Themes describe the very central elements important to the anime stories.
Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji is considered Fukumoto's most famous work, and is well known in both Japan and Korea.In 1998, it was the winner of the Kodansha Manga Award in the General category.A mafia is a type of organized crime syndicate whose primary activities are protection racketeering, the arbitration of disputes between criminals, and the organizing and oversight of illegal agreements and transactions.The term was originally applied to the Sicilian mafia, but has since expanded to encompass other organizations of similar methods and purpose, such as in "the Russian mafia" or "the Japanese mafia".The thriller is a genre of fiction in which tough, resourceful, but essentially ordinary heroes are pitted against villains determined to destroy them, their country, or the stability of the free world.
The hero of a typical thriller faces danger alone or in the company of a small band of companions.(Source: Wikipedia)* Based on a manga by Fukumoto Nobuyuki, serialised in Young Magazine. Kaiji was taught a bloody lesson in what makes a true king. Creators started milking content just to stretch the story into 26 episodes. Kaiji welcomes you one more time into the lair of human despair where the hope is easily crushed, world of so called human trash where ends everyone with no luck in life, the world of unfair chances.Itou Kaiji - an ordinary man living an ordinary life. And after countless hardships, he finally reached the king of the underworld. That brought the demonic night to a close, paid with Kaiji's blood. It still has got the same elements as the previous season - battle of wits, psychology, betrayal, deception and of course - gambling. Compared to its prequel this series isn't so intense and in the very beginning it felt like something unmatched to Kaiji yet it continues in solid plot.Add to that a Conspiracy setting with a possible tragic outcome, the Themes span most of the imaginable subject matter relevant to anime.There is some intellectual battle between the characters.All that changed when he was thrown into debt because of co-signing a contract for a friend. Months have passed since then, Kaiji is still living his usual lifestyle of a bum. The show definitively contains more pathetic scenes and exaggerated emotional expressions (so many tears).