Washizu arc ending in 3 chapters after 20 years.
I honeslty have a hard time seeing this end well
it makes me think of when akagi was reminiscing in ten, and it had like a flashback to when he got his shoulder cut, and washizu; but there was also a panel with him having shorter hair, presumably older? i think it was said there'll be no new arc after washizu though...
No way fkmt gives uss that ending after 20 years.
I think the police can chi one of Washizus tiles, making Washizu draw again. Then he has to discard the tile he drew to win that round. So maby drawing Akagis winning tile?
Akagi as a hole will end feb 1 2018 so only a epilog arc
The whitesuits transfuse blood to revive Washizu
This disqualifies him but Akagi allows it and they continue playing
Yasuoka pons Washizu's 1man or 9pin, forcing Washizu to take another draw
Washizu draws the 5sou
he deals into Akagi's hand because he recognizes that Akagi already won and doesn't want to disrespect the match
Catch up and watch Washizu become literally unable to pon palace a tsuuiisou daisangen because in his own fucking words "the tiles are like a castle wall I can't push them over"
>Washizu Arc ending
Is this a prank ?
You mean this one ?
I can't read the runes
with a difference of 39k points (Washizu on North seat with 104,8k, vs. Akagi on South seat with 65,8k), he would need either a direct hit sanbaiman ron (Washizu would be at 80,8k, and Akagi at 89,8k) or a yakuman tsumo (Washizu would be at 96,8k, and Akagi at 97,8k), or a double yakuman ron against either Suzuki or Yasuoka, or a draw, for example, a 4th kan by Yasuoka, who has a pair of 1man, a pair of 9pin and an opaque 4m, besides the opaque ton that has been seen by Washizu and Suzuki; the fact that both pairs are transparent could make it more difficult for Washizu to discard his 1man and 9pin, but if he does discard them, Yasuoka would be able to pon but he neither could deal into Akagi's hand nor would benefit in doing so, and wouldn't stop Washizu from getting his turn, however if Washizu does draw Akagi's wait, 5sou, Suzuki might or might not have that tile, but if he does, he could deal it because even if Akagi declares ron on it, he would still be 7k points behind Washizu;
as of now, Washizu can pon on Ton, Haku, Hatsu and Chun, and have either 1m, 1p, 9p, Nan or Xia as his pair; Suzuki has Nan and Xia and two unknown tiles that could or couldn't be the rest of his possible pairs, Akagi drew opaque Nan (discarded it) and Xia (which became a dora indicator), and Yasuoka drew Nan (which he kept) and opaque Xia (which he discarded).
I've made a list of their initial hands, what tiles they drew (indicated by '<'), and what tiles from that hand they played (indicated by '>'), and a log of what they did (rd = rinshan draw, t1 = turn 1, dk = daiminkan, * = opaque tile).
t4 <2m, >8m
t5 <?, >2m
t7 <?, >haku
t1 <1s, >pei
t2 daiminkan 6s (yasuoka, west), kan dora indicator 9s, rd<7s, >7s
t3 daiminkan 8s (yasuoka, west), kan dora indicator 7s, rd<1s*, >4s
t4 <hatsu*, >hatsu*
t5 <2s, ankan 1s, kan dora indicator xia, rd<nan*, >nan*
t6 pon 2s (yasuoka, west), >3s
t1 <4p, >6s
t2 <8s, >8s
t3 <2s, >pei
t4 <5m, >xia*
t5 <ton*, >2s
t6 <6m, >6m
t3 <haku*, >9s
t4 <hatsu, >pei
t6 <ton, >9m
forgot to mention that if Washizu tries to win with a Tsuuisou, he'll have to make a pair of either Nan or Xia which, like I said, have all been drawn already so Washizu can't tsumo them; so it's possible that Washizu having to discard 1m and 9p allows Yasuoka to pon and give Washizu a turn to draw a dangerous tile (such as 5s, which, if Suzuki can't deal into, would give Akagi a drawing turn in which he could either tsumo 5s, or 2s for Suukantsu tenpai -- he could change his wait to a Ryuuisou for a double yakuman, but it would be furiten as he already discarded 3s, 4s and Hatsu, and already used 1s, 2s, 6s and 8s -- though changing a Kazoe Yakuman into a Yakuman wouldn't improve the hand's value)
I won't be satisfied unless Washizu somehow survives.
Wasn't there a Q&A where FKMT mentioned both Washizu and Akagi would die in another timeline? I remember him talking about Akagi's ending, and how he had future arcs planned.
>Mafia won't just use a gun and pretend nothing happened.
Any not-too-subtle symbolism in Akagi? I only watch the 2009 live action movie.
sadistic old fuck who got raped by Akagi despite all the advantages he had and even had Akagi sacrifice even more of himself just to give him one more chance deserves to win more?
The second half hasn't happened, the chapter ends with cheering for Akagi due to the disqualification. He isn't happy of course.
I read Gai, Zero (Part 3 fucking when??), Kaiji (up till P2, P2 included), Akagi (read the anime material only), Confussion, reading Gin to Kin, Kurosawa and obviously watched Akagi and Kaiji both seasons. Am I halfway through being a FKMT pro?
If I read Ten, will I achieve it? I definitely think Akagi is his masterpiece character and Kaiji his best story. Everything else feels a bit void.
