Thursday, February 19, 2015

Akagi Chapter 228

And we're back with a new chapter of Akagi! In this chapter, what tile did Washizu deal?! Thanks to Crump for the cleans and to Tambur for the typesetting.

Also, I will be streaming the Kaiji game for PS1 this Sunday at 2:00 PM PST (21:00 GMT)! I'm excited to finally be able to stream it so I hope lots of people come to see it! It seems like it'll be pretty interesting! We will also be having a mahjong day on Saturday at 3:00 PM PST (22:00 GMT) on the IRC.

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"Akagi is not particular about such vested truths as these!"

I have some things to say about this chapter, but since I know how this round ends I don't really want to assume you know anything. One thing I can say is that it was definitely a mistake by Washizu to play the 3-man instead of the 4-man he had two of; if Akagi hadn't changed up his hand this next discard would be completely safe for him... in fact, he'd have another safe turn as well since Akagi just made the 7-man he has safe. The only reason I can imagine he'd play the 3-man is that he is, by his own admission, not used to folding, so he probably just picked a manzu tile from the tiles he had other than the 2, 5, and 7-man.

So I guess the only thing I can say about Akagi's decision to keep the Pei without potentially spoiling something is that I wouldn't have done it. I'd agree with Ohgi here that it's much more important to keep Tenpai than to worry about giving Washizu safe tiles; even if it doesn't work out there's still Tenpai payments. Washizu would lose 100 ccs to tenpai payments for being in noten assuming Yasuoka and Suzuki are also in noten, which isn't a lot, but it would be better than breaking up tenpai and never getting it back, which is the most likely thing to happen. Plus he stands a chance of getting 160 or 320 ccs for a Tsumo. But then again, I don't have my life on the line, and I'm not a genius at mahjong.

So to wrap up this blog post, the second-to-last line of this chapter was entirely made up by me. The actual Japanese said "その考えくそくらえである!" or "He tells that thought to eat shit!" which I couldn't make sound narrator-y in english. So I just bs'ed it with something that means about the same thing but doesn't sound so harsh. It might not have been the best choice, but it's one I made.


  1. Thanks for the chapter.

    By the way, Sonickrazy, could you upload raw scans of volume 29 please?
    Thank you.

  2. Akagi ain't swayed by that shit, yo, for he is a gambler!

  3. Hell yeah, Akagi don't play that pussy shit. Pretty sure he's gonna get some sort of victory this round, mainly cause washizu is pretty bad when he isn't getting super lucky draws.