What was the most intense moment for you out of the last five anime you've watched?
I'm watching Kaiji right now and my jaw just dropped.
Nothing I've seen, anime or movies or TV, was as intense as Kaiji.
Why is this?
I feel the same way, plenty of times I've gotten excited watching/reading anime/manga, but NOTHING has gotten my blood pumping as hard as Kaiji, ESPECIALLY WITH THE BOG ARC
You never know how much Kaiji is going to get absolutely screwed over until he finally comes up with something that works. The series does a really good job of creating a thirst for some sort of payback. It's just human nature, but damn do I love it.
>ESPECIALLY WITH THE BOG ARC
Why? It had to be the worst one. It got watered down with way to many episodes and I found myself completely bored. If it were shorter I might have liked it more.
Last 5? I just finished Kaiji S2 so you're moment works for me. Kaiji sets the bar for that shit though.
I read part 2 of the manga before I watched part 1 (since I prefer reading manga and part 1 wasn't fully translated at the time), so I knew what happens at the end of the anime S1. It made the tension a hundred times worse while watching S1. Knowing shit's going to go down and not being able to stop it.
I even stopped watching it for several days because I couldn't bear to see the tissue box game, and no other series has had that effect on me.
Kara no Kyoukai - Paradox Spiral
That fucking mind-bending twist and climax.
A perfect example of "Just when you think everything is lost" moment.
Watching Kiss x Siss as we speak and my pants just dropped
>all he does is play dice and pachinko
>it's the most intense shit I've seen in my life
I blame the narrator.
It's because Fukumoto really is based as fuck, and Madhouse animated Kaiji with lots of love for the work.
I think the success lies in the fact that it isn't just about the gambles. You fear for the character because they pull no punches on what will befall him if he fails, but they don't go overboard either (suffering a non-mortal wound in the form of having your fingers cut off in the event that you fail a game that gives you a chance of winning if you use your wits and intelligence is something that hits much closer to home than having your skull sliced into 5 parts by a needlessly complicated contraption sitting on your head if you don't cut one of your appendages off), you study the stratagems he comes up with while thinking about what you would do in the same situation, and you also get to reflect on the various aspects of life in modern society. It stimulates you on various levels, coupled by great VA, music and narration.
Kaiji is total bullshit. He never wins via skill, its always some bullshit luck of the draw thing.
Any noob can win at gambling if luck favors him and he keeps getting royal flushes or whatever the best hand for the game is.
It takes zero skill to win via bullshit hands.
It's the context.
A normal game would mean nothing. This was a game determining whether he dies in a mine or lives free for a few days.
Actually I don't think Kaiji's EVER won without skill. He lost the tissue box because he lost his nerve and relied on luck.
And you need to read part 3, where Kaiji REALLY outplays some chucklefuck.
>I'm watching Kaiji right now and my jaw just dropped.
Is it for the cock you're about to suck?
>I've never watched Kaiji.
That clears some things up. Please go shitpost in some other threads.
>Rock Paper Scissors
Wins his way out from slave camps by using his wit.
>Balance Beam 1 + 2
Both skill. It wasn't a skill that had to do with gambling, but it was a skill he needed to survive and he did.
Kaiji bluffs his way past having his ear cut off.
Careful planning and counter after counter takes play during that. Yes, luck was involved but without the previous counters he would have been fucked.
The Bog stopped being about luck when they turned on the air guard around the hole. At that point it was a test on Kaiji to see if he could get enough money to force a win.
Minefield mahjong will never be animated...
I always saw the RockPaperScissor and dice games as the best.
I think some volumes of Yugioh hyped me as much when i was young
Ah thats true too. Slipped my mind. Although it wasn't exactly major it was just getting Kaiji convincing Endou that he was totally fucked even if he left with the rest of his cash.
Please don't remind me. ;_; Why could they just make Kaiji S2 13-14 episodes.
The guy that got busted for weed was just a music composer right? Why not just make a new season with a different composer?
Because it wouldn't be the same without ZAWA ZAWA. Also, the Kaiji anime isn't really a big seller (It's only used to promote the live action movies, which sell much better), and part 3 is far less accessible than the other 2 since it assumes you know mahjohng. Add all that and you'll see why S3 is unlikely unless a new movie comes out.
It's a miracle that Kaiji even got a second season. And even then part 3 is easily the part least suited for animation. If people thought the bog arc was too long I can't imagine what they would think of 2 cours of minefield mahjong.
Why are the manga translations so inconsistent. They're all over the place rather than going in chronological order
The movies were big sellers? They kinda looked like they'd be shit.
They're really popular in Japan.
Aside from the first arc, everything is in order.
The arc as a whole would've been better shorter, but fuck me, I partied the fuck out when Kaiji finally won after all that toil
Kaiji-verse has a long history of fucking people over who give up on trying and put their fate purely in luck.
But it was his skill that made the chance to beat the machine that should've held out against unlimited money. Thats how all the gambles work, you plot and twist things enough to stack the odds in your favour, but its never 100%
They're watered-down versions of the story for larger audiences, so if you're familiar with the actual source material they're not too good.