Ranked #5250

Togainu no Chi

Alternative Titles

Japanese: 咎狗の血


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2010 to Dec 23, 2010
Premiered: Fall 2010
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Visual novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.441 (scored by 21,138 users)
Ranked: #52502
Popularity: #958
Members: 47,122
Favorites: 287
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After being devastated in the third World War (known as The Third Division), Japan was divided in two. Several years after the end of the war, a crime organization called Vischio has taken control of the destroyed city of Toshima (formerly Tokyo, Japan's capital city), where they are holding a battle game known as "Igura." The main character, a young man named Akira, is falsely accused of a crime. Once arrested, a mysterious woman appears before him, offering him freedom if he agrees to participate in Igura and defeat Igura's strongest man: the king, or "Il-re." The story follows Akira's life in the harsh, lawless Toshima as he fights both to survive and to unravel the mysteries developing around him.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Midorikawa, Hikaru
Midorikawa, Hikaru
Toriumi, Kousuke
Toriumi, Kousuke
Fukuyama, Jun
Fukuyama, Jun
Sugita, Tomokazu
Sugita, Tomokazu


Iwakami, Atsuhiro
Iwakami, Atsuhiro
Konno, Naoyuki
Konno, Naoyuki
Director, Character Design
Motoyama, Satoshi
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Watanabe, Daisuke
Watanabe, Daisuke

More episodes Episodes(0/12)

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Opening Theme

"Rose-Hip Bullet" by GRANRODEO (eps 1-11)

Ending Theme

#01: "No Moral" by Itou Kanako (ep 1)
#02: "bright lights" by Kimura Seiji (ep 2)
#03: "Don't Stare Me" by VERTUEUX (ep 3)
#04: "-toge-" by Sadie (ep 4)
#05: "once more again" by Misato Aki (ep 5)
#06: "Requiem Blue" by Watanabe Kazuhiro (ep 6)
#07: "crossing fate" by OLDCODEX (ep 7)
#08: "Yasashisa ni Mamorarete (優しさに守られて)" by Kita Shuhei (ep 8)
#09: "Honed Moon -Togareta Tsuki (Honed Moon -咎レタ月)" by Itou Kanako (ep 9)
#10: "Don't look away" by CurriculuMachine (ep 10)
#11: "STILL anime Ver." by Itou Kanako (ep 11)
#12: " GRIND "style GR" " by GRANRODEO (ep 12)

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Dec 23, 2010
Togainu no Chi is an embarrassment.

It is an embarrassment to Nitro+, the producers of the source material. It is an embarrassment to A-1 Pictures, who have proven with titles like Birdy the Mighty DECODE and Ookiku Furikabutte that they can do better. But the most tragic part is how horrifyingly embarrassing it is to the BL genre and its fans. The genre, despite its booming popularity and flourishing diversity in manga and doujinshi, suffers greatly somewhere in the transition to animation—for some reason, the anime industry doesn’t like the genre very much, and even hugely popular titles are treated to adaptations with cut corners and read more
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Dec 24, 2010
To those who read and enjoyed the manga (which is a thousand times better than the anime), then you might want to think about avoiding this. I loved the manga, so I was really excited about watching the anime. As I finished the anime, I was annoyed at how awful it was.

What they did wrong:
They basically made everyone a pretty boy, even the guy that was supposed to be an old hairy man (though technically the BL game has all the characters very feminine). While the manga had a plot, in the anime they just like threw it all around. I was able to read more
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May 19, 2013
I like Togainu no Chi. I've played the game. I've read the different iterations of the manga. And now, I've watched the anime.

I really wish I hadn't.

[Story] [3/10]

The story was, well, a joke. A twisted, convoluted fusion of each different path from the game, yet at the same time not following any actual path at all!

My other gripe was the lack of BL. The game was BL. Aka, Boys Love. Yaoi. Etc. To remove it is like having Final Fantasy 7 without Cloud or Sephiroth. Like 'Tales of' games without Apple Gels. It just isn't right!

And to add insult to injury, they left Arbitro read more
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Nov 10, 2010
Quite simply, Togainu no Chi is the kind of awful show that you just keep on watching. The animation is awful, the direction is sloppy, and the whole thing is just kind of trashy. It also takes itself way too seriously. And, yet, I love it. It's just so bad it's good.

My only real criticism, since all my other criticisms are really just part of why I love this piece of crap, is that the BL is really light. But, hey, maybe it'll get better in that regard.
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