Kodansha unveiled on Thursday the a poster for the third and final installment for the live-action movie adaptation based on Nobuyuki Fukumoto’s Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji manga featuring Tatsuya Fujiwara as Kaiji. The film will be directed by Tōya Satō, and will feature a completely new original story by Fukumoto.
The first live-action movie Kaiji: The Ultimate Gambler, was released in 2009. The second film Kaiji 2 – Jinsei Dakkai Game film in 2011. The third live-action film titled Kaiji Final Game that will open in Japan on January 10, 2020.
Fukumoto published the manga in Kodansha’s Young Magazine from 1996 to 1999. The manga has received numerous sequels and spin-offs, two television anime series, a Chinese live-action film, and a reality game show.
Ne’er-do-well Kaiji Itou’s shiftless existence is suddenly rattled by a visit from the yakuza. Burdened by debt and resentment, Kaiji is coerced into gambling for his worthless life. As the stakes grow higher and the rules become increasingly more bizarre, Kaiji must finally take the future into his own hands! Legendary mangaka Nobuyuki Fukumoto finally makes his English-language debut. The inspiration for the infamous anime by the same name and the Netflix live-action film Animal World takes readers into the dark side of Japan’s post-bubble economic society by thrusting them into a world of debt, debauchery, and delusion.