After 27 Years, Manga Akagi Ends Today 

Gambling-themed manga Akagi debuted in the early 1990s. Today, its run is coming to a close.

[Image: Official Site]

Set in the mahjong world, Akagi told the story of a gambling genius who uses unorthodox techniques to keep others on their toes and test his luck.

According to the manga’s official site, Akagi‘s 27-year run is “finally concluding”. Its conclusion was first announced last year.

As IT Media reports, today the cover of Kindai Mahjong, which serialises the manga, reads, “An overwhelming closing tale!” This issue features Akagi’s final serialisation.

The last volume, volume 36, will go on sale this May.

Akagi has spawned an anime as well as a live-action drama and two live-action feature films.