List of Akagi Episodes

The following is a list of episodes from the anime Akagi.

# Title Japanese Feature Character Airdate
1 The Genius Who Descended into the Darkness 闇に舞い降りた天才 Yami ni maiorita tensai Ryuzaki Oct 04, 2005
In the Midori mahjong parlor, Nangou is tries to cancel his major debts by playing mahjong but this may be his unlucky day as he is losing badly. Just as the situation gets dire an unknown boy walks in on their game and with a simple word of advice and Nangou is able to survive. This may be the beginning of the legendary Akagi Shigeru who will shake the underworld.
2 The Awakening of Talent 資質の覚醒 Shishitsu no kakusei Ryuzaki Oct 11, 2005
On a stormy night, after winning his first hand of mahjong, Akagi continues playing against Ryuzaki and his gang members, as he slowly awakens to his latent talents. Akagi quickly turns the tide in his favor and takes the lead, so Ryuzaki calls in his last resort, rep player Yagi.
3 Strategy of the Maverick 異端の策略 Itan no sakuryaku Yagi Oct 18, 2005
The silent battle between Akagi and Yagi ensues and nothing else matters except whose judgment in their own actions wavers first. Yagi knows that he cannot beat Akagi fair so he uses a form of cheating called the "caterpillar" in order to utilize the genius Akagi's weakness. As soon as Akagi learns this fatal mistake he decides to counter by taking them for all they've got.
4 The True Pariah 本物の無頼 Honmono no burai Ichikawa Oct 25, 2005
It hasn't been long since Akagi's legendary victory in his first game of Mahjong and Yasuoka has already set up a match for him, in three days from now but Akagi wants more from him. He is called in by the gang he's supposed to play against and they want to make a deal but whilst there Akagi meets a mysterious blind man who will later be his opponent.
5 The Treacherous Tse Ii Men 裏切りの絶一門 Uragiri no zetsuichimon Ichikawa Nov 01, 2005
It is the date for the rematch between Akagi and the Kawada group and now with the stakes so high, they decide to go with the blind mahjong master Ichikawa as Akagi's opponent. The only problem is that Akagi hasn't arrived, so Nangou is forced to take his place. Akagi makes it just in time but he has a lot of points to cover if he's going to win this. Let the Tse Ii Men begin!
6 The Talent of the Villain 悪漢の資質 Akkan no shishitsu Ichikawa Nov 08, 2005
The match has turned into a one-on-one "Tse Ii Men" between Akagi and Ichikawa and due to Ichikawa's effective strategy; Akagi is beginning to feel the pressure. However just when Akagi is at near with only 5,000 points, he's surprisingly able to make a comeback. Nonetheless with Ichikawa playing defensively there seems to be no end to this game, so Akagi decides to win even through more dirty methods.
7 Innocent Demon 無邪気な悪鬼 Mujaki na akki Ichikawa Nov 15, 2005
Following the dirty stunt Akagi pulled, the game of Mahjong has turned into a sudden death with players left with only 10% of the points. With Ichikawa now using any means to achieve victory, Akagi must now turn the match in his favor but whose side will luck be on tonight?
8 The Sign of Rebirth 復活の前兆 Fukkatsu no zenchou Yukio Hirayama Nov 12, 2005
Six years has passed since Akagi's legendary mahjong match against the Kawada group and Yasuoka has brought Akagi before them to demonstrate his skills. However there is something different about this Akagi from the one 6 years ago and it could be because he's a fake. So Ishikawa from the Kawada group enlist the help of Nangou to find the real Akagi.
9 The Authenticity of Genius 天才の真贋 Tensai no shingan Yukio Hirayama Nov 29, 2005
At the Kawada group's headquarters, the fake Akagi (Yukio Hirayama) and the genuine Akagi face off to demonstrate their skills. Akagi insults the impersonator, because of his reliance on his mathematical skills and excellent memory, and shows him just how frightful his talents are. Following this he then returns to his workplace to find his senpais swindling Osamu in a game of mahjong.
10 The Announcement of the Counterattack 逆襲の予告 Kyakushuu no yokoku Dec 06, 2005
After winning the life savings of Kawashima and co. Akagi is in a spot of trouble as they want revenge. Soon after that Akagi is called in to have a match with his impersonator but right after witnessing the match with the Fujisawa group rep player Urabe. However there may not be a follow-up match.
11 The Groundwork of Despair 絶望への布石 Zetsubou e no fuseki Urabe Dec 13, 2005
The mahjong match between Urabe and the fake Akagi has been dragged on for long and the wager is now at 32 million. The boss of the Kawada group now realizes that the fake Akagi is missing something fundamental for a gambler and wants the real Akagi to play for him. However Akagi will only play under one condition and that is if Osamu plays first.
12 The Magic of Coincidence 偶機の魔法 Guuki no mahou Urabe Dec 30, 2005
The match between Urabe and Akagi continues and Akagi is planning to finish this with a big hand. Luck also seems be on Akagi's side, as coincidence after coincidence keeps on occurring.
13 The Path of the Storm 風雷の軌道 Fuurai no kidou Urabe Dec 20, 2005
Akagi leaves the table on a single wait, after anticipating his win and everyone, especially Urabe, is astonished by his bold statement. To everyone's surprise Urabe did deal into Akagi's hand and he won by "Hai Tei, Dora 4", but the Kawada boss calls him back later to find out how Akagi knew he would win.
14 The New Chapter of the Demons 羅刹の新章 Rasetsu no shinshou Urabe Jan 03, 2006
