Akagi

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4.7
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  • I don't know why I like it so much
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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:
    Incredible anime. A must watch.
    I can't say I've ever given an anime a 5-star rating before, but this has definitely earned it. I would even consider it my all-time favorite anime that competes with Naruto, Fate Zero or Attack on Titan. I feel that the only drawback is the "narrator" that sometimes narrates a little too much obvious detail but other than that it's perfect. So freaking good.
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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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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Unique anime, but falls short.
    The beginning of this series is great; the author's ability to create a story about mahjong into a suspenseful and captivating series is an achievement. The first 18 or so episodes until the last arc (i wanna call it, akagi vs old man) were great. However, that last arc was so painful to watch, and the ending was subpar, but I read that it is related to the manga so I can't blame the anime people ...
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  • Great anime! similar to One Outs!
    I started watching this anime as a curiosity because it was a mahjong game anime but once the action started, i was so excited at the end of every episode!!! If you loved One Outs, you will like this anime even if you have no idea how to play this confusing game. The character goes through similar problems as the character from One outs does! It keeps you at the edge of your seat!! give this anime ...
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  • Watched this twice, i would absolutely watch it a third time!
    A fantastic anime from a brilliant mind, it felt smart, realistic and very detailed. So detailed in fact that the really serious scenes were able to make me laugh with joy. I first watched this a few years ago when it first was released, back then i was gobsmacked by the game "Mahjong" and it didn't make much sense to me but the anime was absolutely amazing regardless. (Didn't stop me from ...
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