Ive heard it was still ongoing though i dont know for a fact since it was just a comment i read on a board somewhere. Would like to know to for a fact, how on earth can a mahjong game go for so long lol xD
I was going to read the manga to pick up where the anime ended but after I heard that the Washizu Arc is still going on, I'm not even going to touch it. I mean, a game spanning over 18 volumes, it's just completely ridiculous. I thought Bleach was bad about dragging out stuff, but Akagi makes Bleach look like the kiddie league when it comes to dragging something out.
The Japanese are really bad about dragging out popular fiction in order to get ever cent they can out of it. They even broke Steve Jobs autobiography down into volumes in order to make an extra buck.