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Akagi Sequel Manga Yami Ma no Mamiya Launches

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New manga centers on mahjong player who settles disputes through mahjong

Nobuyuki Fukumoto launched a serialization of his Yami Ma no Mamiya (Yami-Mahjong Fighter Mamiya) manga in the August issue of Takeshobo's Kindai Mahjong magazine on July 1. Fukumoto previously published a one-shot for the manga in May.

The manga marks Fukumoto's newest work in the magazine, 15 months after he ended his Akagi manga in the magazine in February 2018. The new manga's story is set 20 years after [Warning: This contain a spoiler for the earlier stories. Highlight text to read the spoiler.] [Akagi's passing]. The new manga centers on Mamiya, a new player who settles disputes through mahjong.

Fukumoto launched the Akagi manga series in Kindai Mahjong in 1992, and it ran for 27 years.

The original Akagi manga series begins on one stormy night, when Nangō is playing a game of Mahjong with the local yakuza. Soon, he finds himself on a losing streak. If Nangō loses, he will have to pay with his life. Suddenly, a young teenaged boy, Shigeru Akagi, barges in, drenched from the rain. After watching a couple of games, he offers to replace the struggling Nangō. At that moment, a new legend is born.

The manga inspired a 2005 television anime by the Studio Madhouse, and Crunchyroll streamed the anime starting in 2013.

The manga also inspired a 10-episode live-action television series in summer 2015, and Crunchyroll streamed that series as well. A second season, titled Akagi "Ryūzaki, Yagi-hen" "Ichikawa-hen" (Akagi "Ryūzaki, Yagi Arc" "Ichikawa Arc"), premiered in October 2017. A three-episode live-action mini-series debuted in May 2018.

Fukumoto's gambling manga Kaiji also inspired two television anime and two live-action films.

Sources: Kindai Mahjong's website, Comic Natalie


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