So /a/, I've wondered ever since I've seen the show whether or not Akagi's strategies were just bullshit or not. Any mahjong experts on here that can confirm/deny/explain this? Akagi thread.
Mahjong expert here. It's all bullshit.
Even so, it was a hell of a ride.
I have no fucking clue how to play mahjong and I loved it
Some "strategies" were passable but all of them requires a shit ton amount of luck.
Same. Even watching the show through the 3rd and 4th times I loved every second despite still not understanding the game at all.
Mahjong expert here. It isn't bullshit at all.
That's just the power of Akagi's godly luck...
How can you not understand it after watching the anime three imes? It's not that hard.
Mahjong expert here. It's not bullshit.
Why the hell did I watch 26 episode without understanding jack shit about mahjong?
I definitely have a better rudimentary understanding, but I wouldn't trust myself to ever win a game.
Sometimes I use Akagi's noise tile strategy to discard defensively.
That was a really whimpy screamer
I realize that they just caught up with the source material, but will any animu ever have the balls to throw down an ending like that in 2014?
What about Saki? Half that feels like bullshit too.
It's pure magic.
Joke's on your my headphones are broken!
Even if it's all bullshit it still seems like Fukumoto would have to have a ridiculous understanding of the game to come up with the shit he did.
If you actually played mahjong, you'd be able to answer your own fucking question.
It wasn't even loud anyways. Seriously, that's the most pathetic screamer attempt I've ever seen. The picture wasn't even weird.
Of course, Fukumoto is a tensai for games.
This post is a true fact, but it doesn't even work as a shitpost. Why would OP bother posting if they knew the answer to their question
You mean people who can make 4 melds and 1 pair and have good luck?
Saki is entirely theoretically sound.
If it were JUST bullshit magic powers, then it wouldn't be particularly interesting, but the point of the series is to watch how mahjong games play out when the reader understands that the "occult" aspect of the game is in fact real (whereas, in the real world, it's something that many people believe in or will attribute things to, but without any confirmation on their part that exceptional occurences are anything more than non-obvious statistical outliers)
so in other words, they were gyanburus
Most of his manga are based off things he actually did. Kaiji, Buraiden Gai, and parts of Akagi at least.
>Kaiji, Buraiden Gai
FKMT had a hard life.
At least it wasn't based off Zero's life. That would be crazy.
>How can you not understand it after watching the anime three imes?
Because there are so many exceptions to the typically logical scoring system in other forms of mahjong that you really can't understand riichi mahong without just memorizing a list of winning hands.
Because it's just that good.