Touhai Densetsu Akagi: Yami ni Maiorita Tensai

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Synonyms: Mahjong Legend Akagi: The Genius Who Descended Into the Darkness, The Legend of Mahjong: Akagi
Japanese: 闘牌伝説アカギ 闇に舞い降りた天才


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2005 to Mar 29, 2006
Premiered: Fall 2005
Broadcast: Wednesdays at Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: GameGame, PsychologicalPsychological, ThrillerThriller, SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.941 (scored by 3644336,443 users)
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Ranked: #6212
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Popularity: #1740
Members: 86,183
Favorites: 1,034

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While mahjong is a game that is often played with family and friends, it is also a game that is played in the darkest corners of society. Nangou is a compulsive gambler who has accumulated debt over three million yen. In a last ditch attempt to clear his record, he decides to wager his life on a game of mahjong with the mafia. Unfortunately, as the game progresses, Nangou only moves further from the prize and closer to death.

When all hope seems lost, the game parlor is suddenly intruded upon by Shigeru Akagi, a young boy on the run from the police. Desperate to turn the game around, Nangou hands the game over to Akagi after teaching him a few of the rules. The mafia can only smirk as Akagi sits down to play. However, they soon come to learn that Akagi is a natural-born gambler. An imposing figure who does not fear death. One who is destined to become a legend.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Akagi, Shigeru

Hagiwara, Masato

Washizu, Iwao

Tsukayama, Masane

Hirayama, Yukio

Sato, Ginpei


Tanaka, Hideyuki


Nakata, Kouji


Kazama, Morio


Genda, Tesshou


Koyama, Rikiya


Satou, Yuudai


Futamata, Issei


Satou, Yuuzou
Honda, Yasunori
Sound Director


Opening Theme

"Nantoka Nare" by Furuido

Ending Theme

#1: "Akagi" by MAXIMUM THE HORMONE (eps 1-13)
#2: "S.T.S." by Animals (eps 14-26)

Jan 12, 2008
bigjig (All reviews)
Akagi is based around its titular character gambling his way to the top of the underworld, his enigmatic prowess for mahjong often turning the tide of certain defeat into victory. Akagi is a cold, relentless character. He cares little for money or for his own life. In the heat of the gamble he stops at nothing less than completely crushing his opponent's will to win...

Akagi is the first Nobuyuki Fukumoto manga to get the anime treatment and the anime has been executed surprisingly well. It is with reason that I say, 'surprisingly'. When considering Fukumoto's original, while particulary famous in Japan and Korea, you can't read more
Nov 27, 2008
Hr0n (All reviews)
Akagi. Once again, I'm strung into a series by merely the name and a brief introduction summary.Well yes, "Akagi" isn't all that of an awesome name in itself, but where I came upon it it was named "Touhai Densetsu Akagi - Yami ni Maiorita Tensai"; "Gambler Genius Akagi - The Legend who Descended into the Darkness". Well, with reservation for translation. In any case, I acquired an episode to have a gander at what an Anime mainly about Mahjong could be able to offer...and if I'd be able to learn anything in the process.

Story: 9/10
Akagi Shigeru, a thirteen year old daredevil with an unknown background, read more
Sep 19, 2007
Enerccio (All reviews)
For those, who don't know what it majong, it's rather special hazard game, similar to poker, but played with special tiles. There are manzi, pinzi, sanzi, dragon and wind tiles. You must get special hands to win. It's not difficult game and when you play it yourself (either irl or on computer) it's quite addictive.

Story and Characters:
Basically, there is no standard story. Whole plot is about mahjong games, which take few episodes to resolve. Though there is time flow, it's nothing as standard action story. But this story is all about one person. Shigeru Akagi is his name. Whole story twists around him, each read more
Jun 28, 2015
karlstein12 (All reviews)
What would you do if you are faced with death? Would you have the guts to make it out alive or would you become numb and frozen in the moment that you stop thinking completely and succumb to death? Well whatever your answer maybe, it seems that Akagi, the series' main focus, always has a way out whether it be a reckless move or a calm and composed one.

The year is 1958, in the dark streets of Japan and in the middle of what seems to be a very long night for Nangou, a neurotic and addictive gambler who is in the verge of read more

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