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May 31, 2012

Kaiji: The Ultimate Gambler 2011

Kaiji: The Ultimate Gambler 2011

Kaiji: The Ultimate Gambler (japanese movie 2011)
Rating: 7.5 / 10

Tatsuya Fujiwara as Kaiji Ito
Teruyuki Kagawa as Tonegawa
Yuki Amami as Rinko Endo
Taro Yamamoto as Funai
Ken Mitsuishi as Koji Ishida
Suzuki Matsuo as Taro Otsuki
Kenichi Matsuyama as Sahara

Personal Synopsis:
(WARNING! May contain Spoilers!!!)

Kaiji Ito is just a normal person with a low than average life. and working as hard as he could to maintain his living costs, But seeing the rich showing off their wealth has made him green with envy to the point that, he consciously starting to kick some expensive cars nearby. His reckless act, led to a very noticeable dent which then was known by a group of mysterious people occupying the vehicle. Without notice, those people especially their leader, a woman actually knows Kaiji and started telling him that he has a debt to pay. Penniless and broke, he with no means is able to, thus the woman offered him a way out, by gambling.

Personal Comments:
(WARNING! May contain Spoilers!!!)

Personally, I like this guy, Tatsuya, i mean for the fact that, he acts quite good and always, for sure to be appearing as the main cast for every interesting movies. And frankly, I never read the manga version of this movie, but from my view, its similar to Liar Game. Its quite mind boggling in a sense and at parts, thrilling suspense. I also am fond of the Tonegawa character, though he lost, but his analytical sense is quite refreshing to witness. 🙂