Saki: Achiga-hen episode of Side-A – 02
OP: 「MIRACLE RUSH」 by StylipS
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I don’t know about you, but to me it felt like the girls got their full team assembled way too easily. After Hisa spent literally years waiting for new members in the original series, the Achiga girls were able to whip together a team in what felt like a day and a half. I know an arduous search for members isn’t really the point of this show, and I can’t honestly say that having one would have improved the story (it probably wouldn’t have), but still…it was way too easy, and thus not very satisfying. In fact, the same was true for how easily they got Akado-sensei. It was all just too “convenient” for everything to drop into the protagonist’s laps so easily. Mind you, this is a pet peeve of mine, so maybe it didn’t bother anyone else all that much…but still, I would have liked to see them make posters, get turned down while by other potential members, or at least try to recruit more than two people. Something!
Past that, the other interesting things that happened this week (plot-wise) all had to do with Akado-sensei. Don’t let my ragging make you think that I didn’t enjoy this episode (I did), but Akado-sensei still being rattled by her inter-high defeat a decade ago struck me as…well, sort of weak. That was a long time ago! It’s not like Kana or Yumi got frightened off when they played against monsters like Saki and Koromo (awww, such a cute monster you are!). Hell, they even went to a training camp together afterwards! Seriously, get over it.
That said, the pumped up Akado-sensei was really nice to see. I might think she’s a bit silly for being unable to get over her epic loss, but the fact that she’s now willing do what she has to in order to banish the demons of her past – even at the expense of turning down an offer from another professional team – is quite admirable. I look forward to her redemption and revival as a player!
Either way, it looks like we’ll be seeing some of that shortly, as sparks are already beginning to fly between Achiga and Bansei. Could not be happier! The original Saki was at its best during the tournament, so the faster we can get there with Achiga – even if it does entail a few “convenient” plot points along the way – the better.
tl;dr: @StiltsOutLoud – The team is already assembled (that was fast!), & they’ve got their advisor too. Next stop – Bansei’s jugular, GAOWR!! #Saki_Achiga
- Kuro’s onee-chan is so friggin’ cute! D’AWWW!! Though the mask kind of makes her look like the Japanese high school girl version of the Unabomber. Too soon?
- You’re totally not getting that tie back, Akado-sensei. Your loli fangirl is pretty attached to it, ifyouknowwhatImean.
- I love this show. Those camera angles, yum!
ED: 「Square Panic Serenade」 by 悠木碧, 東山奈央, 花澤香菜, MAKO, 内山夕実 (Aoi Yuuki, Touyama Nao, Hanazawa Kana, MAKO, Uchiyama Yumi)
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