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Apr 16, 2009 9:04 PM

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Daaaamn that was way too sudden. Akagi was an amazing series. 10/10 for making mahjong intense beyond belief.
 
Aug 2, 2009 11:22 AM

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Even though the victor of the match was pretty much already decided from the end of the Yakuman hand loss, I would have loved to see Akagi crush Washizu.

Would have gotten a 10/10 from me if only they haven't drag that last few one pin episodes too much..
 
Aug 26, 2009 7:27 PM

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Akagi was effin great lol...loved it
 
Sep 20, 2009 10:20 PM

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Finished too quickly like they rushed it..

should of fit two more eps in..i wanted washizu to take the last round and
then i wanted to see akagi victorious and you dont even get to see what happens to the cops and akagi in the future

wtf?
 
Jan 1, 2010 6:09 PM
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I'm wondering if I should score it 9 or 10. Washizu's laugh and smile killed it, but of course that's not enough to give it 9. I liked the sudden ending though. No, it must be a 10.

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Jan 8, 2010 4:33 PM

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I can't believe this shitty ending
 
Jan 13, 2010 6:19 AM

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It's not really an ending. It just stops abruptly since the manga is still ongoing.
 
Feb 6, 2010 1:59 AM

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Kinda glad its over, but the ending was a bit too sudden. =|
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May 27, 2010 10:11 AM

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What a sudden ending....but Akagi was badass beyond belief.
9/10 as a whole for me.
 
Sep 1, 2010 6:41 PM

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The ending wasn't bad... It was very sudden, but at least he didn't die. :P

Kaiji is more interesting... I like Kaiji more because Kaiji isn't perfect; he isn't a genius who wins every time, he's just a guy, but he overcomes so much. Akagi basically wins every time.

Well, I liked Akagi a lot.
 
Oct 2, 2010 5:19 PM

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The unfortunate part is that Akagi has not yet been completed. It is up to volume 24 and the anime stops at volume 10. Along with this, there are no scanlaters for Akagi. There are over 200 exciting chapters out and yet the anime only reached around chapter 110. Rather unfortunate I'd say. I did see the images of the manga and I'd have to say that despite the lack of text, it is simply stunning...
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Nov 2, 2010 3:39 PM

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Meh, pretty rushed ending... but it was retardedly good. 8/10

I still don't like Akagi (Character) in my mind, hes just a madman with insane mahjong skills and a doctorate in psychological research.

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Dec 14, 2010 7:51 AM

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Mikiyo said:
Meh, pretty rushed ending... but it was retardedly good. 8/10

I still don't like Akagi (Character) in my mind, hes just a madman with insane mahjong skills and a doctorate in psychological research.


Yeh, they're a dime-a-dozen.
 
Jan 16, 2011 5:34 AM

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The ending really wasn't needed. Obviously, what happens is that they play some more mahjong, Akagi starts to win and then starts losing again. Then narmy special effects cover up the fact that, yet again, Washizu is carrying the Idiot Ball in the last game. Akagi wins, but in such a way that he still has to pay up a fatal amount of blood. The blood is drawn and, miraculously, he's still alive. Akagi then reveals that he got a blood transfusion along with the soda while he was at the clinic (biggest lolwut reason I've ever heard for seeing a doctor. The soda, not the blood, though that's pretty ridiculous too. Might be that the soda is blood, but same idea either way). Cue everyone exclaiming at what a genius he is for stocking up on blood when he's going to try and beat a nutcase who kills by exsanguination.

7/10 for me. It had it's moments, but I wasn't impressed.
 
Jan 20, 2011 9:08 AM

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WTH kind of ending is this??? I gave it a 6/10. I was really feeling it at first, but the dragging on of the Washizu arc, combined with the weird character designs and the lame ending made me give it much lower score than I originally intended.
 
Jan 25, 2011 1:07 PM

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Lol I like how they made that one game of Mahjong 11 episodes, which is practically the length of an average series now, yet it still didn't actually finish on screen.
 
