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Manga 'Saki: Achiga-hen' To End in March

by dtshyk
Feb 6, 2013 12:34 AM | 24 Comments
According to Monthly Shonen GanGan, manga "Saki: Achiga-hen episode of side-A" was announced to end in the next issue to be released on March 12th.

Source: Scan of GanGan

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It was rather obvious this was going to end soon though, everybody knew this manga would end after the semi's.

Progeusz said:
rederoin said:
But Saki using her 0+/- playstyle in the individuals is mentioned in the manga by the opposing schools.
I think we should treat it as Ritz confirming individuals to be canon.

I thought he was talking about who advanced to the nationals in the individuals tournament.

Then again, why else would Mihoko be in Tokyo(aside from tribbing sessions with Hisa)?

Feb 12, 2013 2:27 AM by rederoin

rederoin said:
But Saki using her 0+/- playstyle in the individuals is mentioned in the manga by the opposing schools.
I think we should treat it as Ritz confirming individuals to be canon.

Feb 7, 2013 9:46 AM by Progeusz

Takei_Hisa said:
rederoin said:
Takei_Hisa said:
JustALEX said:
Which means that the original Saki is finally reaching it's climax!

It's about time, the main problem with Saki is how much it seems to drag.


Not necessarily. We still haven't figured out the reason Saki and Teru are fighting and that mysterious girl. Plus, like others have said, there still are individuals, but depending on Ritz, she may or may not do it.

She will, otherwise Teru and Saki won't face eachother.

Was the Individuals Arc in the anime considered canon? I only remember Ritz kinda mentioned it in the Saki manga but I wasn't sure...

I think so. Not 100% sure on it though.

But Saki using her 0+/- playstyle in the individuals is mentioned in the manga by the opposing schools.

Feb 7, 2013 2:14 AM by rederoin

rederoin said:
Takei_Hisa said:
JustALEX said:
Which means that the original Saki is finally reaching it's climax!

It's about time, the main problem with Saki is how much it seems to drag.


Not necessarily. We still haven't figured out the reason Saki and Teru are fighting and that mysterious girl. Plus, like others have said, there still are individuals, but depending on Ritz, she may or may not do it.

She will, otherwise Teru and Saki won't face eachother.

Was the Individuals Arc in the anime considered canon? I only remember Ritz kinda mentioned it in the Saki manga but I wasn't sure...

Feb 6, 2013 10:30 PM by quietsnowfall

Takei_Hisa said:
JustALEX said:
Which means that the original Saki is finally reaching it's climax!

It's about time, the main problem with Saki is how much it seems to drag.


Not necessarily. We still haven't figured out the reason Saki and Teru are fighting and that mysterious girl. Plus, like others have said, there still are individuals, but depending on Ritz, she may or may not do it.

She will, otherwise Teru and Saki won't face eachother.

Feb 6, 2013 3:52 PM by rederoin

JustALEX said:
Which means that the original Saki is finally reaching it's climax!

It's about time, the main problem with Saki is how much it seems to drag.


Not necessarily. We still haven't figured out the reason Saki and Teru are fighting and that mysterious girl. Plus, like others have said, there still are individuals, but depending on Ritz, she may or may not do it.

Feb 6, 2013 3:35 PM by quietsnowfall

I will stay hyped up for Saki's second season after this is over. :D

Feb 6, 2013 2:49 PM by MagicFlier

I'm really happy about this ._.
I hope that the original Saki can progress further :3

Feb 6, 2013 1:41 PM by Hyalos

oh well another that goes then again not that i read it or anything.

Feb 6, 2013 10:43 AM by Mr_Gutts

So Achiga anime really would cover all the manga. Good. And I hope main Saki manga won't drag sop much after.

Feb 6, 2013 8:34 AM by Nachtwandler_21

Aww. I was hoping for more out of both series.

Feb 6, 2013 6:51 AM by Iconic

mlcdl said:
Does that mean Saki will go back to monthly content? Please say yes...

As far as I know, Saki has never been monthly. Its bi-monthly with a lot of breaks(even before Achiga started).

Feb 6, 2013 5:21 AM by rederoin

Does that mean Saki will go back to monthly content? Please say yes...

Feb 6, 2013 5:16 AM by mlcdl

my monthly dose of shizu ;_;


oh well Ritz' Shizu is cute too so i don't really care...

Feb 6, 2013 5:13 AM by Iwakura_Minatsu

Unless Touka gains control over her abilities there's no way she's ever going to be an international level player.

Feb 6, 2013 4:54 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Yeah, we have seen few foreshadowing of an international tournament. I so want to see Touka in her serious mode in it.

Achiga Hen was a good ride. Building up the tension for the final as expected.

Feb 6, 2013 4:28 AM by Kaengel

Nidhoeggr said:
rederoin said:
Progeusz said:
Nope. It simply means Achiga is ending. Original Saki has whole semifinal and final matches to get done (both should be ~30 chapters) and only after that supposedly last arc will start (Individuals). Unless Ritz decides do throw Miyanagas & co against the world of pros which would mean drawing Saki till the end of the world.

Their also is some foreshadowing about the international tournament, as they where looking for players for the Japanese junior all-star team.

I doubt Ritz will be giving up on being be-able to draw half-naked little girls, butts, boobs and mahjong any time soon.


Japanese Junior allstars vs. Chinese Junior Allstars.
If that happens, Berserk will end before Saki is finished.

That will only be the finals.
I'm sure their are some other countries for Saki to crus.. I mean play against.


After that we still got the pro's for Saki to play against(kokaji, whoever is the strongest mahjong player in the world) etc..

Feb 6, 2013 4:19 AM by rederoin

rederoin said:
Progeusz said:
Nope. It simply means Achiga is ending. Original Saki has whole semifinal and final matches to get done (both should be ~30 chapters) and only after that supposedly last arc will start (Individuals). Unless Ritz decides do throw Miyanagas & co against the world of pros which would mean drawing Saki till the end of the world.

Their also is some foreshadowing about the international tournament, as they where looking for players for the Japanese junior all-star team.

I doubt Ritz will be giving up on being be-able to draw half-naked little girls, butts, boobs and mahjong any time soon.


Japanese Junior allstars vs. Chinese Junior Allstars.
If that happens, Berserk will end before Saki is finished.

Feb 6, 2013 4:04 AM by Nidhoeggr

So only 1 more chapter to go.

Progeusz said:
Nope. It simply means Achiga is ending. Original Saki has whole semifinal and final matches to get done (both should be ~30 chapters) and only after that supposedly last arc will start (Individuals). Unless Ritz decides do throw Miyanagas & co against the world of pros which would mean drawing Saki till the end of the world.

Their also is some foreshadowing about the international tournament, as they where looking for players for the Japanese junior all-star team.

I doubt Ritz will be giving up on being be-able to draw half-naked little girls, butts, boobs and mahjong any time soon.

Feb 6, 2013 3:36 AM by rederoin

Nope. It simply means Achiga is ending. Original Saki has whole semifinal and final matches to get done (both should be ~30 chapters) and only after that supposedly last arc will start (Individuals). Unless Ritz decides do throw Miyanagas & co against the world of pros which would mean drawing Saki till the end of the world.

Feb 6, 2013 2:49 AM by Progeusz