Genius gambler Shigeru Akagi competes with members of the mafia in mahjong.
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Tôru Furuya ...  Narrator 24 episodes, 2005-2006
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Genius gambler Shigeru Akagi competes with members of the mafia in mahjong.

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Official Sites:

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Japan

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Japanese

Release Date:

10 April 2005 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Touhai densetsu Akagi: Yami ni mai orita tensai See more »

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Madhouse See more »
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Remade as Akagi: Yami ni oritatta tensai (2015) See more »

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work of genius
16 February 2019 | by matsuiny2004See all my reviews

This is an anime on par with deathnote. its a classic. I like the edgy dark atmoshphere it creates and the characters are complex and well developed.


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