is a near 30 year-old shop-boy. He is unable to find a steady job since graduating high school, and have neither money, nor girlfriend, nor even friends at all. However, he still believes in luck and spends all his money on cheap lottery-tickets.
One day a beautiful femme fatale
shows up at his door, only to inform him that he is responsible for a huge loan taken by his friend (who has since gone missing) and whom he casually co-signed as a loan guarantor for. The company gives Kaiji
two options to repay: he can spend the next 11 years in servitude, or try his luck for one night on a gambling ship «Espoire»
for the chance to clear his debt. Kaiji
accepts the proposal (of course, the latter one) and soon realizes that now his survival is at stake. Winner takes all. Loser leaves his life at the table.
- Kaiji: The Ultimate Gambler is based on popular manga “Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji”, the most popular work of Nobuyuki Fukumoto.
- The movie sequel is planned to be released in 2011