Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Saki: Achiga-hen -Episode of Side A- (2012)

Saki: Achiga-hen

Shizuno met Nodoka attending Achiga Girls' Academy. both having the passion of playing mahjong, they soon became best friends. however, Nodoka transferred during the second year and they lost contact. months later, Shizuno saw Nodoka on the television, competing against other players for the National Middle School Individual Mahjong Champion title. that's when Shizuno decided to revive the disbanded mahjong club of Achiga Girls' Academy.

at first glance, the series was all bubbly and bright. its characters so adorable that it seemed promising. unfortunately, the first few episodes were quite a huge letdown, it does nothing to hold our attention or build any sort of interest towards the remaining list of episodes. the pacing was way too fast, rushing through getting to know new friends, yet it led immediately to goodbyes and soon, reunions. despite the cuteness, it was difficult to care for the characters when there weren't any development involved, or worst, it was impossible to get into the story when we do not at least care enough.

some background on the anime:
- episodes: 12
- director: Manabu Ono (小野学)
- released: 2012
- language: Japanese
- genre: Mahjong/Sport

- Saki (2009)
- Saki Achiga-hen Episode of Side A (2012)

Saki: Achiga-hen
Saki: Achiga-hen
Saki: Achiga-hen
Saki: Achiga-hen
Saki: Achiga-hen

1 comment :

  1. Ouh...the first time I come across an anime about Mahjong. Shouldn't it be Hong Kong anime? :p