Sentai Filmworks has licensed the 2007 Kaiji anime, as well as the 2011 anime, Kaiji -Against All Rules-. The company will be distributing the series online, as well as through future home video releases in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Central America, South America, South Africa, Spain and Portugal.
The story of Kaiji is described as:
Kaiji Ito has serious issues. Not only is he a social misfit, but he’s also a deadbeat petty gambler. After he gets duped into co-signing a loan for his friend, he’s stuck owing the Yakuza millions. Things start looking up when he’s given the opportunity to win his life back by gambling with other lucky participants on a mysterious casino ship, but he quickly realizes that more than just money is at stake. Soon Kaiji and the other contestants discover the depths of human depravity when there is nothing left to lose — except their lives.