From October of 2007 to April of 2008 NTV aired Kaiji, a gambling anime based on the Nobuyuki Fukumoto manga of the same name. It told the story of Kaiji Itou, a bum-of-sorts who ends up getting continually caught up in insane gambling games, all of which have a relation to a psychotic old man. And these aren't for small change, either; Kaiji starts off with a debt of 3.85 million yen and it just goes crazy from there.
Season 1 was dark, sad, both hopeful and hopeless, but most of all it was awesome. It was the second show in what I call the "Madhouse Gambling Trilogy" and is, by far, one of the greatest anime I have ever seen. A second season was promised shortly after the show ended, but it's taken roughly 3 years for anything to come of it. But it's coming... Kaiji Season 2 will debut on April 5! You want to know what to expect from this? Well all I'll say is this: Pachinko Machine From Hell.
Honestly, the past few seasons haven't caught my interest like they used to, but this Winter has had some nice shows to watch, and this upcoming Spring is looking to be even better. Kaiji Season 2 being added to it just makes it all the more awesome.
Oh, yes, and this does mean that the next reviews you'll be seeing from me will be of the "Madhouse Gambling Trilogy" of Akagi, Kaiji, and One Outs. Look forward to those, because those will definitely be in-depth reviews much like the Ring ni Kakero 1 anime reviews.
Source: ANN Article