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Old 2013-04-04, 17:53   Link #3421
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Oh that's what she calls that outfit? How she hasn't been arrested yet for public indecency is beyond me.
One of the benefits of being Touka's main... let's say maid

And looks like Yuuki Time is over, huh? Oh well, you did pretty well, girl. Enjoy it while your heart can still feel joy. The clock is ticking...
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Old 2013-04-05, 11:24   Link #3422
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Finally!
The match is heating up.

Spoiler for Satoha vs. Yuuki:
Full scans are out, and here's what happens:

Spoiler:


Anyways, this was a really exciting chapter! Mahjong actions here are the best.

For those wondering what will Naruka do, just keep in mind that Usuzan had only managed to catch up to Rinkai AFTER the sergeant match so Usuzan's strong players are at the last few spots. That doesn't mean Naruka would be a pushover as she is Usuzan's ace.

Oh! Here's a very good analysis of the round by an /a/non:

Spoiler for Satoha time:


Unrelated but interesting to note: It seems that Himematsu is low on skilled players currently. Kyouko originally wanted to be the team's strategist but the shortage of skilled players left her with no choice but to fight. This is the reason why Ikune took Kyouko's advice on Suzu and Kinue.
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Old 2013-04-05, 11:47   Link #3423
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Anyways, this was a really exciting chapter! Mahjong actions here are the best.

For those wondering what will Naruka do, just keep in mind that Usuzan had only managed to catch up to Rinkai AFTER the sergeant match so Usuzan's strong players are at the last few spots. That doesn't mean Naruka would be a pushover as she is Usuzan's ace.
I really like how Yuuki improved gradually in this tournament. Even if she can't outright beat the other school's aces she is doing a respectable job.

About Naruka, it is possible that she is the ace of Usuzan. But we don't have any solid proof yet. After all, while it is customary in the present for the ace to be in the vanguard position many teams still put their aces in other position. Like for example Himematsu who put their ace in chuuken, Shindouji who put their ace in the fuku-taisho and taisho position.

Nonetheless, I do agree that the stronger players of Usuzan may be further on the back of their lineup. Their chuuken, fuku-taisho and taisho has a very good chance of being scary. After all, Hayarin must have seen something about them. Right?
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Old 2013-04-06, 00:36   Link #3424
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[this post is incomplete, but I am tired and so I am publishing it in its unfinished state]

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I grew up Geneva where I watched anime on French TV. So because anime/manga's unaturally popular in france ("The French exception"), I was watching Goku beat Freezer back in the early 1990s.

Forget the USA, they're behind Europe and way behind France concerning the popularity of manga, and unlike in Europe, the market has been growing very slowly in the USA (and it's still very much a sub-culture). The Japanese refer to the phenomenon as "The French exception". Aside from Japan itself, France is their biggest market for manga, and about the only one in the West where Korean and Hong-Kong titles also sell. Beside France (with Belgique and Quebec in tow), manga sell extremely well in Asia, then also in Spain and Germany, and Brazil. Only then comes the US market.
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French TV execs got a bit overeager and started buying the wrong series, not fully grasping that there was a lot of anime designed for young adults and adults, while the Japanese studios that sold them didn't understand that in Europe, cartoons are for children and they would be shown to children. And so the more violent stuff ended up shown in children slots...

http://www.readandfindout.com/books/...eboard/236834/

I was one of the kids watching the "more violent stuff", and I was completely hooked on animes like Saint Seiya when I was six years old (which is sort of disturbing now that I think about it since Saint Seiya is an extraordinarily bloody anime (decapitations, mutilations, amputations, etc)).

Anyhow, when you have watched as much anime as I have, you really start to hunger for anime/manga that break the mold and do something trully unexpected (or maybe this is due to the trauma of watching the Fist of the North Star when I was five).

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For example, if you have never seen the bad guy win, try watching episode 20 of Silent Mobius:

[removed link due to warning]

Watching Ganoza (the villain) bow in victory to viewer at the end of the episode is something you will probably never see again in anime.

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Another example would be the anime s-CRY-ed.

Spoiler for why s-CRY-ed is special:

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Which brings me back to Saki.

My reaction to the first chapter of Achiga-hen was that Ritz was setting Kiyosumi to lose in the finals, and I have never seen a tournament-style anime where the main characters's team loses in the finals.


