Shoubushi Densetsu Tetsuya

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Synonyms: Legendary Gambler Tetsuya
Japanese: 勝負師伝説哲也


Type: TV
Episodes: 20
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2000 to Mar 24, 2001
Premiered: Fall 2000
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Asahi, Toei Video
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: GameGame, HistoricalHistorical, ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.521 (scored by 25562,556 users)
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Ranked: #15192
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Popularity: #5718
Members: 7,577
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In the year 1947, the people of Shinjuku are down on their luck. With little money to buy food or necessities, some resort to gambling in order to survive. Traveling Tetsuya chooses to spend his time at Mahjong parlors where he is wiping the floor clean with his adversaries. However, when Tetsuya meets the intensely skilled Boushu-san, he realizes that his skills are still lacking.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Nishizawa, Nobutaka
Suga, Yoshiyuki
Script, Series Composition
Wada, Akiko
Theme Song Performance
Haishima, Kuniaki


Opening Theme

"REACH OUT" by Akiko Wada

Ending Theme

"Kajitsu" by Teruo Isono

Jun 12, 2008
Torisunanohokori (All reviews)
Legendary Gambler Tetsuya. This one of the anime I've been striving to watch for a long time. I first learned about it back in 2003 on an old anime site which doesn't even update anymore, and I've tried to watch it ever since. Up until a few months ago, I had only seen one episode. Now, of course, I've finished the series through a combination of subs and raws. I have to say it was worth the wait.

Story: As one might infer from the title, this show is about gambling. Gambling and gamblers (called bainin in the show) who read more
Feb 27, 2015
Rahkshilord (All reviews)
Legendary Gambler Tetsuya is an anime series that’s hard for me to recommend. Not because it’s bad mind you, it’s very, very, good; the problem lies in what it’s about; this show is about mahjong.

No, not that solitaire game you have preinstalled on your pc, the real mahjong, an ancient Chinese game for four players, which resembles modern rummy or gin. The Japanese variant, often known as Riichi Mahjong; takes this game to a whole new level of complexity, establishing a large list of hand combinations and situations you MUST make at least one of in order to win at all. All of a read more
May 10, 2018
Karhu (All reviews)
Fan of Kaiji? Then here's a treat for you which you probably didn't know even exists.

'Shoubushi Densetsu Tetsuya' AKA 'Legendary Gambler Tetsuya' is a mahjong series. If we compare it to other mahjong series such as 'Akagi', 'Saki' and the world famous 'Tenhou-doori no Kaidanji' -- these shows focused on the technicality of mahjong, but also came with huge asspull level "convinient blackout created a chance to cheat" twists. 'Shoubushi Densetsu Tetsuta' does not do this. Instead, it focuses on creating thriller with player's skills and constantly challenging itself by cornering itself with situations which can only be overcome by surpassing other players.

Our story is read more
Sep 25, 2019
johnbradshaw (All reviews)
If you're somehow stumbling on this anime, chances are, you're a fan of Kaiji and gambling anime all along. But let me tell you, if you're expecting a real gamble game where people actually outsmarting each other, especially in Mahjong game like Akagi. I'm sorry to disappoint you, it's not.

There are certain type of people who can not live outside the world of gambling and our main protagonist Tetsuya is one of those poor souls. What's saving him is that he's an extremely good gambler, someone who can always cheat his way out of danger. As we follow along the story witnessing the exciting read more

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