Saturday, January 12, 2013

Kazuya-Hen Chapter 5

Woo! We're rolling these chapters out! In this chapter, more ambiguity awaits! Though maybe more of the psychological variety. Thanks to Js06 for the translations, Biggums for the cleaning, and Sonickrazy for the proofreading (read: personification of the characters).

Not bad Fukumoto...not bad. But Mikoko is definitely better.

So, Kaiji is very passionate about his ideas of revenge on Kazuya. But still, he's a smart man, and he's got questions which I've sure we've been wondering as well. It's not just the ridiculous loss of human life! It's the practicality of it all! Why does Kazuya waste all this money for his entertainment? It's true, maybe Kazuya's simply a sadist, but remember, he pays the debts for not only the winner but the loser too! And a 10 million yen on top of all that! Oh but wait, money's not an issue. You see, Kazuya's in despair. Money doesn't mean much to a man who's lived his entire life at the top. It's often said the it's lonely being at the top. And it's true.

Kazuya has never had a real relationship in all his life. No friends, no explicit enemies. In his mind, he is the only real living human and everyone else was born in order to serve his purposes. How would someone really turn out with no real human contact? Would Kazuya have turned out differently if he was born to a regular family? He was just looking for a something real, and the way he saw it, he could definitely get some real human emotions out of desperate people in life-or-death gambles. He would even pay off the debts of those who accepted his deal. In his mind, it was a trade-off. His money for their emotions. And if it ended in their deaths, big deal. Kazuya could never emphasize with others to begin with, he never learned how to. It was annoying to get pampered all the time, it could of possibly been even depressing for Kazuya. He even wants a decent woman!

Is Kazuya naturally evil and sadistic? Or did his upbringing cause him to become and act the way he does? We may never know, as no one is willing to stick their neck out and tell Kazuya what's really on their mind.

Well, no one except Kaiji.

27 comments:

  1. Nature vs nurture, but this time they worked together to produce... Kazuya!
    Thanks for the regular Kaiji releases. I really look forward to them.
    Interesting chapter, but at the same time this is quite a lot of set-up, IMO.

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  2. Awesome, I don't think we have ever had so much background on a single character, even Kaiji's background is a bit shady.
    Thanks for the translation!

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  3. well done guys that there is one hell of a cliffhanger you left us whit, what would that life changing thing Kazuya found?

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  4. LoveNoHitoWaBakaDeshitaJanuary 13, 2013 at 12:17 AM

    So Kazuya is a saddist bitch who needs some spanking to feel alive? Go Kaiji!!

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    1. Sadists are not bitches, the masochists are the bitches. And the sadists do the spanking. Learn 2 bdsm

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    2. I think the sadist girl on this page is pretty much a bitch, though. http://www.batoto.net/read/_/151288/tobaku-datenroku-kaiji-kazuya-hen_v1_ch3_by_fkmtkrazy/13

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    3. wow, as a woman and someone who practices bdsm, this entire reply chain is really shitty and gross. it is pretty upsetting to run into this stuff when looking for good kaiji discussion.

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  5. Yeah, that explains why he likes Kaiji so much, even though Kaiji hates his guts. It's BECAUSE he hates Kazuya, he doesn't care that he is the son of whatever, he wants to ruin that guy and he is not afraid to show it. For someone who only lived among people who sucked up to him, that negative emotion is worth a fortune.

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  6. Kazuya is a nice guy after all, he even pays the debt of the losers... genius.

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  7. --This is just a tiny comment to thank you guys for the release <3 I was dying to read about Kazuya and I'm glad that now I can!

    PS: I decided that Kazuya found a decent woman in Kaiji XD

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  8. Awesome. Thank you. I would comment more but writing captcha down is too much of a bother :P.

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  9. Yes please remove the captcha!! I would love to comment more.

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  10. Well that chapter didn't give us much action but I'm really happy Kazuya-hen's going out. Thanks guys!

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  11. ZagaimoToSuikaTsukiJanuary 13, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Kazuya kid is the best villain ever in Kaiji, I hope he gets his ass whopped!!

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  12. Ohhhh... new chapter!! Thank you XD <3

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  13. Love the Kazuya character; too bad I have a feeling that Kaiji is gonna lose more than money in this arc, may a limb or some body part.

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    1. Yeah, me too and I really wouldn't like it. He has won too much, I simply can't imagine him ending this arc with another flawless win, even barely-did-it one like against Prez. If not a body part maybe someone else he cares about will die (but who now, really), like Kazuya forcing him to bet life of people or something like that. Guess it's up to Fukumoto now.

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    2. Remember the first episode of the anime? Kaiji cares about his mother. I think he has a sister too.

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  14. I just realise that this might become the longest night in Manga history(speaking chapter wise) even outdoing Akagi

    and yes the chaptchas are annoying as hell, wouldn't one be enough?

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  15. The captchas aren't ours to control, it comes with blogspot. You can get rid of them by signing up with blogspot through a google account.

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    1. I'm doing that and I still have to write captcha down. And you can disable captcha in the options menu (Settings -> Show word verification > No). Check out my blog, you can write a comment there without problems.

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    2. Well done, they are diabled =D

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  16. I hope this Kazuya fight is somehow a prequel to a final showdown with Kaiji and old man Hyodo, if Kaiji wins enough he might even take down the king. Or die trying...

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  17. Good job guys, now I have to dig out those raws and spoil myself everything with my intermediate Japanese. (1 chapter takes me 1 hour)

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  18. Love how the arc is building up; I hope it ends in a sinister note...

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