The villains in Zero are basically a joke, Gai is decent, Gin to Kin lacks wit and it's very very basic, Kurosawa was a nice story which should have never got a sequel. Akagi truly captures by far the best the nature of gambling and has the best main villain, on with Kaiji.
What do you guys think? Do you agree that Akagi is the epitome of gambling and his best written character?
I cannot imagine the mental state of an author who has had to draw out a single confrontation for 20 years. Has there ever been anything like this in the history of written literature?
Ten is excellent mahjong, and the entire ending arc is something special.
>The villains in Zero are basically a joke
It runs in Weekly Shounen Magazine. Definitely agree that we need Part 3 though.
fkmt explores different concepts with each of his characters so its not very fair to compare them in my opinion but i do feel akagi is one of the better written ones. fkmt went to great lengths to portray him as real as possible.
youll become a fkmt pro when anything about kaiji gets a little boring to you and youd rather see other adaptations but youd take season 3 in a heartbeat if possible
I read Ten thru 20 chapters and I definitely liked it, but I forgot about it for a year now, I will pick it back up soon.
Zero is just bland, man. Some shit he pulls in Part 2 is basically nothing compared to Kaiji tilting the building. It's beyond crazy, it's totally absurd, like hell with that old man they saved who predicted the flipping shadow of the Mt. Fuji and then all the way to those idiotic 3-4-5 triangles. My least favorite FKMT work by far and my least favorite MC of his. But I want to see the conclusion at least.
I didn't read Kaiji beyond season 2, so I cannot say, but Kaiji is best developed character and Kaiji has the best gambles, really that simple. It's witty and sharp. Something like Zero isn't.
Honestly I would not be upset if Akagi dies (for good) and it turns out this was a separate universe from Ten. I look forward to Washizu's blood-deprived victory dance.
Its been a long night for him
take everything one step at a time anon
Is Kaiji part 3 any indication of how reading a mahjong manga is? Because it felt like
>I don't get this
>I don't get this
>I don't get this
RON RON RON RON
And then Kaiji initiated his keikaku.
Considering that the match with Washizu is what was supposed to be this all out showdown between two people who are alike in still and mindset, unstoppable force meets unmovable object kinda deal, no wonder Akagi is disappointed. This definitely isn't an ending he'd want.
I haven't read the unscantlated bits but I can't wait to see what Washizu makes of his "revival" - if it ends up working.
It helps a lot. They still explain the logic and rationale behind each big play, but knowing the hands and the basic rules will just let you follow along easier than picking things up through the run.
We got off the boat.
We laughed the 7 year laugh.
And now we'll witness the end of Washizu's match.
Feels like the end of an era.
Are there even any other waits left?
Look lad, when you have a Kokushi-13 sided wait, that's superior to every other wait in the game including the pure gates, you may as well declare your victory in style.
One Piece or Conan ending.
This latest chapter is the only one that the translated scans haven't gotten. Have to wait a few more weeks for more.
>Are there even any other waits left?
When /a/ finally dies
This thing about Akagi and Washizu playing for 20 years is it actually Fukumoto making hundreds of chapters about the match? Or are the 20 years filled with long hiatuses and chapters released once a year.
It's hard to find a list of chapters and their release dates, but most years have one or more volumes released in them.
Funnily enough, instead of continuing with new chapters, Hagiwara redrew earlier volumes of Bastard for some time. Would of been funny if he had actually worked through all 27 volumes from the ground up, but unfortunately he stopped at 3. And even that is old news. I don't think he has worked on the manga at all this decade. He's probably just living off royalties nowadays, living the good, lazy life.
>Bastard and Vagabond will never be finished in your lifetime
>It's hard to find a list of chapters and their release dates
Beginning of each volume m8
So, is there any chance for another FKMT anime?
Akagi's VA is GOAT. That and the soundtrack. I think most anons prefer Kaiji, since he isn't an unbeatable gambling god, but I think I enjoyed Akagi more, we all knew he was going to win, the interesting part for me was seeing how, and how the opponents'd react to his madness.
So I'm reading Kaiji Part 3
Why is it so fucking boring. Kaiji just keeps saying the same exact things over and over and over and I hate it
It doesn't help that I don't understand what's going on
Its a weekly manga anon, thats how its set up. Only a tiny progression allowed each week. Be thankful you can read it all and once.
By the end of part 3 you'll probably understand how mahjong actually works, even though 17 steps is a totally different game, kaiji (and the translator notes) explain each hand pretty well, thats how I ended up finally learning it.
I'd like to see it and the Hiroyuki manga getting more translated chapters, saw one raw page somewhere where
Hiro somehow managed to free Ten, and I wonder how the new East/West war will go.
Kaiji is definitely more relatable to the readers, but Akagi is written so well, that it doesn't matter if people can't find themselves in him, his character can be easily understood. I think I enjoyed Akagi more too, in the long run.
are you serious
OP is wrong. It ends Feb 2018
Kindai Mahjong only publishes Akagi in one issue per month, so that's at least another 11-12 chapters
That's the manga ending, Washizu mahjong will still end in May
I remember Akagi drinking some energy drinks.
Regardless, it's only been a night (since they said the sun is starting to rise in the latest translated chapter), so the point is kinda moot.
sure is, anon
but kurosawa is the cutest