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Mr. Tonegawa: Middle Management Blues Discussion

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For prior conversation in anticipation of the show see http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-1013995/chuukan-kanriroku-tonegawa-anticipation




Synopsis

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.



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Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2018 to ?
Premiered: Summer 2018
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 01:59 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Parody, Psychological, Seinen
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Episode 1

Saw it on TV.
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First episode is now up. It airs every Tuesday at 12pm Pacific:

Episode 1

The opening is a reminder that this is a side-story of Kaiji, and that was pretty hilarious with the narration and stuff, as well as all of those mind games that Tonegawa is involved in. I haven't watched Kaiji, so I don't feel inclined to continue, but nevertheless it was some pretty entertaining stuff going on.
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I like the thick lines, and the end theme.
The first half reminded me of another show, which I have never watched, which is available on Crunchyroll. Tonegawa really has his job cut out for him, too.
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Episode 1

Things start off with a small recap of how Mr. Tonegawa lost to Kaiji and had to pay the price for that lost. We are than in the present before Mr. Tonegawa meet Kaiji and see his debt collectors gather money that is owed to them. That is until one day the president calls for him and orders to come up with a game that would entertain him. Next thing we know he gathers men from different sections and it's funny how each of them is into bowling. Also he had a problem with their names which makes this even funnier watching his expression change. In the end the meeting ends and everyone in black suit decides to go bowling, so they really were into it haha.

The first episode was not bad. That short recap in the beginning made the episode feel really short. It had it's funny moments as well so i expect more funny scenes as the story plays out.
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I have never seen the Kaiji series before and so far the first episode is not bad and is pretty funny. I can relate for the second part during the meeting and Mr.Tonegawa trying to create an ice breaker and trying to remember their names. Even though I have not seen season 1 but the recap kinda gave me the just of what happened.
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Posted 7/5/18 , edited 7/5/18
I haven't seen Kaiji but this seems like you don't really need to know beyond what's offered in the opening recap. I'm not yakuza but I am one of the nameless generic grunts who works under an overbearing middle-manager who has a tiring self-important personality, so I was able to find a bit of humor here. Maybe soon we'll get into project management spreadsheets and artificial deadlines. Will probably keep with it.
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I'm not sure what I think about this one yet. I added it to my queue because the premise sounded interesting. I didn't realize that it was a spin-off from another show. I've added that one to my queue now to see if it helps me to appreciate Mr. Tonegawa better. The narration got on my nerves, and most of the humor fell flat for me even though, normally, I would like that kind of thing.

I'll give it another episode or two before I drop it.
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I really enjoyed the scene with the men in black introductions, but that was about it. I might give it another episode but there just wasn't any hook here that made me want to watch more.
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Posted 7/10/18 , edited 7/10/18
I like this OP song and the art style takes some getting use too but this show is still an enjoyable time killer watch
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Posted 7/10/18 , edited 7/11/18
If you guys haven't seen Kaiji I totally recommend checking it out. It's a nail biting roller-coaster.
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Episode 2

The second episode is just like the first with Tomegawa trying to get ideas from the men in black. This time however he is prepared as he has memorized everyone's names and even manages to get everyone to come out of their shell and give out idea's. Everything was going well until Kazutaka shows up and ruins everything. He did this by making it look like he didn't like any of the ideas that Tonegawa was offered but it turns out that the whole time he was falling asleep. The episode had it's funny moments and the narrator does a good job of making the situation Tonegawa is in funny, but hope the third episode moves on and we don't get the same thing.
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Posted 7/11/18 , edited 7/11/18
Nope, not getting into this at all.
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Posted 7/25/18 , edited 7/26/18
It is not bad if a person is able to get past the art style and the narration.
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Posted 8/9/18 , edited 8/9/18
I'm clearly in the vast minority here, but I'm finding this show to be terribly underrated. The concept and execution is so hilariously surreal. Rock Paper Scissors of death? Bowling? Add that bombastic narrator and it's a win for me.
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