81diver Japanese

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  • 81 Diver
  • Hachi Wan Daiba
  • Hachi Wan Diver
  • ハチワンダイバー
Author: Shibata Yokusaru
Artist: Shibata Yokusaru
Demographic: Seinen
Genres: Comedy Drama Ecchi Romance Sports
Rating: 8.47 15
Pub. status: Completed
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Description: Kentarou's former shogi teacher taught him to (metaphorically) dive into the 81 squares of the shogi board. Thus, his nickname is "81 Diver". He has failed to enter the professional league of shogi competition. However, he continues to play the game for a living by gambling at amateur shogi clubs.
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Fri 10 days ago
Can anyone help me a bit? I've been trying to find a specific chapter for a while, with no luck. Rather than actually reading the whole manga again, maybe one of you could help me. Anyone remember at which chapter did Young Tanio appear, and there's explanation of his goal to evolve humanity with Shogi or something in that line?
Minkulus 17 days ago
I think one of my favorite parts of this manga is how it approaches sexuality. From how Chidori is very frank about her age ("you wanna see my tits?! my saggy old woman tits?!") to how the two characters we've seen so far that are gay (or at least, who are men that are in love with men) aren't treated as a joke at all, I think that's really nice. It's a good change from how that kind of thing is usually shown in Japanese media. Surprisingly tender. Thanks as always for the scans.
Fri 25 days ago
Same here. This manga is basically the Samurai Flamenco of sport manga. At first it's a somewhat-realistic shogi manga with juuust the slightest feel of strange smell of shenanigans. There's underground shogi, there's shogi in maid costume. then 20 volume later BAM, here we are with taking over the world and evolving humanity to next level with shogi. You feel like a boiled frog. The temperature change so slightly that you didn't even notice you're already in boiling water at the end.
Minkulus 25 days ago
no idea if you guys read the comments here but thank you so, so, so much for your continued work in translating this series. every time i think it can't get crazier, it does. quickly becoming one of my all-time favorites even though i don't know anything about shogi.