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Old 2009-08-07, 11:02   Link #141
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can't.see.the.pics ;_;
Then just look at this blog link. It'll give you the same info. (It's just in Japanese.)

http://blog.goo.ne.jp/katsu666/e/4d3...c6ba1802941be2
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Old 2009-08-07, 11:46   Link #142
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Okay, but it's actually about future episodes past 19...

Spoiler for Episodes 20-23, manga spoilers as well.:
Spoiler for Adding on:
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Old 2009-08-07, 12:30   Link #143
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Maybe you should post this translation (in spoiler tag) to anime thread too, it's information about anime. I already mentioned this scan here so you can continue
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Old 2009-08-07, 13:10   Link #144
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Hahaha. As soon as I heard the rule about rinshan kaihou, I KNEW it was going to come up somewhere.

As for Saki, if she can do it, why not? It's a pretty unique play style and very hard to defend against.
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Old 2009-08-07, 13:58   Link #145
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Personally I hate it. It is totally hack luck based, and abuses the protagonist advantage to no end. At least with Akagi you could see the reasoning, the mental manipulations going on behind his every move. Even though there were many instances were luck favored him he was never a one trick phony, always adapting to the situation at hand. Maybe that's why I find Yumi's character more compelling than her table companions.
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Old 2009-08-07, 17:51   Link #146
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Here's a couple more blogs of c52, with more pictures. (And a cover of an Ikeda doujin. Poor Ikeda. Everyone loves to see her get beat up, it seems.)

http://u7se1218.cocolog-nifty.com/bl...8/-s-05d5.html
http://beatarai.blog90.fc2.com/blog-entry-1490.html

As much as I like Saki as a character, I prefer Nodoka's and Yumi's playing styles, because they're more grounded in reality. (And wouldn't make a statistician drink drain cleaner.)

I also like Hisa's style, because it's based on screwing with the minds of everyone at the table. If you look at the stats of everyone in the tournament, Fukuji did the best overall with +42,000, but Hisa was right there with +39,100 in second place. (And Hisa didn't have the "All-Seeing Eye.")

She just picked bad waits, got a little lucky, and suckered in poor lil' first-year Bundou-san into going for it at every bad opportunity.

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Old 2009-08-07, 18:42   Link #147
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Personally I hate it. It is totally hack luck based, and abuses the protagonist advantage to no end. At least with Akagi you could see the reasoning, the mental manipulations going on behind his every move. Even though there were many instances were luck favored him he was never a one trick phony, always adapting to the situation at hand. Maybe that's why I find Yumi's character more compelling than her table companions.
Kana plays pretty normally too. She's just good at working her hands around doras.

As for hack luck based, we knew since ep. 4 that Saki knows all the tiles in the dead wall just as Koromo knows the last tile in the wall.

I'm just wondering how people can have yakuman specialties... Maybe they know where the terminal and honors are in a wall?
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Old 2009-08-07, 20:19   Link #148
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Personally I hate it. It is totally hack luck based, and abuses the protagonist advantage to no end. At least with Akagi you could see the reasoning, the mental manipulations going on behind his every move. Even though there were many instances were luck favored him he was never a one trick phony, always adapting to the situation at hand. Maybe that's why I find Yumi's character more compelling than her table companions.
That's why Saki and Koromo are class "monsters".
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Old 2009-08-07, 20:21   Link #149
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That's no monster. That's just ridding the game

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Kana plays pretty normally too. She's just good at working her hands around doras.
Yeah but she's the type that just worries about making her hand while avoiding playing into other hands, which leaves out much of the psychological aspect of the game. As Akagi himself said, Mahjong isn't about having big hands or having many points, but about taking those points from your opponents.
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Old 2009-08-07, 20:55   Link #150
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now I know how to watch this already:
once u reach round 5, always expect the impossible, eg yakuman 10 times etc:P.

I think beside saki, koromo, and that invisible girl, others playstyle/abilities could happen in real life for now.
even that invisible girl is actually kind of true too in real game, sometimes u play for long time and u ignore someone's presence, especially if that guy always throw something useless, it happens more often after u play like 6+ hours mahjong (but of course not as exagerrated like in this story)
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Old 2009-08-09, 19:04   Link #151
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Watched ep 19

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Old 2009-08-09, 19:41   Link #152
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Watched ep 19
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She was one tile away from tenpai, she lacked one of winds too.

Anyway, bah, looks like all Japanese with scanner and internet connection are on holidays
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Old 2009-08-10, 09:11   Link #153
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An interesting tidbit I picked up on Baidu:

Spoiler for Ryuumonbuchi's performance in the previous year's national championships:
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Old 2009-08-10, 09:22   Link #154
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It might also be interesting to see how didd Kazekoshi performed there too, though having that tidbit of information is useful. Thanks, pB!
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Old 2009-08-10, 17:46   Link #155
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An interesting tidbit I picked up on Baidu:

Spoiler for Ryuumonbuchi's performance in the previous year's national championships:
Yup. Kagoshima's Jindai was listed as a monster in ep. 4 by Fujita-pro. Her shadow also pops up in ep. 11 or so when Hisa has a flashback to her talk with Haramura on certain monstrous players.

Whoo. That's interesting! Guess Jindai will be a mini-boss before the final boss of Teru.
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Old 2009-08-10, 18:37   Link #156
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Personally I would prefer them to be at the finals as well. Saki is fun because it is an ffa instead of the cliched to death anime 1v1.
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Old 2009-08-11, 00:19   Link #157
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Finally I got my hands on a chinese translated Ch 52, thanks to the translator I've been keeping an eye on. Damn, his work is fast.

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Old 2009-08-11, 00:21   Link #158
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Raw's out as well. Finally.

Not much to see, really... well, I'll take that back for one thing-- Saki isn't grinning like an idiot in every panel like she does in the anime. She has a good game face on pages 12-13.
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Old 2009-08-11, 02:44   Link #159
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Raw's out as well. Finally.

Not much to see, really... well, I'll take that back for one thing-- Saki isn't grinning like an idiot in every panel like she does in the anime. She has a good game face on pages 12-13.
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The seriousness of Saki's game face in that page makes it more dramatic similar to ep. 18 as opposed to, well, the anime in ep. 19. The anime made me laugh though mainly because Saki looks like she took the wrong turn and it's a mahou shoujo reveal scene slashed with a demented mahjong demon face. Makes her look like a psycho axe murderer except instead of killing people, she kills mahjong players' dreams. With a smile.
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Old 2009-08-11, 03:47   Link #160
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My thoughts, they overdone it way too much in anime.

I hope manga will now focus on some aftermath instead of sweat things like anime. I'll welcome some decent ceremony (wtf was that in anime) and I don't believe journalists will leave them without word .... but maybe I'm hopeless optimist.
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