[I am tired and am skipping explanation of why Achiga-hen might win the finals. Maybe later.]


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Why it would be a good thing for Saki to lose in either the team or individual part of national tournament


Do you think watching Saki/Kiyosumi win the national tournament three times in row would be interesting? Or even twice? Unless Ritz plans to end the manga at the end of this national tournament, Saki needs to lose, in either in the team or individuals. Otherwise, if Saki wins both parts of the nationals, who will be left to challenge her next year? Especially with many monsters like Teru graduating?

Compare Saki to prince of tennis: both are tournament-style animes with ridiculous superpowers. So what happenned after Seishun won the national in prince of tennis? The manga ended. (Is anyone even reading the "New Prince of Tennis" by the way?)

If Saki wins both the team and individuals, then Saki the manga will slowly die from lack of interest, like prince of tennis. While Achiga winning the finals would piss a lot of people off, it would guarrenty another national tournament arc...
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Old 2013-04-06, 01:08   Link #3425
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Unrelated but interesting to note: It seems that Himematsu is low on skilled players currently. Kyouko originally wanted to be the team's strategist but the shortage of skilled players left her with no choice but to fight. This is the reason why Ikune took Kyouko's advice on Suzu and Kinue.
So, Saki's greatest opponent so far is someone who wasn't even supposed to be there and isn't even aware of her own strenght until the great wise, somewhat of a clown master teaches her... Doesn't Ritz ever get tired of portraying Saki as the villain? Seriously, this has hero vs demon lord setting all over it. Himemattsu is looking more like the little team that could than Kiyosumi at this point.

And cedec, first of all, thank you for mentioning that part of Silent Mobius, one of the greatest unsung troll moments in anime. Unfortunately, your argument gets seriously hurt for one thing: Nodoka's future with Saki (probably, it hasn't been mentioned in ages) depends on Kiyosumi doing damn well in the nationals, and if you know this series, you know how much that big breasted dullard is put on a pedestal. A pity, since everything else points at a not so happy ending for our ragtag band of lesbians, after all, the big lesson of the show is to have fun, not to win.
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Old 2013-04-06, 03:04   Link #3426
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I think most people forget about Nodoka's promise with her father: if she loses she will move away (and possibly quit mahjong). So Kiyosumi can't possibly lose.
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Old 2013-04-06, 04:30   Link #3427
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I think most people forget about Nodoka's promise with her father: if she loses she will move away (and possibly quit mahjong). So Kiyosumi can't possibly lose.
That isn't right. What Nodoka said to her father was:

"If I can make it to the nationals at the high school level, would it be all right to remain here?"

Father's answer: "If you can, I'll consider it."

Since Kiyosumi is already at the nationals, Nodoka has already fufilled her promise to her dad. This isn't an issue any more.
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Old 2013-04-06, 09:47   Link #3428
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So, Saki's greatest opponent so far is someone who wasn't even supposed to be there and isn't even aware of her own strenght until the great wise, somewhat of a clown master teaches her... Doesn't Ritz ever get tired of portraying Saki as the villain? Seriously, this has hero vs demon lord setting all over it. Himemattsu is looking more like the little team that could than Kiyosumi at this point.
One school's hero is another school's villain. It's so obvious that to miss this point is in itself sad.
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Old 2013-04-06, 11:30   Link #3429
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One school's hero is another school's villain. It's so obvious that to miss this point is in itself sad.
Definitely true, but I think his larger point was that it's a bit of a pity that Kiyosumi was originally presented to us as the underdog...and now they're jamming the stalls, circles and foyers chock full of h4xx to the very last oily homoerotic pores.

I think it's a bit more so because Ritz has definitely shown herself to be capable of presenting characters who get by on pluck, luck, hard work while working off a -relatively for the series, what with some of the ridiculous ka-splah-bang flying around- mundane skill set.
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Old 2013-04-06, 13:17   Link #3430
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Do you think watching Saki/Kiyosumi win the national tournament three times in row would be interesting? Or even twice? Unless Ritz plans to end the manga at the end of this national tournament, Saki needs to lose, in either in the team or individuals. Otherwise, if Saki wins both parts of the nationals, who will be left to challenge her next year? Especially with many monsters like Teru graduating?

