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Old 2012-06-05, 09:17   Link #1041
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Huh. I was under the impression that Cold Touka's ability is more attuned to the "flow of the tiles", as opposed to her usual digital play style.
We... don't really know, actually. I mean, Touka suddenly wakes up, and is TOLD by Hajime and Tomoki that she won four consecutive times against Fujita, Saki, and Koromo, at which she gets angry because the play record Tomoki shows doesn't match her usual online playing style. That's about it.

I do recall that Hisa was talking about those type of players (who read the flow), but the silhouette that was shown wasn't Touka's -- instead it we're shown Jun and Rinkai's Elly Virsaladze (the cat hat was pretty distinctive).
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Old 2012-06-05, 10:15   Link #1042
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I finally got around to watching Episode 8. Below are my thoughts on it...


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Hmm..... I'm not too convinced with how the anime team decided to portray Achiga. In the manga the matcfhes weren't really shown, but here they would have appeared to be just pushovers when they are nothing of the sort. Aw well.
Yeah, I also found that a bit questionable.

I get why they did it this way, though. It accomplishes two things:

1) For fans of the original Saki anime, seeing some of the mahjong stars of the original Saki portrayed as "Cool Monsters" is probably pleasing.

2) It really reinforces Achiga as the Plucky Underdogs.


So having Stealth Momo et al dominate was probably a smart idea, but they also probably went a bit too far with it. Achiga didn't come off to me as simply underdogs; they came off to me as out of their league. As pushovers, frankly.

I think it would have been better if somebody from Achiga had been shown winning a hand at least.


That one issue aside, though, I really enjoyed this episode. The BGM was awesome as usual, and the show is consistently fun and engaging.

Wahaha's big, giant van was also oddly amusing to me, as was Wahaha herself. This was a good episode for her.
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Old 2012-06-05, 10:53   Link #1043
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^ I can live with that, especially since Yumi IS one of the cooler characters in the series.


Huh. I was under the impression that Cold Touka's ability is more attuned to the "flow of the tiles", as opposed to her usual digital play style.
The way she's drawn out really seems to suggest that as well. I also think there was a line about being "totally controlling the flow," or something, as there was also a line from Saki (I think) saying something like ,"I couldn't complete a single kan." (Volume 7 page 172?)
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Old 2012-06-05, 11:35   Link #1044
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We... don't really know, actually. I mean, Touka suddenly wakes up, and is TOLD by Hajime and Tomoki that she won four consecutive times against Fujita, Saki, and Koromo, at which she gets angry because the play record Tomoki shows doesn't match her usual online playing style. That's about it.

I do recall that Hisa was talking about those type of players (who read the flow), but the silhouette that was shown wasn't Touka's -- instead it we're shown Jun and Rinkai's Elly Virsaladze (the cat hat was pretty distinctive).
Well, since Touka's regular play style is digital (patterned after Nodoka), I assumed that she wasn't playing as efficiently as she usually does in her regular state, which I took to mean that she made a number of illogical and unusual moves in her cold state that she wouldn't ever consider otherwise. As such, I assumed that she had some form of intuition that guided her actions.

I interpreted the concept of "flow" as a form of intuition that gives that gives off a feeling of the kinds of hands the opponents are making, as well the the tiles they're looking for. If you interpret it in that sense, most occult players (e.g. Saki and Koromo) who can read hands to different extents should be capable of using the "flow".
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Old 2012-06-05, 11:48   Link #1045
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*At the end of ep*

ํYes, Kirame! That's the correct way to fight with monsters. You don't fight the with skill but with motivation!

Hell, she doesn't even feel nervous even though she was beaten by Teru before.

If Saki has this trait of Kirame, she'll be unbeatable!
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Old 2012-06-05, 12:54   Link #1046
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One of the things I must admit I would have liked to see would have been Kajiki and Kana analyzing and talking about their xp playing against Koromo and Saki in the final regional match to the Achiga girls, but oh well. Nice ep otherwise.
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Old 2012-06-05, 20:42   Link #1047
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We... don't really know, actually. I mean, Touka suddenly wakes up, and is TOLD by Hajime and Tomoki that she won four consecutive times against Fujita, Saki, and Koromo, at which she gets angry because the play record Tomoki shows doesn't match her usual online playing style. That's about it.

