I guess to address OP, it's not that much of a cocktease when you think about how the last two matches dragged. Awesome as they were, the next matches would have been more of the same, so it was a nice place to end and Old Akagi was awesome if one knows about Ten.>>10222610>>if you learn to play mahjong, you come to realize how fucking impossible and badass the shit Akagi pulled in the anime was. makes what he does a lot more awesome
Not really. The hands in Akagi were remarkably realistic; that's one of the great parts of the series. Akagi's hands are normal hands any player could have drawn (usually) but his incredible skills transforms them into something amazing.
Compared with Tetsuya, which shows unreplicable cheating (like this one guy who can instant memorize the patterns of all bamboo tiles he sees - Fake Akagi wasn't even nearly that good) and the fact that Tetsuya pulls off no less than five Yakuman in all of his matches really makes Akagi's games feel less contrived.