Thursday, October 22, 2015

HERO Chapter 11

Yes, it's finally back! I know baidu scans did a wonderful (kek) job with Chapter 11, but since I'm a possessive asshole I decided we had to do it over. Hope everyone likes it! As for Akagi, we've gotten an overwhelming response in donations so we'll be able to make Akagi part of the weekly rotation as well! Keep it up and we'll be able to buy all the new magazines as they come out, too!

Thanks to Tambur for the typesetting and to Crump for the cleans. I'll be streaming Usagi this Sunday at 2:00 PM PDT, and there will be a mahjong night this Saturday at 3:00 PM PDT.

Chapter Link

"I have to remember everyone's discards! Perfectly!!"

This chapter reminds me a lot of the vs. Jinnai chapter of Tenma where Tenma had to play completely blind. It is a bit unbelievable that Hiro's able to pick up blind mahjong so quickly, but at his level you have to figure he's got a good memory for what everyone does, anyway.

The translations wound up being a bit wordy in this chapter because there's no really succinct translation for some of the mahjong terms. In particular, ツモ切り(tsumo-giri, playing what you just drew) and 手出し(tedashi, playing from within your hand) were used a lot in this chapter, and I had to find a way to explain it using as few words as possible for each usage. It would've been a lot easier to just use "tsumo-giri" and "tedashi", but unless the original japanese explains it or it's a word that doesn't translate very well (like the mahjong yaku and suits), I don't like to do that. And yes, telling the two apart is vital to high-level play, especially when playing at high stakes.

Hope you enjoyed it! Check in next week for chapter 12!


  1. Thanks a lot guys!

  2. Thanks for bringing Hero back. Probably my favourite FKMT protagonist. :)