The BEST Episodes of Mr. Tonegawa: Middle Management Blues
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 14, 2022
Network: Nippon TV
A humorous chronicle of the daily meeting-room problems of Tonegawa Yukio, who works as a middle manager for the whims of the evil, unreasonable business magnate Hyoudou Kazutaka.
#1 - Setting Sail
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 3, 2018
The day is finally here: Tonegawa and his team are going to host the first game of Restricted Rock Paper Scissors. It's all been leading up to this, but can they pull it off without a hitch?
#2 - Business Trip
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 12, 2018
Tonegawa hits the road, with business to attend to outside of Tokyo, and hopes to find a chance for relaxation while away from home.
#3 - End of the Line
Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Dec 26, 2018
Hyoudou's latest craving for diabolical entertainment is so twisted, people are afraid to talk about it... even the narrator! And then, wedding bells begin to ring for one member of Team Tonegawa.
#4 - Cutlets
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 29, 2018
The annual round of hiring for Teiai has begun, with Tonegawa and Yamazaki interviewing potential new employees. Afterwards, Tonegawa goes out for lunch, but ends up getting a little more than he bargained for.
#5 - Rehearsal
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 5, 2018
It's finally time for the first rehearsal game of Restricted Rock Paper Scissors. But will difficulties with equipment and participants spell trouble for Tonegawa's big project?
#6 - Fake
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 19, 2018
When President Hyoudou decides that he wants a body double, Tonegawa and the men in black begin a search to find the perfect doppelganger for their boss.
#7 - Adult
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 25, 2018
After three unproductive meetings and a company trip, Tonegawa's team still has essentially nothing to show in terms of progress on their death game project. But after a bolt of inspiration, the middle manager himself thinks he might have the answer.
#8 - Excursion
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Oct 10, 2018
We've seen that the Teiai Group runs a ruthless business. But what happens when people with debt stacked beyond the ceiling fail to show any signs of paying off their loans? Witness a trip into the secret hell on Earth inhabited by the most hapless of debtors... and how one man manages to make the most of his otherwise dire situation.
#9 - Natural Enemies
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Oct 24, 2018
Tonegawa is Teiai's number two man, but his position isn't exactly uncontested. When his rival, Kurosawa, steps into the picture even the battle hardened middle manager finds himself at a loss.
#10 - Unofficial Announcement
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Oct 31, 2018
The time has come for personnel changes at Teiai. When everything is said and done, who will be left on Team Tonegawa?
#11 - Alignment
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Nov 7, 2018
Tonegawa's annual check-up leads to some lifestyle changes that are accompanied by unwanted attention, while Ootsuki finds something he never expected to encounter on one of his excursions.
#12 - Entertaining
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Nov 21, 2018
The man-eating Bog is a pachinko machine that makes a ludicrous amount of money for one of Teiai's underground casinos. The time has come for Tonegawa to collect the winnings, which means a showdown between him, the diabolical device, and the man who responsible for it: Ichijou!
#13 - Conclusions
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Dec 5, 2018
Two stories come to a conclusion, as Ootsuki concocts a scheme to usurp Odagiri's movie business, and Tonegawa tracks down the social media troll that has been flaming Teiai.
#14 - Premonition
Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Dec 12, 2018
Tonegawa attends a class reunion where he hopes to see what's become of the classmates he always held in contempt. Meanwhile, Ootsuki's latest excursion is threatened when he gets unexpectedly sick.
#15 - Surefire
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 18, 2018
After a vicious act of betrayal in the last meeting, Tonegawa arranges weekend trip to an all-expenses paid villa to repair the cracks in his relationship with the team... but will it be enough?
#16 - Soul-Searching
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 1, 2018
With the proposal for Restricted Rock Paper Scissors finished, Tonegawa just needs to turn it in to President Hyoudou... The tyrannical, temperamental, explosively volatile President Hyoudou.
#17 - Self-Destruct
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 8, 2018
As the deadline for the design of the Restricted Rock Paper Scissors cards approaches, Ebitani feels insecure because of Saemon's repeated successes. Tonegawa tries to mentor the wayward employee, but will he listen?
#18 - Shrimp
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 22, 2018
After being fired from Teiai and causing Tonegawa's salary to be cut, Ebitani returns hoping to make amends.
#19 - Initiative
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 4, 2018
In Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor, he tormented the downtrodden and enticed them into playing games where their lives were wagered against incredible cash prizes. But even a cold blooded monster can't spend every moment of the day trampling others. And in the real world, death games require planning, funding, oversight, and execution. This is the story of a lone man who struggles between his employer, the president, and his own employees, the men in black...Tonegawa Yukio: Middle Manager!
#20 - Conjecture
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 11, 2018
The second meeting of the death game production team is held, and Tonegawa needs to make up for the bad first impression he gave his workers. But between the confusing names of his team members and their bizarre objective, can the executive make sure the conversation heads in a productive direction?
#21 - Playing Hard
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Oct 17, 2018
One of Ootsuki's regular excursions results in a clash of epic proportions, against an unexpected opponent...
#22 - Defamation
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Nov 28, 2018
Overseeing the Teiai corporate Twitter exposes Tonegawa to an account that seems to exist solely to hate on his company, triggering the middle manager's combative instincts. Meanwhile, Ootsuki's underground gambling games hit a snag when a rival foreman begins running his own entertainment scheme.
#23 - Proliferation
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 15, 2018
As work begins to proceed on the first Restricted Rock Paper Scissors game, an unseen danger threatens to freeze the team's work to a standstill.
#24 - Newcomers
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Nov 14, 2018
With the recent transfers leaving him short-manned, Tonegawa welcomes three new employees to his team, and doesn't take long for two of them to start making waves within the company.