EP 1

Akagi

The Genius Who Descended Into the Darkness

In the Midori mahjong parlor, Nangou is trying to pay off his debts by playing mahjong but unfortunately, he's losing badly. Just as the situation turns sour, a stranger wanders in on their game. After sharing a few wise words, Nangou is able to survive. This marks the beginning of a legend that will shake the underworld.

closeThe Genius Who Descended Into the Darkness

In the Midori mahjong parlor, Nangou is trying to pay off his debts by playing mahjong but unfortunately, he's losing badly. Just as the situation turns sour, a stranger wanders in on their game. After sharing a few wise words, Nangou is able to survive. This marks the beginning of a legend that will shake the underworld.


infoAbout Akagi

Tokyo, 1958. A man seriously gambles at a mahjong parlor. He's playing against members of the Ryuzaki yakuza clan. If he loses, he must pay his debt through his own life insurance – truly a game of life and death. With his own existence at stake, he can only play passively, and the game comes to a head. Suddenly, a mysterious boy appears. His name is Akagi, a thirteen-year-old kid. The man senses a strong aura around the youth and decides to have Akagi substitute for him in the next round.