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Old 2011-04-13, 05:10   Link #61
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Old 2011-04-13, 10:50   Link #62
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I felt pain hearing that OP. S1 themes inspire mass sing-alongs in my parts and everyone present loves to hear them. I can't see that happening with the S2 themes. I get the connection due to the source material, but it's just...it feels so un-Kaiji. At least some edgy in-episode pieces have appeared especially that one with carefully restrained strings just past the halfway mark when Kaiji started to lose his cool. Episode ending shows how damn good that narrator is. He owned that episode so hard.
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Old 2011-04-13, 12:08   Link #63
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I felt pain hearing that OP. S1 themes inspire mass sing-alongs in my parts and everyone present loves to hear them. I can't see that happening with the S2 themes.
The piece in question here is "Chase the Light!" by Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas. While I agree it definitely had a different flavor than S1 (it reminded me a lot of the ED for Akagi), personally I enjoy that energy as it's a good contrast to the manga which is often so dark.
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Episode ending shows how damn good that narrator is. He owned that episode so hard.
Yeah, it's funny because there's narration in the manga as well, but it's no where the same as having Tachiki belt out the words.
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Old 2011-04-13, 13:00   Link #64
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Episode 2

Another 20 minutes flew by in a blink of an eye. There are only few anime that can interest me and absorb me this much. I'm sucked into the story and forget about the real world. Seriously, a true masterpiece.
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Old 2011-04-13, 13:58   Link #65
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Interesting episode. A frequent mistake of people is to gamble at stakes too high. When they fear losing and can't afford it, there's no way they can play rationally. Kaiji broke down frequently against the nasties. But there is sometimes a problem with playing too low; your game is not brought up to par and you will be too lazy.

The fear here is that if Kaiji really wants to bring his senses in, or he's just regain the thrill of gambling. If it's the later, then well, that's the path of a compulsive gambler and that never ends well.

But despite the flaws in his thinking, Kaiji has matured somewhat since season 1, hopefully he can hold on before he falls completely in the abyss.
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Old 2011-04-13, 14:06   Link #66
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Old 2011-04-15, 16:54   Link #67
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The "zawa" this season is creeping the hell out of me,they wouldn't be out of place in a show like Shiki.

Anyway,nice first 2 episodes,let's see how kaiji gets himself out this mess.
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Old 2011-04-17, 05:52   Link #68
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The other thing that I was a bit disappointed in was how they said 'zawa-zawa'. In Season 1, the way they said it was so utterly saturated with tension and could drill right through your skull. The ones in this episode were...almost flat? It just didn't have the effect it did before.
The way they were saying zawa zawa made me think of how they were saying onomatopeia in the 3rd season of Zetsubou Sensei.
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Old 2011-04-19, 20:37   Link #69
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Well, in episode 3 we get yet some more people doing the zawas; they must be pretty popular to the Japanese fans.

Oh and finally Kaiji wins,
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Things only get better from here on out. I wonder if we'll see you-know-who's son next week.
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Old 2011-04-21, 08:05   Link #70
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Old 2011-04-21, 10:14   Link #71
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Old 2011-04-21, 13:27   Link #72
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Old 2011-04-21, 14:17   Link #73
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Old 2011-04-21, 14:38   Link #74
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lol fucked. Great hope spot and tense moments, but I still felt it was dragging in some places, which made me inclined to fast forward. But maybe that was because I wanted to see what's going on.
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Old 2011-04-21, 16:37   Link #75
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Old 2011-04-21, 16:56   Link #76
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They are definitely finding a way to gang up on him, but if you think about it Kaiji had already lost before he started.

Sometimes it's not about what you do in this situation, but how to prevent it from happening. He was already tricked into spending and borrowing on the snacks and now he really, really wants to get that one shot out of this hole. But aiming for stuff like that is just a fool's delusion.
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Old 2011-04-21, 22:21   Link #77
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They just have to have the "Kaiji girl" after the episode say PA-CHIN-KO like that, didn't they...? >_>

(To people who don't get it... take away the PA from the word)
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Old 2011-04-22, 00:29   Link #78
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To people who still don't get it - chinko = penis. I wonder who came up with the idea of hiring this girl? Anyway, good one :].
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Old 2011-04-22, 03:26   Link #79
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Dear god, zawa zawa indeed.
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Old 2011-04-22, 06:24   Link #80
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hmm, this dice game seems to be utterly boring in comparison to what we got in season 1... I hope it gets better.
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