Saki – 17
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There’s beatdowns and then there’s Koromo. The other players reflect upon the events of the round in their own ways: Kana buries her face into a heap of tiles as captain comes to give her a titty rub; Yumi chills out and drinks some water as Momo comes by to… give her more water; Saki needs to go piss and Nodoka takes her hand in hand in a romantic moment. Ah, chemistry. Koromo somehow sneaks out to buy an ichigo juice (I’m guessing they actually wanted to do carrot juice but they didn’t want to get sued by Getsumen Miina) and then gets sexually harassed by Fujita.
The second half starts and everyone has renewed confidence – Kana busts out a weak pose while doing a tile discard, so we already know she isn’t making any sort of comeback. It’s pretty hilarious, actually, cuz Koromo singles her out and takes all her points. First she busts out with another haitei, then goes ron on all simples, then ron on another one, and then another for the rest of her points.
But wait – the game doesn’t end there, as Kazekoshi is left with… zero points. Nope, it only ends when someone goes negative. So why doesn’t Koromo just end their misery? Cuz she’s crazy sadistic, that’s why. Now, Kana can’t do shit with 0 points, and Saki can’t pull her rinshian kaihou tsumo cuz it would put Kazekoshi into negative territory and instantly end the game.
No matter, Saki plays directly into Kana’s hand and feeds her 16,900 points. What a sad charity case…
Up next on Saki: Uhh based on the preview shots? I guess it’s over?
Kana sucks. Not much more to say about that. More than that, however, the Kazekoshi captain is a pussy bitch for not being the taishou. Kana probably would’ve done ok against Nodoka, but damn, what a slaughter.
So besides those two rinshian tsumo that Saki scored in the beginning, and the ron that Yumi called on Kana, the only hands that Koromo haven’t won are the two where she was supposed to win, but people throwing away their tenpai to feed another player to prevent Koromo from getting some massive point total. Basically it’s 3v1, and the 1 is murdering them, but maybe if they try really hard to work together, they can pull something off. It’s gonna take a lot more than teamwork to get Kana back into the game, though…
At any rate, Saki spent half the episode in her “red aura” state, and then the only thing she busts out with is a 16,900 point loss for feeding Kazekoshi. Some aura.
Nodoka going to see Saki and giving her some boob power was nice, but the whole bathroom thing was kinda awkward. Yay! Let’s go to the bathroom! Hand in hand! Considering the attention the hand-holding and subsequent “ok, go and own now” hand scene, I can only deduce that they kept holding hands in the bathroom, then opted to not wash their hands. Well, clean looking girls doing dirty shit, I guess that’s pretty hot. No, not really.
Another thing that deserves mention is the whole “nopan” theme of this anime. For a show with so many panty-shot moments, I don’t think we have seen a single sliver of pantsu. It’s kinda crazy if you think about it, panty flashes have been such a staple of anime like this for so long, that the only way to freshen things up was to remove them altogether, and create something entirely different while using the same techniques, all the while making it so much more risque. Insanity.