Movie Night with Jhon: Kaiji

by jh

I’ve started writing a weekly column for the website In this column, I’ll be taking a look at some live-action adaptations of manga and/or anime. This can range from some pretty big blockbuster titles to more obscure arthouse works. It’s all fair game. While I’ll be focusing on how these titles work as films, I’ll also have a section at the bottom of the article that discusses the source work by itself.




In this week’s column for, I’m taking a look at the 2009 adaptation of the Nobuyuki Fukumoto series, Kaiji. I also take a look at the anime series of the same name.