Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Kazuya-Hen Chapters 1 & 2: We wish you a Merry Christmas...

Here it is guys! The long-awaiting first chapters of Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji: Kazuya-Hen! It was quite the wait, but it was quite worth it in the end. It's been several crazy weeks since the end of DKaiji, but you can blame finals for that. At any rate, the wait was quite worth it. See it as a Holiday Gift!

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.

27 comments:

  1. When I see Kazuya dozing off my first thought was how smart he was. Kaiji just played a highly stressful match, which must have been mentally exhausting. If Kazuya chooses a gamble where attention to detail is important, then Kaiji might miss a few clues while Kazuya is rested and sharp.

    Then again, Kaiji did 3 gambles in one night during the night Sahara died, and he didn't seem tired, so who knows.

    So glad that you guys keep scanlating this series :D

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  2. Oh man what a great christmas present! Thank you FKMTkrazy!

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  3. Wow, thanks a million. Take your time; you have given us so much goodness all year long so you deserve some rest.

    *opens a beer and goes back to marathoning Kaiji part 3.*

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  4. Thank you very much. Merry Christmas. This was my favorite thing I got.

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  5. You guys are the best. Merry Christmas and happy holiday!

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  6. Im being totally serious here between you guys and hox you have made my Christmas. This is the best gift

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  7. Awesome, thanks a bunch!

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  8. Kazuya states that he gets carried away, which makes me worry about how legitimate the gamble will be. He kept a clear head in the previous one, but he wasn't participating; when he is participating, he might not be as fair. I hope they get some sort of 3rd party again to look over it, but I doubt that will happen.

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  9. Merry Christmas!

    Nothing quite like seeing your own gravestone to get the series underway.

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  10. Im looking forward for your releases in 2013!!

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  11. Wow! That's great news. Thank you for your hard work and merry Christmas to you too :).

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  12. Thanks for your hard work. I appreciate everything you guys do. :)

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  13. Oh Kaiji again. I love it. But I don't know why someone as cautious as Kaiji suddenly starts believing in "flow" and "luck" just opposite of what he said after he got fucked over by the chairman. He should back off, he has enough to live comfortably on interest rate at this point. And if he didn't read that shit he signed in after Endou's stunt I lost all faith. Thanks for the chapter.

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  14. and now... it is complete thanks to you this is some awesome December oh man yes

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  15. The best christmas gift I could imagine. More Kaiji! Thanks you guys. Kazuya looks like a promising opponent.

    Happy new year and see all you guys in 2013, the year of Kazuya-Hen! (And a new FKMT anime, perhaps?)

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  16. Kaiji is a total junkie, like endou said... Looking forward to the crazyness of this arc! Thanks for this preview!!

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  17. Oh man, it pains me to see how Kaiji hasn't learned a bit from all of the things he's gone through.

    That said, how Kazuya-Hen starts is totally awesome. That's the way a gamble gotta be!

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  18. Thank you! I love Kazuya-Hen!

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  19. Looks great, thanks a lot. Also was bored and reading this.

    http://www.mangahere.com/manga/bucchigiri_ca/c015/15.html

    its from the author of mudazumo naki. Obviously a FKMT fan

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  20. Great!

    I'd like to translate your scanlations to spanish, so more anons have the privilege to read Fukumoto's masterpieces.
    who should I contact to discuss the possibilities?

    TY

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    1. Late reply, but go ahead and do it, I don't mind one bit... though you'll probably have to ask Project Bite Me for the chapters between We Can't Decide's scans and ours. And they don't usually give out the rights to their translations.

      For ours, though, at least, I'm sure if Crump or Peng still have the cleans to the chapters they'd be more than happy to share them with you to make your life a little bit easier.

      Gracias!

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    2. I'm planning to do the Kazuya-hen arc, since other group is doing the previous arc. How can I contact Crump or Penguin? I hope they still have the cleaned chapters.

      If this results OK. can I join your group? or is it too much? jeje. I'd be pleased.

      Thanks to all FKMTKrazy!

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  21. So yeah, Kaiji is really an addict, forgetting everything he has learned so far and still relying on luck, sheesh.

    But at least now we know that Kazuya is just as "twisted" as his dad, killing a classmate just because he lost a gamble which he was probably forced into because he spoke back to him. (i wouldn't call him and his father evil though)

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    1. You wouldn't call them evil? Have we been reading the same manga? Or does your dictionary include a different definition of evil than mine?

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    2. Probably the definition thing. Because they ALWAYS gave their oppenent the choice of backing down. They never force people to gamble, they never force people to make huge debts.
      Sure, they enjoy hurting weak humans, but that's not evil, thats merely "twisted" as i said.

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  22. theorically , sahara and ishida san are buried there ?

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    1. This graveyard is Kazuya's so probably not.

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