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Jan 12, 2014 9:00 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Wahahaha~

And tacos too! Ah this is fun and with the bath scenes. I like the confidence levels of some of the girls already! Looks like another set up episode, can't wait for tournament to start soon. Touka is awesome though. I mean, those eyes..

The ED song is glorious.
 
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Jan 12, 2014 9:46 AM
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More set up ;_;.
 
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Jan 12, 2014 10:53 AM

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Nice little speak from Saki there at the start. They're really upping her demonic power levels. Then again, they seem to be doing that for everyone.

And I'm growing to like the OP already.

Momo reduced to a ghostly whisp...

Daww Hisa...

So they DID animate the training camp pretty much in full after all?
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Jan 12, 2014 10:55 AM
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What did that Pro player want with Yumi I wonder :o

Koromooooo!!!!!!!! I can never get enough of you. How I've missed you ;_______;
 
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Jan 12, 2014 10:59 AM

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We got to see Touka in her badass mode and more importantly a Hisa x Mihoko moment~ http://i.imgur.com/FCaI7za.png
 
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Jan 12, 2014 11:12 AM

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Koromo is love. A real shame they were serious about Saki's new skirt. Really fun episode though.
 
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Jan 12, 2014 11:14 AM

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There is major problem! I am not sure but I think they changed colour of Hisa's eyes.
 
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Jan 12, 2014 11:19 AM

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Ryuuguu_Azaka said:
There is major problem! I am not sure but I think they changed colour of Hisa's eyes.


Quite a lot of the colouring has changed very slightly on the first series.
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Jan 12, 2014 11:41 AM

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kuuderes_shadow said:


Quite a lot of the colouring has changed very slightly on the first series.


yup but this is what hit me today :D
 
Jan 12, 2014 11:52 AM

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I seriously like that blush from Mihoko to Hisa.

Oh that middle school girl, she glow aura and will show off her copycat ability. :)

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Jan 12, 2014 11:56 AM

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So...Touka, who has been defeated quite early on in the first season and has been mostly a comic relief character who has an unhealthily huge crush on Nodoka, just mopped the floor with three of the strongest characters? I don't have a problem with lesbian-mahjong superpowers in general as it's quite fun, but now there is an internal inconsistency regarding powerlevels and detracting from the enjoyment value. I don't really see why this was necessary. Maybe it's building up to something, I sure hope so.

The episode felt like padding to have 20 minutes between the OP and the ED, quite meh.

I did like how Saki flashed her inner demon for a second though. If only the big reveal at the end of the franchise would be that Saki was the bad girl all along and Teru is saving the world. Also, Koromo in the oversized yukata was way too cute for words. 2/5.
 
Jan 12, 2014 11:57 AM

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Oh shit, I hadn't realized they had already started airing this, I almost read the posts and end up spoiling it for my self.
Close, Close. Phew.
 
Jan 12, 2014 12:18 PM

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YESSS~ It's the training camp arc :D :D :D

Dat blush from Mihoko <3 Cold Touka is scary as always. How in the world do people beat her in THAT state?

 
Jan 12, 2014 12:37 PM

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Aww Koromo wearing that Yukata that is too big for her :)

Those bath scenes were funny too. Can't wait for the tournament to start.
 
Jan 12, 2014 1:25 PM
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That was super funny once again :P

Dem power levels. Also it was a little bit different from the manga but imo it was better. More Touka fanservice (as in she got more screentime) and all these "my mahjong senses are ticliking" moments. Priceless~

But I want to see Mahjong too at some point. Fortunately it's gonna start next episode (I hope :S )
 
Jan 12, 2014 1:33 PM

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Pretty much the same like the manga focusing more on the background story than on Mahjong but at least we don't have to watch 15 pages at a time now.
Still the background stories are nice to but exited to see what happens next in the match the manga is currently covering, guess we still have to wait a few weeks for that.
 
