Thursday, March 2, 2017

Akagi Chapter 293

We've kept you waiting long enough! It's finally time to rejoin the neverending night that's nearing its end! Is there any way Akagi can escape Washizu's clutches?!

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"The choice of saving him is not available to me!"


Hmm, okay, the sun is rising. It really has been a long night even within the series, they must have been playing from sundown to sunrise, for a good 10+ hours I'd imagine. It's somewhat strange that this is the chapter the sun is rising on considering we've still got the great Yasuoka Pon Arc to go through, but this is probably another one of Fukumoto's tricks to make us think the game's about to start to end this chapter or something. We won't be fooled that easily, Fukumoto!

All right, so Washizu's resolved himself to kill Akagi. We already knew he would, it would be a pretty lame ending if Washizu just decided to call the game off after 200+ chapters of trying to kill him. And since he has, he's going to play something other than his honor tiles to start the pon-ing. Let's see what he chooses!

...Hm? 9-man? That's strange, I figured he'd start with the 1-man or 9-pin that Yasuoka has pairs of. That way he could have a full hand to transform even further with his next draw. If he plays 9-man, then next draw he'll have an open hand after he calls pon from Suzuki. There's no way for him to transform his hand into chii toitsu or something that way... I guess he might still choose to try for Tsumo or something though. Whatever, I guess the order doesn't really matter. Either way, he's going to play the tiles for Yasuoka to pon and then draw 5-sou. That's the only way out.

And... yeah the rest of the chapter is Washizu not being able to play his tiles correctly. God dammit fukumoto, enough with this snail pacing. Nobody really believes Washizu's just gonna die randomly or that Akagi's gonna take advantage of him and draw while he can't pon. Next chapter he's gonna muscle through this and pon, then maybe pon one more time before playing something Yasuoka can call. Next chapter coming sooner than later.

11 comments:

  1. Perhaps the fact that Washizu is having so many difficulties in playing his tiles is more important than thought. The sun is rising after all.

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  2. I'm tired of this manga, you guys, I just want it to end; we're all weary!

    Good to hear about mahjong nights coming back, though, I haven't played in ages!

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  3. I'm kind of afraid about how can this end in a great way. This is Fukumoto's biggest gamble, even if only in length, and it's been a great ride, but it would be no fun and a cop-out if Washizu just gave in and had mercy on Akagi, or, say, had a heart attack while playing. On the other side if he made a mistake and we'd have "lol are you blind Washizu Iwao, you're not in tenpai". or Suzuki's betrayal, that'd be even worse. I really have hopes in great resolution we'll see in the end (even if it takes another 200 chapters), hope Fukumoto has a plan and didn't write himself in a corner and just stalling with heavy tiles.

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  4. Title should be Akagi Chapter 293, unless you plan to update this post soon with 294 ;)

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  5. That the sun is rising is actually an important symbolic moment. Remember that Washizu has always been compared to a vampire.
    Now the long night is finally over and the sun is rising, the vampire will die and turn to dust.

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    1. On the other hand, Washizu has been compared to a blazing sun and Akagi has been compared to the darkness.

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  6. According to a friend of mine there are ads in Japan that state that Akagi is going to end February 2018. Has anyone else heard about this?

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    1. That's true, and Washizu majhong arc is supposed to end on April 1st this year.

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    2. I can't belive it but it's true. Mixed feelings, I really want it to end but I'm sure as hell going to miss being angry with fkmtbois about the slowpacing.

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    3. Thank goodness we still have Kaiji to complain about pacing!

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  7. Yay Akagi! Thanks for the translations!

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