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{{Character Infobox|Name (Kanji) = 赤木 (アカギ) しげる|Name (Romaji) = Akagi Shigeru|Age = 13 (Akagi debut), 20 (Washizu arc), 41 (Ten debut), 53 (at time of death)|Gender = Male|Voiced By = Hagiwara Masato|Manga = Chapter 1|Anime = Episode 1|Ten Manga = Chapter 16|Name (Japanese) = 赤木しげる( アカギしげる)|Image = akagi.jpg|Status = Deceased}}
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{{Character Infobox|Name (Kanji) = 赤木 (アカギ) しげる|Name (Romaji) = Akagi Shigeru|Age = <small>13 (debut), 20 (Washizu Arc), 23 (Current Arc), 41 (Ten debut), 53 (at time of death)|Gender = Male|Voiced By = Hagiwara Masato|Manga = Chapter 1|Anime = Episode 1|Ten Manga = Chapter 16|Name (Japanese) = 赤木しげる( アカギしげる)|Image = akagi.jpg|Status = Deceased}}
''Shigeru Akagi (''赤木しげる, ''Akagi Shigeru) ''is introduced as a deceptively adult looking young boy, whose spark of genius transcends age and resides in gambling, especially in the game of mahjong. Throughout the story, Akagi utilizes techniques other gamblers don't dare to, in order to sway his opponents: brazen cheating, extremely risky maneuvers, far fetched bluffs, a blatant disregard for his own life.
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'''Shigeru Akagi''''' '''''(赤木しげる''', ''Akagi Shigeru''''')''''' ''is introduced as a deceptively adult looking young boy, whose spark of genius transcends age and resides in gambling, especially in the game of mahjong. Throughout the story, Shigeru utilizes techniques other gamblers don't dare to, in order to sway his opponents: brazen cheating, extremely risky maneuvers, far fetched bluffs, a blatant disregard for his own life.
   
 
== Appearance ==
 
== Appearance ==
 
[[File:Akagi angle.jpg|left|thumb|220x220px]]
 
[[File:Akagi angle.jpg|left|thumb|220x220px]]
Akagi has white hair and is usually recognizable by his sharp features, particularly that of his nose. The angle of his nose is approximately 32º. He is usually seen wearing a dress shirt and pants, as was typical of that period.
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Shigeru has white hair and is usually recognizable by his sharp features, particularly that of his nose. The angle of his nose is approximately 32º. He is usually seen wearing a dress shirt and pants, as was typical of that period.
   
 
== Personality ==
 
== Personality ==
Akagi in all iterations is a cold, calculating individual who will risk anything and everything if he feels he will win. He cares deeply about his individuality and living life his own way, and will not cave in to others' demands or expectations at all if they go against his own will. He has astounding luck and intuition as well as a high level of intelligence, and his preferred method of victory is to play against what his opponents expect him to do to ensure they see him as unpredictable.
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Shigeru in all iterations is a cold, calculating individual who will risk anything and everything if he feels he will win. He cares deeply about his individuality and living life his own way, and will not cave in to others' demands or expectations at all if they go against his own will. He has astounding luck and intuition as well as a high level of intelligence, and his preferred method of victory is to play against what his opponents expect him to do to ensure they see him as unpredictable.
   
== Akagi at different ages ==
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Despite this, though, he has shown consideration and concern for [[Osamu]] after the latter begins to tag along within the three year timeskip following Shigeru's match with [[Iwao Washizu]]. A few times over the course of chapters three-hundred to the latest chapter, he has repeatedly tried to convince Osamu to turn away and get a normal life as not to get involved, though it can be argued that he did this for the sake of preferring to be alone and trying to make it so.
   
The series is set up with three major time skips, showing Akagi at different points in his life. He is introduced at 13, then again at 19-20, and finally appears in one of FKMT's earlier series, ''Ten'', from ages 44-53.
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== Shigeru at different ages ==
==== 13 years old ====
 
