Saturday, 28 August 2010

Saki review

I finished this a few months ago, and i did really like it...
The anime, Saki is about Miyanaga Saki, she has joined high school. One of the first things we find out is that she really dislikes Mahjong, and has a genuine reason for it, when she was younger and played Mahjong with her family she couldn't win, that is because her parents would get upset, so of course the only other option is to loose.

Shes dragged into the work of Mahjong by her friend Kyou, the main plot is introduced in this, Saki somehow manages to get several +-0 scores in a row... Which is nearly impossible. Showing her potential to become a great player.
The third character we are introduced to is Haramura Nodoka, and yeah, she has very large breasts ;) she and saki also seem to develop a VERY deep relationship....
My favorie character however was Yūki Kataoka as she is pretty lulzy... Obsessed with tacos...She's also very cute... 

Hisa Takei, the head of the Mahjong club is very skilled at the game, and she is a nice character but doesn't really stand out greatly, she is also very close with Mako Someya who grew up around Mahjong since her family owned a Mahjong parlor, she has seen so many games that she can compare most situations with ones she has already witnessed.

Non of the characters are really greatly believable in fact, I'd say that Kyōtarō Suga is the most believable but he barely shows up... I mean seriously it's like hes not even a real member of the club. Most of the others have some super powers, although i guess the head of the club and her close friend are fairly believable, in that they don't have any 'Super Mahjong Powers'(NOTE: They don't actually refer to super mahjong powers within the anime ;) it supposedly luck.) Although Hisa Takei's declaration of Tsumo was pretty insane... They don't have any consideration for any of the damage they may cause to the very expensive Mahjong tables. I mean seriously...

A typical episode of saki. No, seriously.

But all in all, i really liked this anime, it's one of the better ones I've seen, as it was very entertaining and had a nice casual plot to it, although without giving away any spoilers i was very disappointed at the ending ;(. There better be a sequel.... And the effects they used were fun, without them it would have been fairly boring to watch, I'm willing to say that the director, Manabu Ono, did a very good job at making this game, with the potential to be very boring, into something great. During the large tournaments, at the end of the episodes, i was left really wanting to know how the match was going to play out, and i couldn't wait for more.

I really recommend this to anyone who is a fan of less story driven anime, like lucky star or azumanga daioh. But everyone should be able to appreciate it really.

On a side note, watching this made me want to give the game a go, a really good game that i recommend is,, unfortunately it doesn't work in some countries, so you have to use some sort of proxy, but it's a very good game, go try it out. A quick Google search will find you lots of different ways to access it.


  1. Wow, what an... explosive play. I do really like Azumanga though, so I'll have to check this out.

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  2. Good stuff

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  5. good shit