Legend of Koizumi author Hideki Ohwada (his profile can be read here) talks about gambling manga.
Sure you know there are comics about gambling, such as mah-jong, pachinko, shogi, go, chess, poker… Anything goes. Why are they so popular in Japan? How did this genre start? We asked Hideki Ohwada, author of the hugely popular mah-jong political gag manga Legend of Koizumi, about this and he gave us this short answer:
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