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English: Saki
Japanese: 咲-Saki-


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Feb 3, 2006 to ?
Genres: SchoolSchool, SportsSports, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Kobayashi, Ritz (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young Gangan


Score: 7.721 (scored by 22682,268 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #14382
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1670
Members: 7,941
Favorites: 416
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Miyanaga Saki is a high school freshman who doesn't like mahjong. Ever since she was a child, she would lose her New Year's gift money during her family mahjong game. If she won, her parents would be upset, and if she lost, well, she lost. As a result, she's learned to play in such a way that her score always remains plus/minus zero: not good enough to win, but not bad enough to lose. When we meet her, she's being dragged to her school's mahjong club by an old friend. How will a girl who hates mahjong, yet has become adept at the game as a result of her upbringing, survive in this environment?

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Saki has been digitally published in English by Yen Press since December 29, 2015.

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Sep 2, 2011
arsonal (All reviews)
Ritz Kobayashi's mahjong manga is a relatively simple concept that has been executed well. The title character Saki Miyanaga is a genius player whose ability to manipulate her own score develops from being bullied while playing with members of her family. Despite her hatred for the game, Saki is drawn into her high school's mahjong club and soon aims to help take the club to the national tournament in order to reunite with her older sister who is member of the reigning national team champion.

Artistically, Saki is very clean and easy on the eye. The art does not occupy the reader with individual detailed panels read more
Jul 7, 2019
pgp (All reviews)
I tried to like Saki, I really did.

I'm a sucker for mahjong manga and will gobble up anything to satisfy my passion for it, but this manga is just unreadable.

For starters, the characters:
the titular character, Saki, is extremely boring and there is very little to like about her. She has near no personality, and is either frustrating to watch when she decides not to win on purpose, or very boring when she just wins by virtue of being the main character. Everyone acts like she's a genius for scoring big wins but we never get much insight into her strategy or logic. She's not built read more

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