Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji
Six months after the fight to the death with The Bog, Kaiji escapes from the underground and pays off his debts. Sakazaki gets fed up with Kaiji and tries to get rid of him by giving him 3 million yen as compensation. At that time, Kaiji is reunited with Miyoshi and Maeda, who were his friends in the underground, and they come up with a plan to swindle a large sum of money from Muraoka, the president of the underground casino where they work. Kaiji takes 3 million yen from Sakazaki, promising to pay it back, and plays a variant of mahjong called "17 Steps" invented by Muraoka.
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Tobaku Haouden Zero: Gyanki-hen
This is part 2 of Gambling Emperor Legend Zero, picking up a few years after the cliffhanger ending of part 1.
Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji
After moving to Tokyo, Itou Kaiji is living a life of self-indulgence when one day he is forced by Endou, a financier, to pay off a debt he once co-signed. At Endou's invitation, Kaiji boards the gambling ship "Espoir," which offers debtors the chance to pay off their debts in full. The game is "Restricted Rock-Paper-Scissors" using 12 cards. If he wins, his debts are wiped out, but if he loses, his life is forfeit...
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Tenma is a Middle Schooler who loves playing Mahjong. He doesn't know exactly why, but the freedom it brings him fills his chest with pride. One day, his friends run into some trouble with University Students from Kantou, and it's up to Tenma to save the day! Also has 1 Volume (Collector's Edition) called "Tetsu to Tenma" (Including "Atsuize! Tenma" and "Burai na kaze Tetsu" in a single volume).
Saikyou Densetsu Kurosawa
44 years old and still single, construction worker Kurosawa wants nothing more than a little respect from his co-workers— some popularity wouldn't hurt either. Unfortunately Kurosawa's lack of social aptitude causes any attempts he makes to that effect to fail miserably time and again. One day, his already bad luck takes a sudden turn for the worse…
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Akagi - Yami ni Oritatta Tensai
The year is 1958, in the midst of a period of rapid economic growth. One rainy night at a mahjong parlor, Nangou, who was challenging the yakuza to a life-threatening game, was gradually being pushed into a corner. Suddenly, a soaking wet boy walks into the parlor. Nangou senses something extraordinary in him, and asks the boy, who has never even held a mahjong tile before, to play in his place. This is when the legend began. The boy's name was Akagi Shigeru, later known as the "Man of the Divine Realm."
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Tobaku Haouden Zero
Ukai Zero saves three troubled teens from a Suicide Website, and together they choose to work as modern-day 'Robin Hoods' of society. However, Rei's friends are caught by an underworld gang whose heist the group had foiled. In order to rescue them, Rei is forced to enter a gambling competition hosted by a rich, rotten old man who is looking for a talented gambler to be his rep player in an upcoming gambling tournament for millionaires from all over the world. The reward money? ONE TRILLION YEN.
Gin to Kin
Morita Tetsuo, who has run out of money at a horse race, is approached by Hirai Ginji and offered a job with a daily wage of 100,000 yen. The next day, Morita carries ten boxes of oranges and is told by Hirai that the boxes contain one billion yen obtained from a fraudulent loan... This is a gambling story that depicts the exploits of men in the underworld who use their intellect and psychological warfare to amass huge fortunes.
Katagiri Yuuji is a divorced, single, lazy gambling addict whose only real activity is playing Pachinko. He does it well enough to get by, but his life is more or less empty… until a young girl named Miura Satomi appears, who is a big fan of his. A classic story by Fukumoto about Pachinko, attraction, and the thrill of gambling.
Ten - The Nice Guy on the Path of Tenhou
Ten is a friendly guy who happens to be good at Mahjong. Or, more appropriately, good at cheating at Mahjong. If someone is betting on a Mahjong game and ends up in a pinch, they call Ten to win for them. He always does, and because he understands how frustrating it is, always has the courtesy to give the people he cheats against a chance to beat him up. With his friends Hiroyuki, Ken, Akagi, and others, he eventually decides to take on something much bigger than cheating in small gambles.
Tobaku Hakairoku Kaiji
After Kaiji's showdown with Chairman Hyoudo at Starside Hotel, Kaiji is forced into labor at an underground mine. With meager wages each day, he will work for decades unless he doesn't do something. Now Kaiji must wager his earnings in underground Chinchirorin gambles for a ticket to the rest of the world. But even if he surfaces, he only has one chance to pay back his enormous debt, and that is by challenging the "unbeatable" Pachinko machine, The Bog.
