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Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji (賭博堕天録カイジ Gambling Outcast Kaiji) is the third part of Nobuyuki Fukumoto's Kaiji series. It was published by Kodansha in Weekly Young Magazine, starting in 2004, ending in 2008, with a total of 13 volumes, and 131 chapters. It is preceded by Tobaku Hakairoku Kaiji, and immediately followed by Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji - Kazuya-Hen.

Plot

After his victory at The Bog, Kaiji has been left penniless. Unmotivated, and unhappy, Kaiji spends his days loitering at Sakazaki's home, and going on uncomfortable picnics with his daughter Mikoko, who along with his wife, returned to Sakazaki after he won The Bog. Due to Kaiji's lazing, and his assumption he is wooing his daughter, Sakazaki orders Kaiji to leave his home, offering him 3 million yen, but Kaiji refuses, viewing it as a fruitless endeavor. Mikoko suddenly alerts them that since earlier that day, they had been tracked by two mysterious figures, who are lurking outside their house. Planning to finish severing ties with TeiAi Kaiji confronts them, only to learn the two men are Maeda and Miyoshi, who want Kaiji to aid them in defeating the president of the casino where they are now employed, Muroaka, convinced Kaiji has become rich since their last encounter. Taking Sakazaki's offer of 3 million yen for the sake of gambling, Kaiji prepares to engage the president in a game of 17 Steps, or Minefield Mahjong. 

Characters

  • Itou Kaiji
  • Miyoshi Tomohiro (三好智広 Miyoshi Tomohiro)
  • Maeda (前田 Maeda)
  • Muraoka Takashi (村岡 隆 Muroaka Takashi)
  • Hyodou Kazuya (兵藤 和也 Hyodou Kazuya)

Gambles

  • Jirai Gemu "17-Po" (地雷ゲーム「17歩」 Minefield Game "17 Steps")

Manga Volumes

Volume Title Release Date
TobakuDatenrokuKaiji V1.jpg Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji 1 November 28, 2004
TobakuDatenrokuKaiji V2.jpg Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji 2 March 28, 2005
TobakuDatenrokuKaiji V3.jpg Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji 3 June 28, 2005
TobakuDatenrokuKaiji V4.jpg Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji 4 October 28, 2005
TobakuDatenrokuKaiji V5.jpg Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji 5 December 28, 2005
TobakuDatenrokuKaiji V6.jpg Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji 6 April 28, 2006
TobakuDatenrokuKaiji V7.jpg Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji 7 July 28, 2006
TobakuDatenrokuKaiji V8.jpg Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji 8 November 28, 2006
TobakuDatenrokuKaiji V9.jpg Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji 9 February 28, 2007
TobakuDatenrokuKaiji V10.jpg Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji 10 June 28, 2007
TobakuDatenrokuKaiji V11.jpg Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji 11 September 28, 2007
TobakuDatenrokuKaiji V12.jpg Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji 12 December 28, 2007
TobakuDatenrokuKaiji V13.jpg Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji 13 April 28, 2008

Omnibus Releases

While the original volumes have gone out of print, Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji has had a rerelease in the form of omnibuses, the first of which was published April 7th, 2010, the sixth and final volume was released June 16th, 2010, with the latest version being released March 21, 2012. The latest versions of this release are still in print.

Volume Title Original Release Date
TobakuDatenrokuKaiji OV1 1.jpg Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji Kakusei Toubatsu-Hen April 7, 2010
TobakuDatenrokuKaiji OV2 1.jpg Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji Moukou Tettsui-Hen April 21, 2010
TobakuDatenrokuKaiji OV3 1.jpg Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji Meisou Suuankou-Hen May 6, 2010
TobakuDatenrokuKaiji OV4 1.jpg Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji Dangai Touhai-Hen May 19, 2010
TobakuDatenrokuKaiji OV5 1.jpg Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji Gashinshoutan-Hen June 2, 2010
TobakuDatenrokuKaiji OV6 1.jpg Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji Gyakuten Daihoora-Hen June 16, 2010

Related Media and Spin-offs

Media Title Media Type Release Date
LINE-LINEマンガカイジ-11792.png LINE MANGA: Kaiji (LINE) LINE Sticker Set
LINE-カイジ-14628.png Kaiji (LINE) LINE Sticker Set
LINE-カイジ圧倒的名言スタンプ-9194384.png Kaiji's Absolutely Famous Lines (LINE) LINE Sticker Set
LINE-福本伸行マンガ名言スタンプ-11629296.png Nobuyuki Fukumoto's Manga Maxims (LINE) LINE Sticker Set
LINE-カイジ圧倒的飛び出すスタンプ-15790752.png Kaiji's Pop-Ups of Chance (LINE) LINE Sticker Set
LINE-カイジBigスタンプ-256453260-p.png Kaiji Big Stickers (LINE) LINE Sticker Set November 21, 2019
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