Compare Saki to prince of tennis: both are tournament-style animes with ridiculous superpowers. So what happenned after Seishun won the national in prince of tennis? The manga ended. (Is anyone even reading the "New Prince of Tennis" by the way?)

If Saki wins both the team and individuals, then Saki the manga will slowly die from lack of interest, like prince of tennis. While Achiga winning the finals would piss a lot of people off, it would guarrenty another national tournament arc...
Do world championship tournament ever occurred to you?

On to the new chapter, part of me was actually relief that Satoha succeeds in breaking Yuuki's dealership. Maybe I speak too soon since the vanguard isn't over yet, but if Yuuki did somehow beat Satoha here, then there is a likely chance that she maybe able to beat Teru in the finals.

On related note, it occurred to me that if Ritz decides to continue with her hype killing streaks (I hope not) first with Eisui and now Shiraitodai, the next thing she can do to top herself off is having Kuro or Yuuki beat Teru in point gain in the finals. I fear she might actually dare enough to do it. Just imagine the horrors of fans reaction.

Just saying in case this is what she's planning on doing, Ritz is truly the most fearsome monster of Sakiverse who enjoys crushing hopes and dreams of her manga fans (mostly Shiraitodai fans at least).
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Old 2013-04-06, 14:17   Link #3431
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I don't think they're going to beat Teru in the finals, but prevent the one sided rapefest that took place in Achiga's semis.
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Old 2013-04-06, 15:20   Link #3432
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I don't think they're going to beat Teru in the finals, but prevent the one sided rapefest that took place in Achiga's semis.
Really? I do consider this a possibility. With how well Teru performed in the semi on the expense of the rest of her team loosing all the lead she gained in order to made the captain match a pretty close game. If Ritz intends to have every single of Teru's teammates perform better in the finals, she will have to made Teru perform poorly. Do the math, the ratio is 1:4 players so how much points one player needs to loose in order to have the other four players who play after her made a comeback.
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Old 2013-04-06, 15:21   Link #3433
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Teru not winning by 100k points doesn't mean she'll fail, she can still do reasonably well and end the match in 1st place with a positive result.
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Old 2013-04-06, 15:25   Link #3434
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If Ritz intends to have every single of Teru's teammates perform better in the finals, she will have to made Teru perform poorly.
If Teru's opponents are also monster-class, it could well be that Teru will do well but the actual points differences weren't that large.
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Old 2013-04-06, 15:32   Link #3435
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The show of the characters growth is that Teru will no longer be a hopeless boss fight but a very challenging but winnable boss fight. That's what I'd actually like to see.
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Old 2013-04-06, 17:06   Link #3436
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We now have an image of each of Teru's potential foe :Kuro , Yuuki , Satoha , Naruka,Suzu . and so I wil star guessing again.
We can't say much about Naruka for now but she seem even weaker will than Saki (And it is hard to be ,that girl is afraid of everything) soa I can't see her beeing a treat for Teru , whereas Satoha is exatly what is laking to the trio Yuuki/Kuro/ ??? to do something interisting in the final.
Unless Naruka is hiding her game,pun intend (somthing really likely) we can already determine that Usuzan won't pass.
Suzu is still a mysterie ,In the sens that it seem she is a Bomb that goes off whenever and with a lot of 'dud' so...

Another thing that I remarked from the early scan is that for this match Yuuki is already starting to do what must be done agaisnt Teru , Changing her game ,and Satoha also look prone to that.
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Old 2013-04-06, 18:25   Link #3437
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Chapters offically out. Loved the battle between Satoha and Yuuki. Also can't wait to see how Suzu explodes or if Naruka can pull something off.
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Old 2013-04-06, 18:49   Link #3438
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I found it funny that even Hiroe admits that Suzu can be a "dud" at times.
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Old 2013-04-06, 19:20   Link #3439
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One school's hero is another school's villain. It's so obvious that to miss this point is in itself sad.
Not every school's hero makes the earth (and the boobs) tremble.
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Old 2013-04-06, 19:39   Link #3440
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So we're watching Yuuki on her quest to gain enough power and skill to fight the Teru Train?

Maybe she should visit Sabin and brush up on her suplex skills.
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