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

「約束」 (Yakusoku)

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.

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

「決意」 (Ketsui)

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.

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

「修行」 (Shugyou)

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.