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Original title: アカギ
Alternative Titles: Akagi ~Yami ni Oritatte Tensai~
Legend of Mahjong: Akagi
Mahjong Legend Akagi: The Genius Who Descended Into the Darkness
Акаги, легенда маджонга
アカギ ~闇に降り立った天才~
闘牌伝説アカギ 闇に舞い降りた天才
Demographics: Seinen
Chapters at MH: 0
Releases at MH: 0
Publishing Status: Ongoing
Writer(s): FUKUMOTO Nobuyuki
Artist(s): FUKUMOTO Nobuyuki
Serialized in: Modern Maajan
Published by: Takeshobo
Year: 1991
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Popularity: 21 favorites
Translators: 1 (Click here to view)
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Score 4.3 of 5.0 - 6 votes

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The story revolves around the Mahjong gambling exploits of Akagi Shigeru. After a death-defying game of chicken, Akagi nonchalantly enters a Yakuza Mahjong parlor to shake the cops' trail. Even unfamiliar with the rules of Mahjong, his gambling intuition is enough to save a small time gambler, Nangou, and grant him a seat at the gambling table. As the night progresses, the stakes are raised both within the game and for Akagi, who is under the suspicion of local police. However, Akagi overcomes the situation with his tactics, defiant of both life and chance. When he leaves the gambling house, no one present is in doubt of his genius.

During the story arc, Akagi faces and defeats several opponents in Mahjong, each with their own, distinct style of play. Akagi's genius allows him victory, ultimately defeating the "behind the stage king" of Japan and becoming a legend.


Drama, Psychological, Seinen, Sports

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