Thursday, February 25, 2016

HERO Chapter 19

Chapter 19 of HERO is now up!

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"SUCKERS!!!"


So yeah, Kawajiri being a rich asshole who takes advantage of others for his own entertainment is very reminiscent of Kazuya from Kaiji, but I'd definitely say that Kawajiri is a step above Kazuya in dickishness. His habit of putting the tiles he wants to play on the side of his hand is a rather amateurish tell that Hiroyuki was able to take advantage of very nicely. But even though he seems like an amateur... he manages to avoid dealing in to Hiroyuki twice when it doesn't seem possible! How can this be?!

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  1. He is a demon who gathers at the cross bones

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  2. ah! he is doing the same thing I do with the tiles I want to discard at the most left or or to the right of my tiles.

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  3. This guy is so detestably vile in his behaviour and his mannerisms. Great villain design, and I can't wait to see what trick he's been using to read Hero...

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  4. I just love the dude's Masayuki Katayama -esque face. Looks so out of place in this manga.

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  5. A moment of silence for the first weekend to go by without Akagi

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    1. It felt weird not doing Akagi this week. I miss Washizu's devilish smile and Akagi's cool demeanor already.

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    2. It is strange and e a touch depressing. But you've got to look on the bright side of things and to me that is With the soul exception of FKMT and perhaps FKMT's mangaka assisstants. . . There exists no one who knows more about Akagi than our desturbed cabal

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  6. Hey! Guys! I just want to take a moment out of time to let you know how much I truly deeply and madly LOVE not only all the hard work you put into All the series you host on this site, but also for each and every one of you as individuals. The ending of Ten redefined my life, not just how I look at my spirituality but really how I look at life, and what it means to be living. So the series Akagi and Hero clearly hold an extremely special place in my life and without all of you working Esentially for nothing it's entirely possible that I would never get to experience these mangas as they were intended to be experienced. And for that; to you all I am eternally grateful. . .

    However, is there any way you could make it more clear when a tile is a Red Dora Tile? I was reading this chapter and I saw the dora indicator was the 8 pin, and then I looked at his hand and I saw two 9 pins but his thought bubble was 'All right 4 dora' and I looked at his hand for like a solid minute, and I couldn't figure out where the extra two dora came from. It wasn't until he started talking about how the red tiles have different shades that I realized he had two red tiles in his hand and that's where the extra dora were coming from. This whole red tile business in general is pretty weird but since it seems to be a piece of the story could we do something more obvious? The slightly bolded design isn't really catching my eye. Maybe put it to a vote but I wouldn't mind a little editors note saying when and where a red tile is in any given hand?

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    1. It might be that you've been caught off guard because you're not used to them and you didn't expect to see them, but the red tiles are drawn visually distinct in this manga. I feel like if you can see the difference from looking at them (e.g. where all 3 appear in the hand at the bottom of page 15), then you should be able to spot them without specific indicators. If you know you're looking for them rather than suddenly being blindsided by the fact that they exist, it should be perfectly clear.

      Bear in mind that only 5-man, 5-sou and 5-pin can be red tiles.

      That's what I think, but then again, I'm not you, and we all have different pairs of eyes. If you genuinely can't see them, then it's better to slightly annoy people with a small editor's note than to have one person completely unable to follow. If you or anyone has a look at the bottom of p 15 and can't quickly tell that three of the 5- tiles are different, then I guess I support editor's notes.

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    2. Okay, let me see if I got this right.

      There are 3 "Red Tiles"

      The 5 Man,
      The 5 Soul,
      The 5 Pin

      When these three tiles are in play one of the "Regular" 5 pin, 5 soul, and 5 man are removed so that in play there are the standard 4 tiles of each 5 of each suit.

      Each of the "Red Tiles" is worth an additional One dora regardless of the dora indicator?

      Is that right?

      What if a 4 suit is is the indicator does that make the red 5 worth 2 dora by itself?

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    3. Correct, it would be worth 2 dora (1 for the red, 1 for the normal dora).

      A small note, it's "5 sou", not "5 soul".

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    4. Oh damn, I figured everyone knew what a red dora was, sorry. And it's very obvious to me looking at them that they're red fives even in black and white. But yeah, all of what our anonymous friend here said is right, they're extra dora tiles. They're actually really common in japanese mahjong; it's rarer to see a game without them than with them nowadays.

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