Akagi

Average Rating

  • 5
    (31)
  • 4
    (5)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)
4.7
 out of 5
39 votes
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  • Mahjong Time with Marty Stu!
    The show has interesting characters but it ulimately comes off as boring. Akagi is perfect at everything he does. The only way I can see this being very interesting is you are in love with Mahjong, in which case entire episodes of people spouting off Mahjong hands may interested you.
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  • Intelligently thoughtful beyond normal story lines.
    I had expected strategic analysis of the game and intricate story line as per other reviews, but I got more than that. The way in which this anime has the ability to explore different avenues while leading a coherent story line is fascinating and an achievement in and of itself, yet this anime pushes still on its luck, grabbing its viewer by surprise. In an existential battle between life and the ...
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  • Loved it, worth the watch.
    The style, the story, the characters. This anime got it all. The gambler's story is rare, yet common, but this execution is great. Some are clique things, but over all, it is worth the time, even if you don;t know how to play mahjong. Watch it, recommend it.
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  • A Must Watch For Lovers of Psychological Play
    This 26-episode piece of work is a 9 hour marathon of psychological genius that will leave you satisfied even if you don't understand Mahjong or that particular scoring system(which I do btw :P). The art is a bit different but the story and setting will leave your bones chilled for the entirety of the anime.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    I don't know why I like it so much
    Made a video on it: https://youtu.be/aLYY678WxFU

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    Akagi (7/10): There is my rating, if you want to know more about my rating system check the description down below. Time to dive into my potentially spoiler filled review.

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  • Entertaining yet boring
    The story is great and the show is more than entertaining in the beginning. However it suffers from one major flaw overtime, it tries too hard to explain things that just don't matter. The show starts off extremely strong, but loses steam after the 2nd plot point. I often found myself falling asleep after a certain point in the show because of the overstretched drama and the narrator that tried to ...
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  • The Man who descended into really, really good Anime
    Watch this anime. It's not one of those where, when you introduce it to your friends, you have to say something like, "Oh the first 1-2 episodes are real slow, it gets better". Every minute of Akagi is enthralling, and will surprise you with great a great plot and thoughtful storytelling in each episode. Oh yeah, the music is really good, too.
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  • I just found this Anime and binge watched the whole thing in 2 days
    "Akagi isn't about whether or not the title character will win—he will definitely win. It's about the joy of seeing how he wins, about observing a young man who seriously does not give a f relentlessly picking off bad guy after bad guy."

    I can't recommend this series enough. There is no ultra-violence here. No science fiction at all, in fact the entire story takes place in a 1960's era Mahjong ...
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  • Awesome yakuza / gambling anime
    I haven't seen many anime about yakuza or gambling, but this is one way to do it perfectly. The portrayal of mah jong is really well done, and clearly there was a lot of thought put into the writing. Even though it's about gambling, there is little or no deus ex machina present - Akagi usually prevails through boldness and a good understanding of the human psyche.

    From a characterization ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Fantastic, but no closure
    I started watching Akagi after seeing Kaiji (written by same author). The plot follows a young gambling prodigy named Akagi and his dealings with the yakuza. The only game played is Riichi (Japanese) style Mahjong. I went into the show with no prior knowledge of the game and could not follow exactly what was going on very well, but I enjoyed watching Akagi nonetheless.The character Akagi is a bit ...
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