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Togainu no Chi (咎狗の血 Togainu no Chi, lit. "Blood of the reprimanded
hound") is a Japanese BL anime game
made by the softwarehouse Nitro+chiral . The plot centers on Akira, a young man who
was made to participate in a deadly game called "Igura" in
post-apocalyptical Japan in exchange for being freed from jail. His
goal is to beat the "Il-Re", the strongest person in Igura.
Currently, there is the original PC game, Togainu no
Chi, and a PlayStation 2 version of the game named
Togainu no Chi TRUE BLOOD, which was released on
May 29, 2008. There are currently no plans to release a commercial
version in English. However, an unofficial translation patch is
being developed for the PC version by Yaoiforever .
After being devastated in the third World War (known as The
Third Division), Japan was divided in two. Several years after the
end of the war, a crime organization called Vischio has taken
control of the destroyed city of Toshima (formerly Tokyo, Japan's
capital city), where they are holding a battle game known as
"Igura". The game's main character, a young man named Akira, is
falsely accused of a crime. Once arrested, a mysterious woman
appears before him, offering him freedom if he agrees to
participate in Igura and defeat Igura's strongest man: the king, or
"Il-re". The story follows Akira's life in the harsh, lawless
Toshima as he fights both to survive and to unravel the mysteries
developing around him.
- Akira (アキラ)
Voice Actor(s): Spoon Sakiware
(PC and Drama CD), Kousuke
- The game's protagonist. Akira is the cool and silent type. He
has grayish hair, blue eyes, and stands at 172cm tall. Likes omelet
rice flavored Solids. He grew up as an orphan along with Keisuke.
Akira was an undefeated champion of the street fighting game
"Bl@ster", where he participated in the RAY district under the name
LOST. He was accused of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment,
but Emma got him out of jail so he could participate in Igura,
which he does with slight reluctance. He usually acts cold and
uncaring, but has a very naive side to him. His weapon is a
- Keisuke (ケイスケ)
Voice Actor(s): Nanimusha (PC,
Drama CD), Tomokazu Sugita (PS2)
- Akira's childhood friend and hard-working factory employee. Has
brown hair and eyes and is 178cm tall. Likes green curry flavored
Solids. They grew up together in the same orphanage. Because he is
a bit weak, he has always admired Akira's strength. Though he is a
bit quiet and shy, if Akira is involved, he suddenly becomes bold.
Upon hearing Akira's situation, Keisuke chases after Akira and also
joins Igura, despite his weakness and lack of fighting
- Rin (リン)
Voice Actor (s): Hayato
Kiryuuin (PC, Drama CD), Jun Fukuyama (PS2)
- A young blond, blue-eyed boy participating in Igura. 154cm
tall. Though he is sometimes mistaken for a girl because of his
small body, he is quite strong and able to get by in Igura. He
helps Akira around the town and cheers up Akira when he's down.
There is a rumor that he is somehow related to Shiki. He is a
former Bl@ster participant (from the GHOST area) who fights with
two small daggers and also enjoys taking pictures. Likes the yakiniku flavored
- Motomi (源泉)
Voice Actor (s): Kazuya
Ichijō (PC, Drama CD, PS2)
- An unshaven, middle-aged information collector that knows a lot
about the tournament. Has brown hair and eyes and stands at 183cm
tall. He has a friendly, carefree personality and is a heavy
smoker. He does not participate in the game, but is in Toshima to
observe it. He carries a gun for protection.
- Arbitro (アルビトロ
Voice Actor (s): Masaru Hishi
(PC, Drama CD), Kōsuke Okano (PS2)
- Manager of the narcotics organization Vischio. A gaudy blond
man who always wears a mask over his face. 181cm tall. Has a
strange hobby involving appreciating and modifying the bodies of
attractive young men. Due to this "hobby", his mansion is full of
statues of nude men and he keeps Kau, a human being, as his pet
- Kau (狗)
- Arbitro's beloved 'pet', who is actually a young boy. He has
white hair, is covered in black leather and a blindfold, and has a
large scar and piercings on his stomach (due to Arbitro's personal
preferences), and walks on all fours. Because Arbitro destroyed his
eyes and vocal cords, he cannot see or speak. He does, however,
have a keen sense of smell, and has been trained to pick up the
scent of dog tags to help find rule-breakers within Igura. His
name's kanji means "dog" in Japanese.
