Kaiji: Jinsei gyakuten gêmu (Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji)
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Kaiji: Jinsei gyakuten gêmu (Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji)
After graduating from high school in 1996 in Japan, Itō Kaiji moves to Tokyo to get a job, but he fails to find steady employment because of his eccentric disposition and because the country is mired in its first recession since World War II. Depressed, he festers in his apartment, biding the time with cheap pranks, gambles, liquor and cigarettes. Kaiji is always thinking about money and his perpetual poverty frequently brings him to tears.

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"director Satô Tôya fails to grasp a lesson familiar to most gamblers: overplay your hand, and you tend to lose."
‑ Anton Bitel, Little White Lies