Saki Zenkoku-hen

Saki: The Nationals

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English: Saki: The Nationals
Japanese: 咲-Saki-全国編


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 2014 to Apr 7, 2014
Premiered: Winter 2014
Broadcast: Mondays at 01:35 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Gokumi
Source: Manga
Genres: GameGame, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.421 (scored by 1318013,180 users)
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Ranked: #18492
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Popularity: #3098
Members: 29,891
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Saki Miyanaga, along with the rest of Kiyosumi High School's mahjong team, proceeds to the national level of the Interhigh Mahjong Championship. However, reaching the top will prove difficult as she faces opponents on par with and, quite possibly, exceeding her skills. Even so, she refuses to back down, vowing to stop at nothing to fulfill her goal: to see her sister face-to-face once more.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Iwata, Kazuya
Episode Director
Urahata, Tatsuhiko
Script, Series Composition


Opening Theme

"New SPARKS!" by Miyuki Hashimoto (eps 2, 4-11, 13)

Ending Theme

#1: "New SPARKS" by Miyuki Hashimoto (ep 1)
#2: "TRUE GATE" by Miyuki Hashimoto (eps 2, 7, 9, 11)
#3: "Kono Te ga Kiseki wo Eranderu Miyamori Joshi Koukou ver. (この手が奇跡を選んでる 宮守女子高校 ver.)" by Juri Nagatsuma, Mariko Mizuno, Moe Toyota, Rina Satou, Maaya Uchida (eps 3, 8)
#4: "Kono Te ga Kiseki wo Eranderu Eisui Joshi Koukou ver. (この手が奇跡を選んでる 永水女子高校 ver.)" by Saori Hayami, Chinatsu Akasaki, Kaori Mizuhashi, Ayumi Tsuji, Sayaka Oohara (eps 4, 6, 10, 12)
#5: "Kono Te ga Kiseki wo Eranderu Himematsu Koukou ver. (この手が奇跡を選んでる 姫松高校 ver.)" by Arisa Date, Haruka Yoshimura, Satsumi Matsuda, Mariko Nakatsu, Minako Kotobuki (ep 5)
#6: "Glossy:MMM" by Miyuki Hashimoto (ep 13)

Apr 8, 2014
Stark700 (All reviews)
Saki Nationals – continuing from the prequel known as ‘Saki’ highlights the national arc of competitors as they fight with pride. But to trace back a bit, you might be asking yourself the question: why should I continue to watch Saki? After all, it’s about mahjong, a Chinese game involving four people sitting in a chair moving little board pieces. But to see through this setup is easy once you get into the show as Japan has transformed the mahjong into an art. A beautiful art that requires innovative minds, guts, and skill to surpass the limits of yourself.

Basing off the manga of the same read more
Oct 17, 2014
nanyatimz (All reviews)
Hmm, I am particularly vexed at what I saw at Saki: Nationals. However, I'd be best to practice prudence and avoid spilling some spoilers. As usual, I'll start in my usual review format.

Story is somewhat mouthwatering. It's the nationals, folks! As a direct sequel to the 2009 prequel. There's a lot of directive-ness and I was so glad that even after a long wait, a seemingly closure is somewhat reasonable to expect. Though, that is with regards to the adaptation reference. I am not particularly a fan of Saki manga and I only saw some chapters whenever I whimsically browse for randoms and this is read more
Dec 15, 2017
kokuborou (All reviews)
I will start by saying that this season is way better than season 1. They managed to focus more on the characters and display their passion and love for Mahjong during these 13 episodes in a beautiful and brilliant concept. The usual fanservice and generic plot that wasted a lot of time in season 1 is no longer present and the characters manage to shine in a good way during the Mahjong games.

The story as for those who have seen the first season moves on to the big stage The Mahjong High School Nationals were our 5 girls from Kyousumi must face new challanges read more

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