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81 Diver  
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Description
Kentarou's former shogi teacher taught him to (metaphorically) dive into the 81 squares of the shogi board. Thus, his nickname is "81 Diver". 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.

Type
Manga

Related Series
Zanguard (Side Story)

Associated Names
ハチワンダイバー
81diver
Hachi Wan Daiba
Hachi Wan Diver

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.23-24 by Utopia Scanlations (384d ago)
v.3 c.21-22 by Utopia Scanlations (511d ago)
v.3 c.19-20 by Utopia Scanlations (524d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
33 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (43 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.45 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 26th 2014, 7:59pm PST

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Year
2006

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Shuukan Young Jump (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1143 increased(+39)
Monthly Pos #1948 increased(+64)
3 Month Pos #2539 increased(+314)
6 Month Pos #3025 increased(+915)

List Stats
On 442 reading lists
On 227 wish lists
On 5 unfinished lists
On 74 custom lists

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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by HuhWhat
September 20th, 2011, 9:42pm
Shogi's not really a game you can make a manga series around unless the main character has big breasts. Unfortunately, our protagonist is male. Boo.

Art's as atrocious as ever, but that was never the guy's selling point.

I really need to stop sounding so negative in these comments. Hachiwan Diver is a solid manga about warriors dueling it out through shogi. The complicated rules of shogi made for an easy decision on my part to never pick up the game, but my brief stint as a competitive Chess player during the 5th grade allows me partial familiarity with the concept. A majority of the manga deals with amateur "money matches" but delving further into the story reveals that these players hold very little interest in monetary gains.

I, for one, like it.

... Last updated on January 3rd, 2013, 4:16pm
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