Saturday, June 9, 2012

DKaiji Chapter 62

It's time for even more DKaiji! This time around, we get to see exactly what Kaiji's reasoning was when he left for the bathroom. And that is of course thanks to js06, our translator, Biggums, our cleaner, and Sonickrazy, our proofreader.

"The one being tricked...was Kaiji!!"

Kaiji has no choice this time but to accept the betrayal of his former comrades. But that doesn't mean he can't vent his rage against them internally right? "Traitors! Traitors! Traitors!! Traitors!!!" And boy is he beating himself up for it. Acting the fool for trusting them, for allowing them to trick him as he played into their hands (pun intended) over and over again.

The narrator then takes over (we haven't heard him in a while). He graciously explains Kaiji's reasoning behind all his previous actions, and most importantly, the true properties of the "Kaiji Shuffle". Reaffirming the betrayal, it is explained that Kaiji had straightened out his tiles before leaving for the bathroom. That is obvious enough, as we could see that ourselves. And Muraoka, as evil as he is, is no fool himself! He easily picks up on that little trap, and returns the tiles to their straightened position before Kaiji returns.

But more crucial was the second move that Kaiji made. In all likelihood, the first move was a probably a decoy to hide the second! The minuscule separation of the 2nd and 3rd tiles in his hand! To onlookers such as Muraoka, there is no possible way he could see the little gap between the tiles. And of course, Muraoka does miss that gap when returning Kaiji's tiles to their former position, confirming that Muraoka did indeed cheat, and that Kaiji's speculations in the previous chapter were not simply speculations, but reality.

And so now issue comes to the loyalties of Miyoshi and Maeda. For their cooperation is worth far more than one hand in Minefield Mahjong. But, as Kaiji once again is forced to admit, he has been betrayed. Neither of them gave any indication of the cheating that took place in his absence, which could only mean that they had no intention of helping him out! They were against him from the beginning! They obeyed Muraoka unconditionally! They were obedient dogs to him! They were traitors! 

And now, they are Kaiji's enemies.

12 comments:

  1. Thank you, Kaiji is the thing that keeps me going ))

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  2. Yes, the Kaiji Shuffle is a thing now. Good job, as always!

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  3. As if Miyoshi's googly eyes weren't creepy enough, now he has to make that demonic grin too.

    Thanks for the chapter!

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    1. Not gonna lie seeing Miyoshi, Maeda, and Muraoka ginning evilly together creeped me the hell out the whole time I was typesetting.

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  4. This is getting too good

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  5. Damn it, How could this happen!? I was so sure they would not betray Kaiji!

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  6. Thank you guys for the translating!
    Now the question is how can Kaiji try to minimize his losses.

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  7. Thank you very much!I can't wait to see what happens next.
    I can't believe Maeda and Miyoshi betrayed Kaiji, their savior, for only 3 stinky millions...it's so sad.

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    2. 3 million split between 2 people. 1.5 million each. Still, would you betray someone for $1.5 million dollars (assuming you're american) given that the one you betrayed would probably not find out and even if?they did...it'd be too late for them?

      Deep questions here.

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    3. I can understand that Miyoshi and Maeda are in big financial troubles and probably this was the only way to survive...but they surely don't have any pride or sense of honor!
      Also I read again the first chapters and now I've noticed that Miyoshi behavior is really really weird...he deserves to be beaten to death.

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  8. Mmm didn't they think kaiji had much more or something? They didn't yet know about him not getting his share of the pachinko machine prize. Maybe I remember wrong.

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