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Old 2012-04-24, 13:40   Link #441
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Speaking of which, only those who has special abilities are able to sense the other opponent's pressure right?(Newtypes are everywhere, if you get what i mean.)
So you are saying that Achiga has two players with special abilities? I thought there were many players that could sense Saki's Monster Aura, as long as they were strong enough.

I do agree with Triple R, concerning going all the way to the Nationals already. If they give away any details of what happens in the Nationals with Team Kiyosumi, it will feel like a huge spoiler for any upcoming season 2 of Saki. Ultimately, I expect to see Achiga versus Kiyosumi, but seeing it even once will spoil it for Saki season 2, whenever that will be.

However, certain manga readers have suggested that there are surprises in store for the direction of this series, so I'll have to wait and see where that leads.
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Old 2012-04-24, 13:47   Link #442
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I want to remind everyone that you may not discuss the manga in this thread, even behind spoiler tags. Please go to the manga thread instead. I removed/edited a bunch of posts above.
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Old 2012-04-24, 14:39   Link #443
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And that brings up my caveat... are we now supposed to cheer against Saki and Nodoka? Saki was presented as an absolutely menacing villain here (the irony of that being pretty mind-blowing ). Seriously, if you never watched the original Saki before watching this spin-off, you'd think that Saki was the Darth Vader of this show, lol.
This is what I'll expect -- and want to see -- regarding Kiyosumi and Achiga. The two teams meet each other in some way shape or form.

** They either meet while out in the concourse areas (boring).

OR

** They meet each other on the mahjong table. (holy @#!#$)

If they do the latter, I shall expect Kiyosumi to beat the Achiga team. Though, if they make a game out of it, that'll be cool too. Regardless, if they have Kiyosumi losing in the tournament brackets during this arc... that would outright kill the main story. So, as long as they don't do that, that'll be just fine.

As for the Season 2 spoiler issue...

They could relegate the match involving Kiyosumi and Achiga as a lower bracket match (Round 1 perhaps), where this series sends off Kiyosumi into the higher brackets, with tougher opponents. After all, the aim of this side series -- for this Achiga team to meet Nodoka again. Win or lose for the Achiga team, they accomplish that. Of course, already, the goal for the team coach Harue is already fullfilled: getting into Nationals.

On this note: we already know the Kiyosumi order via season 1 (eps 25):

Bucchou, Mako, Tacos, Nodocchi, and Saki.

And I forgot the Achiga order... though, we may see Miss Dora Magnet vs Bucchou.

As for the pacing: they can dedicate the rest of this series (assuming 12 episodes)... so that makes 9 episodes towards this seemingly inevitable match.
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Old 2012-04-24, 14:50   Link #444
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So I finished up Episode 3 a few minutes ago, and I just want to say...I feel like I've been teased. Like, someone seriously through a thick sheet of wool over my eyes.

What the hell, I was expecting a couple minutes of Teru and Team Shiraitodai, not three frigging seconds of Teru's back AT THE VERY END OF THE EPISODE. I could care less about Senriyama and Achiga and whoever else is competing, I want INTERACTION, CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT for a school that's been in the dark since the first season. That there...that was just cruel D:

But, um, the overall episode was good. Things are progressing steadily along. Wondering just how far the anime will go when they surpass the current manga chapters. Oh, and it was nice to see Ryuumonbuchi and Koromo and Saki again. You fellas haven't changed a bit.

Just didn't like being played like that at the end. It really, really hurt.
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Old 2012-04-24, 19:05   Link #445
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I want to remind everyone that you may not discuss the manga in this thread, even behind spoiler tags. Please go to the manga thread instead. I removed/edited a bunch of posts above.
Speaking of which, shouldn't this thread goes to Saki Thread?(Meaning a subforum, since they are somehow, related.)
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Old 2012-04-24, 19:13   Link #446
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There's no subforum for it to go to, nor will there be. Doesn't mean meaningful discussion can't be had in the thread as it is now.
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Old 2012-04-24, 20:13   Link #447
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Speaking of which, shouldn't this thread goes to Saki Thread?(Meaning a subforum, since they are somehow, related.)
The entirety of season 1 is on one thread. We'll survive here with this one too.
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Old 2012-04-24, 21:26   Link #448
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Ok - the rendering of the Achiga girls encountering Saki at the nationals was very well done, I thought. It is one of my fave moments in the manga, and I feel they nailed it nicely.