Jan 12, 2014 2:29 PM

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Ill skip all episodes till Tacos enter 1st hanchan of tournament with her badass manteau.
Unlimited Tacos work soon ><b


 
Jan 12, 2014 2:48 PM

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Wahaha~
 
Jan 12, 2014 3:14 PM
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Mogami-kun said:
So...Touka, who has been defeated quite early on in the first season and has been mostly a comic relief character who has an unhealthily huge crush on Nodoka, just mopped the floor with three of the strongest characters?


That Touka was this strong was heavily suggested in the first season; remember when Hajime said that there were times when she was forced to remember that Touka is Koromo's cousin. That was what was meant. We never saw Touka in full "Ice Queen" mode then, we got to see it today. The reason we don't see it much is because even Toiuka doesn't like herself in that mode.
 
Jan 12, 2014 8:11 PM
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wahaha

you've heard it saki said it they're all going down.......
 
Jan 12, 2014 8:16 PM

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alexpte said:
We got to see Touka in her badass mode and more importantly a Hisa x Mihoko moment~ http://i.imgur.com/FCaI7za.png


Haha, they up-scaled her reaction from the manga! I think the animators ship them too. ;P <33

And it was cool to see Touka's badass side, but it's also sad too because she isn't really in control when that happens. =( Still, to be Koromo, Saki and a pro at the same time...

I wonder if this season is going to be a large set up to the nationals. The manga isn't that far into the matches, so it might be.
 
Jan 12, 2014 9:21 PM

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could some make a gif of Saki @ about 3.12 that look in her eyes *^*
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Jan 12, 2014 10:50 PM

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Hisa: "You've got a good captain. A caring person who can play well and cook well."
Miharu: "You can't have her."

Wahaha. But my dear Miharu, Hisa-sama already has her.


I was re-reading the manga and I can't believe I didn't realize last week's ending sequence was from chapter 66. Was just surprised when I saw the familiar scenes :p
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Jan 13, 2014 12:05 AM
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New voices:
- Ai Tokunaga has been replaced by Kotori Koiwai as the voice of Maho Yumeno.
- Nozomi Yoshiki, who voiced Mayuko Tajihi in episode 1, also voices Kiyosumi Student Congress member Ayano Teraidara.
- Yasuko Fujita, Hiroko Murohashi, and Kiyosumi Student Congress Vice President Ichita Naiki return with the same voice actors.
- Chiaki Omigawa voices Megan Davin.

I'm still waiting for Ichigo Sasano to be voiced! Please don't skip her!

Did anyone notice that this frame from the ED is the color jacket of volume 9 of the manga?
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Jan 13, 2014 3:48 AM

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I like this voice actor better for Maho Yumeno :)

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Jan 13, 2014 6:58 AM
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Another Wahaha~ xD
next ep will be real match, cant wait
 
Jan 13, 2014 8:51 AM

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ugh i'm waiting for the actual matches to start! ><
can't wait to watch a touka match srsly, water control rules
 
Jan 13, 2014 9:50 AM

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I haven't read the manga, that said, too much "character development" = filler

there goes 1/6 of the whole season without a real match of the nationals *yawns* I swear to god, please just make this like the first season was. This series has gotten worse over the time with less action and more *go go go go* moments and exagerations.

Also, too much characters to handle then properly + samefacing everywhere. Man, if the first season wouldn't had been so glorious I wouldn't be seeing this.
 
Jan 13, 2014 10:29 AM

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OVanBruce - remember that the regionals started about 20% of the way into the original series. And it had several episodes later that weren't involved in the tournament either too. In terms of proportion of the series that takes place in the tournament, this is likely to be higher than the original series.

Then again it looks pretty clear now that this first cours at least won't take us to even the start of the semi-finals.

I'd expect us to have 9-10 episodes for the quarterfinal round if that's the case. Compared to the 10.5 for the finals of the regionals in season one.
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Jan 13, 2014 12:13 PM

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Heh, flashbacks and bath scenes. I hope next episode has more mahjong.
 
Jan 13, 2014 6:54 PM

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Man, I've seen all the other seasons and I'm still not use to this super power stuff in this. When the girls start leaking out their aura I'm just like "Dafuq?" Getting even more ridiculous.
 
