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...

TV series created in 2007 and concluded in 2011 by Nobuyuki Fukumoto.
The show consists of 2 seasons and 52 episodes.



Masato Hagiwara Masato Hagiwara
Kaiji Itō
Masane Tsukayama Masane Tsukayama
Kazutaka Hyōdō
Naoya Uchida Naoya Uchida
Yūji Endō
Hideo Ishikawa Hideo Ishikawa
Jōji Funai
Yasunori Matsumoto Yasunori Matsumoto
Takeshi Furuhata
Toshiharu Sakurai
Mamoru Andō
Kazuki Yao Kazuki Yao
Hiroshi Yanaka Hiroshi Yanaka
Kōji Ishida
Hakuryu Hakuryu
Yukio Tonegawa
Ken yuu Horiuchi Ken'yuu Horiuchi
Yohishiro Kurosaki
Choo Choo
Koji Yusa Koji Yusa
Tomohiro Miyoshi
Issei Futamata Issei Futamata
Kōtarō Sakazaki
Daisuke Namikawa Daisuke Namikawa
Masaya Onosaka Masaya Onosaka
Rikiya Koyama Rikiya Koyama
Masahiro Komoto Masahiro Komoto
Makoto Sahara
Yoshiaki KawajiriStoryboard Designer
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  • Type

    TV series

  • Episodes

    2 Seasons • 52 Episodes

  • Rating

    8.31/10 (1 015 voting)

  • Popularity : 100%

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  • Running time

    23 :

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