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81 Diver

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Synonyms: Hachi Wan Diver
Japanese: ハチワンダイバー


Type: Manga
Volumes: 35
Chapters: 375
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 7, 2006 to Jul 17, 2014
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Romance Romance, Ecchi Ecchi
Theme: Strategy Game Strategy Game
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Jump
Authors: Shibata, Yokusaru (Story & Art)


Score: 6.911 (scored by 708708 users)
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Ranked: #100162
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Popularity: #7896
Members: 2,425
Favorites: 18

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Kentaro's former shogi teacher taught him to (metaphorically) dive into the 81 squares of the shogi board. Thus, his nickname is "81diver." He has failed to enter the professional league of shogi competition. However, he continues to play the game for a living by gambling at amateur shogi clubs.

(Source: MU)


81 Diver ranked first in the 2008 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! for the Male Readers division.

The manga was adapted into a Japanese live-action drama series that aired from May 3, 2008, to July 19, 2008. It was also adapted into video games for the Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, and PlayStation 2.



Aug 10, 2019
Story: 6 Let's start with that this mange is no way for everyone, the story is nonsensical and uses the Shogi the same way Yugioh uses card games. Also its sorta all over the place, just know that when you read this your in it for the ride.
Art: 9 The art is definitely jarring at first but if you can get into it then by the end of the manga you will love the author's insane artstyle. I would say give the manga a few chapters and after maybe 50-100 chapters your still not into the artstyle you probably won't like it, but for those ...
Mar 1, 2022
This is a classic zero to hero story that revolves mostly around shogi. It has comedy, romance, and drama and pretty much uses the whole premise of shogi as Beyblade or Pokemon card game. Even those who don't know shogi can read the manga and understand 90 percent of what is happening

People at first will not find the art that appealing as it is much different from the fan service art that we are used to. But if you give it some time the art will grow on you. Female characters in this manga are drawn with a better sense of realism that gives them ...

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