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Old 2010-03-11, 09:10   Link #61
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LMFAO, this is so getting a Ban in China.
I haven't see any anti-Japan stuff due to this.

The few comments I've read about the China arc is that they kinda like it.
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Old 2010-03-11, 14:12   Link #62
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I don't really understand anything about Mahjong as it's played here. Obviously I've learned that making a Rising Sun is very good. Guess I'll spend a bit of time over at the Wiki page and see what I can learn. So far I haven't felt at a disadvantage watching Koizumi, though. Any other suggestions for places to find a quick tutorial on the game will be appreciated.

Oh, and for those wondering what that "Black-Scholes" thing was about, it's a formula used to value financial derivatives and develop hedging strategies. Some commentators have suggested an over-reliance on the B-S model contributed to the Crash of 1987 and may have played a role in the current Crash as well.

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Old 2010-03-12, 04:21   Link #63
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I don't really understand anything about Mahjong as it's played here. Obviously I've learned that making a Rising Sun is very good. Guess I'll spend a bit of time over at the Wiki page and see what I can learn. So far I haven't felt at a disadvantage watching Koizumi, though. Any other suggestions for places to find a quick tutorial on the game will be appreciated.
I recommend reading the japanese Mahjong yaku page as it shows all hands that count for winning and also has good explanations.
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Old 2010-03-12, 17:19   Link #64
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No it is not Mao. He is Chin Dynasty Shi Huang Ti, first Emperor of China. He is a fearsome warrior king who buthered his way to the throne of unified China around the same time Romans fought for their existence against Hannibal Barca's rampaging army in Second Punic War. There is good reason why Wen Jian Bao and Hu Jiantao shitting their pants. This is emperor who build Great Wall and gave China its first solid national identity.

I will bet with my last shekel to mark my confidence of my assertion.
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Old 2010-03-12, 20:38   Link #65
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No it is not Mao. He is Chin Dynasty Shi Huang Ti, first Emperor of China.

I will bet with my last shekel to mark my confidence of my assertion.
Did you "cheat" and read the manga, or is this also speculation? Not much of a bet unless we're both guessing here.
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Old 2010-03-12, 20:50   Link #66
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Hell no. I did not cheat. If you look at the OP montage, the silhouette matches a famous portrait of Shi Huang Ti. I did not speculate, I am pretty confident it was him. The manga did not feature him yet.

The OP also shows Adolf Hitler as the next nemesis. His arm raised in Nazi salute in front of the Nazi Eagle is pretty clear.
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Old 2010-03-12, 20:52   Link #67
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I actually thought it was Mao also but I'm not knowledgeable enough to tell such details. We'll just see next episode then (or be spoiled by manga readers). Anyway I'll probably laugh my arse off again next time :P
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Old 2010-03-12, 20:59   Link #68
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Mao is formidable but Shih Huang Ti is THE 1st Emperor of China. In terms of badassery, he is the man. He fought and buttraped 6 kingdoms when at that time, his nation Chin considered as red neck hicks in ancient time China. He also developed combined arms tactics with great emphasis on crossbowmen which decimated the other armies.

Source for more details





Adolf Hitler



Napoleon Bonaparte



Augustus Caesar , First Emperor of Imperial Rome




Now I am puzzled by this one. He could be either Zhuge Liang, Sun Tzu or Kung Fu Tze or Confucius as he is known in the West. These 3 are intellectual and strategist titans of China.



The former Premier of Japan will go against these historical titans in mahjong. Interesting.

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Old 2010-03-13, 14:59   Link #69
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Now I am puzzled by this one. He could be either Zhuge Liang, Sun Tzu or Kung Fu Tze or Confucius as he is known in the West. These 3 are intellectual and strategist titans of China.

Probably Zhuge Liang, because of the fan which seems to be curved (possibly resembling a feather).
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Old 2010-03-13, 16:54   Link #70
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Probably Zhuge Liang, because of the fan which seems to be curved (possibly resembling a feather).
But the background is a japanese building. Maybe someone legendary in the japanese history to serve at the last boss?
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Old 2010-03-13, 18:36   Link #71
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I don't really understand anything about Mahjong as it's played here.
I actually enjoy not understanding Mahjong as I watch this and other shows (e.g. Saki). It adds to the unpredictability of the show as someone produces a tile that means nothing to me, or shouts out something that means nothing to me, and then they have some intense sound effect. LOL. I just take my cue from the dramatic expressions on the characters' faces.
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Old 2010-03-13, 20:22   Link #72
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But the background is a japanese building. Maybe someone legendary in the japanese history to serve at the last boss?
If it weren't for what appears to be long hair, I'd say it could be Oda Nobunaga. I suppose it could possibly be Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Hrmm, could be Tokugawa Ieyasu as well.
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Old 2010-03-13, 22:06   Link #73
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But the background is a japanese building. Maybe someone legendary in the japanese history to serve at the last boss?
Which building is that in Japan? Care to tell?

If he was a Japanese, there is one famous warrior "taiko" have this pose: Toyotomi Hideyoshi also known as Monkey (hence his protrayal in Sengoku Basara with his pet monkey on his shoulder). He was a sandal bearer peon at first then raised in rank to be opportunistic top successor when Nobunaga was assassinated. He did not awarded the coveted rank of shogun due to his peasant birth but he is given the seat of Prime Minister (or simply taiko) since he has the biggest army after the civil war era. He is the one who tried to conquer Ming China and responsible for horrific Korean campaign which in the end broke his army thanks to a brilliant Korean admiral; Admiral Yi.

Hideyoshi also renowned for his fetish of finer living such tea ceremony and court games beside his military prowess. Some scholars will consider him as very decadent. If I was right, this is the man that Koizumi will face in future mahjong match.
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Old 2010-03-14, 19:15   Link #74
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I haven't see any anti-Japan stuff due to this.

The few comments I've read about the China arc is that they kinda like it.
You know how they are about politics. They'll probably consider the portrayal of Wen Jiabao and Hu Jintao as insulting.
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Old 2010-03-17, 03:06   Link #75
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AHAHAHAHH!

Sorry, it is Mao Tse Tung that Koizumi faced in ep3. I based my beliefs/speculation on the OP montage of the dark shadows of the webcast series. Hence my rather cocky speculation. LOL.

Ah well, a poo poo on my face for me. My apologies.
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Old 2010-03-17, 10:53   Link #76
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AHAHAHAHH!

Sorry, it is Mao Tse Tung that Koizumi faced in ep3. I based my beliefs/speculation on the OP montage of the dark shadows of the webcast series. Hence my rather cocky speculation. LOL.

Ah well, a poo poo on my face for me. My apologies.
But more than likely; they WILL be facing the first emperor eventually. I'm sad that they skipped the Russia Arc.

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Old 2010-03-28, 01:24   Link #77
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Spoiler for manga ch 22 and 23:
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Old 2010-03-30, 08:44   Link #78
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Just a thought but does anyone have a clue what the winding up clockwork key on Mao's neck is a reference to?

On the manga front the American game...many tears were shed ;_;

Also
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MEIN FURHER! <3
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Old 2010-04-05, 03:17   Link #79
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This anime just brought "badass" to a new level. Will there be more episodes besides the Korea/China arc?
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Old 2010-04-05, 11:13   Link #80
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This anime just brought "badass" to a new level. Will there be more episodes besides the Korea/China arc?
For the most part, it looks like that arc's over, but I wouldn't be surprised if they eventually show up again.
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