Saki

TV (25 eps)
3.76 out of 5 from 4,644 votes
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Winning a game of Mahjong is hard; getting the same score every time is practically impossible. So imagine the surprise of the school Mahjong club when Saki Miyanaga walks in and does just that. Despite her dislike for the game, her talent is obvious and it's up to the club members - the top-heavy Nodoka, the energetic Yuuki, the cunning Mako and the permanently in control club president Hisa - to persuade her to join the club and help them reach the Nationals. But even then, will their combined skills be enough to overturn some of the toughest high school players the country has to offer?

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Episode 1

Encounter

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Episode 2

Battle

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Episode 3

Confrontation

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Episode 4

Beat-down

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Episode 5

Training Camp

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Episode 6

The Tournament Begins

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Episode 7

Tradition

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Episode 8

The Night Before

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Episode 9

Eyes Open

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Episode 10

Beginner

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Episode 12

Awakening

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ThePatches Oct 8, 2009
Score 8/10

Disclaimer: This is not a site review. If you're reading one of these, it's unlikely I'll ever write a site review for this anime. Probably because I don't want to pick it apart. ^_^Saki's problem lies with its blatant imperfections. Up to around episode 15, this show is amazing. The spectacular animation and amusing characters mitigate the sometimes sluggish pacing, the mahjong sits center-stage at nearly... read more

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Noobert Sep 26, 2011
Score 7/10

I should start off by saying that this isn't what I expected it to be, it was a lot more. I gave it a 6.8 but that was for a number of reasons. Animes like Saki have been around for ages, mahjong was just another way to spice it up. For example Beyblades, Yu-gi-oh, Battle B-Daman, to name a few, which doesn't help for originality points. However the fact that it was mahjong and was the first mahjong based anime... read more

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