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

by sevenPocky
Feb 12, 2017 6:58 AM | 17 Comments
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. Posters to announce this news will also be places around 15 main Yamanote Line stations between February 13 and 19.

Akagi: Yami ni Oritatta Tensai is written and illustrated by Nobuyuki Fukumoto. The manga started its serialization in the April 1992 issue (released 1991) in Takeshobou's Kindai Mahjong magazine. There are currently 33 compiled manga volumes published with the latest volume being released on December 15, 2016. A TV anime adaptation by Madhouse aired in Fall 2005.

Source: Mainichi Shinbun

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there is also live action for the match before washizu

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-07-27/akagi-manga-inspires-2nd-live-action-series-in-october/.119411

the previous 10 episode live action drama also adapted the entire washizu match until almsot the end of the match, the last super dragged out snail paced final round pretty well. so for anime watcher who want to continue but too lazy to read manga, just go watch live action, it's much better.

Aug 6, 2017 3:57 PM by GangsterCat

http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20170214-00000000-jct-ent&p=2

So, apparently starting next year, the manga will follow an irregular serialization? It's really confusing because of Japanese's layers of protection but at least the decision makes sense.

Feb 14, 2017 2:44 AM by _Asayake

VivaLaGin said:
won't be surprised if we get a sequel that takes place between this and ten.


I hope so, because FKMT said Washizu's arc wasn't the end of Akagi (welp now it is, even with 8 chapters to do stuff -still as much as nakai/ichikawa/yagi arcs but meh- it'll pretty much be the end of Akagi) like one trillion times in interviews and talk shows. There's still so much stuff to tell, like how he met and played against Murota and Ginji, the 3 years run etc... I really wanted to see 23 year old Akagi too.

If there's no sequel Akagi will be the first prequel to not be a prequel :/

(Also if there's really a sequel (wishful thinking), it'll at least be bi-weekly and go faster than Akagi.)

Feb 13, 2017 1:58 PM by _Asayake

Wow. Already this much time has passed since it started publishing. Time to catch up. Hope we'll get a sequel. [praying]

Feb 13, 2017 2:08 AM by cure_potato

Motherurck said:
"The manga started its serialization in April 1992 in Takeshobou's Kindai Mahjong magazine"

Wait, if it started in April 1992, it would make it nearly 25 years, not 27.
I'm sorry, I think the source saying "27 years" is just roughly because April 1992 issue to February 2018 issue (both dates are based on the issue number, not the actual release date, which is hard to find online now) is about 26 years and we just mentioned "27" according to the source without counting. I've tried fixing the first post to make it a bit more sense.

Feb 12, 2017 5:48 PM by tsubasalover

"The manga started its serialization in April 1992 in Takeshobou's Kindai Mahjong magazine"

Wait, if it started in April 1992, it would make it nearly 25 years, not 27.

I should know, since I was born in March '92 and I'm only going to be 25 next month. Stop making me feel older than I am!

Feb 12, 2017 3:39 PM by Motherurck

Im in disbelief. Like wow. That match has been going for like decades.

Feb 12, 2017 2:22 PM by Klad

Holy shit, it's finally ending. I thought it was going to never end or possibly be stuck at hiatus until Fukumoto died. I guess I know what I'll pick up soon :D

Feb 12, 2017 2:01 PM by swordhermit

Nidhoeggr said:
The longest mahjong match in manga history finally comes to a close...

I would like a second season of the anime, but I don't think there is enough demand for it.

Considering that the rest of the series consists of the Washizu arc, do you think the rest of the series would even be worth adapting?
(this is just based on assumption btw)

Feb 12, 2017 12:46 PM by TELOS2100

The longest mahjong match in manga history finally comes to a close...

I would like a second season of the anime, but I don't think there is enough demand for it.

Feb 12, 2017 10:41 AM by Nidhoeggr

Madhouse where you at?

Feb 12, 2017 9:37 AM by ichii_1

The anime is a masterpiece, one of the best out there. I haven't read the manga but this is big news. I can only hope for a anime sequel but I don't think it'll happen.

Feb 12, 2017 8:21 AM by karlstein12

I haven't catch up with the recent chapters; last time I checked, they're still stuck on that round for years.

But it still sad to see it end. I guess it's about time though...

Feb 12, 2017 8:10 AM by Liquidize

nooooo just when it got really exciting, why now :((

Feb 12, 2017 7:34 AM by AcceleratorAngel

i don't even remember which part that i already read and which part that isn't since i only found them rondomly in volume from my relative house... i am not sure will pick this series again or not... it's exciting, but i found marthoned it such a hard task...

Feb 12, 2017 7:22 AM by Kuma

Oh my god!! I need to read this manga.

Feb 12, 2017 7:19 AM by TakaN94

Good lord this is about damn time >.>

Feb 12, 2017 6:59 AM by HaXXspetten

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