Baka-Raptor on Awesomeness and Relating

Original post here: Gaming Humanity in Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji

Baka-Raptor September 16, 2009 at 1:10 am

It’s ok (and often preferable) to watch anime detached. Kaiji is a story about a guy who isn’t you, your mom, or the guy next door. It’s a story about people with problems being forced into crazy situations and doing crazy things. “That was awesome!” is a much more relevant reaction than “I totally relate to him!” If there’s anyone we should feel connections with, it’s the rich guys watching Kaiji’s struggles for their own amusement.


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