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Old 2009-04-06, 01:31   Link #221
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Bingo.
Actually, every girl has their own awesome moment when they join National Tournament, but the Student Congress President (sorry, still can't remember her name ) is the most badass.
That sounds great! I like my women a little more grown up.

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I feel myself is being unfaithful when watching this show. I want to hug everyone :3.
I know what you mean, Saki seems to be competing directly with K-ON! for most moetastic title of this season. I'm convinced someone from either of these two shows will win the Saimoe this year.
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Old 2009-04-06, 01:50   Link #222
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Most likely K-On will be winning because it is kyoani and kicks out most of Saki.

Then in the Finals, the K-On will get hate voted out and someone else who was almost winning last year will win.
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Old 2009-04-06, 01:58   Link #223
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From the ED it seems
Spoiler for I think:
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Old 2009-04-06, 02:16   Link #224
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From the ED it seems
Spoiler for I think:
God bless our first and main yuri couple.

Yuuki is much more adorable than I thought. [fanboy]Maybe because of Rie [/fanboy]
Here hoping to see a great subbing group will take this show.
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Old 2009-04-06, 02:46   Link #225
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I'm all in for an overt lesbian relationship, rather than just subtle messages.

Anyway, this anime looks fun. I'm still a bit lost on Mahjong, but I can always read about how it works. I guess I'll like this anime better if I do so.

I'll be looking forward for the next episodes.
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Old 2009-04-06, 03:10   Link #226
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Am I the only one slightly disturbed that they don't play with the rule of furiten?

It seemed implied that President thought Saki could've won more points if she passed up a regular 5 Pin in favor of a red dora 5 pin....the rule of furiten prevents players from choosing who they can declare "ron" against--once you pass, you forfeit the right to win unless you get a tsumo, where you draw the tile yourself.

I thought the first episode was okay...definitely a fanservicey show. Those looking for more pure mahjong should watch Akagi instead.
I think they do play with furiten, just not "temporary furiten". So, if Saki had discarded a 5 circles before she wouldn't be able to draw either tile.

OR, it's possible that after Yuuki discarded her 5, that there was an entire go around before Nodoka discarded her red 5 which would clear the temporary furiten that wasn't shown in the anime.
Frankly they didn't make it clear.
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Old 2009-04-06, 03:39   Link #227
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One odd change Gonzo made from the manga, they changed the reason that she plays +/-0.

In the manga she says memorized how to not win because her parents would get angry and how to not lose so that her New Years gift didn't get taken.
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Old 2009-04-06, 03:43   Link #228
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One odd change Gonzo made from the manga, they changed the reason that she plays +/-0.

In the manga she says memorized how to not win because her parents would get angry and how to not lose so that her New Years gift didn't get taken.
Yeah, there were a couple of smallish subtle changes. Like for example in the manga they call Hisa the mahjong club "captain" or "buchou" at different times, but in the anime they call her "buchou" exclusively.

They cut a lot of the extra commentary on the hands as well from the "pres", probably for time, but it would have helped explain things a tad better, perhaps.

They obviously desperately wanted to reach the rin-shan tsumo at the end of chapter two for the finale of the episode, so I think they rushed things a tad.
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Old 2009-04-06, 07:34   Link #229
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It s better than I expected and I like the music that they inserted too. ''Plus minus zero is destiny'', wahahaha.
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Old 2009-04-06, 08:22   Link #230
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I like sports anime, I like anime with competitions but does the cast really have to be loli's, and one with an oversized breast?

I really want to understand mahjong though but the amount of information (and some of the terms) you receive is just overwhelming.
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Old 2009-04-06, 08:32   Link #231
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I like sports anime, I like anime with competitions but does the cast really have to be loli's, and one with an oversized breast?
Yes, it does.
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Old 2009-04-06, 09:30   Link #232
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I like sports anime, I like anime with competitions but does the cast really have to be loli's, and one with an oversized breast?

I really want to understand mahjong though but the amount of information (and some of the terms) you receive is just overwhelming.
''Bamboo Blade'' has characters like this.Why has no one complained?
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Old 2009-04-06, 09:35   Link #233
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That sounds great! I like my women a little more grown up.


I know what you mean, Saki seems to be competing directly with K-ON! for most moetastic title of this season. I'm convinced someone from either of these two shows will win the Saimoe this year.
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I know what you mean, Saki seems to be competing directly with K-ON! for most moetastic title of this season. I'm convinced someone from either of these two shows will win the Saimoe this year.
neither of them will win.

the winner is gonna be
Spoiler for :



dont delude yourself :P
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Old 2009-04-06, 10:42   Link #234
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I think they do play with furiten, just not "temporary furiten". So, if Saki had discarded a 5 circles before she wouldn't be able to draw either tile.

