Discussion in 'Specific Anime Discussion' started by purplemo, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. Quizap

    Quizap New Member

    Posted by Quizap on Aug 22, 2009
    I would if I could but I have close to zero friends here in FL thanks to the hours I work. Really hard to do anything with your friends when you get off of work around 10 or 11am and then head to bed around 9pm or earlier for a 3 to 4am shift :crying:
  2. Lenaxia

    Lenaxia New Member

    Posted by Lenaxia on Aug 23, 2009
    I feel you man. My new roommate also works graveyard so I never get to see her.

    I've been looking for a good online mah jong site for a while, but unfortuantely most of the sites I've found all play speed mahjong with like 10 second timers per turn, takes the fun out of it.

    Anyway, was playing with the site that Quizap, amusingly enough winning with Rinshan Kaihou is relatively easy. I've already done it twice this morning. Might have something to do with the way the game was written.

    [Edit] Make that 3 times.
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2009
  3. skath

    skath New Member

    Posted by skath on Aug 24, 2009
    Fukuji gets me every time. I've been waiting for
    her to open her eye again ever since the first occurrence. Something about heterochromia is just really pretty.

    I think Saki is solely responsible for making Sunday my favorite day of the week for a few months now.
  4. ThePatches

    ThePatches Member

    Finally caught up. What a great way to get back into the swing of things after spending a week in the woods!

    Episode 20 - 21
    I liked the filler. Yes, the animation was a little weak, but things seemed to go back to normal once play resumed. I am now CONVINCED that they're slated to run as many seasons as they need to follow the manga. We're going to see the second half of the finals extend into the second season, which is... kind of okay? Can't decide.

    Oh, and Teru looked cuter in Saki's dream than she did when we saw her for real. Somethings gone horribly wrong for this girl, like Koromo. It will be interesting to see what the future brings.

    P.S. Did I mention it's good to be back?
  5. azanimefan

    azanimefan New Member

    about saki's sister

    i think saki's memory of her sister is rose colored... remember in the beginning where saki was explaining why she hated mahjong? she said if she won with her family people would get mean and mad at her. I highly suspect it's her sister she was talking about
  6. Lenaxia

    Lenaxia New Member

    Posted by Lenaxia on Aug 26, 2009
    from the short segment which her sister was in... either saki and her had a HUGE falling out... or her sister's just a bitch.
  7. Quizap

    Quizap New Member

    Posted by Quizap on Aug 26, 2009
    Probably her sister and her mom are the latter. Remember in the first few episodes, Saki said her family always got mad when she won so she always played to get a + or - Zero as a score. Thanks to Hisa :love: Saki is finally out of that hole.
  8. Szwagier

    Szwagier New Member

    Posted by Szwagier on Aug 26, 2009
    my thoughts about the sister
    I'd say she might have "Haramura first reaction", just more extreme. Meaning she always thought she was winning with Saki, and then at one point she found out Saki was just giving her easy wins and got really mad at Saki for trampling her pride. Cuz if it's just her being angry of Saki skill, then beating the crap out of her at nationals (which seems like obvious course of action) wouldn't really let them reconcile...
  9. skath

    skath New Member

    Posted by skath on Aug 28, 2009
    I think the divorce is the real reason. Remember in episode 3 when Saki mentioned that she went to Tokyo once to try and reason with them, but "nothing she said got through to her sister." Saki wasn't at that level when she was younger either, she wouldn't have stood a chance against Teru if Fujita stomped her so easily. I'm thinking that Teru and Saki each chose which parent to stay with, and Teru has been furious that Saki chose her father over her mother.
  10. ThePatches

    ThePatches Member

    Posted by ThePatches on Sep 6, 2009
    Episode 23

    1. The new girl is cute in a plain sort of way. I anticipate that she'll be going to the finals in the nationals, since they wouldn't have added her otherwise and she screams of needing friends like Koromo.

    2. Silly Saki, giving it a half-assed effort. Thanks, Nodoka for clearing that one up. But, a kiss would have worked a lot better, don't you think?

