Synonyms: Mahjong Legend Akagi, Yami ni Oritatte Tensai
Japanese: アカギ ～闇に降り立った天才～
Published: May 1992 to ?
Score: 7.921 (scored by 603 users)
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SynopsisWhile mahjong is a game that is often played with family and friends, it is also a game that is played in the darkest corners of society. Nangou is a compulsive gambler who has accumulated debt over three million yen. In a last ditch attempt to clear his record, he decides to wager his life on a game of mahjong with the mafia. Unfortunately, as the game progresses, Nangou only moves further from the prize and closer to death.
When all hope seems lost, the game parlor is suddenly intruded upon by Shigeru Akagi, a young boy on the run from the police. Desperate to turn the game around, Nangou hands the game over to Akagi after teaching him a few of the rules. The mafia can only smirk as Akagi sits down to play. However, they soon come to learn that Akagi is a natural born gambler. An imposing figure who does not fear death. One who is destined to become a legend.
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Related MangaSpin-off: Akagi Zawa... Zawa... Anthology, Washizu: Enma no Touhai
Adaptation: Touhai Densetsu Akagi: Yami ni Maiorita Tensai
Akagi is a manga about a youngster that willingly discards his life and safety for a gamble. In general it is a great manga, but some arcs simply seem too drawn out and slow. The art isn't very good meaning that, even though that all the characters look fairly different, you can get confused sometimes (the same thing sometimes happens with the plot). Still - it's a great manga, by my standards much better than Kaiji, therefore I recommend it to all of you who like mystery and gamble/mahjong manga with a lot of seinen elements.
The main characters are somewhat similar ( not to mention the same seiyuu), both manga are focused on gambling and have psychological elements...
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