I can't figure out /a's love affair with Kaiji... I mean I loved Akagi, especially the first half but I can't bring myself to to enjoy Kaiji even after watching 18 episodes. It's just amazing how they drag everything out, especially with the completely inane narration they abuse trying to make everything OMG SUPA DRAMATIC, pit of deep dark despair, next episode of DBZ! There's no real story to it...basically lets force desperate poor people to play uninteresting card games, etc to see how they react then drag it out for several episodes... It's like watching a completely scripted Japanese game show with more dialog.