Jan 14, 2014 12:12 PM

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Wow, I really don't remember the first Saki being THIS fanservicey, lol. The one loli on the all-miko team is constantly almost topless, and if she wasn't totally flat would probably be showing nipples. Assuming anyone in this series has those. I love all the bath scenes, and there are so many bodies of different sizes and shapes, all of them gorgeous.

Haven't had a whole lot of mahjong so far, lol. Not that I'm complaining. I don't understand the mahjong stuff anyway, but I certainly understand naked girls.
 
Jan 14, 2014 10:50 PM

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still waiting for a chibi ed theme
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Jan 15, 2014 1:31 AM

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I really hope they get to showing the mahjong matches soon. I know they had these filler epis in the 1st season but it was also double the episodes so they can spare a filler epi here and there but w/ only 13 epis this season, let's get to the mahjong tournament already!
 
Jan 16, 2014 1:07 AM
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Hisa: "You've got a good captain. A caring person who can play well and cook well."
Miharu: "You can't have her."


I can just imagine Hisa whispering to herself "I already have her." as she licked her fingers. XD I'm so glad the animators are clearly supporting HisaMiho pair. <3
 
Jan 16, 2014 12:20 PM

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It only have 13 episodes? We waited 4 years and we get 1 cour and already 2 fanservice set up episodes.
 
Jan 16, 2014 11:46 PM

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Finally :3~ Next episode everything starts :0!!!

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Jan 19, 2014 12:29 AM
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AlphardMercury said:
Just watched this episode.
Did anyone else notice this?
http://25.media.tumblr.com/eb67b89d62785af31eb74d346edce3f1/tumblr_mzbt65tbRD1r5fgqgo1_1280.jpg
Hisa and Mihoko are sharing a room unf :3


omg lol I didn't notice this at all :D I like this, otp haha thanks

the episode was ok I guess, I want more mahjong tbh, I started this series because of the yuri but I loved the mahjong matches, I want to see more of them. This episode felt like a filler and since it's only 13 eps they should start with the nationals now. If they want they can extend the matches.

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Jan 19, 2014 12:57 AM

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AlphardMercury said:
Just watched this episode.
Did anyone else notice this?
http://25.media.tumblr.com/eb67b89d62785af31eb74d346edce3f1/tumblr_mzbt65tbRD1r5fgqgo1_1280.jpg
Hisa and Mihoko are sharing a room unf :3

Oooh I didn't catch that O___O

Why is it there?! LMAO!

Ah Miharu, you're too late. Hisa already had her XD!!!
"May those who accept their fate be granted happiness."

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Jan 25, 2014 10:12 PM

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Touka in her cold state is so awesome! I wish we actually got to see her play.

And oh my, Hisa x Mihoko moment <3
Best pairing of Saki.

I can't wait for actual mahjong matches! That brief moment of dramatic mahjong already go me so excited. Probably raised a few hairs too xD
 
Jan 27, 2014 1:52 PM
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Perhaps this show wouldn't be so bad if the characters weren't all ass-naked in the bathtub every five minutes. It's rather disgusting and it disturbs my view of all the characters. There's a lesson to be learned here folks: Fanservice ruins everything when it isn't used properly (eg: too much or bad timing, both of which you can find Saki - The Naitionals).
 
Mar 31, 2014 1:53 PM

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Not too much to say about this episode, more cute girls doing cute build up and training camps. One thing I noticed is that the eyes seem different, like subtle eye shadows. Also that shrine maiden loli's tan lines from her school swimsuit made me laugh.
 
Apr 24, 2014 6:36 AM

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Taco Power! Really the continues mention of taco's made me hungry! Pretty nice episode and development, the new characters seem quite interesting as well and the pace is pretty decent so let's see what happens next!
 
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I thought the matches were gonna start. They're in a training camp or something? I hope the real matches start.
 
Jul 25, 2017 8:58 AM

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The baths never end.

Fun episode, time to train a bit more before the start of the tournament!
 
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