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Old 2009-04-14, 07:50   Link #421
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My yuri-detection-radar is kind of dull lately, or it's just in denial mode, but I didn't notice that high level of yuri tension you mentioned =/
Well, the director seems to have put in more scenes than necessary where Saki and Nodoka are looking at each other out of the corners of their eyes. Of course, you can choose to interpret it as rivalry or yuri.
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Old 2009-04-14, 08:13   Link #422
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Btw, made a new sig, but it's too big to forum's rule no matter how I tried optimizing, so I'll just toss it here:


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Old 2009-04-14, 08:35   Link #423
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It's not attempting to explain mahjong. Not in the slightest.
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I also fail to see where did it try to explain Mahjong.
There parts in the ep 1 for example at 16:00. Wouldn't that be explaining the game? Else there would be no need of that scene.
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Old 2009-04-14, 09:40   Link #424
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That's wrong. They just explained the special case, where the game only last for 1 han-chan, and they use additional red dora tiles. It's like explaining the meaning of playing with 1-color-go, which is also a special case (meaning people don't usually play like that).
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Old 2009-04-14, 09:45   Link #425
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There parts in the ep 1 for example at 16:00. Wouldn't that be explaining the game? Else there would be no need of that scene.
It was more of an explanation of the special rules for that particular game rather than the actual rules of mahjong itself. Since they are cutting the round time in half and increasing the number of 'bonus point' tiles.

And personally I think it is to show how bad Kyou is at mahjong, or at least his lacking knowledge of the rules of mahjong

Edit: Ninja'd by Duo Maxwell due to a error connection....doh!
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Old 2009-04-14, 09:46   Link #426
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Oh well... I don't play mahjong nor do any of my friends.
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Old 2009-04-14, 09:53   Link #427
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Oh well... I don't play mahjong nor do any of my friends.
And I suspect many people come here didn't know about Mahjong either. My case, I didn't even touch Mahjong until I came across Saki manga. Just after reading 1st volume, I immediately know this one doesn't aim at people who're newbie to Mahjong.
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Old 2009-04-14, 10:46   Link #428
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Btw, made a new sig, but it's too big to forum's rule no matter how I tried optimizing, so I'll just toss it here:


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Hmm.....maybe I should try resizing them first.
Not good, though. Still oversize.
I made it AS safe in case you want to use it here

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Old 2009-04-14, 11:08   Link #429
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I made it AS safe in case you want to use it here

OMG, Cookies!! O_o
How did you do that?

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Change back to 0-Gundam avatar, since having too much Yuuki is bad for my heart .
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Old 2009-04-14, 12:14   Link #430
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And I suspect many people come here didn't know about Mahjong either. My case, I didn't even touch Mahjong until I came across Saki manga. Just after reading 1st volume, I immediately know this one doesn't aim at people who're newbie to Mahjong.
Well, that is most of the western world. I knew about Mahjong because I have seen it played in other shows before. Mahjong is for Japanese as poker is for americans and Domino is for most hispanics countries. the other two big games in Japan are Go and the chess like game which i can remember the name right now but those are 1 on 1 games.
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Old 2009-04-14, 12:24   Link #431
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Well, that is most of the western world. I knew about Mahjong because I have seen it played in other shows before. Mahjong is for Japanese as poker is for americans and Domino is for most hispanics countries. the other two big games in Japan are Go and the chess like game which i can remember the name right now but those are 1 on 1 games.
You're talking about Shougi. I still can't get into that game. It's too hard for me, even though I know about Chinese Chess.
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Old 2009-04-14, 14:39   Link #432
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You're talking about Shougi. I still can't get into that game. It's too hard for me, even though I know about Chinese Chess.
Shougi isn't really that hard when it comes to basic moves, but when you start playing with no handicaps and full drop capability... It can get pretty bad really fast. I started playing after watching Shion no Ou, though I'd been interested before, I always thought it was an extension of Chinese chess (a completely wrong assumption, btw).

Mahjong is, as golthin said, a lot more like poker or cho dai di if you know that game, since it relies on the knowledge (or lack thereof) of what everyone else has, to choose which combinations you're going to use. Needless to say, the element of luck runs strong in such games.
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Old 2009-04-14, 14:48   Link #433
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My yuri-detection-radar is kind of dull lately, or it's just in denial mode, but I didn't notice that high level of yuri tension you mentioned =/

Episode 2 as I expected, the pacing isn't so fast or too slow, and they resolved Saki's problem so we can move onto the next awesome part faster, the National Tournament (although I suspect we won't be able to see the tournament until ep 5). Nodoka's voice is kinda soft at certain point where I expected her to be much more, well, stronger or more aggressive, but I guess it's also fine. The president is as awesome as ever. If they keep on with this effect and animation quality, I don't think my heart can handle later games XD.
I like the ED better than the OP, although I'd choose both as my favorite. The ED is just, well, too cute.

As usual, I claim the 3 lolis in this show, but there is one girl that keep my interest (I bet anyone that hasn't read the manga won't notice her ):
Spoiler for Why did I need spoiler tag again? Not like you can see her.:
Whoa hey, Whoa! No....no, you don't get Koromo.
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Old 2009-04-14, 15:50   Link #434
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Not like it will affect anything in the anime. Heck, I don't even remember seeing her face after 5 volumes.

About Kyou, I thought they left out the detail about why did he join the Mahjong club, aren't they? I didn't see they mention about it in the first ep.
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And Yuuki likes Tacos. Case ended.
eh I can't remember it saying why Kyou's reason for joining, was that really it?
haha well anyway good to know he's got great taste in women

lol I would probably be doing the same, men we're such a dumb and simple species
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Old 2009-04-14, 17:46   Link #435
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I know absolutely nothing about mahjong but the gaming action is just so ridiculously over the top (strangely reminiscent of scenes of Light writing names in his notebook) it's almost endearing..

And yes, 'Rord of the Rings' - I had to look at that twice to work out that it wasn't just a overly ornate font...

You'd think Nodoka's mum would have taken her to the bra shop a long time ago...
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Old 2009-04-14, 17:47   Link #436
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Is it me or anyone else find the president kind of sexier than the other girls with her long skirt and black stocking?
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Old 2009-04-14, 21:47   Link #437
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Whoa hey, Whoa! No....no, you don't get Koromo.
That's not Koromo. That's... a rather major player in the National Tournament with a relation to one of the main characters.

BTW, I don't think ep. 5 will be the NT. The manga isn't even to the finish of the preliminary rounds to get INTO the National Tournament. The captain's round hasn't finished yet, last I saw.
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Old 2009-04-14, 21:58   Link #438
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Is it me or anyone else find the president kind of sexier than the other girls with her long skirt and black stocking?
Just admit it, you're attracted to her ahoge.
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Old 2009-04-14, 22:08   Link #439
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Long skirts have their attractive point also .
And you're right about her ahoge.

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That's not Koromo. That's... a rather major player in the National Tournament with a relation to one of the main characters.

BTW, I don't think ep. 5 will be the NT. The manga isn't even to the finish of the preliminary rounds to get INTO the National Tournament. The captain's round hasn't finished yet, last I saw.
No, he was talking about Koromo to response to my "claiming 3 lolis"
About National, my bad. I always thought the tournament they're playing is National Tournament.

Well, Koromo comes in second. Kunihiro Hajime is the one I set my eyes on. Loli maid, what more can I ask for?
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Old 2009-04-14, 23:22   Link #440
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Just admit it, you're attracted to her ahoge.
I admit to that. She just seems so hot when she's inspired.
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