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A Genius who Fell into darkness. The God of the Underworld.
Akagi runs from a game of chicken where he almost died, to a Mahjong parlour where a man loses all his money to the yakuza. Akagi, who is only thirteen, tells the loser that his game needs improvement (although Akagi himself has never played before). Akagi replaces him in the game, and so a legend is born.
When the police come to check on the place to see if the kid that ran from the game of chicken is there the yakuza deny that Akagi was involved. In the end the policeman invites Akagi to a much more organized Mahjong game and from there, the legend of the Genius who Fell into Darkness continues to grow.


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Associated Names
Akagi~Yami ni Oritatta Tensai~
Legend of Mahjong: Akagi
Mahjong Legend Akagi: The Genius Who Descended Into the Darkness
Tohai Densetsu Akagi
Акаги - легенда маджонга
アカギ ~闇に降り立った天才~
闘牌伝説アカギ 闇に舞い降りた天才

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Latest Release(s)
c.306 (end) by FKMTkrazy 5 months ago
c.305 by FKMTkrazy 6 months ago
c.303-304 by FKMTkrazy 6 months ago
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Status in Country of Origin
36 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 13, Chap 109 (Skips Vol 6 Chap 51 to Vol 7 Chap 56)

User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (139 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.81 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 27th 2018, 9:14am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Kindai Mahjong (Takeshobo)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #508 increased(+123)
Monthly Pos #1235 increased(+70)
3 Month Pos #1803 increased(+210)
6 Month Pos #2129 decreased(-531)
Year Pos #1644 increased(+242)

List Stats
On 621 reading lists
On 508 wish lists
On 92 completed lists
On 47 unfinished lists
On 220 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Akagi to End in February 2018 After 27 Years about 1 year ago
How long is the Washizu Arc over 3 years ago
Akagi question. over 6 years ago

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Akagi Is One of My Favorite Manga Characters Ever   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by McCamyTaylor
February 6th, 2011, 3:48pm
While I enjoy Kaiji, I like Akagi more. So what if I don't know squat about Mahjong? Akagi is an uber bad ass, like Alucard, but without fangs. I wish someone would scanlate the rest of the manga.
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You don't need to know nothing   
Rating: 9.6 / 10.0
by kaloo
June 4th, 2009, 8:47pm
Despite knowing nothing about Mahjong at all I have found both Akagi and Ten to be incredible series, though this is better. While the artist's style isn't the standard Manga style it after a while it grows on you. He's got flare and style. It's pretty much kick ass.
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Not bad.   
Rating: N/A
by Slashout
March 10th, 2008, 2:51pm
The manga isn't bad. It really helps if you know Mahjong as the story revolves mostly around "fights" using mahjong.
If you don't know what it is, it might be hard to get into as you'll have lot's of combinaisons name that you don't know anything about, and even if you are explained you'll probably forget them right away...
The art is a bit special and need a bit of "getting used to" but it's not bad, and it goes well with the story.
I would recomend watching the anime wich is fully translated.
And watching Kaiji, wich is a lot similar (same art, setting pretty close) and is a lot better than Akagi in my opinion. As is revolves around stuff less complicated than mahjong.
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