Jan 28, 2011 12:45 AM

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If they were gonna make the ending like that they shouldnt have been up all the drama and boring episodes before hand. bad ending to a good anime. 7/10
 
Feb 18, 2011 9:12 AM
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Lol I like how they made that one game of Mahjong 11 episodes, which is practically the length of an average series now, yet it still didn't actually finish on screen.


lol, thats right xD

I think this is the best anime you make on mahjong. IMO, the first 12 episodes were better.
 
Feb 22, 2011 2:12 AM

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mellors said:
Lol I like how they made that one game of Mahjong 11 episodes, which is practically the length of an average series now, yet it still didn't actually finish on screen.


Like I said before, it's because the manga was/is still ongoing.

Last I heard, Washizu & Akagi were still battling it out in the mansion.
 
Mar 27, 2011 1:41 AM

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Lol'd at almost an entire arc's wroth of episodes about drawing the One Pin

Otherwise it's fair that they ended it this way, definitely a 8.5, but would bump it up to a 9 ala MAL rating system.

To be this engrossed in an anime about gambling, they did a good job with it.
 
May 23, 2011 9:48 PM
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Man. That last half of that last arc was painful. I understand that the manga was still ongoing, so I'll grudgingly accept the cliffhanger ending (could have been a bad filler ending and that benefits no one), but damn, to drag it out so much and STILL not finish the game? There had to be a better way. Second half started out so well, too. It's a shame.

9/10 for the first half, 7/10 for the second half too. 8/10 overall.
 
May 24, 2011 8:14 AM

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Would have preferred Wahizu to die of a heartattack in the end, but well, guess this has to be enough.
Still, kinda unsatisfying..
 
Jul 18, 2011 3:53 PM
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The akagi anime was awesome but the ending was really abrupt. I understand the reason but now that the manga is done I keep hoping that they make an ova because i read the manga and the match gets even more insane. I wont reveal too much but basically wahsizu loses all his money and starts betting his own blood. Akagi "dies" twice and Ohgi almost loses his arm. If your want to find out what happens to akagi the look up the manga TEN- the path of the nice guy. It does not star akagi but it features him in his fifties as one of the main characters. It is done by the same artist that did akagi. Dont mine the art it gets better over time. And it shows the the fate and death of Akagi Shigeru
 
Aug 14, 2011 3:24 AM
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Thanks for saying something crimson. These psychological thrillers are loaded with subliminal messages and the last thing I need right now after watching 26 episodes in 3 days is to feel untied in my brain for the next month.

The guy who writes these stories is brilliant. It is funny how I came across his work. I saw the second season of Kaiji thinking it was the first, then I saw the first season, then I saw he had done Akagi. LOL.

Alright, glad this thread was here. I ended the series with a wtf expression on my face and exclaimed fml after OMGWTFLOL

peace bitches
 
Aug 30, 2011 6:19 PM

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Gotta say ... WTF is with this ending? Lol O_O Akagi won, methinks, but ...
Meh, I gotta say the end dragged it out too long :S I didn't mind the art style and I really loved the music haha XD Erm ... characters ... OK ... I'd give this 8.5/10 ... but ... I have to round this one down unfortunately :P
 
Sep 1, 2011 5:53 PM

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Very anti climatic, really needs a proper ending. I'd still give the series a solid 8/10.
 
Sep 3, 2011 9:26 PM

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Good series, anti climatic ending lets the series down as a whole. Still a great, solid watch, I'd rate it overall 8/10 due to the "painful" ending.
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Sep 3, 2011 9:39 PM

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Galiger said:
Good series, anti climatic ending lets the series down as a whole. Still a great, solid watch, I'd rate it overall 8/10 due to the "painful" ending.
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Oct 10, 2011 12:19 PM
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Near the end I kept thinking that he had transfused extra blood into his body when he went to the doctor before they went to the mansion. Also, why the energy drinks? I know he says it is just so he won't be drugged but somehow I don't think that's all of it at all.
 
