Tuesday, February 9, 2016

One Poker-Hen 111

A new volume and a new release! Let's start it off with a bang!

Thanks to Sonickrazy for the translations and to Crump Biggums for the cleans.

One Poker-Hen 111

"I've got 4 lives!!"

Well, I said start off with a bang, but it looks more like a thud! Not very much happens in this chapter. We see Kaiji draw a Queen and Kazuya draws a DOWN card. We see Kaiji's thought process on how the game has been going and he pretty much straight up apologizes for doubting Kazuya's character. I mean, how the game has been going so far means that there's no way Kazuya could have fixed it in his favor in Kaiji's mind.

So it seems Kaiji will be playing the Queen in the next. But apparently, Kaiji has forgotten to consider something.

 

13 comments:

  1. So far i am really enjoying this arc, i have no idea why people trash-talked it so hard, yes nothing much has happened, but the narrative is still interesting.

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    1. I for one, prefer this to the last two arcs. I never learned the mah-jong scoring system and the last one wasn't particularly strategic

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  2. Ok, with Kaiji being THAT sure his queen cant be overcome... and saying that Kazuya let his guard down...

    I'm 100% sure now that Kazuya had two Aces. It explains his actions and reactions.

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  3. I know it isn't the time for asking this, but what does datenroku mean?

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    1. From Wikipedia:

      Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji [賭博堕天録カイジ] : Gambling Advent Chronicle Kaiji.

      Sorry if this is wrong, just copy-pasted it.

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    2. It means something like "downfall (as in the Devil's original fall from Paradise) chronicle".

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  4. Kaiji is failing to consider one thing: the chance of Kazuya having two aces from the beginning, which is slowly becoming obvious to us readers. Seeing Kaijis new up card will encourage Kazuya to play his 2nd ace which will end up beating Kaijis Queen.

    Also, Kaiji's and Kazuya's pokerfaces are terrible

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    1. it was obvious he had 2 aces from the start

      why else would he have played it against a down card?

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  5. Pokerwise speaking: It's almost impossible for heads-up between fish and whale to be interesting. Especially when both are passive players. Only thing left is to believe in FKMT that he could make it great battle.

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    1. If it keeps going kaiji's way they'll both be sharks soon.

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    2. Even worse though, I believe the simple math involved in this game makes it almost 50-50, no matter the players

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