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Akagi 2015

  • 2016-12-09T21:00:00+09:00s at 2016-12-09T21:00:00+09:00 on SKY PerfecTV!
  • 2015-07-18T05:00:00-07:00
  • 60 mins
  • 10 hours, 0 mins
  • Japan
  • Japanese
  • Crime, Drama
Akagi Shigeru is a young, white-haired mahjong genius. One summer in 1965, he ends up facing off against Washizu Iwao, Japan’s King of Darkness who has amassed enormous fortune and power, at the request of his acquaintance, the rogue detective Yasuoka. As the observer, Ogi Takeshi, a leader of the henchmen of Inada-gumi watches over them, mahjong with special rules called Washizu Mahjong begins. It is a life or death struggle with Akagi’s fresh blood and Washizu’s entire fortune at stake.

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If you have never read TEN by Fukumoto Nobuyuki at the end of episode 10 is a sort of spoiler to the AKAGI manga. Since the manga is still ongoing they don't spell it out completely and leave it open to interpretation. Hopefully if the ratings were high enough they could do infrequent specials to continue because Fukumoto put some crazy into his psychological suspense later on.

Season 1 ends with chapter 211 of the manga.

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I hit me while watching the 10th episode. There is probably a person under/in the table passing up the proper tiles. Then I imagine that person below the opening holding a tray that is set in the right order and waiting with the next tile ready for the next hand to grab it then repeat.

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