In the end, however, work still needed to be put in for the premiere of Kazuya-Hen. We start with our translator, Js06, who has been supplying us with scripts for so very long, allowing us to finish DKaiji. We move on to Crump Biggums, our faithful and furiously fast cleaner. And we have Sonickrazy, our proofreader and quality control. He's a pretty cool guy.
Note from Sonickrazy: Yeah, it's been me more or less that's been slowing down the group what with my busy irl, but I figured a christmas present would make up for it somewhat.
Spoiler Alert: Kaiji Dies.
Welp, that was relatively short-lived. Kaiji just stepped out of the car, innocently followed Kazuya to a graveyard, and whaddya know, he sees his own grave. Ominous, isn't it? But let's step back a bit and backtrack. Where were we? Ah yes, in Kazuya's limousine, speeding away from the intense Minefield Mahjong gamble with Muraoka. Not much closure, but is there much else needed? Muraoka pissed himself, so it seems pretty conclusive to me. Miyoshi and Maeda however...Well, we'll see if that's the last we hear from them. Anyways, we get an explanation to why Kaiji has accepted yet another gamble. To continue the series. Er, I mean because luck is with him. Lots of magnificent Fukumoto metaphors here, but in essence, Kaiji's got the flow. He's got a tsunami of luck that cannot be stopped! And who in their right mind would call it quits when they're on a streak!
It's a bit intriguing really. Kaiji has many reasons for his conviction. That he's lucky. That the heavens have given him the signal to go and keep gambling, and keep winning! That it is all as a memorial service for his fallen comrades! After all, there's no way Kaiji could lose to such a spoiled brat right? Well, I personally have confidence that Kaiji's got the skills, but whenever the protagonist boasts, or is even confident in a manga...Well Kazuya may be a little tougher than Kaiji thinks. Besides, Kaiji's already got 480 million yen! Does a man really need much more than that? Perhaps Sakazaki is right, maybe Kaiji is simply a gambling addict.
After all, he could live pretty nicely with the cute
Rapunzel Mikoko by his side.
Ultimate Lawyer Kaiji
Why is there a grave of Kaiji? Well, it's all preemptive efforts by Kazuya to ensure that all gambling proceeds smoothly. It would be a pain to explain the sudden and mysterious disappearance of people who gambled their life away, so Kazuya Incorporated has it covered! All he needs is a gravestone, a death certificate, and notification of death, the cooperation of several important people...hmm it is complicated isn't it? Well, at least it explains what happens to those who do die, and why no one questions it. And it seems that many, many people have died. So now Kaiji needs to sign a contract before moving onto the gamble. No more impromptu gambles it seems.
He better read that contract carefully though. I have my suspicions.