OR, it's possible that after Yuuki discarded her 5, that there was an entire go around before Nodoka discarded her red 5 which would clear the temporary furiten that wasn't shown in the anime.
Frankly they didn't make it clear.
Yeah, it was very ambiguous. The anime made it seem like she passed two consecutive 5 Pins in a row and made it look like Saki could've won off of the red 5 Pin after passing on a standard 5 Pin.
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Old 2009-04-06, 11:31   Link #235
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The first episode of Saki seems to be quite promising. The characters are a bit of a standard set, but we'll see what the show decides to do with them. Hopefully, it'll explore some more interesting territory in later episodes, but it's been decent so far. On top of that, I like the extra emphasis placed on the oh-so-dramatic playing and so forth. Having never played Japanese mahjonng before, I find the scoring systems and the dialogue around them to be a bit bewildering, but that should lessen a bit further into the series. So far this is the most solid anime for me in this new season.

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I think it'll be like Hikaru no Go and Shion no Ou where 99% of viewers will have nary an idea of how the actual game is played, even after watching the final episode. And that is not important to enjoy the show because you can get a feel for the gameplay without it, though I can appreciate you guys debating this in a public forum so us Mahjongg virgins can have some understanding of the gameplay.
This is probably going to be a bit more like Hikaru no Go than Shion no Ou. Mahjongg is similar to go in that the basics of the game are fairly easy to grasp, and it's very visual, so it shouldn't be too hard for even non-players to figure out intuitively. The higher levels of strategy and scoring are going to be a lot more opaque of course, but that would probably be true of most players as well. About the only thing that's unfortunate is that Riichi mahjongg has extremely complex scoring rules, and that this anime seems to be all about those very rules.

It's still better than Shion no Ou though, because I can't see how anyone could grasp more than the merest basics of shougi after watching that show. It'd be especially bad for the people who aren't versed in kanji because all the pieces look fairly similar to one another.

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Haha, that running scene in the rain was such a ripoff from Hikaru no Go when Akira started chasing after Hikaru.
This is a bit of a standard trope when it comes to sports anime. The champion will go out of her way to make sure that her fated rival will show up to put up a challenge.

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Saki is quite good . My only problem with it is i read quite a lots of Saki manga and knows how everything (or most things) gonna play out. Will still following this anime of course =]
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um excuse me but to any one her who can read raw manga scans and well above volume 3 um can you give me some spoilers pls?
As per usual, this is the anime thread, so there shouldn't be any spoilers from the manga at all. If you want to discuss things like how the anime portrayed a scene differently from the manga, that's all right, but it's quite different from dropping "hints" as to what will happen. Many anime-only viewers aren't interested in such hints, so they don't belong here.

I've moved those posts to the Saki manga thread, so please take any such discussion there.
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Old 2009-04-06, 11:48   Link #236
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never read the manga or anything related before.....super mahjong with the likes of Hikaru No Go?.....,

errrr....mmm.....well, the 1st ep uhhh, to me, looks like a cross between a typical Harem & a Yuri genre.....ummm...whatever......

uhhh.....Gonzo-brand pantsu......whut?......duuhh.....
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Old 2009-04-06, 11:51   Link #237
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neither of them will win.

the winner is gonna be
Spoiler for :



dont delude yourself :P
Bah, all the Saki girls are exports of the Strike Witches anyway. (Or should that be the other way round?)
Saki -> Yoshika
Student Congress President -> Minna
Nodoka -> (Lynette+Sanya)/2
Yuuki -> Francesca
Mako -> Eila in meganekko cosplay
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Old 2009-04-06, 12:50   Link #238
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That seems rather unlikely, since the Saki comic and Strike Witches OVA both came out in 2006. Not sure about the exact dates, but I believe Saki came out first. And the actual character personalities and final designs of the SW characters weren't finalized until the TV anime in 2008.

Also, I think you're quite exaggerating the similarities. They're just common anime tropes (normal girl, hyper loli, quiet girl, etc)

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Bah, all the Saki girls are exports of the Strike Witches anyway. (Or should that be the other way round?)
Saki -> Yoshika
Student Congress President -> Minna
Nodoka -> (Lynette+Sanya)/2
Yuuki -> Francesca
Mako -> Eila in meganekko cosplay
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Old 2009-04-06, 13:35   Link #239
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^ Just making fun of the Saimoe in general, hope you didn't take me too seriouosly. Any five characters in the running are exports of each other, really. :]
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Old 2009-04-06, 13:44   Link #240
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Anyone made any Nodoka avys?
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