Monday, April 28, 2014

Akagi Chapter 200

Yes, it's true, we're finally at the 200-chapter mark! And for the 200th chapter of Akagi, we have in this chapter a very special color page montage from the Akagi Character Book! The black-and-white pages are also included, of course. But the color page is not all that's special about this chapter...!

Special thanks to TA for cleaning it and the rest of this chapter, and to Kazuhiko for typesetting! I will be streaming the Saki PSP game and giving my very biased opinions on it this Friday at 20:00 GMT (1:00 PM PDT). There will be a mahjong night this saturday at 22:00 GMT (3:00 PM PDT).

Chapter Link

"I'm better! I'm better than any so-called god!!"

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Kazuya-Hen Chapter 47 + Kazuya Cosplay

After a bit of a break, we're back with more of the Salvation Game! In this chapter, we find out who the Savior for the 12th Match will be! Please, let it be Mitsuyama again! Thanks to Crump for the cleans, and to Tambur for the typesetting!

I will be streaming and giving my heavily biased opinions on the Saki PSP game this Friday the 2nd at 20:00 GMT (1:00 PM PDT). There will be a mahjong night this Saturday at 22:00 GMT (3:00 PM PDT) on the irc.

Chapter Link

"The Savior will be selected at random, such that only God could know who it would be. As fate decides!"

Hey, it's another chapter where nothing much happens! Kaiji continues to not see how desperate a situation Mitsuyama was in, Mitsuyama continues to explain why he had to do what he did, and the game continues on to the 12th round where the fateful, ever-important Savior role is given to... MARIO! How will he deal with this responsibility, and will Mitsuyama's supposed actions last round affect him? Find out next time!

And as you know, I went to Sakura-Con last week as Kazuya, spending the whole day in the Mahjong Room. I was a bit disappointed that nobody knew who I was, but not really all that surprised. I don't have any pictures from at the con, just some that I had taken before. Below the cut is some pictures of my cosplay. NOTE: I will be the first to say that it is not a GOOD cosplay, it was really something I just threw together with stuff I could find on Amazon for less than $30. I wasn't about to go out and buy a pinstripe suit, so I just got a costume suit and a floral dress shirt. But anyway, here it is.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Kazuya-Hen Chapter 46

I really should've had this up a week ago, but I just wasn't up to writing anything and dropped the ball. But anyway, in this chapter, can Mitsuyama explain without words what happened in the previous round? Or will this misunderstanding stay?!

Thanks to Crump for the great cleans, and to Tambur for the awesome typesetting! There will be a mahjong night this saturday at 22:00 GMT (3:00 PM PDT) on the IRC. I will not be there, but please have it without me here:

Why won't I be there, you ask? Well, I'll be cosplaying our very own Kazuya Hyoudou at Sakura-con this Friday and Saturday in the Mahjong Room! If you're going, please feel free to stop by the mahjong room and talk to me and Crump Biggums!

Chapter Link

"He might've just saved his life with this excellent move!"

Friday, April 4, 2014

Akagi Chapters 198 & 199

And not too long (for us, at least...) after that dreadful cliffhanger last chapter, we have for you the next two chapters of Akagi! For these chapters, I wanted to do something different from what is usually done and have both chapters in the same rar, without even so much as a credits page separating them. Why? Well, you'll see.

Thanks to TA and Jatelion for the stellar cleans, and to Kazuhiko for not only doing a quick typesetting job, but doing his damnedest to make the typesetting something special! This is the first chapter we've had him back since his computer broke, and I daresay it's good to have him back. There will be a mahjong night tomorrow at 22:00 GMT (3:00 PM PDT) on the IRC.

Chapter 198-199 Link

"He's just like a black hole!! A black hole, from which not even light can escape!"

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

3rd Anniversary Release: Hopeless Kacchan's Love Story

It's been three years, already? Well, there's been blank points where we didn't do anything, so I guess it's not like we've been working 3 years straight, but still, in terms of time it has been 3 years. And as such, here's something that absolutely nobody was expecting, a FKMT one-shot that wasn't even on the last poll for a side project! It was one of his very first works, and apparently it was the first one to earn him an award. It was sent to me to scan by Denji on Batoto, so thanks a lot to him! This little oneshot is super cute, I think you'll all like it. And it's not your standard love story, either!

Thanks to Denji for the RAWs, and to Tambur for typesetting! There will be a mahjong night this Saturday at 22:00 GMT (3:00 PM PDT) on the IRC.

Chapter Link

"My first kiss... should I be... glad...?"

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Fool's Day Release: 3 Akagi Zawa Zawa Anthology Chapters

Rather than doing some lame bait and switch joke, I figured just releasing a few new parody shorts of Akagi would be better, and probably better appreciated as well. The theme for these chapters isssss... shorts done by the mangaka of other mahjong/gambling manga! That's right, we have for you chapters done by Owada Hideki (author of Legend of Koizumi/Mudazumo Naki no Kaikaku), Shinobu Kaitani (author of One Outs and Liar Game), and Maeda Jirou (author of HERO)! They're all super short, though, the one we did last time was literally 5 times longer than any other manga in the collection. Let's get to it!

Thanks to Biggums for the quick cleans, and to Tambur for the impeccable typesetting! Maybe there will be something tomorrow for our anniversary as well? I sure hope we didn't forget!!

The Akagi Manga
Akagi: Baseball Edition