- Shiki (シキ)
Voice Actor(s): Hikaru
Midorikawa (PC, Drama CD, PS2)
- A black-haired, red-eyed man standing at 188cm and covered in
black clothing who arms himself with a katana. He is the strongest
man in Igura. Because he often appears in front of Igura
participants and slays them immediately and with no warning, he is
extremely feared. Though he kills Igura participants frequently, he
neither carries nor collects tags, and thus does not appear to be
an Igura participant. He is a violent man shrouded in mystery.
- Kiriwar (キリヲ
Voice Actor (s): Fuji
Bakuhatsu (PC, Drama CD), Katsuyuki
- Executes the rule violators of the tournament. Though he works
for Arbitro, his ties to him are loose and he often likes to get
him mad. At 200cm, he is a tall, strong man who carries a metal
pipe (which he has lovingly named "Mitsuko") as a weapon. He has
short, black hair and a scar across his forehead. He is usually
seen with Gunji, who he calls "hiyo" or "hiyoko" (which means "baby
chick"). Kiriwar likes to mess with Arbitro and seems to not care
much about his job. His name is pronounced "Kirio" but is
officially written as "Kiriwar".
- Gunji (グンジ)
Voice Actor (s): Kazuya
Sugisaki (PC, Drama CD), Kishō
- Executes the rule violators of the tournament. He is a 195cm
tall blond man who fights with metal knuckle claws. He wears a
bright red hooded jacket that is open at the front, exposing most
of his tattoo-covered torso. Gunji is not very smart and acts
spontaneously and violently, and is extremely sadistic in his
killings, but still has a fun-loving, childish innocence to him.
Gunji has an affinity with name calling. He is usually seen with
Kiriwar, who he calls "jijii" ("old man"), calls Arbitro "papa",
and Shiki "Shikitty". Gunji seems to confuse cats with dogs, since
although Kau is supposed to be a pet "dog", Gunji refers to him as
'Tama', which is a common pet name for a cat. In the manga, he also
names a cat that he finds 'Pochi', the common pet name for a dog.
Also, though many English-speaking fans spell and pronounce his
name as "Gunzi," the name "Gunji" is considered the 'official' name
as it is used most often and also used on official
- Emma (エマ
Voice Actor (s): Kaori Okuda
- A beautiful one-armed woman. 167cm tall. She is the one who
suggests participating in Igura to Akira as a way to free him of
his false charge. She is often seen with Gwen. Very little is known
- Gwen (グエン
Voice Actor (s): Kikutarō
Namerikawa (PC), Takuo Kawamura (PS2)
- A serious man in a suit and hat that appears with Ema to
convince Akira to participate in Igura. An honest man with a
normally harsh expression. 178cm tall.
- Takeru (猛)
Voice Actor (s): Takezō Koike
(PC), Hideki Ogihara (PS2)
- A one-eyed youth participating in Igura with an extreme passion
to win, no matter what it takes.
- n (ナノ
Voice Actor (s): Prof. Shiryuu
(PC, Drama CD), Takumi Yamazaki (PS2)
- An enigmatic figure throughout the game. He is not an Igura
participant and carries neither tags nor a weapon, despite the
dangers in Toshima. He dresses very conservatively, which adds to
his unsettling behavior. 182cm tall. Though he often appears in
front of Akira, it is a mystery as to whether he is a friend or
- Tomoyuki (トモユキ)
Voice Actor (s): Yuichi
Nakamura (PC, PS2)
- A long-haired man participating in Igura. Though he seems to
know Rin, they are not on very good terms with each other.
- Kazui (カズイ)
Voice Actor (s): Daisuke
Hirakawa (Drama CD, PS2)
- A black-haired man somehow connected to Rin and Tomoyuki who
seems to resemble someone else Rin knows.