   
In his youth, Akagi is a cocky, cold-hearted brat who does not seem to value his life or the life of others, as long as he can get a genuine thrill from high-stake gambling. Even when he is first introduced, he agrees to play a vicious Mahjong match against a yakuza member right after he escaped the aftermath of life or death chicken race with a street gang. Hailed as a prodigy, Akagi is able to outsmart gamblers far older and experienced than he is and was not only able to cheat, but beat experienced yakuza members only mere hours after learning the basics of Mahjong. Akagi is also highly intelligent, being able to deduce when his opponents purposely bet situations in their favor and turning the situation around to his benefit. Despite being every bit as cunning and calculating as he is later in life, underneath it he is still a kid, albeit a seriously messed up one who enjoys psychologically pushing his opponents to the edge, despite them begging for mercy.
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The series is set up with four major time skips, showing Shigeru at different points in his life. He is introduced at 13, again at 19-20, then at 22-24, and finally appears in one of FKMT's earlier series, ''Ten'', from ages 44-53.
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==== 1959 (13 years old) ====
   
Akagi tends to wander around at night at late hours and even into the morning, indicating he has either lax, overworked, or even neglectful parents. It has also been speculated that Akagi is an orphan as he stated later in life that he has "no family".
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In his youth, Shigeru is a cocky, cold-hearted brat who does not seem to value his life or the life of others, as long as he can get a genuine thrill from high-stake gambling. Even when he is first introduced, he agrees to play a vicious Mahjong match against a yakuza member right after he escaped the aftermath of life or death chicken race with a street gang. Hailed as a prodigy, Shigeru is able to outsmart gamblers far older and experienced than he is and was not only able to cheat, but beat experienced yakuza members only mere hours after learning the basics of Mahjong. Shigeru is also highly intelligent, being able to deduce when his opponents purposely bet situations in their favor and turning the situation around to his benefit. Despite being every bit as cunning and calculating as he is later in life, underneath it he is still a kid, albeit a seriously messed up one who enjoys psychologically pushing his opponents to the edge, despite them begging for mercy.
====19-20 years old====
 
   
In his young adulthood, Akagi is more relaxed than he was in his teens, however still retains his cold personality and lack of value for his life. He is somewhat resigned to life as he works on an assembly line in a toy factory. It is implied that he switches jobs often (probably because he's constantly cheating his senpai out of money and beating them up when they protest.). Though he passes off as a typical civilian, he still retains his sharp wits and is every bit of a genius as he was in his teens, if not smarter. However, he is more level-headed and less cocky as he was when he was younger. Akagi still has an aggressive side as he enjoys beating up street punks and yakuza in the middle of the night for no apparent reason.
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Shigeru tends to wander around at night at late hours and even into the morning, indicating he has either lax, overworked, or even neglectful parents. It has also been speculated that Shigeru is an orphan as he stated later in life that he has "no family".
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====1965 (19-20 years old)====
   
Unlike when he was younger, Akagi has grown to show more genuine respect towards his elders like Nangou and has even shown empathy for his former co-worker Osamu, even getting his money back for him after he was cheated in a game of Mahjong.
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In his young adulthood, Shigeru is more relaxed than he was in his teens, however still retains his cold personality and lack of value for his life. He is somewhat resigned to life as he works on an assembly line in a toy factory. It is implied that he switches jobs often (probably because he's constantly cheating his senpai out of money and beating them up when they protest.). Though he passes off as a typical civilian, he still retains his sharp wits and is every bit of a genius as he was in his teens, if not smarter. However, he is more level-headed and less cocky as he was when he was younger. Shigeru still has an aggressive side as he enjoys beating up street punks and yakuza in the middle of the night for no apparent reason.
   
It is implied that in his 6 year absence from the limelight, he has been building a reputation by continue to participate in high-stake gambles underground. Akagi has also picked up the habit of smoking.
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Unlike when he was younger, Shigeru has grown to show more genuine respect towards his elders like Nangou and has even shown empathy for his former co-worker Osamu, even getting his money back for him after he was cheated in a game of Mahjong.
====44-53 years old====
 
   
By his 40s-50s, Akagi has become even more relaxed and takes life slow. He is now a top boss in the yakuza and has several subordinates and friends who care a great deal about him. He has even been seen playing golf with them in Hawaii. He is also very rich and makes people bring him a tray of fugu in the middle of the night because he's hungry, eats one piece and then tells them to eat the rest.
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It is implied that in his 6 year absence from the limelight, he has been building a reputation by continue to participate in high-stake gambles underground. Shigeru has also picked up the habit of smoking.
   
In his adulthood, Akagi has also become less stern and is seen showing an array of different emotions. He also laments how the younger generation does not seem to know much about the true thrill of gambling.
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==== 1968 (22-24 years old) ====
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Three years after the match with [[Iwao Washizu|Iwao]], he doesn't seem to have changed much, but has travelled plenty over the course of those three years, running into Osamu at some point along the way. Whether or not he got a job or several jobs during this time is not revealed, however from how Osamu speaks of his experiences of being with Shigeru on the road, it is heavily implied that he has been consistently gambling over this time and accumulating money.
   
