>Kaiji manga sucks compared to the anime
Well... Firstly, the anime is better I admit, but it's still pretty damn good if judged on its own merits. Secondly, One Outs is not a Fukumoto manga. But to answer your question, I suggest reading Legend of the Strongest Man Kurosawa, Buraiden Gai, Confession, and Seizon. The latter two are done in a non-fukumoto artstyle because it was drawn by Kawaguchi Kaiji, whom you may have heard from Zipang. If you like mahjong, go check out Ten, which is where Akagi made his first appearance (Akagi is a spinoff prequel to Ten). The ones I've mentioned so far are all completely scanlated so you don't have to worry about hiatus or scanlators going missing.
Now, as for currently ongoing manga, I think the only ones that are getting translated presently is Kaiji and Gambling Emperor Zero. Obviously, Kaiji part 3 would be a logical choice once you finish watching s2, but be aware that this part has a single game (a variant of mahjong) for all 13 volumes (it's also less interesting than parts 1 and 2 in my opinion). Gambling Emperor Zero, on the other hand, does a lot of stuff that Kaiji part 3 does not do. By that, I mean having numerous varied insane gambles/games and fast-pacing (though the first volume is setting up stuff so it is a tad slow). However, Zero, being a shonen manga obviously aimed for younger audiences, lacks any sort of more adult drama or philosophical statements on life (ex. Tonegawa's speech on the value of life) that tends to characterize pretty much every other Fukumoto manga. But as a whole, it still manages to be a fun action-shonen manga and I do suggest you give it a try.
The manga I've talked about are pretty much the only ones available to the English fandom but even if you do speak Japanese, I wouldn't really recommend any as there's not much more notable works, with the exception of Gin to Kin. Well, I hope that helps and here, have a link to where you can download Kurosawa: http://www.mediafire.com/zawanons
Post edited on 20th Aug 2011, 3:04pm
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