- Touya (トウヤ
Voice Actor (s): Kentarou Itou (PS2)
- A young blond man participating in Igura with a team. He is his
team's leader. Yukihito is one of his team members.
- Yukihito (ユキヒト)
Voice Actor (s): Hiroshi
- A red-haired man in his 20s and new character added to "Togainu
no Chi: True Blood", the Playstation 2 version of the game. He is a
former Bl@ster participant (from AREA: RUDE) who is currently
participating in Igura as a member of Touya's team.
- The Third Division (ザ・サード・デヴィジョン/第三次世界大戦 Daisanji
- History's third World War. After the war, Japan was divided
into two: the east, now ruled by the CFC, and the west, now ruled
by the Nikkou group. The war stirred up a lot of rage, leading
confused young men both before and after the end of the war to
participate in "Bl@ster" to vent their anger.
- An abbreviation for "Confidential Company", a construction
enterprise. The main power of the east side of Japan in charge of
rebuilding. Their preference for more liberal political thought
have led to them quarreling with the Nikkou group's side.
- Nikkou Group (日興連
- An abbreviation for the "Nippon Fukkou Rengou" ("Japan Revival
Union") political party. The main power in the west side of Japan
after the war. Their preference for more conservative political
thought has led to them quarreling with the CFC's side.
- Toshima (トシマ)
- An area which used to be Japan's capital, Tokyo, where
criminals have gathered. There is no public order and the buildings
are in ruins.
- Igura (イグラ)
- A battle game held in Toshima that may result in the murder of
participants. To participate, one must meet with Arbitro and tell
him their reason for their decision. Upon meeting with Arbitro,
participants are given five dog tags, each engraved like a card in
a standard deck of playing cards. One tag must hang from the
participant's neck as proof of participation. Participants must
then put their lives on the line to collect others' tags, with the
goal being to collect a Royal Flush (10, J, Q, K, A). If a
participant collects a Royal Flush set of tags, they earn the right
to challenge the Il-re in battle. Participants may use weapons, but
guns are not allowed. The rules state that all battles must have a
witness standing by and watching. Battles end when one party (the
loser) either dies or lets their back touch the ground. The winner
takes the loser's tags and is free to do as they please to the
loser after that, often resulting in the loser's death. This word
was likely created from IGRA (игра), the Russian word for
- Tags (タグ
- A dog tag necklace that Igura participants wear as proof of
their participation. Each dog tag has a card suit on it. The aim of
the game is to collect a Royal Flush, similar to Poker. Since cards
with a 2~9 on them are not useful for obtaining a Royal Flush, they
are called "buta tags" (literally "pig tags") and are seen as junk
tags. These junk tags, however, do have a use: in some safe areas
of Toshima, participants can trade their junk tags for goods such
as food, water, or medical supplies.
- Il-re (イル・レ
- Written with the character for king (王) but pronounced "il-re".
The Il-re is the strong reigning king of Toshima, standing at the
top of the drug rings. No one has ever seen him. If participants
collect a Royal Flush of dog tags, they earn the right to challenge
the Il-re to a one-on-one duel at the Vischio castle. "Il re" means
"the king" in Italian.
- Vischio (ヴィスキオ
- The drug ring that currently rules over Toshima, where they
have a castle. Though the Il-re is their boss, since no one has
ever seen him, Arbitro runs things. Vischio means "mistletoe" in
- Executioners (処刑人
- Vischio members who survey Igura and clean up the dead bodies.
They also "take care" of people who break the rules or lose, often
resulting in the death of everyone in the executioners' way.
Kiriwar and Gunji are the main executioners, but due to their wild
personalities and irresponsibility, the ones they execute are not
necessarily rule-breakers; they'll usually strike down anyone when
they feel like it. Because of their unpredictability and tendency
towards violence, Igura participants are generally afraid of
- Neutral Zones (中立地帯 Chuuritsu
- Neutral areas where Igura battles are prohibited, allowing
Igura participants to rest. The "Meal of Duty" bar and hotels are
examples of neutral areas. Here, participants can also find things
like food and other supplies to trade their junk tags for.
