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Oldtaku no Radio # 058 – Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor

For this episode, Jared and Ink talk about Kaiji – the anime about a hapless loser with a heart of gold (and a gambling problem). This anime from 2007, which adapts part of Nobuyuki Fukumoto’s original manga, is competitive gaming like you’ve never seen before and still stands out visually and thematically among its peers. So listen in and find out all that’s to love about the first season of Kaiji!

Stream Kaiji via Crunchyroll.
Purchase Kaiji on BD via Rightstuf, Sentai, or Amazon.
Purchase Kaiji manga via Denpa LLC or Rightstuf.

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Runtime: 40 min

Show Notes

  • Opening Song: “Ruff” by eddy
  • 00:00 – Yamato questions
  • 08:10 – Kaiji
  • 35:00 – Kaiji BD giveaway contest winner entry!
  • Ending Song: “Beast but not Least” by XTAKERU
    • Ink's profile

      Ink contributes his own pieces and edits those of others pertaining to anime, manga, and games. His reviews and analyses have also appeared in the pages of Otaku USA as well as online over at The Fandom Post and Taiiku Podcast.

    • Jared Nelson's profile

      Jared discovered anime in the early 1990s through stacks of third-hand fandubs and Streamline Pictures tapes. By the tender age of 16, he was humming Macross 7 songs in art class, dreaming of Asuka Langley and hanging Rurouni Kenshin posters on his wall. A few years later he moved to Japan where he worked as an ALT (assistant language teacher) in Ibaraki and Fukuoka Prefectures. While he returned home with a deep appreciation for Japan, its culture, and its public transit system, Jared fell out of anime fandom and only returned in 2010. A self-proclaimed 3rd-level bard, Jared enjoys tabletop gaming and game design, video gaming, giant robots, history, comics, and most recently manga. He is also eternally late to the party.

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