Akagi: Yami ni Oritatta Tensai
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Akagi: Yami ni Oritatta Tensai

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Synonyms: Mahjong Legend Akagi
Japanese: アカギ ~闇に降り立った天才~


Type: Manga
Volumes: 36
Chapters: 306
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 1991 to Feb 1, 2018
Genres: Action Action, Drama Drama
Themes: Adult Cast Adult Cast, Organized Crime Organized Crime, Psychological Psychological, Strategy Game Strategy Game
Serialization: Kindai Mahjong
Authors: Fukumoto, Nobuyuki (Story & Art)


Score: 8.141 (scored by 34463,446 users)
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Ranked: #5052
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Popularity: #1640
Members: 11,925
Favorites: 403


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Volumes: /36
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While 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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Jan 3, 2023
"Akagi... it was a long hard fought battle... for me you were the most incredible, most extreme, the greatest foe I've ever fought! A unique gleaming diamond in the rough! So parting with you will be such sweet sorrow!"

Now I will explain the full picture of the manga in a few words before jumping to what I think it is really essential to do a little review about it. The story is about a young genius named Akagi, a strange individual with a clear obsession with gambling and the game he'll spend doing gamble for most of the manga is Mahjong. His incredible and non-human ...
Jan 14, 2021
AKAGI, THE GENIUS WHO DESCENDED INTO DARKNESS is a lot of fun. I used this manga while I was learning to play Riichi Mahjong. It is not at all helpful for any kind of actual play but it is extremely nice for familiarizing yourself with specific tiles and different Yaku. In turn, it was kind of cool to slowly be able to understand what the hell anyone was talking about at any given time. Learning what Yaku you can get becomes very important once you get passed the first steps of learning to play if you don't want to just blindly play into whatever works ...
Sep 19, 2021
Akagi, a truly in depth world of mahjong. Akagi is a great read and well worth it for fans of gambling stories and very detailed psychological conflicts. Akagi is a great way to get into Mahjong or just enjoy a story centering on Mahjong's mechanics and techniques. Going into Akagi I had little exposure to mahjong. The little exposure I have includes Mahjong Solitaire online games I played when i was younger and scenes of it in different manga. Now, you do not really need exposure to enjoy this story, it explains some details and its relatively safe to figure it out as you read ...

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Manga 'Akagi: Yami ni Oritatta Tensai' Receives Surprise Sequel Chapter

Manga 'Akagi: Yami ni Oritatta Tensai' Receives Surprise Sequel Chapter

On May 1, fifteen months after Akagi: Yami ni Oritatta Tensai finished serialization, Nobuyuki Fukumoto published a sequel chapter to the long-running manga in the J...read more

Manga 'Akagi: Yami ni Oritatta Tensai' Ends 27 Years of Serialization in February 2018 Issue

Manga 'Akagi: Yami ni Oritatta Tensai' Ends 27 Years of Serialization in February 2018 Issue

It has been announced that Nobuyuki Fukumoto's mahjong manga Akagi: Yami ni Oritatta Tensai will end its 27 years of serialization in the February 2018 Issue. P...read more

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