After 27 years, the "Akagi" manga will face its ending. Because the manga is very famous, mahjong manga already had an anime version and a Japanese drama. Since the manga is ending, many of its fans are sad that their favorite manga will wrap up but with its 33 volumes released, readers of the manga are no doubt satisfied.

Posters announcing that creator Nobuyuki Fukumoto will end the manga on February 1, 2018, are seen at major train stations in Tokyo. Said posters will be displayed at 15 major stations on the Japan Railway's Yamanote line from February 13 to 19, 2007, Anime News Network reported.

The manga follows the story of Shigeu Akagi, who is known as a master mahjong player. He defeated Yakuza members when he was 13 years old, after seeing only a few moves. Six years later, Akagi returns to the game while carrying a mythical status. But he still impresses his opponents despite the long years of hiatus.

The series started one stormy night when Nango is playing mahjong. If he loses to the Yakuza, he will pay with his life. But a young boy, who is drenched from the rain, came and offered to replace Nango.

Fukumoto illustrated and published "Akagi: Yami ni Oritatta Tensai" back in 1992 in the weekly magazine of Takeshobo's Kindai Mahjong which is a spin-off of another manga titled "Ten." It's 33 volumes were released in 12 million copies worldwide. In 2005, the manga inspired a 26-episode Studio MADHOUSE anime which started streaming on Crunchyroll in 2013. A TV J-drama was also aired on BS SKY PerfectTV! in 2015, Crunchyroll News reported.

The latest volume of "Akagi" manga was published in December 2016. Reprints of the manga are also done featuring new cover designs. Fukumoto is still working on new covers for the first three volumes of the famous gambling manga.