Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Akagi Chapter 184

After a bit of delay due to exams, we have for you the next chapter of Akagi! In this chapter, Washizu tries to avoid dealing into Akagi's riichi through every means he can! Thanks to Leoho (who, after this chapter, left the group) for cleaning, and to Kazuhiko for typesetting despite being on the brink of collapsing after a frightening exam.

On this week's agenda, I will be streaming Legendary Gambler Tetsuya Digest for the PS2 on stream this friday at 19:00 GMT (12:00 PM PDT). It's a very good-looking game, and is also quite fun, so I'm sure you'll all enjoy it. Mahjong day will be the day after at the usual time, 22:00 GMT (3:00 PM PDT).

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"SAVE ME!! . . . Oh holiest of Gods and Buddhas!!"


When we last left Washizu, he was in trouble. Akagi just riichi'd, and it would appear to be a Chii Toitsu waiting on an opaque tile. To counter this, Washizu goes through playing every tile that has an opaque version that he can see; an opaque wait cannot be waiting for another opaque tile, since there's only one of each type that's opaque. But because he did not consider that Akagi's hand might be Chii Toitsu until after his riichi, Washizu quickly exhausts all of his options and is forced to play more risky tiles, such as the transparent 8-sou he drew after Akagi's Riichi. He begs to all Gods and Buddhas to save him from his dire circumstance (which would lead one to think that his religion is a mishmash of various religions, including Christianity and Buddhism) and they answer... with a 2-sou! An Opaque 2-sou! With this, he is guaranteed to make it through the last 3 turns, as he has a quad of 2-sou in his hand! Truly, the heavens have favored Washizu in this battle, and-

Ron. Mangan.

15 comments:

  1. Awesome! Thank you, fkmtkrazy! Can't wait to see how the next few chapters will pan out.

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  2. How can Akagi call ron if washizu holds all the 2-sou's?

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    1. He has a run from 1-sou to 3-sou.

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  3. "MY GOD!" was my reaction. This chapter (rather, the setup for this ploy) is one of the most amazing and elaborate I've read, and I read JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, too.

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  4. Brilliant chapter, cant remember the last time Fukumoto got me this good. I remember when I first learnt mahjong getting confused by ryan pei kou as its technically the same construction as chi toi (its so bloody hard to get the yaku should stack!)

    Many thanks guys

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    1. I agree that Ryanpeikou is too hard for its han worth.

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  5. thank you guys for scanlating the best manga evaR!

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  6. Ohgi sortof looks like a monkey in that last page 24 panel.

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  7. OHMAHGAAAAWD

    You better not leaving us hanging for another 2 weeks.

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  8. "PLEASE! SAVE ME!!!"

    "And I'll look down and whisper... 'no'."

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  9. Hello everyone I have a question which has nothing to do with this chapter in particular but i don't know where to post it.
    Do you know when akagi (the manga) started and at that time what was his status (the character) in ten (just seen once, already called legendary ..) ?
    Do you know also when He started his own "final" in ten what was happening in akagi (was he still a child , already battling with washizu..) ?

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    1. the Akagi manga started in 1992 (that was when volume 1 was released), when Ten was on its 5th/6th volume- I couldn't really tell you what Akagi's status was at that time, but by then he'd been established as more than a one-off villain, and I think by the time the East/West battle started Fukumoto decided that he was interesting enough to want to create a backstory for him. I don't he think he became 'popular' as a character until the Akagi series started.
      By 'final', you mean the last arc of Ten? That started serializing in 1999, so yes, Washizu-hen was already under way!

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