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Saki: Zenkoku-hen Due in Spring 2014

by dtshyk
Mar 16, 2013 12:53 AM | 87 Comments
According to Young GanGan magazine, Saki: Zenkoku-hen was announced to be aired in the spring of 2014. The serialization of the original manga has been suspended due to the injury of the author and will be resumed from April 5th.

Source: Scan of GanGan

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Progeusz said:
hpulley said:
Maybe they'll do an OVA a month again to extend the semis?
Seeing how semis are progressing right now they might need 10 OVAs of extended length or something. I doubt they would choose this route considering how sales of Achiga OVAs fell over time.


That's because Achiga was absolutely terrible, to be fair.

Oct 18, 2013 3:16 AM by imbs

hpulley said:
Maybe they'll do an OVA a month again to extend the semis?
Seeing how semis are progressing right now they might need 10 OVAs of extended length or something. I doubt they would choose this route considering how sales of Achiga OVAs fell over time.

Oct 16, 2013 7:07 AM by Progeusz

Maybe they'll do an OVA a month again to extend the semis?

Oct 16, 2013 6:57 AM by hpulley

symbv said:
Progeusz said:
symbv said:
But the manga for Zenkoku-hen has not finished yet. Perhaps the manga and the anime will end at the same time?
Nope, manga won't end until at the very least 2015.
Does it mean that the anime won't cover even the semi's then?
We don't know. If it's split cour with second one in Summer/Fall it might cover semis. However I can safely say we won't see semis in Winter 2014, quarters will easily fill the whole cour.

Oct 16, 2013 6:30 AM by Progeusz

symbv said:
Progeusz said:
symbv said:
But the manga for Zenkoku-hen has not finished yet. Perhaps the manga and the anime will end at the same time?
Nope, manga won't end until at the very least 2015.
Does it mean that the anime won't cover even the semi's then?

Nope.

Oct 16, 2013 6:19 AM by rederoin

Progeusz said:
symbv said:
But the manga for Zenkoku-hen has not finished yet. Perhaps the manga and the anime will end at the same time?
Nope, manga won't end until at the very least 2015.
Does it mean that the anime won't cover even the semi's then?

Oct 16, 2013 6:13 AM by symbv

Pretty much confirms it'll only cover the quarter finals.
So much yuri in winter 2014, I can't wait.


symbv said:
But the manga for Zenkoku-hen has not finished yet. Perhaps the manga and the anime will end at the same time?

We already knew it was going to cover the entire manga when it was announced for 2014.


The semi's won't be done until late 2014, if we are lucky. Then we still got the finals. And then the individual tournament. And Ritz has also been hinting at a international tournament.

Oct 16, 2013 5:35 AM by rederoin

symbv said:
But the manga for Zenkoku-hen has not finished yet. Perhaps the manga and the anime will end at the same time?
Nope, manga won't end until at the very least 2015.
Spoiler from manga:


Ritz definitely picked up her pace lately and releses chapters every two weeks like she's supposed to but I'm still not sure if it will be enough... Zenkoku-hen might have to be split cour if she goes back to her usual release schedule.

Oct 16, 2013 5:26 AM by Progeusz

They will probably leave out the final and end it with Kiyosumi winning the semi-finals.
The final could come as OVAs/Movie.

Oct 16, 2013 3:28 AM by Shangetsu

symbv said:
But the manga for Zenkoku-hen has not finished yet. Perhaps the manga and the anime will end at the same time?


This is Saki. The anime always overtakes the manga by several months. Although even that probably won't be enough.

P.S. Surprised about the date change and still slightly sceptical about how it will work.

Oct 16, 2013 1:43 AM by kuuderes_shadow

But the manga for Zenkoku-hen has not finished yet. Perhaps the manga and the anime will end at the same time?

Oct 16, 2013 12:50 AM by symbv


Whoa... Winter 2014? It was moved a season earlier?

Oct 16, 2013 12:31 AM by MagicFlier

Oct 15, 2013 11:57 PM by deezet34

We shall wait :D

Sep 25, 2013 11:01 AM by Tengai

MagicFlier said:
imbs said:
blaZofgold said:


you have to also factor in the worth factor in making this anime
im pretty sure saki isnt overly popular, and i dont think it could see much life past a second season

This is pretty wrong. Saki is very popular, there's even another spinoff manga announced. 6/8 of the top Saimoe winners were also from Saki.


Yea, Saki is very popular.
Saki only seems unpopular b/c your looking from the western culture's perspective.

Not to mention how it has 3 spin-offs and 2 video games.

Aug 29, 2013 8:23 AM by rederoin

Progeusz said:
kuuderes_shadow said:
Probably because a lot of people don't care to watch something about a game they don't know how to play, and mahjong is sadly not particularly popular in the west.
Look at my list and believe me, I can't play mahjong.
But I agree, many people don't watch Saki precisely because of this reason, not realizing how silly it is. Mahjong manga/anime are really amazing (Akagi, Koizumi, Ten). In general, Japanese have the ability to portray any sport as incredibly interesting, even to people who don't know anything about it. Aside from mahjong, there's also Hikaru no Go or Chihayafuru.
Agreed, I knew nothing about mahjong (aside from the solitaire computer game I used to play) before I watched Saki and nothing about karuta before I watched Chihayafuru and just a little about Go. Really, the shows are educational enough about the game to watch it with no introduction and in fact, as usual, the shows are great not because of the game aspects but because of the characters and their interactions and relationships. The animation is great in both, so is the OST, OP and ED.

Aug 26, 2013 5:15 AM by hpulley

kuuderes_shadow said:
Probably because a lot of people don't care to watch something about a game they don't know how to play, and mahjong is sadly not particularly popular in the west.
Look at my list and believe me, I can't play mahjong.
But I agree, many people don't watch Saki precisely because of this reason, not realizing how silly it is. Mahjong manga/anime are really amazing (Akagi, Koizumi, Ten). In general, Japanese have the ability to portray any sport as incredibly interesting, even to people who don't know anything about it. Aside from mahjong, there's also Hikaru no Go or Chihayafuru.

Aug 26, 2013 3:53 AM by Progeusz

I really want to watch this anime... can't wait... If there is another info about this, please inform me..

Aug 21, 2013 9:53 PM by Perdien

kuuderes_shadow said:
Probably because a lot of people don't care to watch something about a game they don't know how to play, and mahjong is sadly not particularly popular in the west.
The interesting thing is, one does not need to know about Mahjong to enjoy the anime. Treat it as an anime of girls with some superpower battling each other and it is still quite enjoyable LOL

Aug 20, 2013 6:01 AM by symbv

Probably because a lot of people don't care to watch something about a game they don't know how to play, and mahjong is sadly not particularly popular in the west.

Aug 20, 2013 2:34 AM by kuuderes_shadow

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