• Thursday, April 26th, 2012
You know a team is doomed when the only two members with special powers are dumb as shit. It’s pretty funny to see them try to make heads or tail out of Amae Koromo. I mean, they couldn’t possibly believe they were the only siblings with special god-like powers in the world. That would just be too unfair.
I also really like how Koukaji Pro is the trauma which stands in the way between Akado Harue and the world of professional mahjong. Koukaji must have raped Harue pretty bad. I wonder what her special power is? From Koukaji’s initial appearance in Saki, it’s hard to tell that she’s the strongest female in the world of mahjong.
There are a few bad things I have to note. The producers are trying to cram way too much into each episode. I really would’ve liked to see some mahjong playing instead of the defeated dazed looks of their opponents trying to pull their head out of their ass. Sometimes the character portraits look like lima beans instead of the plump moeblobs of the original Saki. I credit this to the art style of Saki Achiga-hen’s mangaka, and to Studio Gokumi. You can’t win them all!
• Sunday, December 20th, 2009
To the very end you will never know if their mention of a second season is a joke or not. This show itself is a joke. I love every second of it.
Just when I thought an awesome series couldn’t get more awesome, I decided to rewatch the first few episodes and noticed the greatest thing ever.
Fabulous. Just absolutely fabulous.
And this is why Nyan Koi remains to this day one of the best shows of 2009. You better believe it!
Saki is great too. So when you have one making references to another, it rips space-time itself.
• Wednesday, July 15th, 2009
I can honestly say Saki is the only thing keeping me alive after Haruhi repeatedly stabs me in the face every week. Episode 15 was good for two reasons: One, the fukushou matches ended. Two, the taishou matches started. I guess the fact Momoko is so adorable could be a possible third reason, but I’d rather not bring my sexual drive into this since my opinion tends to get awfully skewed in the presence of charming ladies. That may be why I’m still single. more…
• Friday, July 03rd, 2009
Here we have Touka getting wet.
Episode 13 was worse than episode 12 in terms of time-wasting and pissed me off in every way possible. The animation was superb, considering it was from a dying studio, but it wasn’t enough. I wanted more mahjong play and less scenes of Touka getting excited and wet from absolutely nothing. I mean, seriously, what was getting her so worked up anyways? Nothing happened! Haramura Nodoka won twice and gained like 10,000 points. That’s not story progression, that’s not turn-of-event, there was nothing significant to it. It was just Nodoka winning twice in a boring uneventful game.
Saki slowly moves her hand up for the oncoming convulsions.
Was there really a point to this episode besides giving me blue balls? I don’t think so. And what really pissed me off was that they didn’t focus the anime on the real main character: Touyoko Momoko. Momoko is Tsuruga’s secret weapon. They’ve been biding their time just for these last two rounds. When the professional mahjong bitch is going on about how the unfair rules favor “special children” Momoko is amongst the sillhouettes. So who exactly is she?
I’ll tell you what, Momoko is a ninja. There, that’s what’s up.