Thursday, February 5, 2015

Akagi Chapter 226

We have another Akagi for you! In this chapter, will Washizu's streak of dangerous draws continue?!

Thanks to Crump for the cleans and to Tambur for the typesetting. I will stream Tetsuya tomorrow no matter what (at 2:00 PM PST), and there will be a mahjong night the following day at 3:00 PM PST. If you want to support our team, feel free to use the donation button on the sidebar! We'd really appreciate the support!

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"Every tile is a one-way ticket to the underworld!!"

It really goes to show how self-absorbed Washizu is that he can't even pay attention to his own lackey to see if there's any news. Suzuki drew the 6-man and it took Washizu a whole 18 pages to even give him a glance. It's probably mostly because Fukumoto wanted to get another chapter in where he didn't have to have one, but at least it was interesting that Washizu was reconsidering his strategy of folding completely. I'd mention something about all the God talk and whatnot, but really at this point you should have suspended your disbelief when it comes to Washizu's luck. The Gods must really not be all that invested in this particular match if they can't even see that Washizu is folding, though.

Something that surprised me was how Suzuki turned his 6-man towards Washizu instead of just signaling to him that he had it. We've seen them communicate almost telepathically in previous rounds, so surely they must have an intricate system of signals, which makes sense when you consider that Suzuki (Hayabusa) has been Washizu's partner in mahjong for around 20 years according to the prequel manga. The only explanation I can think of is that Fukumoto heard people talking about how unrealistic it was that Washizu and Suzuki could communicate so fluidly (which it isn't; people can do that with hand gestures in real life) and decided to dumb it down for the public. There's no way Suzuki's just been turning all his opaque tiles Washizu's way this whole time.

Finally, if you don't get how this 6-man narrows down the shape of Akagi's hand, wait until next chapter. It's allll explained then.

7 comments:

  1. You are great, keep up the good work!

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  2. I agree that it is weird that Suzuki actually turns his tile towards Washizu because of their past telepathic conversations. I'm going to believe that he tried to get his attention by turning the tile towards him. Thanks for the chapter y'all

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    1. I remember when, in the anime, Suzuki tapped on the tiles to get washizu's attention. It's definitely odd for him to turn them around now. I guess washizu not paying attention to Suzuki got him flustered?

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  3. Thank you so much

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  4. Thanks for the chapter, great as always. I'm waiting for Kaiji to finish before I get too into the current series but I can't resist a new Akagi chapter for more than a day or two (plus I don't plan on waiting the 10+ years it'll take for Fukumoto to finish this arc).

    I think the tile thing was just for emphasis, from Suzuki to Washizu & from FKMT to the readers. Sort of a "hey idiot, get out of your head for a second and look at this".

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  5. Hey guys! Thanks for all the chapters recently. I was 2 weeks without internet and when I finally got online I found like 6 new chapters.

    I am following this site for over a year and never could do anything really good to help or appreciate your work. Sending small donation for all your hard work. You guys have given me a way more then that.

    Thank you. :-)

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    1. Thank you very much! We really appreciate it!

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