In this suspense action story, junior high school student Kudou Gai is framed for the murder of an elderly wealthy man Hirata Ryuuhou, and fights to prove his innocence and escape from the horrific rehabilitation facility called the Human Academy.
Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji: Kazuya-Hen
Kaiji wins the anomalous two-player mahjong game "17 Steps" against the villainous president Muraoka, and gains a huge sum of 480 million yen! While the aftermath of that game is still fresh on everyone's minds, Kazuya, the son of Hyoudou Kazutaka, the chairman of the Teiai Group, offers him another game!
Watanabe Yuuichi, also known as Pen-chan, loves mahjong. It's just too bad that he's not very good at it. Follow Pen-chan's wins and losses (mostly losses) in a series of short tales about his friends, family, co-workers, and local yakuza until the final conclusion where Pen-chan makes the biggest gamble of his life…
Fukumoto Nobuyuki's Oneshot Collections
Three volumes of oneshots by the famous gambling author Fukumoto Nobuyuki. Volume 1: Ano Hito no Trumpet (That Man's Trumpet) Akahana Oyaji no Oyaji Kazumi to Genkotsu Masami Sensei, Ogenki Desu ka! Chiba-ken no Sora Enma-sensei Ano Hito no Trumpet Volume 2: Hoshi Furu Yoru ni (The Night the Stars Fall) Hoshi Furu Yoru ni: No matter how much time passes, and no matter who they are, the love one has for their parents does not change. A heartbreaking tragedy about the memories a son has of his late father. Summer Christmas Gin to Gon Jinan no Blues 5-8. Gamera 35 Volume 3: Mae he…!! (Forward…!!) Ashita e no Tee Shot Bunker Shot Kuro Mamushi Tackle Daishou Warawazu Onihei Utteyo Chuu-chan! (Yakan Chuugaku Hen) Mugi - Icchokusen
Ikenai Kacchan Love Story
Winner of the Outstanding New Author award in the 7th Chiba Tetsuya Awards and Fukumoto Nobuyuki's very first award is about a rowdy, alcoholic high schooler who finds love in a childhood friend.
Shin Kurosawa - Saikyou Densetsu
The man of legend has come back to life! Kurosawa, who led the homeless army in a fierce battle against a group of delinquents in The Legend of A Strongest Man Kurosawa, was thought to have gone to his eternal rest. After spending eight whole years in a hospital bed, he makes a miraculous comeback in 2013! The fabled man returns to the present life to create a new legend... in spite of the fact that the present life is not quite so great.
Do You Know the Real Dangers of Those So-Called
Commissioned as part of a 2014 government anti-drug program. Specifically, on synthetic marijuana.
Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji: One Poker-Hen
After adding Chang and Mario, whose lives he saved in the Salvation Game, to his team, Kaiji arrives at the Teiai warehouse to face off with Kazuya, the son of Teiai Group Chairman Hyoudou. Kazuya begins to explain "One Poker," a gambling game where players play a single card on a machine called "Mother Sophie." Kaiji is stunned by Kazuya's proposal of "one bet of 200 million = one life." The ultimate death match, a gambling game that goes beyond the norm, is about to begin!
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Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji: 24-Oku Dasshutsu-Hen
Kaiji wins a one-on-one game of One Poker against Kazuya, the son of Hyoudou Kazutaka, the chairman of the Teiai Group, and comes away with a huge sum of money worth 2.4 billion. Will he be able to escape from Teiai's pursuers and take the 2.4 billion for himself? Together with Chang and Mario, Kaiji and his friends are on an unprecedented escape!
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This is the story of what would have happened to Kaiji had he not taken Endou up on his deal to go to the Espoir.
Yoroshiku! Junjou Daishou
The very first work ever published by renowned Gambling Mangaka Fukumoto Nobuyuki, written in 1980 when he was using the pseudonym "Fukumoto Tobi". This is the story of Mr. Adachi, an unconventional homeroom teacher, and his tribulations after meeting his new student teacher, Miss Shirayuri Asuka. (Note: Because nobody knew who he would become at the time, the only available scans on the internet are extremely poor and jaded. We have reconstructed it to the best of our ability, but short of redrawing every single line there is no way to perfectly revitalize it.)