Later in his 50s, Akagi develops Alzheimers and he starts losing his vision. He ultimately decides life isn't worth living anymore (life is nothing but a game, and if he couldn't play it, there was no point in living,) and states his wish to die while he is still "Akagi Shigeru". Against his subordinates' wishes, he decides to euthanizes himself.
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====Late 1990s, early 2000s (44-53 years old)====
   
After his death, a grave was built in his honor where his many fans have brought him offerings. However, it has also become a tradition to chip pieces of his gravestone for good luck, therefore causing his gravestone to become misshapen. Although this angered his subordinates, they eventually felt happy that it felt like everyone was gambling with Akagi, keeping his legacy alive. Later in the manga, he is actually revealed to be immortal; he then rises from his grave and takes control of the Yakuza after outplaying every other Yakuzan Mid Laner and is soon nicknamed "The Unkillable Demon King Faker."
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By his 40s-50s, Shigeru has become even more relaxed and takes life slow. He is now a top boss in the yakuza and has several subordinates and friends who care a great deal about him. He has even been seen playing golf with them in Hawaii. He is also very rich and makes people bring him a tray of fugu in the middle of the night because he's hungry, eats one piece and then tells them to eat the rest.
   
=== Differences between anime, manga, and live action versions ===
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In his adulthood, Shigeru has also become less stern and is seen showing an array of different emotions. He also laments how the younger generation does not seem to know much about the true thrill of gambling.
   
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Later in his 50s, Shigeru develops Alzheimers and he starts losing his vision. He ultimately decides life isn't worth living anymore (life is nothing but a game, and if he couldn't play it, there was no point in living,) and states his wish to die while he is still "Akagi Shigeru". Against his subordinates' wishes, he decides to euthanizes himself.
   
Manga Akagi actually has the ability to change his expression, and sweats a lot like everyone else in FKMT's comics.
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After his death, a grave was built in his honor where his many fans have brought him offerings. However, it has also become a tradition to chip pieces of his gravestone for good luck, therefore causing his gravestone to become misshapen. Although this angered his subordinates, they eventually felt happy that it felt like everyone was gambling with Shigeru, keeping his legacy alive. Later in the manga, he is actually revealed to be immortal; he then rises from his grave and takes control of the Yakuza after outplaying every other Yakuzan Mid Laner and is soon nicknamed "The Unkillable Demon King Faker."
   
Live action Akagi has black hair.
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=== Differences between anime, manga, and live action versions ===
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* Manga Shigeru actually has the ability to change his expression, and sweats a lot like everyone else in FKMT's comics.
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* Live action Shigeru has black hair.

Revision as of 15:08, August 14, 2018

Shigeru Akagi
Shigeru Akagi
Personal Info
Name (Japanese) 赤木しげる( アカギしげる)
Name (Romaji) Akagi Shigeru
Age 13 (debut), 20 (Washizu Arc), 23 (Current Arc), 41 (Ten debut), 53 (at time of death)
Gender Male
Status Deceased
Media
Voiced By Hagiwara Masato
Debuts

Manga Chapter 1

Ten Manga Chapter 16

Anime Episode 1

Shigeru Akagi (赤木しげる, Akagi Shigeru) is introduced as a deceptively adult looking young boy, whose spark of genius transcends age and resides in gambling, especially in the game of mahjong. Throughout the story, Shigeru utilizes techniques other gamblers don't dare to, in order to sway his opponents: brazen cheating, extremely risky maneuvers, far fetched bluffs, a blatant disregard for his own life.

Appearance

Akagi angle

Shigeru has white hair and is usually recognizable by his sharp features, particularly that of his nose. The angle of his nose is approximately 32º. He is usually seen wearing a dress shirt and pants, as was typical of that period.

Personality

Shigeru in all iterations is a cold, calculating individual who will risk anything and everything if he feels he will win. He cares deeply about his individuality and living life his own way, and will not cave in to others' demands or expectations at all if they go against his own will. He has astounding luck and intuition as well as a high level of intelligence, and his preferred method of victory is to play against what his opponents expect him to do to ensure they see him as unpredictable.

