol lets walk on iron poles" part.
the fact that they can make simple card games and rock paper scissors extremely intense and interesting is testament to kaiji's greatness.
But then they managed to make "lol lets walk on poles" pretty damn epic.
Akagi is better
Ah, so /a/ haet Kaiji now? Good, I can finally go against the /a/ hive. It felt dirty to be liking something /a/-approved. Eesh!
Kaiji is the better show, but Akagi is still definitely worth a watch.
But I'd learn Mahjong first, as it will greatly enhance your enjoyment of the show.
Start watching Akagi first; then you'll want to learn mahjong.
>troll troll troll troll troll
really? it looked pretty accurate to me
first race or second race? maybe not that big a deal for the first one because you can decide not to participate, second race: you try walking an electrifying beam in the middle of the night.
How so, exactly? >>10045879 Here, by the way. I'll admit that the "only show I'm watching this season" bit was exaggerated, as that was just to get a point across, but I don't see a problem with the rest of it - unless you see me preferring Aria as "trolling."
I watched up to episode 5 of Akagi but for some reason stopped, probably for some other animu. I want to finish it but don't want to learn mahjong first
I guess it depends on the Anon. I found Akagi rivetting, but the moe-faggotry was enough to bore me to distraction withn 4 episodes of Rock Paper Scissors.
Hm, I haven't noticed until somebody pointed it out just now...
Whenever somebody maniacally smiled in this episode, so did my face receive the same shape.
What have you done to me Kaiji?
holy shit, me too
He looks like an old japanese man in this shot.
You dont have to learn mahjong first. You will pick it up along the way.
They basically need three pairs of three and a pair of two, or something.
Who hasn't? The show just screams it.
ANYONE ALSO NOTICE THE UNGODLY AMOUNTS OF "DO IT FAGGOT" OPPORTUNITIES!?
It's official. Kaiji passed the deadpoint of liked animus of /a/.
Too much love, it's now hated.
We should create /a/ rules
1: If it's loved, it won't continue
1) Get yourself stuck in that frame of mind by watching eps 1-21 of Kaiji in one go five times over.
2) Set up a webcam.
3) Watch Death note.
4) Upload highlights of results.
6) Hilarity ensues.
Yeah, I got like 15 screenshots just from this episode. 21 had some epic facial expressions
It was a good run!
Ah well, it will stop being talked about when it ends (/a/ does not talk about good anime). I never bring up series I like because exposure = trolls.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=SiE6KhlM0Ro kaiji 22 raw on jewtube