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Saki: Achiga-hen episode of Side-A – 16 (END)

「軌跡」 (Kiseki)
“The Path”

A stirring end to the Saki: Achiga-hen episode of Side-A story. Finally, we get to see what Shizu can do on the big stage.

Final impressions included (again).

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May 27, 2013 at 8:22 pm Comments (61)

Saki: Achiga-hen episode of Side-A – 15

「激化」 (Gekika)
“Intensify”

For all this match was once lopsided thanks to Teru, it isn’t any longer.

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April 2, 2013 at 8:17 pm Comments (54)

Saki: Achiga-hen episode of Side-A – 14

「憧憬」 (Doukei)
“Aspiration”

It feels like that old Saki mahjong, except with more bondage, evil geniuses, and revenge. Swiftly approved!

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January 29, 2013 at 11:00 pm Comments (55)

Saki: Achiga-hen episode of Side-A – 13

「混戦」 (Konsen/i>)
“Meele”

Saki: Achiga-hen episode of side-A is back with the rest of the semi-finals!

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December 25, 2012 at 10:02 pm Comments (39)

Saki: Achiga-hen episode of Side-A – 12 (END)

「約束」 (Yakusoku)
“Promise”

The first players’ match of the Side-A semifinals is finally over! After a lot of hand-wringing and some stunts that would put the most hot-blooded of shounen protagonists to shame, the other players finally put a stop to the champion’s rampage. Bravo, girls. And there are four more to go! Uhm, eventually.

Three OVAs have been anounced for Saki Achiga, but I have no idea when they’re going to be released, so quasi-final impressions are included here.

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July 1, 2012 at 9:20 pm Comments (42)

Saki: Achiga-hen episode of Side-A – 11

「決意」 (Ketsui)
“Determination”

The weary fighter. The fearless sacrifice. The beaten dragon. The executioner king. With Teru on a rampage, and the others doing everything they can in to try to stop her, this match has become one of the most compelling ones I’ve seen in the Saki universe so far.

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June 24, 2012 at 9:14 pm Comments (40)

Saki: Achiga-hen episode of Side-A – 10

「連荘」 (Renchan)
“Dealer’s Streak”

I’m afraid this post is going to be pretty short, people. Here, I can summarize this whole episode with a bad haiku:

Saki’s big sister
A hurricane of despair
Teru always wins.

Horrible. I should stick to prose. And teruable puns.

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June 17, 2012 at 10:47 pm Comments (51)

Saki: Achiga-hen episode of Side-A – 09

「最強」 (Saikyou)
“Best”

This is it. This is why I’m watching this show. Finally, here’s the crazy, ridiculous, over-the-top-awesome Saki-style mahjong that we’ve all been waiting for. Hellz yes!

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June 10, 2012 at 5:58 pm Comments (43)

Saki: Achiga-hen episode of Side-A – 08

「修行」 (Shugyou)
“Training”

After a week’s break, Saki Achiga is back with some crazy mahjong…almost. It looks like they’re saving that for next week, while this week we got crazy, uh, character introductions. And reintroductions. And re-reintroductions. There were a lot of characters in this episode, is what I’m trying to say.

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June 4, 2012 at 2:15 am Comments (30)

Saki: Achiga-hen episode of Side-A – 07

「信念」 (Shinnen)
“Conviction”

Arata and Shizu’s turns were fraught with difficulty, as Senriyama continued to steamroll and the other two teams reminded us of why they deserve to be there. Of the two, Arata’s was…

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May 20, 2012 at 10:19 pm Comments (35)

Saki: Achiga-hen episode of Side-A – 06

「奪回」 (Dakkai)
“Recovery”

Excellent! We’re now seeing some proper crazy mahjong, and what’s more the episode didn’t progress exactly as I expected it would. I like it when I’m pleasantly surprised.

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May 14, 2012 at 2:11 am Comments (33)

Saki: Achiga-hen episode of Side-A – 05

「郷軍」 (Satogun)
“Veteran”

“Thus it is said that one who knows the enemy and knows himself will not be endangerd in a hundred engagements. One who does not know the enemy but knows himself will sometimes be victorious, sometimes meet with defeat. One who knows neither the enemy nor himself will invariably be defeated in every engagement.” – Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Kuro-chan, you knew yourself, but…

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May 6, 2012 at 3:35 pm Comments (26)

Saki: Achiga-hen episode of Side-A – 04

「全国」 (Zenkoku)
“Nationals”

All dora go to Kuro. All the dora. Forget that at your own peril.

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April 29, 2012 at 9:07 pm Comments (30)

Saki: Achiga-hen episode of Side-A – 03

「接触」 (Sesshoku)
“Contact”

Wow, the pace of this show has been blistering. In three episodes Achiga is where it took Kiyosumi 25 episodes to get! But that’s fine with me, because we’re finally where we want to be – Nationals. LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!

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April 22, 2012 at 5:24 pm Comments (53)

Saki: Achiga-hen episode of Side-A – 02

「始動」 (Shidou)
“Beginning”

Now it’s time to get a team together! This is going to be a long and arduous process, but with time I’m sure they will–erh, wait. They found them all already? Well…on to the tournament!

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April 15, 2012 at 9:20 pm Comments (34)

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