Live-action movie Kaiji Final Game (カイジ ファイナルゲーム) today (15th August) reveals a teaser video.
The movie adapting Nobuyuki Fukumoto’s (福本伸行) gambling manga Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji (賭博黙示録カイジ) will be the last chapter of the movie series. It will follow a completely original story by Fukumoto and is slated to premiere on 10th January 2020.
The movie will focus on the tension between Kaiji and Teiai group, while the video showcases the hell life of Kaiji, who is forced to work under an extremely low salary. With a bunch of unfair disadvantages, how will Kaiji turn things around?
Tatsuya Fujiwara (藤原竜也) reprises his role as Kaiji (カイジ), together with newly joined cast, including Nagisa Sekimizu (関水渚) as Kanako Kirino (桐野加奈子), Mackenyu Arata (新田真剣佑) as Minato Hirose (廣瀬 湊), Sōta Fukushi (福士蒼汰) as Kōsuke Takakura (高倉浩介) and Kōtarō Yoshida (吉田鋼太郎) as Yohishiro Kurosaki (黒崎義裕). Tōya Satō (佐藤東弥) is also returning to direct the new film.
▍About the Series
Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji (賭博黙示録カイジ) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Nobuyuki Fukumoto. It has been published by Kodansha (講談社) in Weekly Young Magazine since February 1996.
The story centers on Kaiji Itō, a consummate gambler and his misadventures around gambling. The series has currently been divided into six parts.
A live-action film trilogy started in 2009, with the first film Kaiji: Jinsei Gyakuten Game (カイジ 人生逆転ゲーム) released in October 2009 in Japan. It was followed by a sequel Kaiji 2: Jinsei Dakkai Game (カイジ2 人生奪回), released in November 2011.