I do recall that Hisa was talking about those type of players (who read the flow), but the silhouette that was shown wasn't Touka's -- instead it we're shown Jun and Rinkai's Elly Virsaladze (the cat hat was pretty distinctive).
When Koromo and Jun later talk about the match in the bath though, doesn't Koromo describe Cold Touka's playstyle as 'flow control' or something?
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Old 2012-06-05, 21:03   Link #1048
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When Koromo and Jun later talk about the match in the bath though, doesn't Koromo describe Cold Touka's playstyle as 'flow control' or something?
The panel with Cold Touka in the bath uses the kanji "治水" which online dictionaries seem to translate as "Flow Control," yes. Page 169 of volume 7. From my rudimentary knowledge of Japanese, the panel before it has Koromo saying that her's (Cold Touka) is "on a completely different level than Koromo's or Jun's flow control." In other words, Koromo says its even more hax than her iishanten (?) hell. I'm only giving it a cursory pass though, perhaps someone else with better knowledge can correct me.
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Old 2012-06-05, 21:23   Link #1049
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Regarding Cold Touka, all I know of her "cold mode" playstyle is its different from her preferred digital play which is why she doesn't acknowledge it exists. It most likely belong to magic power hax. Though, the most likely guess is flow control as you guys have said.


Anyway while I was surfing I came across this picture.

Guess which Miyanaga is in the picture?

Spoiler for for size:





Spoiler for Answer:
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Old 2012-06-05, 21:28   Link #1050
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Physically, Teru strikes me as a taller, and perhaps slightly larger (more muscular perhaps) version of Saki, only with red hair. Otherwise, they're pretty much identical, physically.

Incidentally, this is why whenever I see Saki artwork with Saki having red hair, it's a bit bothersome to me, because it makes it too easy to confuse Saki with Teru.
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Old 2012-06-05, 23:48   Link #1051
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Regarding Cold Touka, all I know of her "cold mode" playstyle is its different from her preferred digital play which is why she doesn't acknowledge it exists. It most likely belong to magic power hax. Though, the most likely guess is flow control as you guys have said.


Anyway while I was surfing I came across this picture.

Guess which Miyanaga is in the picture?

Spoiler for for size:





Spoiler for Answer:
1st spoiler: Even without looking at the answer, can tell it is Teru already. The lighting makes the red hair more easier to see.

And of course, who knew they are so identical... Man I can't wait for the train to start moving at 100km/s and keep going on till 1000km/s... Now it is so slow...
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Old 2012-06-06, 01:10   Link #1052
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The eyes are smaller and the face is longer, because Teru is older. That's generally the differentiator I use if I can't see the clothing.
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Old 2012-06-06, 05:15   Link #1053
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I wonder what will Saki look like in her 20's.

Thinking back, one thing I find unusal about top class monsters is that all of them are either 1st or 3rd year students i.e. 2nd year students are relatively weak this year. It's unfortunate to think they will be leading team for next year Mahjong Tourney.
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Old 2012-06-06, 05:20   Link #1054
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Spoiler for arakawa kei:

that 1 pin, wait isn't this rising sun!???

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Old 2012-06-06, 07:49   Link #1055
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Spoiler for arakawa kei:

that 1 pin, wait isn't this rising sun!???
Rising sun? You mean from the show "The Legend Of Koizumi"? Or is it not? (I forgot.)
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Old 2012-06-06, 07:55   Link #1056
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Spoiler for Ep 8 amended image:
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Old 2012-06-06, 07:58   Link #1057
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Rising sun? You mean from the show "The Legend Of Koizumi"? Or is it not? (I forgot.)
yes that one. considering owada hideki write about RITZ before not really surprised if we see any Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku references

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now i really want to play that to aru mahjong again
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Old 2012-06-06, 08:09   Link #1058
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Actually, 1 pin is the most focused tile in Saki.

Any opponents who draw up 1 pin in the final round are doomed to lose.

If you know what I mean. ^^
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Old 2012-06-06, 09:10   Link #1059
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Spoiler for Ep 8 amended image:
Level 5(Mixed with level 0) people from To aru has invaded Saki! Someone help!!

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yes that one. considering owada hideki write about RITZ before not really surprised if we see any Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku references



now i really want to play that to aru mahjong again
Hmm... Sounds interesting that anime. Guess if have time I will pick it up.

You win, get Biribiri'd. Simple as that.(If you get what I am saying. )

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Actually, 1 pin is the most focused tile in Saki.

Any opponents who draw up 1 pin in the final round are doomed to lose.

If you know what I mean. ^^
But it is a terminal tile... What can it do other than non-tanyao hand?
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Old 2012-06-06, 11:10   Link #1060
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Spoiler for arakawa kei:

that 1 pin, wait isn't this rising sun!???
Now that you mention it, here it is again!
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