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Dec 4, 2008 1:30 AM

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According to Young GanGan magazine, a mahjong manga "Saki" will be a TV anime. It will be aired in 2009.

The staff and cast are as follows:

Staff
Director: Ono Manabu ("Transformers Galaxy Force", "Dragonaut - The Resonance")
Series organizer: Urahata Tatsuhiko ("Monster")
Character designer & Graphic art director: Sasaki Masakatsu (a distinguished animator worked on "Fullmetal Alchemist", "Fate/stay night", "Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha" etc.)
Production company: Gonzo the 5th studio ("Strike Witches")

Cast
Miyanaga Saki: Ueda Kana
Haramura Nodoka: Koshimizu Ami
Kataoka Yuuki: Kugimiya Rie
Someya Mako: Shiraishi Ryoko
Takei Hisa: Itou Shizuka
Suga Kyotaro: Fukuyama Jun

Source: Scan of Young GanGan
Saki Anime Official website
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Dec 4, 2008 1:35 AM

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Awesome news.

Very awesome news.

The wait for more chapters was killing me.

And that seiyuu cast is freaking god tier.
 
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Dec 4, 2008 1:46 AM

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Gonzo + moe mahjong?

I'm not sure how I feel about this
 
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Dec 4, 2008 2:06 AM

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Lol gonzo
Something.
 
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Dec 4, 2008 2:30 AM

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I like everything about that staff and cast except for the Gonzo + Director of Gonzo's awful Dragonaut - The Resonance. Maybe this won't be a failure because the premise sounds a lot better.

Also, the characters look stupid cute and the cast is indeed god tier. Life is hard :P
 
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Dec 4, 2008 2:32 AM

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Everything was fine till i saw the word Gonzo...
 
 
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Dec 4, 2008 2:33 AM

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Mahjong... I will learn how to play it. Finally.

Amazing staff too and cast too.
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Dec 4, 2008 3:27 AM

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Gonzo is fairly hit or miss with me and I'd be willing to give anything they do that looks vaugely interesting a good but as soon as I saw Dragonaut up there....sorry but no go.
 
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Dec 4, 2008 3:43 AM

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OMG! The cast looks like from Hayate no Gotoku! but w/ mahjong on hand XD Anyways, since I haven't watch Akagi yet, I might get my first mahjong experience from this one.


 
Dec 4, 2008 3:49 AM

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Dragonaut was a fairly shitty anime, but the production went well, Transformers GF had a good deal of directing too, so the directing might go well.

The style will probably work for me, but I'm thinking of reading the manga first. Anime's like these.. hmm.. haven't seen one (unless you can count the first 3 eps of Hikaru no Go). But uhh, I enjoyed, for example; the Hikaru no Go manga a lot, and I think manga's for these types of series will work better then.. anime..

But it will probably end up on my to watch list eventually...
 
Dec 4, 2008 5:04 AM
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Great news.
so seemed at first but the production company is going to be Gonzo so..
Why Gonzo just why do you keep picking up the mangas I like just to ruin them ;_;
but still I hope that this one won't be so bad as Rosario + Vampire
 
Dec 4, 2008 6:10 AM

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Again, we got GONZO'ed~ :D Looking forward for this. :P

 
Dec 4, 2008 6:30 AM
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lol... first impression: moe mahjong....

*sigh* hopefully we will get something contructive. *still optimistic*
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Dec 4, 2008 6:31 AM

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As soon as I saw the word Gonzo I though... "This is gonna suck". Unlike Akagi, I can tell that the story will be padded out with fanservice and tsundere antics. ^_^
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Dec 4, 2008 7:46 AM

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I've been waiting for this ever since I started reading the manga.
 
 
Dec 4, 2008 8:57 AM

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Great news is great...except for the fact that its gonna be done by Gonzo. Also, there is something not right about the pic of Saki on the homepage. Oh well, its just a pic. Judgement will be passed when it airs.

I accepted the anime page submission btw.
http://myanimelist.net/anime/5671/Saki
 
Dec 4, 2008 9:36 AM

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This is going to be the best anime... Just look at the long list of seiyuu cast, most of them are on my favorite list..

Miyanaga Saki: Ueda Kana (Honami - Rental Magica)
Haramura Nodoka: Koshimizu Ami (Karen - Code Geass R2)
Kataoka Yuuki: Kugimiya Rie (Mizore - Rosario to Vampire Capu2)
Takei Hisa: Itou Shizuka (Tama-nee - ToHeart 2)
Suga Kyotaro: Fukuyama Jun (Lelouch - Code Geass R2)

It doesn't matter if the anime doesn't have good character designs.
 
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Kira01 said:
This is going to be the best anime... Just look at the long list of seiyuu cast, most of them are on my favorite list..

Miyanaga Saki: Ueda Kana (Honami - Rental Magica)
Haramura Nodoka: Koshimizu Ami (Karen - Code Geass R2)
Kataoka Yuuki: Kugimiya Rie (Mizore - Rosario to Vampire Capu2)
Takei Hisa: Itou Shizuka (Tama-nee - ToHeart 2)
Suga Kyotaro: Fukuyama Jun (Lelouch - Code Geass R2)

It doesn't matter if the anime doesn't have good character designs.

