Tuesday, December 22, 2015

One Poker-Hen 104

3 straight wins and Kaiji could win 2 Billion! If he throws himself away for three all in bets in a row he can win it all! But is his luck good enough? Does he truly have the courage to do something like that? One Poker continues!

Thanks to Sonickrazy for the translations and to Crump Biggums for the cleans.

One Poker-Hen 104

"There's now a chance for me to win!"

Just like in Mahjong where they talk about the flow like it's some mysterious force, the same goes for luck here in Kaiji. Luck is some mysterious entity that curries favor to those who it deems worthy. Much like how Kazuya refers to Mother Sophie, Kaiji refers to luck like a thing that can turn the tides of battle. Luck can be a skill for some. Certainly like Washizu having the luck of a god, Kazuya has, from birth, been born into near royalty. Limitless wealth and status, just for being the SON of a certain man. He has done nothing, yet obtains a massive boon.

It certainly puts it into perspective. Many of you reading this blog may have been born lucky. Maybe some aren't as great as they could be, but for many, having a job that pays the bills, a roof over your head and a hot meal can be all someone really needs to be happy. Chang and Mario can't understand it. Being homeless in Japan is probably loads better than being contained in their own countries. The possibilities it opens up just to get a job would be a dream come true for them. 

For them to run into a man such a Kaiji who risked his life mere hours ago to attain 480 Million Yen, which is worth over two whole lives! For him to take that money, which he could use to relax for the rest of his days in comfort and to bet it all again at such impossible odds, seems absolutely mind boggling to them. How much does he need to win? How much does he need to be happy? How much does he need before he will be satisfied!?

One thing I am wondering about, is Kazuya said that he wants to bet his life and Kaiji's life on this match. I'm curious about this 2 Billion yen that Kazuya has wagered. What consequences will he face if he loses it? Is losing that much money truly enough to put Kazuya in dire straits? I feel like 2 Billion for him might be a lot of money, but not enough to make his heart stop. I mean, he was picking his teeth with million yen tooth picks! Just how rich is this kid!?

 

7 comments:

  1. Could you post this on bato.to?

    I can get internet on my phone pretty much all day at work. But internet on my laptop has been crazy spotty. I legit just got around to beatle mania and would appriciate the extra effort

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    1. I usually upload it to batoto when I realize it's been uploaded here.

      Also of note is that Kaiji absolutely does talk about flow in this chapter and in previous chapters, I just translated it to "luck" as I've done before since I figure it'd be weird to start talking about flow when Kaiji-only fans have never heard of it before.

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  2. As someone who doesn't believe in luck, it's always fun to see Kaiji lose his shit over it.
    Damn, the weekly updates certainly make up for the story's snail pace. Can't wait to see how this gamburu progresses.

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  3. Kaiji should watch last episode of Kaiji Season 1 when the main character concluded to never just really on luck.

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    1. Well, his wins are because of like 25% luck and 75% thinking. He can always do his best to be strategical but can't really do anything about his luck, so when he's saying that now's the best time he's not necessarily wrong.

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  4. By now Chang and Mario should have it clear, that their savior is mentally insane.

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  5. He's gonna go broke again, I can feel it.

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