Yamima no Mamiya
It has been 20 years since the legendary mahjong player, Akagi, left this world. In this new era known as "Reiwa," a mahjong player who solves disputes with mahjong gambles has appeared, only known as "Yami-Mahjong Fighter Mamiya!"
Ginyanma: Janki-tachi no Densetsu
A collection of short mahjong-centric stories by Fukumoto Nobuyuki.
Shinjitsu no Otoko: Taian Kichinichi Shintarou
In a systematized society where self-interest and public facades run rampant, one man stands against it all. This is a human drama about Shintarou, a man who strives to live an honest and simple "truth."
Harukaze ni Youkoso
A heartwarming human drama about a high school boy who lives with his sisters at a small guesthouse in Izu called "Harukaze" and interacts with people who visit the guesthouse for various reasons through mahjong and casual conversation.
Nakameguroku Tonegawa Job Hunting Interview!
A Crossover of Ah My Job-Hunting Goddess and Chuukan Kanriroku Tonegawa that was published in Weekly Young Magazine 2019 issue 44 and can be found in volume 1 of Ah My Job-Hunting Goddess.
Takeda, who lost his wife several years ago and discovered that his own body was suffering from cancer, was despairing of his life. On the verge of committing suicide, he receives a phone call from the police. It was about his daughter Sawako, who had gone missing 14 years ago, and was found dead. With the statute of limitations fast approaching and the police having given up on this case, Takeda decides to put his remaining life on the line and find the culprit.
Washizu -Enma no Touhai-
A spin-off of Akagi that depicts the charismatic exploits of Washizu Iwao, Akagi Shigeru's ultimate enemy, in his younger days. In 1948, under the American occupation of Japan, Washizu is undefeated in high-rate mahjong games against American commissioned officers. Eventually, they hire a cheater as a rep player, who has a grudge against the Special Higher Police, to play in their place to counter Washizu, who has a terrifying brain and used to belong to the Special Higher Police...
Asai and Ishikura are old friends and fellow mountaineering enthusiasts who find themselves in an unfortunate situation when Ishikura injures his leg while on a mountain-climbing trip. They soon take refuge within a log cabin to await rescue from the heavy snowstorm that has stranded them. But Asai's greatest worry is not the forces of Nature that are raging around them, but the dark secret Ishikura revealed to him while gripped by fear of death – and which has now made each man a liability to the other's continued survival…
Hero: Akagi no Ishi wo Tsugu Otoko
The sequel to Ten - The Nice Guy on the Path of Tenhou. Set in 2002, 3 years after the fated events in Ten.
Chuukan Kanriroku Tonegawa
A humorous chronicle of the daily meeting-room problems of Tonegawa Yukio, who works as a middle manager for the whims of the evil, unreasonable business magnate Hyoudou Kazutaka.
Fukumoto All Stars
Saitsuyo Densetsu Nakane
24 years old and still single, bank worker Nakane wants nothing more than a little respect from his co-workers— some popularity wouldn't hurt either. Unfortunately, Nakane's lack of social media aptitude causes any attempts he makes to that effect to fail miserably time and again. One day, his already bad luck takes a sudden turn for the worse…
Ichinichi Gaishutsuroku Hanchou
Ootsuki, the foreman of the underground debt-slave labor camp, is finally using his one-day vacation above ground. The blacksuits of the Teiai Corporation follow him to make sure he doesn't escape, but are constantly baffled by the completely mundane ways he decides to use his time.
Washizu - Tenka Sousei Touhairoku
The second installment of the Washizu series about Washizu Iwao, Akagi Shigeru's strongest rival. A few years after Enma no Touhai, Washizu has grown Kyousei into one of Japan's leading companies and declares at a party of political and business leaders that it is him who will control the country in the future. Naturally, those who don't take kindly to Washizu's attitude regard him as a political enemy, and begin their move to crush him behind the scenes…
Joukyou Seikatsuroku Ichijou
Ichijou Seiya is a young prodigy who is the manager of the Teiai underground casino and the creator of the diabolical pachinko machine "The Bog." Before his fight to the death with his nemesis, Itou Kaiji, he had a youthful period when he was still smoldering and unable to make anything of himself. The story is set in Ooyama, Itabashi, Tokyo, a "bog" that has swallowed up the dreams, hopes, and despairs of young people, and is about the ambitions and difficulties of freelancer Ichijou and his younger colleague Murakami who move into the capital and live in a tiny apartment.