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Old 2006-06-16, 21:54   Link #101
Yttrasil
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Yeah I must agree, this show is awesome. As a pokerplayer i find this game extremely fascinating. Am currently living in Japan so I took the opportunity to learn real Japanese mahjong it's great fun and almost feels as smooth and cool as the anime.

The anime just gets so much better when you understand the purpose and how it all works. Maybe I should try give a short but nice try to translate the basics for a few lines you won't understand the scoring which is the hard part. There are guides but they feel so massive and doesn't that easily explain the awesomeness =)

Also for the notice in Japan usually the ones who play mahjong are university students while they are not studying or doing something else.

So I must say i don't dislike the mahjong parts of this anime at all it's what makes it great.
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Old 2006-06-17, 00:11   Link #102
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I definitely loved how Akagi defended Urabe (?), the weak. He's like the heroic antihero. xD
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Old 2006-06-17, 00:34   Link #103
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I'm completely cluecless about this game, yet i still find this show really entertaining.
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Old 2006-06-17, 01:11   Link #104
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You're not alone.
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Old 2006-06-17, 07:14   Link #105
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Originally Posted by physics223
I definitely loved how Akagi defended Urabe (?), the weak. He's like the heroic antihero. xD
You're talking about Osamu,right?
Urabe appears in episode 10,which I hope will be out soon..episode09 was fast.
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Old 2006-06-17, 07:21   Link #106
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ZOMG. I know you know more about Akagi that I probably ever will, so I think it's Osamu. And yes, thanks for the quick and yet good subbing of Triad.
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Old 2006-06-17, 20:53   Link #107
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Great anime, altho as most people here i dont know squat about mahjong

Oh, and about art style - it's really refreshing that this show doesnt have that stupid generic anime look (gundam seed anyone?)
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Old 2006-06-17, 21:28   Link #108
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Thick lines are used to convey a darker tone and darker people. The gambit was pretty successful; the atmosphere really coincides with the drawing or animation style.
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Old 2006-06-19, 05:31   Link #109
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Omfg it just doesn't get any better than this, two episodes in a go and like 4 episodes in 2 weeks or something that just beats everything!

Although i yet have to see them but i'm pretty sure they will be awesome like always. I'm off!
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Old 2006-06-19, 07:02   Link #110
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After watching ep 10 and 11 i just wanted to say WOW !!!!

Man.. this show isn't good for my heart
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Old 2006-06-19, 08:52   Link #111
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I can't help but download the whole of them ... it's just so cool ...
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Old 2006-06-19, 16:06   Link #112
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Akagi is too badass. He's up there with Ginko as "most awesome protagonist ever". Anyways, Akagi is a blast to watch, although Japanese style mahjong is a bit different from Taiwanese style (13 tile ron instead of a 16 tile ron, along with a public hole instead of individual ones makes it very different), but I enjoy it nevertheless.
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Old 2006-06-20, 04:14   Link #113
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Thanks for quickly subbing our Akagi, Triad! There's also TWO releases! YAY!
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Old 2006-06-20, 20:53   Link #114
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You know...

I didn't mention this before, but the characters are seriously really ugly. However, after getting used to the designs a bit, I'm beginning to see them as stylish instead.

Though, they're still ugly. ^_^

...

Episodes 10 and 11 were great. I love how Akagi totally breaks his opponents' souls after each match. He goes totally overboard every time. I know this has been said already, but I never thought non-stop mahjong could be so entertaining. It's a good thing that the show as a whole is only 26 episodes, though, because I can see this losing its charm if it's extended too far.
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Old 2006-06-21, 02:25   Link #115
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really ? I never once thought the characters were ugly ;_;
Obviously it's because I was a huge Fukumoto(the manga-ka for Akagi) fangirl from the start.
fyi,there are all those doujin stuff flying around as well..(the link is the official website for the Fukumoto only doujin event..and yes,that's Akagi.)..but I like the way they originally look the best

but in a way,the first time I tried to read Fukumoto's comics I avoided them cuz the drawings were so...unique. So I understand people not getting used to the drawings.But the show's still cool,right?

speaking about episode 10,
Spoiler for episode 10:
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Old 2006-06-21, 03:48   Link #116
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I like thick lines and weird drawings. They're not ugly, they're artfully unique.
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Old 2006-06-21, 03:53   Link #117
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After the first couple of eps you don't even notice the different style. If anything i've grown to love it as it fits the series so well.

This would have to be my favourite series so far this year. Seeing the release of a nice new episode always makes my day.
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Old 2006-06-21, 04:03   Link #118
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Akagi is simply badass. The style, I agree, fits the mood of the story extremely well.
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Old 2006-06-21, 11:38   Link #119
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Oh, don't get me wrong, I absolutely love the art style. It's incredibly unique and fitting for this series. I find it ugly... in an awesome way (if that makes any sense at all).
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Old 2006-06-21, 12:05   Link #120
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I totally understand.
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