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Apr 15, 2012 11:01 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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The whole team is together now and ready to go off to the regional tournament.

Poor Shizuno getting blisters on her fingers from too much mahjong. Oh well, it's all for the best in the long run I guess.
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Apr 15, 2012 11:21 AM

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That's proof for Shizuno for practice a lot of games.

Too bad we won't see they play until the national.

Anyway why showing off Teru in the end of preview? Rofl :D

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Apr 15, 2012 12:00 PM

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Geeze Shizuno, she practices to the point of injury, hopefully those blisters don't affect her game.

The whole team is assembled so we will see some mahjong epicness soon although we did get a taste of some this episode.


 
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Apr 15, 2012 12:14 PM

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Ako is too visually appealing dammit...calm down Game...

Anyways looks like we will blitz the prefectural games just like in the manga, thats a shame they could REALLY make this into a 24 episode series if they actually showed the full matches in the anime.

Next week
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Apr 15, 2012 12:15 PM

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Looks like Bansei is the equivalent of Ryuumonbuchi from the first Saki.
 
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Apr 15, 2012 12:37 PM

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how dare they tease me with tacos at the end of the last episode and then not show her at all this episode
 
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Apr 15, 2012 12:44 PM

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The team is finally assembled!

Special mention to the ending, especially Kuro's tiles who catch fire when Ako returns a tile from the wall adding 4 more Doras to Kuro ^^, and Arata playing bowling with a tile.
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Arata Arata ARATA ARATA ARATA
...admired someone, stopped playing... oh boy, my heart is exploding!

Now waiting for Chhaya and Taichi.
 
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Apr 15, 2012 1:34 PM
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I can never get tired of Saki no matter whether it's the manga or anime it's just so much fun to read.
And again this is a great group to watch they seem so lively and full of spirit.
Though it seems like they will have some challenges up ahead.

Arata seems like the person who worships people around her and she might be a source of information for the group i wonder what her play style will be.
The sister seems a bit strange having it cold all the time must be hard for her during winter.


Akado is a great coach and i wonder how other teams will respond knowing she is the coach of this team.
I also wonder how she get hired so quickly she might have a teacher licence but the school will also have a teacher shortage to hire someone so fast.
 
Apr 15, 2012 1:50 PM

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Where is my exploding, reality bending mahjong with Evil Eyes, demons and such?! o.O

But that was very nice episode indeed.
I like the team - ok they are not as peculiar as girls from parent series but promising
also the coach is nice - she has a nice goal
and I liked climate of this episode, it was simply "good" :)
 
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Zenithale said:
Special mention to the ending, especially Kuro's tiles who catch fire when Ako returns a tile from the wall adding 4 more Doras to Kuro ^^, and Arata playing bowling with a tile.
Agreed. My son (!?) insisted playing the end credits again cause it was so fun.

Really surprised here. This is yet another instance of me getting curious how they could make an anime on some odd seeming topic and getting interested as a result. Though, not nearly as surprised as finding my son finds it interesting also - on the other hand, I suppose I shouldn't be that surprised, as we're both big into strategy board games.
 
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Cratex said:
Zenithale said:
Special mention to the ending, especially Kuro's tiles who catch fire when Ako returns a tile from the wall adding 4 more Doras to Kuro ^^, and Arata playing bowling with a tile.
Agreed. My son (!?) insisted playing the end credits again cause it was so fun.

Really surprised here. This is yet another instance of me getting curious how they could make an anime on some odd seeming topic and getting interested as a result. Though, not nearly as surprised as finding my son finds it interesting also - on the other hand, I suppose I shouldn't be that surprised, as we're both big into strategy board games.


It's parent series was doing it also (btw if you haven't seen it - it's best to see it first than Side-A as there is some spoiler coming)
plus it was mixing good characters, over the top gameplay and that nice climate - and that mix worked

luckilly I feel some simlar vibes here, so I will enjoy it
 
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It's parent series was doing it also (btw if you haven't seen it - it's best to see it first than Side-A as there is some spoiler coming)
Bother! I've already got way to much on my plate this season's shows and trying to play catch-up on Kimi to Boku.
 
