Saki Achiga-hen: Episode of Side-A

Saki Episode of Side A

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Synonyms: Saki Achiga-hen: Episode of Side-A
Japanese: 咲-Saki-阿知賀編 episode of side-A
English: Saki Episode of Side A
German: Saki Episode of Side A
Spanish: Saki Episode of Side A
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 2012 to Jul 2, 2012
Premiered: Spring 2012
Broadcast: Mondays at 01:05 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Gokumi
Source: Manga
Genre: Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: SchoolSchool, Strategy GameStrategy Game
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.321 (scored by 1501715,017 users)
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Ranked: #23612
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Popularity: #3265
Members: 34,243
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The Achiga Girls' Academy in Nara once defeated regional mahjong powerhouse Bansei High School. It advanced into the national team semifinals but lost to the eventual champion, and the mahjong club was later disbanded.

Six years later, elementary school student Shizuno Takakamo befriends transfer student Nodoka Haramura. The two eventually enter Achiga Girls', but Nodoka transfers out of the school in the second year.

When Shizuno sees Nodoka on television the following year as the national middle school individual mahjong champion, she decides to revive Achiga's mahjong club.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Ishiguro, Kyouhei
Episode Director, Storyboard
Ikehata, Hiroshi
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"MIRACLE RUSH" by StylipS  (eps 2-12)

Ending Theme

1: "MIRACLE RUSH" by StylipS  (eps 1)
2: "SquarePanicSerenade" by Aoi Yuuki, Nao Touyama, Kana Hanazawa, MAKO, and Yumi Uchiyama (eps 2, 5-7, 12)
3: "Futuristic Player" by Miyuki Hashimoto (eps 3-4, 8-11)

Dec 4, 2012
AquaHaze (All reviews)
A couple years ago when I started Saki, I didn't think I would enjoy a series about mahjong because I knew next to nothing about mahjong but Saki sure did change my mind. So when Saki: Achiga-hen was announced I just had to watch it, even though it focused on another set of characters. Although it was not as well done and as memorable as the original, it is still an enjoyable series and very entertaining even if you have no knowledge about the game of mahjong.

Compared to the original season, Achiga-hen is much shorter in length so the pacing of this season is extremely read more
Jun 5, 2013
101swoop101 (All reviews)
The girls in Saki: Achiga-hen were childhood friends of Nodoka. It starts off showing their elementary friendship. In the beginning, it was cute, funny.....but then Nodoka left, and just like how the girls were trying their best to catch up to Nodoka, this anime was trying it's absolute hardest to catch up to the greatness of it's parent story.

For the entire first half of the series, everything felt rushed. You don't see any real majong games, and although you know the girls have grown in talent, you don't actually get to see it happen. It was almost like a summery, rather than it's own show. read more
Oct 20, 2014
nanyatimz (All reviews)
Appreciating side dishes after you have tasted the main cuisine is something I don't find feasible.
That's the case when I started watching Saki - Side A.

It wise to rate the story at the range of 6-7. Doing a side story had the potential to dive into the a whole new dimension and Saki - Side A gave a solid writing to support their cause. Side A chose to do a special adaptation to a group of girls who are directly connected to Haramura Nodoka, a deuteragonist of the Saki series. Much to my surprise is, it is given a 16 episode run which is something read more
Jul 17, 2012
Hectotane (All reviews)
I said "Achiga-hen Side-A Episode is too hardcore for my taste." But I went and watched it anyway since it wouldn't hurt.

It's more of the same: CGDCT ("Cute Girls Doing Cute Things)". The dreaded "moe" animu; and said cute thing is mahjong.

The lot of them have weird powers to help them win. And IMMHO, this BULL$#!7 needs to stop. Else, they need to use their powers on something a bit more fruitful than playing games. (I heard "taking over the world" is pretty popular. :P )

And, as with the lot of CGDCT animu, there are TOO many cute girls herein. I stand by my opinion read more

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