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Kaiji / Mr. Tonegawa: Middle Management Blues / Chūkan Kanriroku Tonegawa



Genres: action, psychological
Themes: gambling, survival game, yakuza
Plot Summary: Itou Kaiji is a bum who steals car emblems and slashes tires on what seems to be a regular basis. This routine changes one day when he is paid a visit by a man in a trench-coat. Once the two get talking, it seems that the visitor (Calling himself Endou) is a debt collector. The reason for his visit is an unpaid loan which kaiji had previously co-signed for a work-mate (Furuhata Takeshi). The original loan was 30000 yen and once Takeshi had disappeared, the loan then fell on Kaiji. Kaiji is then told of a way to clear the interest compounded debt (which stood at 3,850,000 yen), which involved getting on a boat with others in his position. Once on the boat the debtors would then have to gamble with loaned money, which would end with a few winning, and others getting into deeper debt and having to work to pay of their debts. After some coercing kaiji accepts a position on the boat, in order to clear himself and make a bit of money as well…
Number of episodes: 26
Vintage: 2007-10-02 to 2008-04-01

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Genres: psychological, thriller
Themes: gambling, game
Plot Summary: After the events at the Starside Hotel, Kaiji Itou finds himself living his miserable lifestyle once again. Captured by the Teiai group to which he owns a lot of money, he is thrown into an underground forced labor camp where he must pay off his debt by doing harsh manual work. Kaiji becomes desperate as it is expected that he lives in this hellhole for the next 15 years.
Number of Episodes: 26
Vintage: 2011-04-05 to 2011-09-27

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Mr. Tonegawa / Chūkan Kanriroku Tonegawa

(aka Mr. Tonegawa: Middle Management Blues)

Plot Summary: Teiai Group is one of Japan’s largest firms. Yukio Tonegawa, a man with a larger-than-life presence and sharp intellect, works as the right-hand man of Chairman Kazutaka Hyodo. One day, the chairman commands Tonegawa to spearhead “Game of Death,” an evil project that employs debtors. He rallies his direct reports and scrambles to form Team Tonegawa, only to encounter a barrage of challenges from the erratic chairman and his disloyal employees, ultimately leading to his demotion.
Number of episodes: 24
Vintage: 2018-07-03

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Kaiji Spinoff Manga Tonegawa Gets TV Anime This Year by Madhouse

posted on 2018-02-16 05:02 EST
Series about Teiai Group exec’s daily life launched in 2015

Kaiji Spinoff Manga Tonegawa’s Anime Reveals Visual

posted on 2018-02-16 10:15 EST

Kaiji Spinoff Tonegawa Anime Casts Toshiyuki Morikawa, Premieres in July

posted on 2018-03-15 23:20 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Madhouse animates show about Teiai Group’s Yukio Tonegawa

Tonegawa Anime Reveals Additional Cast Members

posted on 2018-05-16 01:25 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Masato Hagiwara reprises Kaiji role in July anime

Tonegawa Anime Reveals More Cast Members, Character Designs

posted on 2018-05-25 06:45 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Rikiya Koyama, Akira Ishida, Kenjiro Tsuda, Akio Ohtsuka, more join cast for series premiering in July

Tonegawa Anime Reveals Staff, Opening Theme Artist, New Cast Member, July 3 Premiere

posted on 2018-05-31 06:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda and Crystalyn Hodgkins
Series premiering in July to air for 2 cours

Tonegawa Anime Reveals New Visual, Ending Theme Song Artist

posted on 2018-06-08 01:15 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Pistol Takehara performs ending theme song for July 3 anime

Tonegawa Anime’s 2 Promo Videos Streamed

posted on 2018-06-22 06:29 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Series airing for half a year premieres on July 3

Crunchyroll Adds Mr. Tonegawa Simulcast for Summer

posted on 2018-07-02 19:00 EDT by Karen Ressler

ANN Anime Spotlight - Mr. Tonegawa

by ANN Staff, Jul 3rd 2018

The Summer 2018 Anime Preview Guide - Mr. Tonegawa Middle Management Blues

Jul 3rd 2018

Anime Expo - July 5, 2018
Sentai Filmworks Panel

Mr. Tonegawa licensed by Sentai Filmworks.

Also getting a Dubcast

Sentai Filmworks License Announcement

July 5, 2018

Sentai Filmworks Licenses Mr. Tonegawa Anime, Plans Dub Streaming on HIDIVE

posted on 2018-07-05 15:10 EDT by Karen Ressler
Summer anime adapting Kaiji spinoff manga to also stream on Crunchyroll

HIDIVE Announcement for Streaming Sub/Dubcast

July 26, 2018

Mr. Tonegawa English Dub Premieres on August 3

posted on 2018-07-26 18:00 EDT by Karen Ressler
HIDIVE also adds subtitled version


August 3, 2018 12:07 PM

Mr. Tonegawa and his 11 subordinates are at the utter mercy of the cruel and unsympathetic CEO of their company and woe be to anyone when he gets bored! One day, the boss decides to implement a death game, which is just as ominous as it sounds and places Mr. Tonegawa in charge. Now, Mr. Tonegawa and his team must devise and implement this latest plan. Catch Mr. Tonegawa Middle Manage Blues every Friday at 18:30 UTC time, starting August 3rd!

Director - Kyle Colby Jones

DUBCAST℠ Edition English Cast List
Mr. Tonegawa …David Harbold
Narrator …David Wald
Hyodo …Marty Fleck

Yamazaki …Andrew Love
Kawasaki …Ty Mahany
Hagio …Orlanders Jones
Ogino …John Gremillion
Nagata …Mike Haimoto
Nakata …Jack Ivy
Saemon …Alan Brincks
Doshita …Jay Hickman
Ebitani …Mike Yager
Gonda …John Swasey
Kikuchi …Rob Mungle

Also with:
Josh Morrison
Benjamin McLaughlin
Courtland Johnson
Michael Wronski
Kregg Dailey
Mark X. Laskowski
Elizabeth Bunch
Kregg Dailey
Heidi Hinkel

Mr. Tonegawa: Middle Management Blues, Ep 1 (Sub/Dubcast), is live at HIDIVE

Mr. Tonegawa: Middle Management Blues, Ep 2 (Sub/Dubcast), is live at HIDIVE

Mr. Tonegawa: Middle Management Blues, Ep 3 (Sub/Dubcast), is live at HIDIVE

Mr. Tonegawa: Middle Management Blues, Ep 4 (Sub/Dubcast), is live at HIDIVE

Mr Tonegawa Middle Management Blues DUBCAST Trailer

Mr. Tonegawa: Middle Management Blues, Ep 5 (Sub/Dubcast), is live at HIDIVE

Mr. Tonegawa: Middle Management Blues, Ep 6 (Sub/Dubcast), is live at HIDIVE