No thanks to Anonymous's arm-twisting, I downloaded andwatched an ep. of Kaiji (time which I'll never get back, and could've used more constructively by downloading & watching something better & with more aesthetically pleasing character designs). HOLY SHIT - I was right. The characters in this are WORSE than The Elephant Man (at least John Merrick had a pure soul, and was handsome on the inside, metaphorically). They're ALL Quasimodos with set-squares for noses! Haven't watched anything SO retina-melting in AGES.
Which further conclusively proves what I say - Kaiji would be FAR better if it was redone with character designs (and preferably the story too) by Keiji Gotoh. And there's NOTHING anyone can say or do to make me think otherwise.