The second season of Kaiji was a coronary threat every week. If you followed it week by week you know very well what I mean. I think the suspense went overboard and dragged on for too long, but ultimately the payoff was worth it. Ridiculous? Yes. Awesome? Absolutely.
What am I watching? I am watching an illusionist’s performance!
There is only so much pathos that my mind can process,
As if trying to eat twenty six different hamburgers at once;
I am overwhelmed by both the quantity and the flavors
And just keep on eating, because I remember this notion:
Hamburgers are awesome! A persistent thought, as I choke on the stuff.
I keep chewing, swallowing, pushed down by this awesome suspense
Ushered along by this narrator, that does a little less of narrating
But calling Kaiji’s dramatic life like some sporting event. It is awesome
Like hamburgers like awesome.
The narration must be the ketchup, the onions, the tomatoes, the goddamn cheese
That makes me keep eating, chewing, swallowing!
This contest of survival between the lowest of the low – I gorge myself;
Until my heart stops, a threat at the end of each hamburger,
Until that release, oh sweet release! Kaji has beaten the Bog after a smashing
Display of cheating and underhandedness from everyone involved.
I will regret all this in the toilet, but while it lasted, the banquet was spectacular.
- 12 Moments of Anime 2011: Madoka’s Mom Tells It How It Is (ghostlightning.wordpress.com)