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Looking forward to those fiery matches once more!


 
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The whole team is made at last.

The tournament is up next.
 
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Watching for Teru next week.

That is all.


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Watching for Teru next week.

That is all.


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Apr 15, 2012 5:55 PM

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Gotta like to see kids think they are the best in the world while they wouldn't even make the selection for Saki's fodder half asleep morning training.

I don't know but I feel that the cast of this season is too normal and is very lacking in something I have a hard time describing. Teru will probably show them how real magic mahjong is played.

I'll probably rewatch the first season sometime soon for good old time's sake.
 
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Maddo_scientisto said:

I don't know but I feel that the cast of this season is too normal and is very lacking in something I have a hard time describing.


Lesbian power?
Magical mahjong hax?

Either way what they lack in strength they make up in effort! (not that it will help them against Teru)
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Maddo_scientisto said:

I don't know but I feel that the cast of this season is too normal and is very lacking in something I have a hard time describing.


Lesbian power?
Magical mahjong hax?

Either way what they lack in strength they make up in effort! (not that it will help them against Teru)


Not really. (Between that long straight hair girl got a pretty much hax ability herself too)
The design of the character, their unity, their personality, etc.
These character feel pretty flat next to Saki's group, they pretty much look like a fodder school that lose in the first few rounds. Even the rivals schools in Saki were more interesting and had much varied design..
Even Nodoka (who was the seemingly normal girl in Saki) in ep 1 had an aura that these new girl don't have.

I still like this season, the character aren't that bad in itself... I just think that they do not hold a candle to Saki's cast.
 
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Ako will show them all that she is awesome!. That one girl at the end has such an inflated ego, it will be her downfall.

Glad the team is all together now. Cant wait to see the action at the prelim's.
 
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I just cant keep laughing at how serious they take mahjong though i get totally serious when they start with the competitions haha .

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I want to see saki~~
 
Apr 15, 2012 10:53 PM

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Looks like Bansei is the equivalent of Ryuumonbuchi from the first Saki.

More like Kazekoshi IMO, prefecture's powerhouse.
 
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I just cant keep laughing at how serious they take mahjong though i get totally serious when they start with the competitions haha .
^ one of the reasons i enjoy it so much plus the overtop drawings with lighting effects etc,nice to see the gang together finally.
 
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Next week

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Cratex said:
Dalek-baka said:
It's parent series was doing it also (btw if you haven't seen it - it's best to see it first than Side-A as there is some spoiler coming)
Bother! I've already got way to much on my plate this season's shows and trying to play catch-up on Kimi to Boku.


Dude, drop everything and go watch Saki! Or at least watch Saki first and then Saki: Achiga-hen...


Ako is definitely going to be my favorite from Achiga! I like Kuro and Arata as well, but Ako <3
 
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i don't know why nobody is noticing this
there is a script/line error?

around 18min shizuno said
"bansei only lost once in the preliminary prefecture 40 years ago as far as i know"

then hatsuse saw akado she said
"that the star player who beat bansei 10 years ago"

so am i misunderstanding something here?
 
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i don't know why nobody is noticing this
there is a script/line error?

around 18min shizuno said
"bansei only lost once in the preliminary prefecture 40 years ago as far as i know"

then hatsuse saw akado she said
"that the star player who beat bansei 10 years ago"

so am i misunderstanding something here?

What Shizuno is saying is that in the 40 years that Bansei's mahjong team has been in existence, it has only lost the Nara prefecture tournament once. That one time is 10 years ago.
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That ending, yep, Saki is definitely back.
Arata is lot cuter than I remember her from the first manga chapters, loving it.
On to the tournament!
 
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KaitoDash said:
Elite60 said:
Looks like Bansei is the equivalent of Ryuumonbuchi from the first Saki.

More like Kazekoshi IMO, prefecture's powerhouse.

Nah, he got it right. Ryuumonbuchi in Saki is the prefecture's champion. It used to be Kazekoshi but they got dethroned a year before Saki.

