Saki Series

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Saki Miyanaga's family is very involved in the game of mahjong. Despite being a skilled player herself, Saki dislikes mahjong because her family would force her to play and punish her no matter if she won or lost. Because of this, she developed the strategy of maintaining a neutral point of plus minus zero (neither winning nor losing).

Now in high school, Saki is invited by her childhood friend, Kyou, to visit his mahjong club. After a few short games, the president sees something that no one else noticed: Saki managed to keep her score at plus minus zero. Winning is difficult, but maintaining the same score for three consecutive games is a feat very few can accomplish. Without a doubt, Saki is a talented player whom they must recruit if they want to enter the inter-school tournament. Will the club succeed in convincing the unwilling Saki to play for real and to simply have fun?

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One word: interesting. It has pretty/cute/beautiful young girls play a more or less obscure game, so it naturally draws attention at first. The series has a promising start, given that majority of the characters are experienced instead of 'gifted' (only Saki has that weird lucky draw from the dead wall power). Of course, as they fight in the inter high tourney, it's kinda inevitable that they face stronger opponents with similar abilities as mc, which is fine and all, but...

Here's the catch (spoilers): they make it to the nationals eventually then there's a flood of more people with super powers lmao And there are those oppai obake, all of whom are slightly uncomfortable to watch, because of unnecessary jiggling effects or whatever. Which leads me to think that this anime is geared towards men due to the excessive fan service.

On to the good points: consistent animation, occasional hahas, catchy opening songs. I particularly like the 3D hand effects during the matches. It also has an array of quirky characters that can be pretty memorable (but fall flat because they lack backstory... Durr, they're supporting, what the heck. )

To sum it up, I give Saki the final verdict of 6.


With a story based on Mahjong - I was intrigued. It was a fast paced and unusual experience - but the series lacked a strong enough story line. It was also a little Yuri-ish, but the game was the main focus.

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topic highly innovative - majong playing and even competition. it started good with only a handful characters having a gifted ability with majong but then things got out of hand. too many characters were "gifted" and having various "ability" sounds all too surreal to believe.

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