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Re: Saki

Postby angelx03 » Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:25 pm

After watching Episode 2, I have to say one thing. WEAR THESE! Oh god, the yuri slash material between Saki and Nodoka is like..... :shock: 8-)

It doesn't help with Saki being voiced by Kana Ueda! :lol:

And I'm in further belief that none of the girls wear panties.
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Re: Saki

Postby Ishbalan » Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:35 pm

Mountaintits' mountaintits are pissing me off.

But I loled at "The Rord of the Rings."
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Re: Saki

Postby Willen » Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:51 am

Ishbalan wrote:Mountaintits' mountaintits are pissing me off.

But I loled at "The Rord of the Rings."

I swear, this show is trying to get right to the edge of ecchi with Nodoka's giant boobs, every girl having rosy cheeks (and skin - re: Saki's legs), the 'dutch angle' shots that should expose panties but somehow don't, the super short skirts that the younger girls wear (that are the source of the previous issue) in stark contrast to the long skirts of the older girls, Nodoka's constant tugging of her aforementioned short skirt, the bath and shower scenes, and the implied lesbianism (what is up with the constant blushing when the girls look at each other?). The possibilities for h-doujinshi is astronomically high here and it's just too easy to do it. With a few tweaks, you could use the actual show for video source. But I digress.

Finding out that "The Rord of the Rings" (vol. II) is the book Saki was looking for was a great bit, I agree.

It was pretty predictable that they'd set up a situation where Saki would have to get Yakuman. Heck, they hinted at it last episode by mentioning it when Saki needed a 70 fu 2 han hand to get +/- zero. But the mahjong game was entertaining nevertheless. The tension and build-up were done well.

I've watched enough Gonzo adaptations to learn to ignore the boob-fetish they seem to have. I have a tolerance for fanservice (I don't look for it but I don't mind if it's there) and I'm learning to get used to the "no-pan" issue. So far this show doesn't seem to have the inconsistent animation that sometimes plagues their shows. And the ending is sickeningly cute (with unexpected suggestive shots).

I'm interested in Saki's family situation. Looks like it's more than a case of bad losers. That and the mahjong is worth watching for so far.
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Re: Saki

Postby Eat Carbs!!! » Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:22 pm

So far I like this series. I find it rather humerous.... my only problem is I don't know jack about the game. :?
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Re: Saki

Postby hasteroth » Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:07 am

Eat Carbs!!! wrote:So far I like this series. I find it rather humerous.... my only problem is I don't know jack about the game. :?


Lol this show made me look up the rules. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahjong
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Re: Saki

Postby OmniStrata » Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:49 pm

Played the xbox live Mahjong game demo... YEESH this game is really really tough for a 'norm card' gamer like me to sink any fangs into.

My father in law plays this game a lot though and I'd consider playing it if people I knew were willing to play. They saw some fansubs of this on my big tv and were like "I'M NOT LEARNING THAT CRAZY ASS GAME LOL"
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Re: Saki

Postby Bakadeshi » Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:29 pm

hmm so far this series is interesting enough to keep me watching, but I can't decide if its good or not >.>

My understanding of the mahjong game was nothing at the start of this, and even after reading the wiki article on it, I'm still confused to the whole +-0 thing, and how the points system works in general. At least in Hikaru no go for example, there was enough explanation to get a hang of how Go works from just watching the series, but perhaps they will explain more as the series progresses. I will say though that the flashy effects when shes playing the supposedly genious moves come off as incredibly cheesy to me :lol:
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Re: Saki

Postby Bakadeshi » Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:36 pm

and then I found this

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_M ... ring_rules

Makes alot more sense now, although I'm too bad at math (and too lazy also) to figure out the exact formula, at least I have a gist of how its done now ;p
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Re: Saki

Postby Sukunai » Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:49 pm

I do NOT feel like actually learning Mahjong just to make watching a show worth it. I mean, I don't need to learn the guitar to be ok with K-On, but watching someone play a guitar I suppose is just sufficiently different to be ok.

Maybe if half the girl's skirts were longer, and half the girls skirts were shorter, so that they weren't so slap in the face different. Not to mention they are clearly trying to get the no pan vote. And no, I don't really need to watch an anime just to watch girls walking around ostensibly bare assed in a skirt that couldn't even remotely be acceptable code of conduct :)

If you don't know Mahjong, there's just nothing else to the show.

I will give this a pass and let the Mahjong fans have it.
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Re: Saki

Postby Ishbalan » Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:42 pm

I must be slipping.
It took me 3 episodes to realize that the guy in the show is Jun Fukuyama.
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Re: Saki

Postby Willen » Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:48 pm

Ishbalan wrote:I must be slipping.
It took me 3 episodes to realize that the guy in the show is Jun Fukuyama.

Eh, he only gets a few lines and gets shoved to the sidelines so often I'm not surprised. Although I was surprised at how much screen time he got in episode 3 and that probably is the reason you hear his voice go into the modes that we are more used to hearing lately. It's been a while since I've heard him in a 'normal voice' role. Too much Lelouch and Maximilian...

That or the no-pan, no-bra, and loli taco lover are distracting you. :P
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Re: Saki

Postby angelx03 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:48 pm

Did you know this anime is about girls playing......oh screw it, this series is getting so utterly blatant it's hilarious!

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This series should hold be over before Aoi Hana premieres in July. :lol:
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Re: Saki

Postby Willen » Sat May 02, 2009 8:52 am

Gah, on one hand, I think the yuri undertones are distracting. But then, on the other hand, I want the main characters to 'get it on'. And I'm not a big fan of yuri.

Episode 4:
Saki: I didn't have time to make lunch this morning so this onigiri from the cafeteria will have to do.
Nodoka: Oh, you can have some of my lunch. I make a lot so I don't get distracted by hunger when I play mahjong.

LIES! Just say you made extra so you could share it with Saki! You planned this from the start!
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Re: Saki

Postby Ishbalan » Thu May 07, 2009 6:51 pm

Fucking STEAM. :down:
And what convinient rays of sunshine. :evil:

...fuck.
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Re: Saki

Postby Willen » Fri May 08, 2009 8:39 am

This show is such a tease.
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