Other than that ... hrm ... quick pace through the matches - just like in the manga. It really is being quite faithful in that sense.

I am really enjoying the series thus far. Kudos!
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Old 2012-04-24, 21:52   Link #449
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And anther fast episode with so much mahjong play missing and why did they make Saki look evil
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Old 2012-04-24, 21:59   Link #450
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And anther fast episode with so much mahjong play missing and why did they make Saki look evil
It's a common misperception for people who don't know her apparently. As previous posters mentioned, Saki was apparently lost and look for the bathroom in this one.
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Old 2012-04-24, 22:02   Link #451
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And anther fast episode with so much mahjong play missing and why did they make Saki look evil


I kinda think she was focused and intimidating.

As to why she had such a focused expression on her face, well - go to the manga thread would be my advice.

(Although she admittedly does have an uncanny habit of getting lost while looking for the bathroom it never gave rise to the "I am gonna call down fire from heaven on you if you get in my way!" facial expression she is sporting at the end of the ep.)
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Old 2012-04-24, 23:23   Link #452
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So... we're going to have a "Dark Saki Cult" now? LOL
(Dark Saki looks sooo sexy... *Imagines the things she do to Nodoka*)
And don't forget her ultimate evil goal "searching for the nearest girl's toilet".



Hisa should consider this as their team secret strategy: toilet is off limit for Saki the day before the match.

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Old 2012-04-24, 23:57   Link #453
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Hisa should consider this as their team secret strategy: toilet is off limit for Saki the day before the match.
There's an audience for that. I'm not saying that audience is me, but on the Internet, you never know.
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Old 2012-04-25, 01:08   Link #454
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I was thought that was her 'I need to win this match in order to meet my sister' srs face, possibly right before her match.

Would explain why her 'monster aura' was going full power
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Old 2012-04-25, 04:16   Link #455
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Well. I must say. This series may be contributing to more mahjong play.

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OK. That double ron nearly had me in tears... but plenty of despair. To be honest, I don't even know what possessed me to drop that 2. If I were to look back at that hand, I'm sure there were some far more obvious tiles to choose from.

Thankfully, I got on a major roll near the end - capitalizing on the high honba count. Whew, thank goodness for that.

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And seeing how that game -- I pulled it out very heavily in the South Round... and that reminds me of Nanpo. Oh, what a wasted character she was. Her South Round powers could have been really something.
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Old 2012-04-25, 06:06   Link #456
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Ah finally watched episode 3, its actually better than I expected considering the source material I was looking for a very rushed episode with only the cameos to look forward to. Thankfully my prediction didn't came true.

Spoiler for comments on the episode 3:
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Old 2012-04-25, 09:09   Link #457
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Character songs were just confirmed today. The first series had some pretty nice ones, but since this series has a smaller cast, each member of Team Achiga is getting an individual album.
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Old 2012-04-26, 04:28   Link #458
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Spoiler for episode 3:
Oh, how I enjoy re-watching this episode with a grin larger than before.

And if anyone has a despair of mahjong like that ... and come back to play some more... that means: You're enjoying the hell out of the game itself.

Also. Speaking of mahjong powers... I'm curious about Miss I'm Always Freakin' Cold.
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Old 2012-04-26, 07:44   Link #459
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Some more 4koma

Spoiler for 4koma, not direct translated:



Non-translated





I'm not sure if posting the source URL is safe or not....so I guess not.
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Old 2012-04-26, 08:04   Link #460
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Saki isn't Saki without the absurd mahjong battles. I don't like how they're skipping all that opportunity to show off Achiga-hen's mahou shoujo powers in mahjong. I haven't read the manga but assuming they're sticking pretty closely to it, then this spin off sorta sucks.

Maybe they won't skip the mahjong now that they're in the national tournament. Seriously though, an anime about a certain sport can't be good if you don't show the sport itself. You can't just keep building and building up!
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