Despite this, though, he has shown consideration and concern for Osamu after the latter begins to tag along within the three year timeskip following Shigeru's match with Iwao Washizu. A few times over the course of chapters three-hundred to the latest chapter, he has repeatedly tried to convince Osamu to turn away and get a normal life as not to get involved, though it can be argued that he did this for the sake of preferring to be alone and trying to make it so.

Shigeru at different ages

The series is set up with four major time skips, showing Shigeru at different points in his life. He is introduced at 13, again at 19-20, then at 22-24, and finally appears in one of FKMT's earlier series, Ten, from ages 44-53.

1959 (13 years old)

In his youth, Shigeru is a cocky, cold-hearted brat who does not seem to value his life or the life of others, as long as he can get a genuine thrill from high-stake gambling. Even when he is first introduced, he agrees to play a vicious Mahjong match against a yakuza member right after he escaped the aftermath of life or death chicken race with a street gang. Hailed as a prodigy, Shigeru is able to outsmart gamblers far older and experienced than he is and was not only able to cheat, but beat experienced yakuza members only mere hours after learning the basics of Mahjong. Shigeru is also highly intelligent, being able to deduce when his opponents purposely bet situations in their favor and turning the situation around to his benefit. Despite being every bit as cunning and calculating as he is later in life, underneath it he is still a kid, albeit a seriously messed up one who enjoys psychologically pushing his opponents to the edge, despite them begging for mercy.

Shigeru tends to wander around at night at late hours and even into the morning, indicating he has either lax, overworked, or even neglectful parents. It has also been speculated that Shigeru is an orphan as he stated later in life that he has "no family".

1965 (19-20 years old)

In his young adulthood, Shigeru is more relaxed than he was in his teens, however still retains his cold personality and lack of value for his life. He is somewhat resigned to life as he works on an assembly line in a toy factory. It is implied that he switches jobs often (probably because he's constantly cheating his senpai out of money and beating them up when they protest.). Though he passes off as a typical civilian, he still retains his sharp wits and is every bit of a genius as he was in his teens, if not smarter. However, he is more level-headed and less cocky as he was when he was younger. Shigeru still has an aggressive side as he enjoys beating up street punks and yakuza in the middle of the night for no apparent reason.

Unlike when he was younger, Shigeru has grown to show more genuine respect towards his elders like Nangou and has even shown empathy for his former co-worker Osamu, even getting his money back for him after he was cheated in a game of Mahjong.

It is implied that in his 6 year absence from the limelight, he has been building a reputation by continue to participate in high-stake gambles underground. Shigeru has also picked up the habit of smoking.

1968 (22-24 years old)

Three years after the match with Iwao, he doesn't seem to have changed much, but has travelled plenty over the course of those three years, running into Osamu at some point along the way. Whether or not he got a job or several jobs during this time is not revealed, however from how Osamu speaks of his experiences of being with Shigeru on the road, it is heavily implied that he has been consistently gambling over this time and accumulating money.

Late 1990s, early 2000s (44-53 years old)

By his 40s-50s, Shigeru has become even more relaxed and takes life slow. He is now a top boss in the yakuza and has several subordinates and friends who care a great deal about him. He has even been seen playing golf with them in Hawaii. He is also very rich and makes people bring him a tray of fugu in the middle of the night because he's hungry, eats one piece and then tells them to eat the rest.

In his adulthood, Shigeru has also become less stern and is seen showing an array of different emotions. He also laments how the younger generation does not seem to know much about the true thrill of gambling.

Later in his 50s, Shigeru develops Alzheimers and he starts losing his vision. He ultimately decides life isn't worth living anymore (life is nothing but a game, and if he couldn't play it, there was no point in living,) and states his wish to die while he is still "Akagi Shigeru". Against his subordinates' wishes, he decides to euthanizes himself.

After his death, a grave was built in his honor where his many fans have brought him offerings. However, it has also become a tradition to chip pieces of his gravestone for good luck, therefore causing his gravestone to become misshapen. Although this angered his subordinates, they eventually felt happy that it felt like everyone was gambling with Shigeru, keeping his legacy alive. Later in the manga, he is actually revealed to be immortal; he then rises from his grave and takes control of the Yakuza after outplaying every other Yakuzan Mid Laner and is soon nicknamed "The Unkillable Demon King Faker."

Differences between anime, manga, and live action versions

  • Manga Shigeru actually has the ability to change his expression, and sweats a lot like everyone else in FKMT's comics.
  • Live action Shigeru has black hair.
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