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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 (526d ago)
v.3 c.21-22 by Utopia Scanlations (653d ago)
v.3 c.19-20 by Utopia Scanlations (666d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
35 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (51 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.46 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 19th 2014, 6:32am 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 #855 increased(+332)
Monthly Pos #1772 increased(+266)
3 Month Pos #2638 increased(+157)
6 Month Pos #3056 increased(+60)

List Stats
On 480 reading lists
On 234 wish lists
On 10 completed lists
On 6 unfinished lists
On 83 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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