Friday, July 3, 2015

Akagi Chapter 75

Chapter 75 of Akagi is now up! Sorry for not getting a chapter of the newer chapters yesterday, I didn't get much sleep and I was really tired. I'm sure we can do a double release here at some point to get back on track. But regardless, in this chapter, Akagi is in dire straights, and needs to handle Washizu's dealer turn in the south 2nd round with care!

Thanks to Tambur for the cleans and typesetting! There will be a mahjong night tomorrow at 3:00 PM PST and I will be streaming some mahjong this Sunday at 2:00 PM PST.

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"He had lost it for a moment, but the winds were back in his sail!"

It's amazing how much Fukumoto was able to cover in a single chapter back in these days. I guarantee that if this round were written today it would take at least 4 chapters if not more, with a cliffhanger at the end of each chapter.

As for Akagi's strategy, I think it would've worked just as well if Akagi had had Yasuoka hold on to the 8-pin and not play it; doing that would similarly make it appear that he was waiting on 2- and 5-sou since he didn't deal in right away. By doing this, he's essentially making it so he has to draw his wait himself before Washizu can repair his hand. If he'd had Yasuoka hold onto it, he would've had an escape route ready in case Washizu managed to pull a hand together without playing the 2- or 5-sou. But I suppose playing it and then passing on it is more in-your-face and makes sure that Washizu won't miss it, and passing on a tile is more indicative of it not being your wait than just not having it dealt into. And that's just how Akagi do.


  1. how often is middle manager tonegawa published?

  2. *Note: One Akagi chapter from 10 years is roughly equal to 30 chapters today.

  3. Thank you so much

  4. What do you think the main focus will be once you catch up to Akagi and Kaiji? Hero? More older stuff?

    1. I think it would be Hero since that's kinda Akagi II with recurring Akagi characters. Maybe Washizu since that's an Akagi spin-off. But we're still far, far away from that point. We're 26 chapters away from Akagi, that would be like 32 weeks with new chapters coming out in Japan also, so that's like 8 months, just for Akagi.

  5. What even happend to the dude who translated 2 hero chapters?