- 2 Seasons
The story of Kaiji involve a man naed Itou Kaiji who lives his life as a homeless bum and a thief by stealing emblems from cars, as well as destroying car tires. One day, a man wearing a trench coat finds and visits Kaiji after he requested a loan that he still hasn't paid off yet to an emploter named Furata. Originally, Takeshi asked for a loan for 30000 yen, but after Takeshi went missing, Kaiji was then in charge of paying off the loan. The only way Kaiji can pay this loan off is to gamble for the amount, which leads him into bigger problems. These problems forced Kaiji to work twice as hard to pay off both his and Takeshi's debts. One day, Kaiji decides to clear his name by taking on a particular position on the boat.