Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji Vol. 04
A rare survivor of the Human Horse Race, Kaiji is invited to join another death match…This game is called E-Card!
Having survived the games at the Starside Hotel, Kaiji is invited to join another game for a chance at even more cash! But while the previous game was physically challenging, this game, E-Card, is socially twisted. At its core it is a card game similar to rock-paper-scissors, but like the cards played – slave, citizen, emperor – the power balance is not in the favor of the challenger.
Nobuyuki Fukomoto made his manga debut in 1980 and has penned more than one-hundred and fifty volumes over his illustrious career. In 1998 he was presented the Kodansha Manga Award’s Comic of the Year for his work on Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji. Known to incorporate both elements of gambling and finance in his works, Fukumoto’s most memorable titles tend to focus on the consequences of Japan’s economic culture.
Kaiji was recognized by the publishing world for how it rendered a changing social landscape after Japan’s economic bubble burst. Outside of Kaiji, Fukumoto is best known for his other international best-sellers, which include: Akagi (Take Shobo), Silver and Gold (Futabasha) and Kurosawa: The Strongest Man (Shogakukan).
Kaiji has sold more than 20,000,000 units in Japan • Netflix produced a movie based on the Kaiji property called Animal World in 2018. • New live action film scheduled for international release Q1 2020 • Multiple animated series available on streaming services • Highly demanded series with a number of spin-offs.
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