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

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 36
Chapters: 306
Status: Finished
Published: Jun , 1991 to Feb 1, 2018
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, GameGame, PsychologicalPsychological
Authors: Fukumoto, Nobuyuki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Kindai Mahjong

Statistics

Score: 8.021 (scored by 23992,399 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #6462
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1612
Members: 8,112
Favorites: 272
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Synopsis

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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Characters

Akagi, Shigeru
Main
Washizu, Iwao
Main
Hirayama, Yukio
Supporting
Ichikawa
Supporting
Urabe
Supporting
Ryuuzaki
Supporting
Yasuoka
Supporting
Nangou
Supporting
Osamu
Supporting
Kurosaki
Supporting

More reviewsReviews

Jan 14, 2021
Royal_Conquest (All reviews)
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 read more
Oct 13, 2013
korisnik2007a (All reviews)
Preliminary
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.

Recent News

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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