Apr 12, 2012

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Saki: Achiga-hen – Episode of Side-A

I’m guessing that this is the replacement for Chihayafuru? Well, it’s too soon to make a definite decision, but it looked pretty interesting to me. I do have to admit that I’m not a really big fan of mah-jong. I never really understood that game, even though some people find it so simple. I’m more of a chess and checkers guy.

Anyway, moving on… The artwork is so-so. It looks pretty smooth, but I really think that the characters look so plain. It’s like I’ve seen them a million times. The only character that seemed pretty interesting was Shizuno-chan, a girl who wears this revealing one-piece. The characters may be plain, but the details are pretty good.

The story isn’t anything special. Keep in mind that this is just my opinion. The only reason why I’m not into this story is because I’m not a big mah-jong fan. Still, I’ll probably follow this anyway. I mean, it’s not nearly as bad as Phi Brain, so why not?

Do I recommend this, hmm… Well, I suppose mah-jong, or perhaps even your average sports-genre fans may love this one, although I really can’t consider mah-jong a sport. You just sit on your ass all day whilst playing with tiles and whatnot. I might recommend this to a (female) friend of mine, because she is obsessed with online mah-jong.

Plot Summary: The Achiga Girls’ Academy in Nara once defeated regional mahjong powerhouse Bansei High School. It advanced into the national team semifinals but lost to the eventual champion, and the mahjong club was later disbanded.

Six years later, elementary school student Shizuno Takakamo befriends transfer student Nodoka Haramura. The two eventually enter Achiga Girls’, but Nodoka transfers out of the school in the second year.

When Shizuno sees Nodoka on television the following year as the national middle school individual mahjong champion, she decides to revive Achiga’s mahjong club.

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