The Summer of 1965 is the date that marks the beginning. A young man's buried corpse was discovered in the Tama Mountains, with his death caused by shocked induced blood loss. The body is later identified by Yasuoka as Yukio Hirayama (Fake Akagi) and Yasuoka already has a thought lingering in his mind and decides to search for Akagi with his acquaintance Ohgi. At the same time, Akagi is at the Kurata group gambling house and he seems to have gotten himself in trouble.
15 The Meeting With Evil 逢魔が時 ouma ga toki Jan 10, 2006
After saving Akagi from a meaningless death, Yasuoka and Ohgi want to put him up against monster whose been causing the recent string of mysterious deaths, in a high stakes game. The monster that he will go up against is Iwao Washizu and his background is revealed. After spending two weeks with the Inaba group Akagi finally receives the call for the match worth 20 million but there seems to be some frightening house rules put in place.
16 The Mahjong Game of Destruction 破滅の闘牌 Hametsu no touhai Washizu Iwao Jan 17, 2006
The gruesome mahjong game between Iwao Washizu and Akagi is about to begin and with all the house rules put in place this could easily become a death match. However Akagi is not satisfied with the 20 million wager and request that Iwao increases it, tenfold. But it will take a lot to convince Iwao.
17 Proof of Genius 異才の証明 Isai no shoumei Washizu Iwao Jan 24, 2006
The game of Washizu Mahjong has begun, where Akagi wagers 2,000cc of his own blood and Iwao Washizu wagers of his entire 500 million fortune. Akagi starts off by playing defensively to gain points but he soon learns that this tactic won't work in Washizu Mahjong. The harsh reality of this game, surfaces.
18 The Chains of the Tiles 呪縛の牌姿 Jabaku no haishi Washizu Iwao Jan 31, 2006
The Washizu Mahjong death match between Akagi and Iwao continues and Akagi managed to gain some ground with his "Tan Yao, Dora 1". But Akagi is still in danger unless he outranks Iawao, by the han chan session. He must find a way to outwit Iwao before his luck runs out.
19 The Bewilderment of the Demon 鬼神の昏迷 Kishin no konmei Washizu Iwao Feb 07, 2006
After patiently waiting for an opportunity to arise, Iwao lets down his guard giving Akagi a chance to strike by calling a East, Red Dragon, 1-character and is looks to be in ten pai but will this bluff pass? Onto the 2nd sessions and Akagi goes into it without transfusing the 600cc of blood back into his body. What could he possibly be thinking?
20 Hope and Folly 希望と愚行 Kibou to gukou Washizu Iwao Feb 14, 2006
Well into the second session Akagi causes a massive upset to Iwao and has a chance to transfuse his lost blood but yet again he refuses, just to focus on taking Iwao's money. Nonetheless Akagi picks up the momentum and begins to dominate this session but when it comes to the final round, there's a single tile that proves to be a major obstacle.
21 A Ray of Fantasy 一縷の幻想 Ichiru no gensou Washizu Iwao Feb 21, 2006
The second session of Washizu Mahjong reaches its climax, as Suzuki receives the decisive West tile and everyone foresees Akagi's demise, except Akagi himself. Akagi eventually manages to deal his West tile and go into ten pai. Even so Akagi knows that he is at a great disadvantage because he's on a single wait for a 1-character; on the other hand Iwao has a large number of possibilities in getting a Hane Man to overtake Akagi.
22 The Contrived Shackles 作為の足枷 Sakui no ashikase Washizu Iwao Feb 28, 2006
The second session is over with Akagi's victory by baiting Iwao into dealing his winning tile allowing Akagi to "head bump". Akagi then explains the long process to Yasuoka and Ohgi, of how he managed to win in such a disadvantaged situation. Due the prior conditions, Iwao has a chance to back out of the match but will he take it?
23 The Power of Luck 剛運の威力 Gou'un no iryoku Washizu Iwao Mar 07, 2006
The third session has begun after Iwao Washizu chose to continue; Akagi has lost 1,000cc of blood and Iwao has lost 118.5 million of his fortune. Luck seems to be on Akagi's side, as he constantly gets favorable hands but this may not last long because Iwao seems to have natural born luck.
24 The Will of the Demons 魔物の意思 Mamono no ishi Washizu Iwao Mar 14, 2005
Well into the 3rd session of Washizu Mahjong, Akagi seems to be near certain death yet again with Iwao Washizu being one draw away from a Tsumo hane man win. But Akagi's calmness in the face of death proves nerve-whacking to him and even with his hand evolving to a potential bai man, Akagi doesn't even flinch.
25 The Temptation of Murderous Intent 殺意の誘惑 Satsui no yuuwaku Washizu Iwao Mar 22, 2006
Washizu Mahjong continues well into its third session and Iwao Washizu is overflowing with such luck that allowed him to achieve the unbelievable Dora 12, to win by a dealer yaku man if only he draws the 1-dot. It's as if he is possessed by something truly evil, yet Akagi still doesn't flinch in the face of death and gets a chance to make his comeback.
26 Madness and Darkness and… 狂気と闇と… kyouki to yami to… Washizu Iwao Mar 28, 2006
Akagi's game of Washizu Mahjong continues and having read the very thought process of Iwao Washizu, Akagi is able to capitalize on that by winning the next two sessions. Having lost a total of 1,400cc but gained a total of 313.5 million of Iwao's fortune, Akagi makes a compromise to continue this legendary match where the two wager their death and ruin.

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