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A Professional of Mahjong Comments on Saki

by dtshyk
Apr 9, 2009 4:35 AM | 19 Comments
Suda Yoshiki, a professional Mahjong player and the champion of the 5th Jong-Oh tournament, replied to the question about "Saki" on a Mahjong fan's website.
Question:
Is it possible to remain plus/minus zero in the three consecutive rounds on purpose if there is a large difference in the skills among the players?

Answer:
It's absolutely impossible to do it intentionally. It completely depends on chance.
Saki outstands as a Moe manga but I don't think the ability of "plus/minus zero" is attractive. The ability proves Saki having an extraordinary skill but it's too plain to make a mahjong manga exciting.
Her absurdly powerful ability to self pick Rinshan Kaihō (嶺上開花) is more interesting to me.

I haven't read the manga so much, so I'm not sure about the detail..... sorry, it's a lie. I'm pretty much into the manga.

Source: Mahjong For Beginners

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Professional mahjong player usually means gambler.. Oh well, another fellow Saki fan, nice!!

Apr 9, 2009 9:42 PM by Kira01

Comments on Akagi plix. Its an entertaining anime\manga and its not exactly impossible but yeah its statisticly unlikely...

Apr 9, 2009 3:36 PM by Static

Nothing is "impossible", actually. It's probably just never happened in a recorded real life match.

Apr 9, 2009 12:41 PM by BasakaNZ

bringing real life rules into anime = fail.

Apr 9, 2009 11:33 AM by Saitoe

I see.

Apr 9, 2009 11:14 AM by Vizard

lol like he said. a mahjong anime wouldn't really be exciting unless you added some absurdly impossible things.

people who can count cards can win any card game probably every time but that requires an exceptional mind. i suppose you could do the same with mahjong but you have too many variables to deal with.

Apr 9, 2009 10:14 AM by kisami

What happens if you ask about Tokuchi Toua to a baseball pro?

Yeah.

Apr 9, 2009 10:02 AM by fruant

He said absolutely impossible, which means Saki should not have been able to do it, at all. Maybe something was lost in translation.

Anyway, I was joking :)

Apr 9, 2009 9:53 AM by kuroshiroi

thyyg said:
HAHAHA SAKI PHAIL!!

kuroshiroi said:
dtshyk said:
Question:
Is it possible to remain plus/minus zero in the three consecutive rounds on purpose if there is a large difference in the skills among the players?

Answer:
It's absolutely impossible to do it intentionally.
So how does he explain Saki doing it? Huh, answer that, Mr. mahjong champion guy.

I think it was said even in the anime (haven't read the manga) that it wasn't just her skill but also extraordinary luck. Which is pretty much what the mahjong guy says there as well.

Apr 9, 2009 9:35 AM by luinthoron

dtshyk said:
Question:
Is it possible to remain plus/minus zero in the three consecutive rounds on purpose if there is a large difference in the skills among the players?

Answer:
It's absolutely impossible to do it intentionally.
So how does he explain Saki doing it? Huh, answer that, Mr. mahjong champion guy.

Apr 9, 2009 9:08 AM by kuroshiroi

As long as it has rain soaked Nodoka and pantsu shots, who cares?

Apr 9, 2009 8:26 AM by Wasabi

Saki? The one where they dont follow the basic rules of Mahjong?

Apr 9, 2009 7:42 AM by Icy-nee-san

It's fun to watch, pretty much all I care about.

Apr 9, 2009 7:18 AM by Jannian

Saki pretty boring from mahjong side... I would like to listen comments on Akagi :(

Apr 9, 2009 6:59 AM by mixrin

Scud said:
I'd prefer to hear his opinion of Akagi.


He'd ask when will Akagi or Washizu draw a new tile.

Apr 9, 2009 6:19 AM by Osamuuuu

Does it matter how real it is?

Does it have cute highschool girls? Yes
Is the show entertaining? Yes
Is it a fun series to watch? Yes
Does it have good colorful art? Yes

I didnt understand ANY of it, but you dont really have to to make it entertaining.

Apr 9, 2009 6:10 AM by CCs_No1_Fanboy

It's anime/manga after all. Who needs them realistic?

Apr 9, 2009 5:55 AM by Yata-sama

HAHAHA SAKI PHAIL!!

Apr 9, 2009 4:50 AM by stfngp

I'd prefer to hear his opinion of Akagi.

Apr 9, 2009 4:37 AM by Scud