Saki 1: Pon-age

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Summary: Saki starts off with a girl called Saki (big surprise, eh?) that is dragged into a mahjong club by her friend Kyou. Because of a somewhat harsh past after playing mahjong with her parents, Saki has grown to hate mahjong, and thus has developed incredible luck to get a ±0 score in every single game, so she neither wins nor loses. At first the other members think that it is a fluke, until the president drags Saki in again and has her perform another ±0 miracle even in the toughest of situations.

Thoughts: That was a pretty nice jam packed episode. IMO it’s got a Hikaru no Go feel to me, as well as kind of following the same plotline as well (ex. main character discovered to have awesome ability in a certain game, owns a pro at it, etc.) Although there might be some fanservice, it’s still exciting enough to keep me watching, and it even made me take a look at the manga as well. Maybe by watching this I’d even learn a bit more about mahjong. The characters have a deep history and also have unique personalities, although sometimes a bit generic. Another add to my watchlist.

(P.S. Shortening up my summary/thoughts – about to take up a load of anime, I think. Also wondering how I should set my screens at -> too big = too much space taken up / too small = cut off. =S)

About Seinime

Hey there. I'm Seinime/Sei/Kevin/Kev. Call me any of those. I pretty much like any anime (except yuri/yaoi) and video games. I've been inactive for a while, but I hope to rid myself of these bad habits now =D. I usually post my opinions on stuff or just plain random stuff. I also manage an anime blog of sorts at Yoroshiku onegaishimasu!

3 thoughts on “Saki 1: Pon-age

  1. The first episode seemed rather boring/generic to me, following a traditional set up of introduction, old jokes and character types, and the make or break moment where Saki gets the ±0 score. I’ll probably watch again just to see Saki since she’s likable enough.

    As for screen caps, it’d probably feel more natural by making the individual screens bigger and by fitting more per ‘row’?

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