Friday, February 5, 2016

Akagi Chapter 280

Akagi Chapter 280 is now up! In this chapter, Washizu reevaluates his hand and decides what to do now that all his winning tiles might be dead!

Thanks to Tambur for the typesetting and to Crump for the cleans! I'll be streaming Twitch Plays 2-Player Ten Mahjong this sunday at 2:00 PM PST, and there will be a mahjong night tomorrow at 3:00 PM PST.

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"He would have died a long time ago!"


Washizu breaks up his Kokushi Musou Tenpai, sensing that Akagi has drawn all the 1-sou! He is now in 4-shan-ten for Chii Toitsu, and decides to play the 9-sou, perhaps thinking about pinzu or manzu hon itsu. He might also be playing the 9-sou now before Akagi can make a wait for it, but really if Akagi wanted a direct hit on Washizu he could just switch to a random single opaque tile wait.

Akagi also fails to draw the 5-sou this chapter, but his draw of Hatsu actually cuts down the tiles that Washizu can get to advance his hand by one. Even with the most useless of draws, Akagi is still fighting back! Now... can Washizu pair up another tile to advance his hand? And will he be making use of Suzuki's hand, as well...?!

16 comments:

  1. You know, I can't help but notice that this chapter has one of the few times that Washizu actually closes his mouth for a while.

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  2. Two discards in one chapter? Not just one but two? FKMT never ceases to amaze me...

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    1. Counting Suzuki's (not shown) discard it's three!

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  3. So where do we go from here?

    Whether Washizu ends up settling for a Dai/shousangen or getting a chiitoitsuu tsuuiisou, he's going to need to be quick about it. It'll be dull to have Akagi drawing dead while Washizu puts his hand together, but equally anti-climactic if Akagi wins before Washizu hits tenpai. Guess we should be prepared for several more turns of godly luck from Washizu, then...

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    1. I think the Daisangen is almost out of the question since there's just one more Hatsu to pick up (it's transparent). Tsuuisou on the other hand with the wind tiles is far more likely and Washizu looks like he's aware that's the hand he should be going for because of Suzuki's support tiles.

      Just as well the hallucination only lasted up to the last chapter, never really liked those even if they do try to portray the psychological aspect.

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    2. You're saying it's impossible because there's one left? Are we reading the same series?

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    3. It's almost impossible for normal players, but everyone reading this knows Washizu will pull in the last Hatsu to threaten a Daisangen. However his dealing of the 9-sou means Akagi can safely Kan his 1-sou and go for yet another Rinshan win whenever he chooses.

      I think Washizu is looking at Suzuki's hand and thinking about some kind of Tsuuisou, probably Chitoitsu since that's the fastest possible. Because they have so many draws remaining, Akagi is in trouble if it drags on since he's on a single-wait.

      On the flip side, Akagi has guaranteed 3-Kantsuu Chinitsuu which combined with his Dora has to be sanbaiman or Kazoe Yakuman so he's got the heavy hand he needs to beat Washizu in points if he so chooses.

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  4. the curious part is that akagi doesn't keep the opaque hatsu, with it he had the possibility to score a direct hit from washizu(i think that a normal player would be doing so), or maybe he is feeling that washizu won't deal his hatsu because he will get another one

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  5. What's the chance of this match ending at chapter 300? If it does end, is the author likely to end the series and start a new arc like he's been doing with his most recent series or will he just keep going for another couple decades under the same name?

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    1. A recent interview with the creator revealed he wanted to finish the Mahjong match soon since it's been dragging for years, but he also said the match wouldn't finish the series (likely because there's a small epilogue to explain how Akagi retired after winning and what he did before Ten met him in his own series)

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    2. Oh really?

      That blows I had always hoped that after Akagi defeated Washizu the series would continue and fill in all the gaps between here and Ten

      IE people met, years ruling the underground, etc etc

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  6. Hey! What's the best way to get in touch with you guys? I would love to help you guys out. I editied/cleaned for Hox/Zawanons when we were doing Kaiji part 2 and have some money I would love to put towards buying some of the manga that you guys don't have. Let me know an email or something!

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    1. There is paypal information right to the side of the main page

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    2. Sometimes people are at the IRC if you have questions you can ask there sometimes.

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  7. Question for the hive mind

    A while ago. Like A while Ago.

    I remember someone saying something along the lines of "The Mahjong Manga Book that runs Akagi woukd go bankrupt if Akagi stopped publishing in it"

    Is that still true or has like Hero found its base?

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  8. hey. all honors chiitoi is still a yakuman, ain't it?

    I mean. it's not like iwao needs a yakuman in this scenario. all he needs is a win. but, I mean, it'd sure be flash.

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