Nov 12, 2011 2:23 PM

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This was definitely a satisfying ending for me.
At the very least, they showed the winner and showing Akagi is still Akagi after all those years.
 
Mar 18, 2012 9:12 PM

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Jun 6, 2012 11:20 PM

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Ending was way too sudden, this could've easily made a 10 afskdjbgkjbsdfkjgkjsbndflkmgsdfg


 
Aug 7, 2012 11:48 PM

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same thing that happened with Claymore & Elfin Lied... rushed ending... dammit again :(

Akagi and Kaigi are presentations of anime at its best though. Glad to have stumbled upon them through MAL's DeathNote "recommendations" lol .
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Sep 5, 2012 8:26 PM

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Disappointing ending. They already took it too far with the Washizu arc, so they should have at least concluded it. I guess it didn't become a drag to watch to the level the Bog arc in Kaiji did, since despite being too long it was still rather well-paced, especially in comparison, but still... still...
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Nov 3, 2012 5:46 PM

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It was an alright serie and I enjoyed it :)
 
Dec 8, 2012 5:36 PM

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bah, really sudden ending lets the series down. It was fun till this last final arc, then it suddenly got a slower pace and ends with an abrupt ending without even showing how the game is concluded.
 
Feb 21, 2013 12:49 PM

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That was a fast ending.

I enjoyed the ride, I like Mahjong even more now, i'll give it a 8/10
 
Mar 31, 2013 3:26 PM

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very exciting end but mahjong rules is complicated ... i still prefer Kaiji
 
Apr 21, 2013 4:29 PM

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What happened to all those bag full of energy drinks?
 
Apr 21, 2013 5:32 PM

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Akagi second season when? I Keep on waiting and nothing :(
 
May 27, 2013 3:30 AM

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What happened to all those bag full of energy drinks?


I think it was done to hide the true reason from other guys. So he plays mind games even against his own side...
 
May 29, 2013 3:33 PM

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The story was really nice, no complaints about that. However I really disliked the fact that we didn't get to see how Akagi won. That was really weird. Anyway, it was a good watch.

 
May 30, 2013 3:05 AM

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Such a great anime, and the the first ending song is amazing. Without a doubt in my top 5 ending songs of all time. The ending felt rushed, but I'll read the manga because I'm sure it'll tell more about the last match, even though it's clear Akagi won.
 
Jun 15, 2013 4:25 PM
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Damn, the ending seemed a bit ambiguous. Nonetheless, series was enjoyable but sometimes lacked flavor. I also felt the OST of this series is a bit inferior compared to Kaiji.
 
Jul 31, 2013 2:26 PM

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The ending was the thing that made me rate the series a notch lower. If they hadn't brag so much in the previous episodes, maybe they could finish the series properly. It seemed clear they didn't want to end it like this.
 
Oct 18, 2013 6:21 PM
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Finally finished Akagi.
I really liked the beginning but the last game just took so many episodes...
and without a good grasp of mahjong it is just a drag.

Also the ending was uh lame?

All the time I thought Akagi didn't care about his blood because he got something from the doctor's office to refill or so.
After all Akagi was a genius, but also a cheater... nothing tells us that he didn't try to cheat his way again...
 
Jan 5, 2014 11:40 AM
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The ending was the thing that made me rate the series a notch lower. If they hadn't brag so much in the previous episodes, maybe they could finish the series properly. It seemed clear they didn't want to end it like this.


Definitely. I thought maybe I could stick a score to it, but then it didn't end properly. If only they didn't waste that 3 episodes on him talking about killing Akagi I'd have a higher opinion.

However, started off as an awesome show. Akagi is mad and I love that. :D
Pre-time skip was excellent.
 
Jan 6, 2014 10:11 AM

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That ending....feels rushed. Overall, a solid and interesting series. The first couple of episodes was probably the highlight of the series for me.
 
Sep 19, 2014 3:06 PM
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Akagi w/ the best poker face I've ever seen. What a champ.
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Jan 24, 2015 10:02 AM
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I also feel like the ending is rushed but after reading about what happens to him in the Ten manga,
 
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