    3. Ahh, Momo... You're adorable, that's for sure, but breaking ranks will awaken Saki who has power over the tiles like you won't believe. Your sempai is one of the best players in the Tourney and Saki ran right over her. Hisa had the right idea deviating from the plan will get all of you spanked when Saki gets back into the game.
  11. Quizap

    Quizap New Member

    Posted by Quizap on Sep 6, 2009
    Was a good episode, I was very pleased with it. Much :love: for Hisa :love:
  12. Kyoraku

    Kyoraku New Member

    Posted by Kyoraku on Sep 7, 2009
    The one thing that's annoying me is that
    You kinda know Saki's gonna come back and win anyway, but not through skill, or hardwork, or anything, but by getting the luckiest hand in the entire history of the game ever.
  13. Elro

    Elro New Member

    Posted by Elro on Sep 7, 2009
    Finally feeling a sigh of relief after getting my weekly dose of Saki after two week's wait lol.

    My thoughts on Episode 22

    Leave it to Hisa to figure out how to stop Saki dead in her tracks. However, although it is logical that she wants to win and force Saki to play to her full power, she just showed the world how to stop Saki. Now its just an anime but in the real world that would completely destroy their chances at the team tournament as its putting up a glowing neon sign that say "Here the strategy to stop Saki!!!!!" However, I'm sure Saki will find a way to win or Hisa for that matter.

    I almost half wish that Hisa's alliance against Saki would of some how break Saki's spirit in a bad way because of a sense of betrayal there by unleashing Saki's true demon and absolutely crushing everyone 100 times worse than Koromo lol. This could lead to some serious drama within Kiyosumi's Mahjong club before the Nationals. However, this will never happen lol. Its just something I want to see in the back of my mind.

    I was really hoping to see more back story development between Mihoko and Hisa in this episode but guess that will wait another 1 or 2 episodes. I really want to see Hisa explain why she left the tournament during middle school even though I can pretty much can reason it out myself. But I still want to see it :)
  14. azanimefan

    azanimefan New Member

    Posted by azanimefan on Sep 7, 2009
    you want more back-story?

    in a anime that's somehow managed to milk two who eps on "stealth momo" back-story? (thank god not back to back... i actually fast forwarded through the yuri undertone back-story of stealth momo this ep, i've gotten used to spotting time filler lol)

    no thank you. it's barely watchable as it is... the last thing we need is to slow it down more.
  15. Elro

    Elro New Member

    Posted by Elro on Sep 9, 2009
    I didn't like the Momo backstory especially since it took so long and more so because she isn't even a main character. However though since Hisa is one of the main characters I'll like to see her background story a bit in way its been done so far with relatively short glimpses, clues, short interactions, not an entire episode dedicated towards it.
  16. Quizap

    Quizap New Member

    Posted by Quizap on Sep 9, 2009
    The pace is good enough for me and I'm enjoying it thoroughly. I'm probably more interested in Hisa's background then anyone here since she's my favorite in the whole thing.
  17. Elro

    Elro New Member

    Posted by Elro on Sep 9, 2009
    I don't know what it is about Saki but I've watch every episode from 1 to the latest every week in between new releases. I'm do not normally rewatch animes or tv shows. Even the animes I used to consider my favorites, before Saki, I would rewatch ones or twice every few months. In short, I'm totally addicted.
  18. ThePatches

    ThePatches Member

    Hehehe. I totally marathonned this when I started watching. Now, on to the delicious episode opinions:

    Episode 23
    Mixed opinions. Saki's matches were excellent, but she continues to win the same way despite showing evolutions in strategy. Meanwhile, I really wish that 1. The end of this arc didn't mean no more Momo, I love her. 2. The captain's match was reduced to ONE HANCHAN? Really? I feel that we missed out on a lot of interaction and good mahjong by watching the magical people play.

    BUT I didn't really care in the end. I clapped, I got tense, I was floored that the episode contained as much content as it did. I only wish there were more yureez cuteness in the episode.
  19. Elro

    Elro New Member

    Posted by Elro on Sep 14, 2009
    In the end 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place went to Kiyosumi. Even though only the top 3 go on to the National's I was a bit dismayed that the announcer didn't mention that especially since the difference between Hisa and Saki was just 1 point! That being said if Saki played to win from the start she would of easily finished first.

    The episode ended how I figured it would since it shows Saki making an "electric" pon or kong. Since the other players were winning with small hand she only required one big hand to win.

    I was excited to see Saki play against Nanpo "South Wind" girl. I expected Noddochan to play her since she would shrug off that "south wind" superstition. However it was funny to see Jun's comment that disrupting the flow had no effect on her.

    So it looks like we get an OVA / Warp up episode next week before a long long long unbearable wait before season 2 and the national tournament.
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2009
  20. Lenaxia

    Lenaxia New Member

    Posted by Lenaxia on Sep 15, 2009
    I actually really wish nanpo had made it to nationals but oh well

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