Kaiji Episode 3

October 21, 2007 at 1:40 am | Posted in Kaiji | 1 Comment
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This particular episode of Kaiji starts off where all good ideas do, at the men’s urinal. Yup, anything from marriage plans to raising abortion fund start at the urinal. But not this time, Kaiji and Furuhata are just taking a piss.

Turns out silly Furuhata gave one of his cards to Andou. You see, Andou goes and challenges someone to try to get a star for himself and screw over Kaiji and Furuhata. It doesn’t work. He loses and now they are down one card and a star.

But it’s fine. Kaiji has a plan. A relitively wise plan considering Kaiji doesn’t strike me as the educated type. He sends Furuhata and Andou to go find a guy with 8 cards while Kaiji goes to find stars to buy.

Kaiji’s star hunt goes poorly because it is far to early for people to begin selling, but the other two men complete their job successfully. A man with 5 stars has 8 cards. Now is where I feel I should explain Kaiji’s brilliant tactic.

This man follows the balance theory. He thrives on it. Which means that he has one card missing from rock and paper. So naturally he’s going to want to even it out by getting rid of one scissors too, you see?

Kaiji challenges him. Kaiji wins. Kaiji tries again. Kaiji loses. The man has now fallen into Kaiji’s trap. Since Kaiji has played the same card over and over again the man challenges him once more. You see, since Kaiji and Furuhata combined decks they have lots of paper.

Kaiji beats the man twice, earning him two more stars. Here is where I’m confused, Kaiji is out of cards…so…What can he do? Yes, buy some stars. But…This doesn’t leave much of a plot for the anime. Seriously. They buy some stars and then what? It’s over. Even if they lose stars there’s no way they can play to get them back either.


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  1. I ❤ Kaiji!

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