From the very start, the finals for the 71st Inter High School Mahjong Team Championship has meant a lot to many characters. As such, everyone has been anticipating the results for a long time. Just look at how long Saki has been serialized. It was back in February 2006. That’s twelve years! And it’s been nine years since Saki received its first anime adaptation.
Anime just inspires people sometimes and makes them want to learn or pick up something.
Genres: Slice of Life, Drama, Supernatural
Aired: April 2009 to September 2009
Also Known As: 咲-Saki-
Summary: Miyanaga Saki, a freshman at Kiyosumi high school, hates mahjong as she was essentially forced to play with her family when she was young. However, those days are over since her family has been split for years: she lives with her father while her older sister went with her mother. The two sisters’ relationship remains very strained.
One day, Saki’s childhood friend drags her to their school’s mahjong club where she encounters girls who have their eyes set on the Annual National Mahjong Team Tournament. Deciding that winning the tournament is the best way to attract the attention of her older sister, Saki chooses to join the club and to prepare for the Nagano Prefecture Tournament which will decide which schools will participate in the nationals. How will Saki resolve her mixed feelings towards mahjong?
I feel like Ryuuka, along with Ako, Yuu, and Awai, is now endowed with large endowments compared to her time in Achiga-hen, if you know what I mean. Typical Ritz cover with Ryuuka and Toki, so lots of wonderful detail for the background is to be expected. It’s just a shame that most of the chapter is not inked. Ritz must be struggling.
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