Friday, January 22, 2016

Akagi Chapters 277 & 278

Can anyone say... DOUBLE RELEEEEEASE?! It's true! We bring you 2 chapters of Akagi at once, thus bringing us within 3 chapters of catching up to Japan! And in these chapters... what will Washizu's first draw be...?!!?!?!!!?!!!?!

Thanks to Tambur for the typesetting and to Crump for the cleans. I will be streaming Jojo FOR REAL this sunday at 2:00 PM PST, and there will be a mahjong night tomorrow at 3:00 PM PST.

Chapter 277 Link
Chapter 278 Link

"He will surely draw the 1-sou!"


So what will Washizu's tile be?! What is Akagi's opaque tile?! And WHAT will Washizu do?! Who knows. Certainly not us after this chapter. Yeah, it was complete recap this chapter, which I don't think I have ever seen an entire chapter dedicated to in my whole life. In an anime I've seen recap episodes, but never in a manga. I guess we did get to see earlier scenes in Fukumoto's new style, but I'd much rather see what tile Washizu drew. Yeah, this is why we did this as a double release so you wouldn't have to suffer through the pain that we did when this first came out. And we had to wait a month between chapters! Benefits of being behind Japan, I suppose.

"The phoenix that will guide your damned soul to the underworld!"

Okay, so last chapter we saw that the tile Washizu drew was transparent. That means that it can't be the 1-sou, since the last 1-sou is opa-... wait... the tile he's holding is opaque, isn't it?

W-wait... what? It's opaque! W-well Akagi can't die, so it's gotta be some other tile...

Huh...?

HUH?

HUHHHHH?!!!?!! THE SAME POSE THAT AKAGI GAVE WASHIZU BEFORE HIS RON IN THE PREVIOUS ROUND?! THEN THAT MEANS... THAT MEANS-!!!!
WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?! THE BIRD FLEW TO AKAGI'S HAND?! THEN IT WASN'T THE 1-SOU?!?!?!!

WHAT'S GOING ONNNNNNNNNNNN

Well. Shit. Looks like it wasn't the 1-sou after all. That would've been quite the twist, wouldn't it? I wonder how many of you it fooled :)

But I did like this chapter, it was cool how it was done, and crump made me do the sound effects to enhance the scene. I was a little sad that we got to see Akagi's hand, though; it would've made for a lot of drama to not know if Akagi was bluffing or if he really drew the 1-sou. But I'm sure lots of people are thankful that there won't be several chapters devoted to Washizu deciphering whether Akagi got the 1-sou or not. Except there still totally might be.

19 comments:

  1. Washizu is going to get a daisangen now with flow magic.

    Calling it.

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    1. He only needs to draw a single hatsu for the difficult part of daisangen, compared to what we've recently seen I don't think that even counts as flow magic.

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  2. Thanks, now where's my double-release of Kaiji?
    J/k. Mostly.

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  3. Thanks for the double, it'd really suck as a single. Anyway I wouldn't be sure Akagi has the opaque 1sou. Yeah we've seen it but we've seen it in Washizu hand and flyingaway, eeveryone is out of their minds and narrator isn't being reliable anymore.

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    1. He hasn't said it in red text yet!

      No, but the info box on the last page confirms it. If it wasn't for sure it would've said something like "Akagi's Hand, as he claims it to be" or something. Instead it's "Akagi's Hand", so it's guaranteed.

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    2. Akagi's hand is already guaranteed because it is from the Narrator's perspective and the unreliable 1-sou thing was narrated by Washizu. However, Washizu does not know for sure yet whether Akagi is bluffing or not. Of course, this is Washizu with his sharp sense we are talking about.

      By the way, thank you for making this a double release. What happened in chapter 277 is so retarded. Can you imagine waiting for a month just to see a flashback chapter? (or is it half a month, people said Akagi is published monthly but last time I checked Kindai Mahjong is published semimonthly)

      Also, did they purposely misspelled NMB48 twice on the cover?

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    3. Kinda is bimonthly, but one of them is Hero and the other is Akagi.

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    4. I didn't know you read Umineko Sonic! Imagine if we had red text in Akagi, or Kaiji though.

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  4. Even "gods" can't draw a tile when all 4 are already in play. So Akagi looks like he's safe for now. He still needs more dora if he wants to win on points and just one tile for a direct-hit tsumo.

    As already mentioned, Washizu can now call on the Hatsu tiles to get his hand moving (Suzuki has the 3rd). He does however need two more of the other Daisaigen tiles if he wants to switch out to that Yakuman and he still has plenty of time (10+ draws) to do so.

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    1. Double-checked. The calls on the Haku and Chun are guaranteed now, but not the Hatsu. Neither Akagi nor Yasuoka have that so Washizu just needs to draw that in and he'll need 2 more tiles after that to sort out a winnable hand (needs a triplet or sequence before the single or double wait).

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    2. Akagi has an open chinitsu with 8 dora now, that's enough for a counted yakuman so he can win through outranking Washizu with a tsumo.

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    3. Forgot the 4th 1-sou increased the Dora count to 8. But does anyone really think it's going to end with Akagi maintaining his hand for a single wait 5-sou? It's almost a given Washizu will change out his hand for a Daisangen which when called will be much faster than Akagi given how good Washizu is at drawing the tiles he needs.

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  5. That's the strongest Goumoupai technique I've ever seen. It's way way better than even the Godmoupai. Turning an enemy tile into a Haku without even touching it is already ridiculously OP. But not only that, you can make the picture come off clean, and make it fly into your hand, where you can embed into another tile, Godmoupai-esq.

    Akagi is beyond Koizumi now, if only his yakuman rate was higher he'd be the strongest mahjong player of all.

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  6. http://i.imgur.com/ae6achm.jpg

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    1. Which chapter was that again?

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    2. vol 9 chapter 83 of Ten!

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  7. I just remembered that the first tile dealt in Akagi was a 1sou.
    http://2.p.mpcdn.net/466/9851/6.jpg

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