Friday, August 12, 2016

Akagi Chapter 286

It's been a couple of weeks but here's the next chapter of Akagi! In this chapter, will we find out what tile Yasuoka had in his hand at the end of the last chapter?! It's not for sure at this point!!

Thanks to Tambur for the typesetting and to Crump for the cleans! There will be a mahjong night tomorrow at 3:00 PM PST on the IRC but I have work so I can't make it; please leave all the scores on the Mahjong Night Standings page.


"What on earth could possibly still give you hope?"

So after 10 pages of the denial that we've come to expect from Washizu and the cheers and boos we've come to expect from the extras, Yasuoka drops the tile he drew trying to put it on top of his tiles, revealing it to be the opaque Ton! I like how at this point it's not even a big deal that Yasuoka dropped the first opaque tile they've seen in a while; they may as well be playing with all transparent tiles at this point. But despite it being transparent, Washizu wasn't able to foresee that Yasuoka would play his 2-sou, allowing Akagi to Pon! This now puts akagi into a single 5-sou wait, but more importantly, it allows Yasuoka to get another draw! And if he can pull in the last Ton... Washizu won't be able to win on the next turn!!

14 comments:

  1. So akagi is going for 4 kan

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  2. 4 Kan Tsuu, if you're coming into play it's got to be after Yasuoka pulls in the last Ton (that or Akagi dies) and Akagi gets his next draw turn. I think Akagi is still a little short if he's going to win on points otherwise (Yakuman tsumo or Sanbaiman direct hit).

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  3. Will you be returning to a regular schedule anytime soon?

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  4. Page 26/27 is the best page.

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  5. there is something that always bothered me... how much money is washizu gambling?
    i reread akagi and i read that washizu has 500 million yen, and if converted to today value, it would be 5 billion yen(around 50 million dollars)....well that's a lot of money but not at the level of insane amount....maybe that was a mistranslation? and washizu has 500億? meaning 50 billion yen and converted to today value 500 billion yen?(5 billion dollars) that amount would make a lot more sense

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    1. Washizu had spent much of his fortune covering up his murders, so even after liquidating his assets it was said at the beginning that *all* he had was 500 million, actually 600 million. I wouldn't mistranslate something so basic :P

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    2. ok, thank you.
      maybe the fact that he was said to rule the country from the shadow, made me think he had a lot more money, but thinking about it a bit better, his connections and knowlege of the secrets of the most powerfull people of the country made him the "ruler".

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  6. Oh, Washizu smiled in the end. He had said that Akagi's power now is in Yasuoka so it means Yasuoka will get the last ton, but Washizu still smiled. At the long last he started to like the battle itself. Earlier he would get angry that he won't win in his next turn, but right now he is ok with it

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    1. Well, if you think back to a previous match when Akagi placed down Yasuoka's winning tile but Washizu laughed because he knew Yasuoka couldn't play the tile because his hand had so much dora. It could be similar to that. Maybe Washizu predicts a similar situation. I don't know. Just random thoughts.

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  7. Even if Yasuoka fails to get the last Ton, and Washizu yet get, let's remember, about Yasuoka's hand, he can Pon three times the tiles that Washizu have it(1-Man,9-Pin and Nan) This can be enough to Washizu draw worst tile(5-Sou).

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    1. Yasuoka only has 1 nan, so he'd only be able to pon twice.
      There's also a chun and haku left in the draw pile, so if Yasuoka pons and makes Washizu take another draw, he'll just draw one of the two so that he can complete the triplet of chun/haku without Suzuki's help.

      But if Yasuoka pons after Washizu has completed his chun and haku sets then Washizu might draw the 5-sou.

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  8. Jeez Fukumoto knows how to keep us tense doesn't he? Why do I get the feeling this round will still be on-going 5 years from now? I mean this match has been going on for at least 10 years (and more). Why not a few more :-)

    I mean, we know what happens with Akagi because of the Ten manga but knowing FUkumoto, there'll be twists an turns even after this match? I can feel it. Let's hope it doesn't end rushed and plot-holey like with Liar Game....love the manga but a bit of a lame ending.

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  9. By the way, is it known that this manga will end after this match? It seems obvious, but if so, has it also been confirmed, or is it possible that we'll see the story of how exactly Akagi dominated the underworld?

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    1. An interview with Fukumoto 1-2 years ago confirmed he wanted to finish the Akagi series since it's been dragging on for too long. Once the mahjong duel is concluded, he did plan something of an epilogue for Akagi.

      As for Akagi dominating the underworld, that doesn't happen since he "retires" almost immediately after the victory because the fame was unwanted. Readers of TEN already know what happens after he wins, it's how he gets there that's been occupying the last decade.

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