27 August 2017 | napaxo
It has a lot to offer to the viewer
There are many anime , whether about gambling or not, where the protagonist possess almost superhuman intellect,speed or powers. However in only a handful can the hero be.........human with all the weaknesses and flaws of a human being. That's Ito Kaiji, the main character, who is as flawed as anyone and yet so brilliant at times as to almost be out of this world. I really enjoyed the series and once i got used to the ,admittedly, uncommonly angular art style i was really drawn in. I can compare the real life lessons Kaiji has to offer to another great yet underrated anime: NHK ni Youkoso (Welcome to the N.H.K.). All in all , Kaiji is a food for thought type of anime that may demand the viewers undivided attention,to understand it fully, but rewards them with many hours of pure entertainment. My rating is 8/10.