But in terms of play. Bansei isn't, not even close. Both Ryuumonbuchi and Kazekoshi will blow them out of the water. They are lucky they are not playing in the same prefecture.
 
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-Quasar said:
KaitoDash said:
Elite60 said:
Looks like Bansei is the equivalent of Ryuumonbuchi from the first Saki.

More like Kazekoshi IMO, prefecture's powerhouse.

Nah, he got it right. Ryuumonbuchi in Saki is the prefecture's champion. It used to be Kazekoshi but they got dethroned a year before Saki.

But in terms of play. Bansei isn't, not even close. Both Ryuumonbuchi and Kazekoshi will blow them out of the water. They are lucky they are not playing in the same prefecture.

I meant in more of history and structure sense. Bansei and Kazekoshi has been dominating their own prefectures for decades before Kazekoshi got beaten by Ryuumonbuchi. Bansei also once got beaten by Achiga too. And in terms of team structure, Bansei and Kazekoshi are very much alike. They have many B-grade players as regulars supported by a large bench, while Ryuumonbuchi just have 5 A-grade-or-above players that can win.

But sure, I can't imagine Bansei put any fight against Kazekoshi let alone Ryuumonbuchi. Nara is just weak.
 
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Next week

Also next week

And also...
I think...
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I hope so. But if it really is just 12 episodes long then chances are we won't be getting much if any of that.

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Apr 16, 2012 11:27 AM

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AAAAAH BOY OH BOY AM I EXCITED!!!

And there we sure have another interesting bunch of cute girls.

The next episodes will be glorious!

 
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NEEDS MORE MAHJONG!

At this pace, with only eleven ten episodes left, this is going nowhere O_o
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grandy_UiD said:
NEEDS MORE MAHJONG!

At this pace, with only eleven episodes left, this is going nowhere O_o

If it follows the manga closely, maybe we won't see much mahjong at all. A bit more like the first part of the Saki anime.
 
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Rant: While the OP is great (With catchy song and all...)
I can't find myself warming to the ED's song... Netsuretsu Kangei Wonderland (Saki's 1st ED is way better... :/)

I'm fine with the animation, though, but the song... =,= Maybe I just need more time?

Either way, Teru made her appearance next ep!
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grandy_UiD said:
NEEDS MORE MAHJONG!

At this pace, with only eleven episodes left, this is going nowhere O_o

If it follows the manga closely, maybe we won't see much mahjong at all. A bit more like the first part of the Saki anime.
actully if it follow the manga there will be majong in the first part since we get close to the old character apreance
 
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elior1 said:
NeverSleep said:
grandy_UiD said:
NEEDS MORE MAHJONG!

At this pace, with only eleven episodes left, this is going nowhere O_o

If it follows the manga closely, maybe we won't see much mahjong at all. A bit more like the first part of the Saki anime.
actully if it follow the manga there will be majong in the first part since we get close to the old character apreance


Well, at least we'll be shown more mahjong hands during nationals... Just need to be more patient. :O
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enjoyable ep.
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I think I still like the old Saki cast. This new group is quite boring honestly. I can barely watch it through.
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well i like the anime in general, but (at least now) can even compare it to the original, i feel i would have already dropped the anime if it wasn´t for the original...
at least we are going to see saki next =)
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I love how Shizuno doesn't look like she aged at all from elementary to high school, while Ako went from looking younger and cuter than Shizuno to looking older and more mature looking than Shizuno.

Why does Shizuno look like she's not wearing pants? -__________-
 
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I need yuri moments. -v-
 
Apr 17, 2012 12:25 AM

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I can't get used to the high pitch voices for most of them, feel like some sunday cartoon for kids :( oh well, need to see mahjong now for the next ep! :DD
 
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Why does Shizuno look like she's not wearing pants? -__________-


Because she isn't?
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Diving right into the tournament, I like that.
 
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I need yuri moments. -v-


Next week we'll see Ryuuka and Toki goodness.. :3
Well, I ship 'em. XD
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This is moving pretty quick. o_o
 
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