The awesome cast of characters will never be able to hide the Gonzo-ness of the series. =P
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Dec 4, 2008 3:21 PM

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Oh jeez, Gonzo. Well, at least they got Last Exile semi-right.

Another mahjong anime, looks good on paper I guess. Definitely won't be another Akagi, but something new will be nice.
 
Dec 4, 2008 3:59 PM

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I read the Director and went "NOOOOOOO", i read Gonzo and i went "NOOOOOOOOO", now i only hope that they dont mess with the manga too much...
 
Dec 4, 2008 6:12 PM

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hmmmm not sure how to feel about this one....i havent really seen many sport based anime. who knows, i guess it would only pass if it was cute enough.
 
Dec 4, 2008 7:53 PM

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Nayah said:
Everything was fine till i saw the word Gonzo...

So sad so true
 
 
Dec 4, 2008 10:17 PM

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Nayah said:
Everything was fine till i saw the word Gonzo...
seriously, fuckin' hell. i thought this looked really good too :/
 
Dec 4, 2008 10:20 PM

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I haven't read the manga but another Mahjong anime is always welcome. I just hope it is somehow as good as Legendary Gambler Tetsuya and Akagi(doubt it tho). ;)
 
Dec 4, 2008 10:26 PM

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I got happy to know this news cause i'm currently like Saki. 8D by "Gonzo" makes me wanna stick with the manga. :x

funny how all the Seiyuus have either done a tsundere role, or a role which it's stuck hanging around with a tsundere. :>

Ami Koshimizu - Kallen (Code Geass), Nina (Mai-Otome)
Kana Ueda - Rin (Fate/Stay Night)
Rie Kugimiya (QUEEN OF TSUNDERE) - Yuuhi Katagiri (Akane-iro), Nagi Sanzenin (Hayate), Shana (Shana), Iori Minase (IdolM@sters), Taiga Aisaka (ToraDora), Louise (Zero no Tsukaima)
Ryoko Shiraishi - Hayate Ayasaki (Hayate // Nagi's victim)
Jun Fukuyama - Lelouch (Code Geass // Kallen's victim), Itsuki Iba (Rental Magica // Ambler's victim)
Shizuka Itou - Hinagiku (Hayate)

i'm soorry if i forgot some and if i didn't do the names japanese style. :P
 
 
Dec 4, 2008 10:31 PM

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Oh GONZO. I just caught up on this manga and I'm pretty hooked. If they put even half as much effort into this as they did with Strike Witches, it shouldn't turn out too bad.

I pretty much respect every seiyuu on the current cast list. I've been waiting for Kana Ueda in a main character role again.
 
Dec 6, 2008 1:25 PM
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http://youtube.com/watch?v=QQ8PDJ2hb2g

If anyone wants to hear the voices.
 
Dec 7, 2008 6:38 AM

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Wow, I was having a hard time finding a preview, so I'm very grateful for those 6 minutes.

As one could expect, the voice acting won't disappoint, Ueda Kana's voice is very flexible, so I couldn't relate Saki to any other role of her's. In Koshimizu Ami you can pick up a bit of Kallen, Kugimiya Rie's is as static and predictable as ever, the extra moe effect she needs to put in make Taco's voice sound like Momotarou's from ZKC or Chika from Hidamari Sketch. Fukuyama can't get much variation from Lelouch's voice, the same with Shiraishi Ryoko, stuck between Hayate and Nogami Aoi also from ZKC.

Seeing from the picture currently in the anime's page, Gonzo already screwed up the character designs, though, and I bet the scenes where Saki is generally being awesome won't be nearly as awesome as they should.
 
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NO PLOT
NO FIDELITY TO MANGA
ABSOLUTE NO SENSE ECCHI SITUATIONS INVOLVING LOLIS ONLY
FINAL DESTINATION
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Dec 10, 2008 7:43 PM

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Sesshomaruto said:


NO PLOT
NO FIDELITY TO MANGA
ABSOLUTE NO SENSE ECCHI SITUATIONS INVOLVING LOLIS ONLY
FINAL DESTINATION


it seems you really never paid attention to the manga. :P
 
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Maora said:
Sesshomaruto said:


NO PLOT
NO FIDELITY TO MANGA
ABSOLUTE NO SENSE ECCHI SITUATIONS INVOLVING LOLIS ONLY
FINAL DESTINATION


it seems you really never paid attention to the manga. :P

/me facepalms

One thing is to read the Manga because you like the setting, plot, characters, the mahjong game itself, etc. And other thing is to read it only to fucking fap to lolis. Guessing by your comment, I can tell that you fit into the second option.
 
Dec 28, 2008 4:20 AM

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Saki PV at C75
 
Dec 28, 2008 5:30 AM

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The PV's video quality is top-notch!

Unfortunately, aside from the surrounding noise, I can't hear anything at all. (laugh)
 
Feb 10, 2009 7:15 AM

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This is awesome. The anime world needs more mahjong. I'm gonna go buy the manga sometime this week. :D
 
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