Kaiji (賭博黙示録カイジ lit. Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji), also known as Ultimate Survivor Kaiji, is a Japanese manga series about the art of gambling, written by Nobuyuki Fukumoto.

It is published by Kodansha in Young Magazine.


No. Name Original run Volumes
1 Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji 1996 – 1999 13
賭博黙示録カイジ lit. "Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji"
2 Tobaku Hakairoku Kaiji 2000 – 2004 13
賭博破戒録カイジ lit. "Gambling Maverick Kaiji"
3 Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji 2004 – 2008 13
賭博堕天録カイジ lit. "Gambling Advent Chronicle Kaiji"
4 Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji: Kazuya-hen 2009 – 2012 10
賭博堕天録カイジ 和也編 lit. "Gambling Advent Chronicle Kaiji: The Kazuya Arc"
5 Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji: One Poker-hen 2013 – 2017 16
賭博堕天録カイジ ワン・ポーカー編 lit. "Gambling Advent Chronicle Kaiji: One Poker Arc"
6 Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji: 24 Oku-hen 2017 – Ongoing 6+
賭博堕天録カイジ 24億脱出編 lit. "Gambling Advent Chronicle Kaiji - 2.4 Billion Escape Arc"

Kaiji Gaiden

Main Article: Kaiji Gaiden

Kaiji Gaiden is a one-shot exploring the idea of Kaiji choosing not to accept Endō's offer to attend the gambling event on the Espoir.

Chuukan Kanriroku Tonegawa

Main Article: Chuukan Kanriroku Tonegawa

Chuukan Kanriroku Tonegawa is a spin-off of the Kaiji series. Unlike in the original manga, the protagonist is Yukio Tonegawa from Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji. The spin-off is a comedic take on the events from the Kaiji universe related to the Teiai Corporation.

It began serialization in Monthly Young Magazine on July 20, 2015, and later moved to Kodansha's Comic Days manga app on March 5, 2018. While the original series are written by Nobuyuki Fukumoto, Tonegawa's main author is Tensei Hagiwara and the illustrators Tomohiro Hashimoto and Tomoki Miyoshi. An anime adaptation by Madhouse premiered on July 3, 2018 on Nippon TV's AnichU programming block.

Ichinichi Gaishutsuroku Hanchou

Main Article: Ichinichi Gaishutsuroku Hanchou

Ichinichi Gaishutsuroku Hanchou is a spin-off of the Kaiji series which follows Ōtsuki, the foreman of Group E in the underground labor camp.

Ichinichi Koshitsuroku Numakawa

Main Article: Ichinichi Koshitsuroku Numakawa

Ichinichi Gaishutsuroku Hanchou is a spin-off from the Kaiji series which follows Numakawa, a worker under Ōtsuki.

Overwhelming Official Guide Kaiji × Kaiji × Kaiji

Kaiji official guide

Overwhelming Official Guide Kaiji × Kaiji × Kaiji (圧倒的オフィシャルガイド カイジ×カイジ×カイジ) is a guidebook created based on the series.

It was published in 2011 and it covers everything related to the series up to that point of time (including the live action film adaptations).

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