Chuukan Kanriroku Tonegawa

Mr. Tonegawa: Middle Management Blues

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Synonyms: Middle Manager Tonegawa
Japanese: 中間管理録トネガワ
English: Mr. Tonegawa: Middle Management Blues
German: Mr. Tonegawa Middle Management Blues
Spanish: Mr. Tonegawa: Middle Management Blues
French: Mr. Tonegawa: Middle Management Blues
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2018 to Dec 26, 2018
Premiered: Summer 2018
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, ParodyParody, PsychologicalPsychological
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.181 (scored by 1358213,582 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #32282
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3365
Members: 40,322
Favorites: 116

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Chuukan Kanriroku Tonegawa is a spin-off of the Kaiji series, which follows Tonegawa, the right hand man of Kazutaka Hyoudou, the president of the Teiai Corporation and owner of numerous gambling tournaments. After Hyoudou is getting bored with his life, he orders Tonegawa to organize a so called "game of death" as it is his and his subordinate's job to keep the president in a good mood. Tonegawa must cooperate with his subordinates in order to make the president happy and what follows is a humorous story of his interactions with his subordinates and other characters of the Kaiji series.

(Source: MAL News)


The anime was aired on Wednesdays at 1:59 a.m. between July 4 to October 3, 2018, but changed to Wednesdays at 0:00 a.m. starting October 10.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Endou, Yuuji

Tsuda, Kenjirou

Ootsuki, Tarou



Yashiro, Taku

Nishiguchi, Saeko

Maeda, Rena


Koyama, Rikiya


Taguchi, Ayuri
Kawaguchi, Keiichirou
Director, Script, Storyboard
Koizumi, Kisuke
Sound Director
Watanabe, Kotono
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
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"Sassou to Hashiru Tonegawa-kun (颯爽と走るトネガワ君)" by Gesu no Kiwami Otome (ゲスの極み乙女)

Ending Theme

1: "Oki Tegami (隠岐手紙)" by Pistol Takehara (eps 1-13)
2: "Kyougen Mawashi (狂言回し)" by NoisyCell (eps 14-24)


Apr 14, 2022
Aaaaaah the refreshing feeling of watching something good and original!!

That's what I felt watching Tonegawa's anime. Despite one or two disposable episodes towards the end, the series as a whole is quite fun and well done, I'm not just talking about fluid animation, the story has its highlight here.
The episodes are always based on extremely original little adventures, whether from the Tonegawa saga or another character, with jokes that make you laugh out loud. It's silly without being stupid. It's very cool.

Tonegawa will never be forgotten and his legend is immortalized in this wonderful 24 episode anime!
Jun 6, 2020
Chuukan Kanriroku Tonegawa is a parody done right. It succeeds where many don't, keeps us continuously engaged with fresh humour and day-to-day lives of TEAI member lives and most importantly Tonegawa. This review will contain minor spoilers. You have been warned.

Story - 8

The story is very simple and works as a prequel to Kaiji (even though it isn't canon, but this reviewer sees it as canon). It's set several months before the battle on the ship of hope, Espoir. Tonegawa is tasked with assembling a diabolical game and he endeavors to do that with his team.
The shenanigans that result from that point on are incredible. ...
May 23, 2019
I like a five-star rating system rather than 10 stars, so a four really means a two and that means that I thought this anime was ok, but I don't think I would recommend it to other people.

I wanted to watch this because I thought it would be a deeper exploration into Tonegawa as a character and the rest of the Teiai organization. In a way I got that, and I wasn't opposed to it being a comedy series, but it just was not as fulfilling as I thought it would be. I don't mind the artstyle but it just doesn't look as good as ...

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