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Togainu no Chi

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
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 6.461 (scored by 18566 users)
Ranked: #52612
Popularity: #817
Members: 40,559
Favorites: 275
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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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Adaptation: Togainu no Chi

Characters & Voice Actors

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


Iwakami, Atsuhiro
Konno, Naoyuki
Director, Character Design
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Kodama, Saori
Theme Song Lyrics

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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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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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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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Dec 19, 2010
The word you need to think about when watching Togainu no Chi is potential.

The story revolves around a guy named Akira who is accused of a crime he didn’t commit. He is offered a path to freedom if he agrees to participate in a competition called Igura, and takes down the undefeated Il-re. This is all supposed to take place in the chaotic area of Toshima, where everyone lives by an “eat or be eaten” mentality.

Premise 8/10: Like I said, it had potential. I was based off of the storyline of some pretty popular games, whose plot was pretty solid. The plot, by itself, gives read more
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Excentric psycho puts people in his violnent game. People are dying all the time and blood constantly splatters.

Both anime are very violent. Protagonists are part of the game but they do not like fighting. Even openings are somehow similar.

The biggest difference (hopefully) is that Togainu no Chi failed as an animation, Deadman Wonderland on the other hand has amazing and well-done animation.
They are both based on a BL game that involves fighting. They were also made by the same company.
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Both involve a deadly game in which something must be obtained.
Both main characters are thrown into a survival game.
Both are bloody and gory anime created from shounen-ai/yaoi sources. TNC is a full-length series, though, while Vassalord is just an OVA.
Blood, violence, action and a main protagonist who is serious and has a cold attitude.

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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