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FrameFreeze100



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:29 pm Reply with quote
Had a feeling this would eventually happen after the Kaiji announcement.

I thought an anime about mahjong would be lame so I avoided it after watching Kaiji.

But then after reading more of Nobuyuki Fukumoto's work I decided to trust he'd somehow make mahjong interesting and I shouldn't be surprised he did; Akagi was one of his first.

To be honest even after watching the anime I still don't completely understand everything about mahjong but I picked up the important things (I think that's all you really need), it was still very entertaining, Akagi is one of the most bafm characters ever created and Iwao Washio is ALMOST as disturbing as Kazutaka Hyoudou from the Kaiji franchise (AKA one of the best villains of all-time)

Only bad thing I can say about Akagi is it has an open ending since the manga is still ongoing; apparently years worth of material is about the same match at the end of the anime and new chapters still are! Shocked

Maybe a season 2 someday...

Got to love that Masato Hagiwara and Masane Tsukayama voice the protagonist and villain in both franchises. Smile

I wonder if the pattern will continue if Kurosawa ever gets an anime. (Do it Madhouse!)

If Sentai does license Kaiji I hope they'll pick up Akagi also.
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Oneeyedjacks



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:32 pm Reply with quote
This show can be pretty fun even without knowing how to play mahjong, but you won't understand a single thing going on without being well versed on how its played.

Glad to finally see it getting a stream.
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AbZeroNow



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:48 pm Reply with quote
Glad to see that this has a legal stream. And now Crunchyroll has both of the giants of mahjong anime: Akagi and Saki.

Yeah, I'm sure that I will enjoy it as much as I am enjoying watching Kaiji.
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Megiddo



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:51 pm Reply with quote
Really enjoy Akagi. It's too bad that Fukumoto is incapable of ending the Washizu showdown though.
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Rukiia



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:12 pm Reply with quote
YEEEES!!!

I am stoked. Very Happy
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Spotlesseden



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:04 pm Reply with quote
I love CR because only they are getting all the sports and board games anime.
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KabaKabaFruit



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:12 pm Reply with quote
More Fukumoto works is always a good thing. I love Akagi even though I am practically clueless about mahjong. Razz

I've tried playing the actual multi-player tile game once during a board game con and I found it to be surprisingly relaxing.

Scoring system is still a bitch, though. Mad
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Megiddo



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:22 pm Reply with quote
Yeah, I've only played digital mahjong because it does all the scoring for you. There's no way I could calculate the value of a non-standard hand.
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Rederoin



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:39 am Reply with quote
Megiddo wrote:
Really enjoy Akagi. It's too bad that Fukumoto is incapable of ending the Washizu showdown though.

That arc is already over.
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Megiddo



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:58 am Reply with quote
I like your use of 'already' as if it hadn't been going on for at least 8 volumes after the content covered by the anime. I'm still at ch. 178, so no clue when this crazy train will finally end. Good to hear that eventually people will stop randomly reviving though.
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