- Solid (ソリド
- A solid portable food being distributed throughout Toshima.
These little food bars come in a variety of flavors, such as omelet
rice and green curry.
- Line (ライン
- A drug used and distributed throughout Toshima. Because of the
way the drug boosts physical strength, many Igura participants
choose to use it (after obtaining it through means such as
purchasing it in neutral zones with junk tags). The drug also has
an effect on the user's mental state, often making them
uncontrollably violent. Though Vischio controls the drug's
distribution, the origin of the drug is a mystery.
- Bl@ster (ブラスター
- A sport-like street fighting game. Unlike in Igura, killing
people in Bl@ster battles is prohibited. Though it began as simple
street fighting, it became very popular among young people and
rules eventually developed. The winner is awarded with prize money.
There are singles divisions and team divisions to battle in. Though
it originated in the CFC area, Bl@ster has now spread all over
- Pesca Corsica (ぺスカ・コシカ Pesuka
- The strongest team in Bl@ster. The leader of Pesca Corsica is
named "Koat" kooto (コート).The word comes from russian
"кот",meaning "male cat", as it was stated later in the game. Like
many other names, team's name is derived from Italian. "Pesca di
Corsica" means "peach from Corsica".
All goods have been released only in Japan unless otherwise
- INSIDE (Togainu no Chi Official Soundtrack)
- An official soundtrack released on March 25, 2005. Contains 24
music tracks from the PC game.
- Togainu no Chi Image drama CD vol 1
- Released July 29, 2005. This drama CD centers around Akira and
- Togainu no Chi Image drama CD vol 2
- Released August 26, 2005. This drama CD centers around Akira
and Keisuke's relationship.
- Togainu no Chi ANOTHER STORY ~ RIN
- Released December 29, 2005. This drama CD centers around
- Togainu no Chi (novel)
- Released February 7, 2006. This is a novel adaptation of the
story, with front cover drawn by Tatana Kana. Contains a set of
short stories dealing with the characters after the events in the
- Togainu no Chi (manga)
- This manga adaptation of the
Togainu no Chi made by Suguro Chayamachi. It has been serialized in
comic B's LOG since January, 2006, and is published by Enterbrain. This manga
has been licensed by Tokyopop and its English adaptation was
released in January of 2009.
Current Japanese volumes and release dates:
- Volume 1: November 1, 2006
- Volume 2: March 31, 2007
- Volume 3: August 13, 2007
- Volume 4: December 27, 2007
- Volume 5: June 30, 2008
- Volume 6: December 1, 2008
- Volume 7: August 1, 2009
Current English volumes and release dates:
- Volume 1: January 2009 (released)
- Volume 2: May 2009 (released)
- Volume 3: August 2009 (released)
- Volume 4: November 2009 (released)
- Volume 5: February 2010 (not released)
- Volume 6: Date Unknown (not released)
- Volume 7: Date Unknown (not released)
- Togainu no Chi (manga)
- This version of the manga was made by Yamamoto Kana and
published by ASCII Media Works. Released on July
- Released January 25, 2008 and also known as the Nitro+Chiral
amusement disk. This PC game includes a Togainu no Chi minigame
featuring chibi versions of the characters playing poker with their
dog tags as well as two other minigames featuring characters from
Lamento -Beyond the Void- (another Nitro+Chiral game).
- Togainu no Chi Desktop Accessory
- This program includes the following: wallpapers, a screensaver
with four unique options and a random function to use them all,
including a silent version of the opening video, a clock of which
can be switched to show images of most of the characters, a
calendar, and a set of window straps. All of this content works in
Windows 2000 and XP, and most gives no problem in Vista. The
exception to that are the window straps, which must be used in
compatibility mode by Vista users. The window straps have another
requirement that all must meet to run them, the computer calendar
must be set before 2005 before installing. It can be set back after
the straps are installed. This particular piece merchandise
requires the computer to be run constantly in Japanese.
- Togainu no Chi True Blood Official Fan Book
- Contains game information, character profiles, artwork, voice
actors' interviews, etc. Released on July 3, 2008.