Monday, April 17, 2017

One Poker Hen 150

Ever gotten a chair pulled out from under you? That's what Kaiji should be experiencing. Except his drop to the ground is about 60 feet headfirst. Only one thing can save him now. But, can it really save him?

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

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"THE GAME'S OVER! THAT'S ENOUGH ISN'T IT?!"


The stage is set. The net is out and Kaiji has started watching the net as it rotates. Kazuya has said that he can't quite get the timing right on net itself. He mentioned that the timing is just like a slot machine and we all know Kaiji has plenty of experience with those. However, it's a little distressing to hear that he  was unable to get it in the middle I know he only said he tried it a couple times, but the fact he couldn't get it even once... It makes me start to think about the bog. Just one ball is all it takes, but can that ball ever get there? Not without significant changes.
I'm really hoping this net is fair. Kazuya did mention a ratio of 1/8 survival, but from what I remember, the angle of the net is 22.5 degrees. 22.5 x 8 is 180 degrees, which is exactly half a circle. That happens to be just how much is uncovered. So I'm wondering, is his ratio of survival based just on mathematical calculation of what it SHOULD be, or based on what he has experienced himself. Because if no one has survived this part of the gamble... Well, I'll begin to wonder about Mother Sophie's impartiality.

19 comments:

  1. this mother fuckers gonna die

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  2. man, nobody even buys the fact that kaiji is going to fall at this point.

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    1. I couldn't believe my eyes when i saw that kazuya got another ace

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  3. Theoretically you *could* turn your body sideways so as to catch the net with your knees or your chest horizontally. I hope the resolution to this is satisfying, because clearly we all know Kaiji is not going to die right now, however he could get seriously hurt.

    This is my problem with stories where there's one clrearly defined main character. You know they're not going to die until maybe the end.

    Anyway, it's still exciting and fun so I'm not complaining too much. Thank you for these super consistent updates, I seriously can't say it enough, these uploads make a very important part of my week.

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    1. Hmm, not sure if kaiji could shift himself horizontally like that so quickly, because he is going to fall vertically, right? I suppose if he really extended his legs out quickly, but still.

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  4. Pfff, these are the moments where it makes me sad that I can not feel the tension because the manga has a protagonist and therefore until the end this one has Plot Armor... Which means I know that Kaiji is not going to die no matter the danger he's in.

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    1. Well he better be cuz otherwise, what are we gonna read? To be fair Kaiji has lost a good number of times including Hyoudu which really surprised me.

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  5. I have played Japanese slots (where you need to aim otherwise the jackpot wouldn't start) and it is easy to time it right. You will probably miss only 1-2 times in 100 tries if you are not an elderly person (that is why they prefer pachinkos). So the odds is 1/8 if only he press it randomly but in reality it is close to 100 percent or maybe 50 percent to get it on the ideal position. The problem is to do it under pressure but I am sure Kaiji will be able to pull it off

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    1. If you could win so easily, machines would be basically free-money ATMs. And it's obvious that the house will never lose, otherwise they wouldn't have a business structure.

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    2. Sorry I meant Japanese slot is designed so that when you hit the jackpot, instead of paying money straight out, it will ask you to aim for the seven or the bar for you to start receiving money (coins) and it is very easy to aim for those sevens (almost 100 percent). Of course you would still lose money in the long run but people who don't aim and just pressing randomly will unnecessary lose more money. I think Kaiji is skilled enough to aim for it.

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  6. One of the more hilarious ways to develop this would be to make the game continue but not have a single complete round for the next entire volume.

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  7. Is it just me, or has Mario been awfully quiet throughout this entire thing?

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    1. He has said very little throughout this match yes.

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    2. Just a theory but couldn't Mario be the one helping Kazuya cheating?

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  8. So do we take this to mean that Kazuya can't get the timing on the nets right consistently even after practice and if so, how can it be and what was the point of making it so needlessly hard? He's really taking this seriously if he doesn't want to give his opponent the slightest advantage at his own expense, or maybe he's just that arrogant.

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  9. Plot twist the Manga changes name from Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji, to Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji the Quadriplegic Gambler.

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  10. What about Chang and Mario saving kaiji by picking him up when the belt is released.. Kazuya is tied to Mother Sophie, he can't prevent that and also there is no Kazuya's men.

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    1. I just came here with a similar idea, except the opposite. The game is gonna end with Kazuya taking the fall and the Asian Three softening his fall somehow. Drawing paralels to the thing where you fall backwards, trusting your friends to catch you.

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    2. The canvas from the truck is what they'll use. There, that's my prediction.

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