Kaiji Anime Figma Figure Coming From Max Factory

posted on by Gia Manry
August release comes with cards, balance beam, text bubble for 3,500 yen

The figure maker Max Factory will make a figure of Kaiji, the titular protagonist of Nobuyuki Fukumoto's manga and anime Gyakkyō Burai Kaiji. The toy, scheduled for an August release, will be a part of Max Factory's Figma line of poseable figures bundled with alternate facial expressions and props. Kaiji will cost 3,500 yen (approximately US$43.25) and comes with hands holding playing cards, a balance beam, and a text bubble saying "Zawa Zawa" in Japanese. (The text is an onomatopoeia that appears in both the manga and anime and became a meme among fans of the series.)

The Kaiji manga revolves around an impoverished young man who co-signed a friend's loan and winds up in debt to an unsavory organization. In a desperate bid to get out of the debt, Kaiji agrees to board a special ship full of other debtors who must clear their debt by gambling or be sold into human slavery.

There have been three manga sequels since the original 1996-1999 Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji manga series ran in Young Magazine, including the ongoing Tobaku Datenshi-Roku Kaiji Kazuya-Hen. The series was adapted into a television anime in 2008. A sequel series is currently airing in Japan.

Source: Comic Natalie

Images © Nobuyuki Fukumoto/Kodansha, VAP, Madhouse, NTV, D.N. Dream Partners

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