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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
81diver
Hachiwan Diver
ハチワンダイバー

Groups Scanlating
Aka to Kuro
Hi wa Mata Noboru
Lazy Ass Scans
Sense-Scans
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Latest Release(s)
v.35 c.366-375 (end) by Hi wa Mata Noboru about 1 month ago
v.34 c.354-365 by Hi wa Mata Noboru about 1 month ago
v.33 c.343-353 by Hi wa Mata Noboru about 1 month ago
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Status in Country of Origin
35 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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User Rating
Average: 7.3 / 10.0 (71 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.08 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 4th 2018, 10:40pm PST


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Recommendations
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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 #462 increased(+157)
Monthly Pos #907 increased(+383)
3 Month Pos #885 increased(+167)
6 Month Pos #1030 increased(+716)
Year Pos #2047 increased(+1122)

List Stats
On 600 reading lists
On 299 wish lists
On 41 completed lists
On 14 unfinished lists
On 127 custom lists

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Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Doomroar
August 5th, 2018, 12:34am
Well, i have to admit i do feel ashamed that i read this whole thing to the end.

It only has shogi to its name, and it you don't know how to play then it has nothing substantial on it.

Everything else is subpar, the art, the jokes, the plot is nonsensical and full of bullshit, the characters are dramatically emotional, but also a bunch of idiots to the point that it gets annoying (something that somehow the author turns into an important plot point).

So if there's nothing really worth the read why would anyone go through the hard work of scanlating it, and then someone else waste their time reading it?

Well the premise is kind of unique, yet pretty damn cliche, this is like the prequel to a manga in which the world becomes a place in which a game can be used to solve everything, except that instead of trading cards, you battle it out with shogi this of course leads to some over the top analogies, as it is tradition with sport manga, and then later on he mixes some nonsense action here and there making crossovers with some of his previous works.

So 81 driver tells the story of how the world became stupidly obsessed with shogi.

Oh and there are big tits too, i love me some chubby bit titi girls, but then again the author's art is not his selling point, matter of fact, the tits he draws are kind of appealing, his characters all end looking like they had a bad silicon boobjob from the early 90's, like a really bad silicon boobjob, i don't think anyone will bust a nut to his art.

I guess the only reason i don't rate it lower, is because i know that somehow i have read worse things, but man do i regret this.
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Don't waste your time!   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by bigmcn
July 21st, 2018, 3:51am
This was flawed in so many ways, it was a cute idea that shouldn't of been more than a very short manga. I read all the way to chapter 162, but decided to stop reading further as everything seemed far too pathetic. I loved Hikaru no Go, best board game anime/manga ever. Same Artist as Death Note. Compared to that, this was crap!

... Last updated on July 21st, 2018, 4:17am
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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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