Good Players Club 7th Grand Champion Cup

Today’s the day; it’s time for Good Player Club’s 7th Grand Champion Cup. We’ve mentioned last year’s iteration in this blog.

Our long-time friend Benjamin Boas is participating as part of the mahjong-loving association Good Player’s Club, home to other famous players like Akagi’s creator Nobuyuki Fukumoto, Obaka Miko’s artist and writer Masayuki Katayama, and other famous figures from not only the mahjong and manga world, but TV and media as well.

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TOHAI Episode 1 (English Subs)

I’ve finally finished subing the first episode of manga-based mahjong live action dorama TOHAI.

Never heard of it? From AnimeNewsNetwork:

Gōki Maeda (Gakko ja Oshierarenai!) will star in the film as K, and Akane (of Girl(s) ACTRY) will play Amina, the illegal foreign girl he is looking after. Hidekazu Ichinose (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!‘s Gokudera) will play K’s rival Dōjima, and Satoshi Ichijō (Kamen Rider Ryuki) will play Seki, the man who introduces K to the underworld of mahjong. Other cast members include Ayu Higashi, Motoki Fukami, Masato Yoshizawa, Gan Iwata, and Yasukaze Motomiya. Yūichi Onuma (Nude, Musubime) is directing the film and writing the script.

The manga follows a high school boy named “K” and his battles in the underworld of mahjong with high stakes and lives on the line. Shinasaka launched the first Tōhai series in Young Champion in 2006, and he then began the currently-running series, Tōhai: Hitobashira-hen, in 2011. The first series has 12 volumes, while the fourth volume of the current series shipped on January 18.

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A silly update post with news…

You might be aware of the leagues and tournaments we’re hosting, as well as what’s going on with mahjong internationally, but I I’m here to bring you the smaller updates that didn’t make the front page! Translated mahjong manga, subtitled mahjong dorama, Houou players, tenhou backgrounds and more.

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English Mahjong Stream

I’m streaming some of my games in Tenhou’s tokujou tables regularly. I won’t really speak much unless people ask specific questions or I’m singing. This is the link so you can follow my twitch channel: http://www.twitch.tv/x_kime/

Let’s see how far we can go! As for streaming schedule, I don’t really have one, I’ll just stream in my free time, which I have quite a bit of. It’s a good idea to follow me so you can receive notifications when I go online. Further information is there in the channel description. See you there!

10 League of Legends videos that can help to make you a better tenhou player

Hi, readers and web-lurking bots copypasting this post into sites other than osamuko.com right now. You may have noticed (or computed) my absence for the last couple of weeks. You know that old wives’ tale, “you should do things other than your main activity to become better at it?” Well, I didn’t know about it either, but hey, it works. A few weeks playing League of Legends and dettaching myself from mahjong allowed me to get a better perspective on certain aspects that I had been considering but never took seriously enough. When you learn something new from scratch, there are a lot of things involved in the learning process that can’t be taught… or can they?

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