Legendary Gambler Tetsuya
Legendary Gambler Tetsuya
Manga cover
Shōbushi Densetsu Tetsuya
Genre Gambling
Author Fumei Sai
Yasushi Hoshino
Publisher jp.png Kodansha
Demographic Shonen
Magazine Weekly Shonen Magazine
Original run 1997 - 2004
TV Anime
Director Nishizawa Nobutaka
Studio jp.png Toei Animation
Network TV Ashai
Original Run October 7, 2000 -
March 24, 2001
Episodes 20

Legendary Gambler Tetsuya (勝負師伝説哲也, Shoubushi Densetsu Tetsuya) is a Japanese manga written by Fūmei Sai and Yasushi Hoshino. It was adapted into a 20 episode anime series by Toei Animation.


The story takes place in a economically devastated post World War II Shinjuku, Japan . The protagonist, Tetsuya, is a skilled mahjong player who strives to become a better gambler by taking up an apprenticeship with Boushu, a seasoned veteran.


Kid Tetsuya
Kid Tetsuya

Voiced by Ryotaro Okiayu

Tetsuya, later known as "Kid Tetsu", is a professional player who later becomes the disciple of Boushu. After which they engage in mortal combat with hundreds of professionals.


Voiced by Chikao Ohtsuka
Boushu is one of the best gamblers in Shinjuku. He later trains Tetsuya in the gambling ways, which leads to a partnership. When playing together their mahjong gameplay is virtually unstoppable. His signature move is tsubame gaeshi.


Voiced by Wataru Takagi
Danchi, one of Tetsuya's gambling partners, acts as a foil to Tetsuya's personality having a goofy, comedic personality.


Voiced by Kouji Totani
A top professional with formidable skills. His special ability allows him to see through the tiles.

Voiced by Takeshi Aono


Main article: List of Legendary Gambler Tetsuya Episodes

  1. The Magician
  2. The Code of the Gamblers
  3. Requirements to Win
  4. The Best in Shinjuku
  5. Asia vs. Shinjuku
  6. The Test
  7. Born Lucky
  8. The Grim Reaper
  9. The Battle Against Death
  10. The Devil's Eye Returns
  11. End of Darkness
  12. The Immortal Girl
  13. The Delicate Flower
  14. The Broken Telephone
  15. Partners
  16. A True Gambler
  17. The Legend Reborn
  18. The Last Tenho
  19. Dora! Dora! Dora!
  20. Our World


The music was composed by Kuniaki Haijima (蓜島邦明), which includes "Reach out", the main theme song, performed by Akiko Wada (和田アキ子), and "All Last" by Shigeru Matsuzaki (松崎しげる). The album was released March 17, 2001.

  1. REACH OUT(オープニング?テーマ)
  2. だから当然
  3. ドタンバ天国
  4. 砂利道
  5. すっとび無鉄砲
  6. 砂は海に
  7. 石角街角
  8. 見破れない
  9. 雀中華
  10. スイガラカラス
  11. ポケットの小銭
  12. 吠えているよ
  13. 時間でおしまい
  14. 空襲です
  15. 指輪をはめた指で
  16. ダンチ
  17. ズルズルマーケット
  18. ドアのあそこ
  19. 名前なんて知らない
  20. 哲也1
  21. 哲也2
  22. 何処かで
  23. ぜんぶパーだぜ
  24. ヒロヒロ
  25. 血管造影
  26. 火照る
  27. ナンなんだ
  28. バタバタ
  29. REACH OUT(アレンジヴァージョンインストゥルメンタル)
  30. ALL LAST(挿入歌)
  31. 果実(エンディング?テーマ)

Video Games

  • 勝負師伝説 哲也~新宿天運編~:GB
  • 勝負師伝説 哲也:PS2
  • 勝負師伝説 哲也~甦る伝説~:GBA
  • 勝負師伝説 哲也2 玄人頂上決戦:PS2
  • 勝負師伝説 哲也 DIGEST:PS2

Also known as

  • Gambler Tetsuya
  • Shoubushi Densetsu Tetsuya (Japanese)
  • 勝負師伝説哲也 (Japanese)

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