I know nothing about mahjong, so I was pretty much just chirping "Richi!" along with Youmu like a confused cheerleader.
With that being said, this still seems like it'll be a fascinating, hilarious sports manga. The comedic moments were on point, and Youmu 'Brain Empty No Thoughts' Konpaku is a pretty good protagonist for this type of setup. I'm still mildly disappointed that each chapter won't end with her losing her temper and cleaving the whole freaking board in half, though.
PS: Thanks, DB Scans. I shrivel up if I don't get a certain amount of Touhou per week, so you're a blessing.
This is reminding me of the Mahjong scene in Crazy Rich Asians. I looked up the explanation/symbolism but still felt like I was missing a big part. Same here even with all the AN but I love watching them play and the art is very cute (as expected from a Touhou work).
Rinnosuke will be the final boss, and his special ability is: to actually know how to play this game! (I know, or rather believe, that they do play correctly, but he actually knows how to play without any abilities.)
Another adorable chapter! I like how Mahjong has kinda replaced danmaku battles here. It opens up so many possibilities!
Taoism vs Buddhism dispute: Mahjong.
Remilia nagging at Patchouli to get out of her old dusty library once in a while: Mahjong.
Eirin having enough of Kaguya’s NEET tendencies: Mahjong. Yukari peeping in on Reimu taking a bath, Reimu throwing a Mahjong set in her face.
Thanks scanlators for the many TNs and making it easier for me to follow what the heck is going on.