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Saki

TV, ep.25 (~24 min.), 2009

 

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Genres: Comedy, Drama, Ecchi, Ganbatte, Slice of Life, Sports, Game, School, Mahjong, Shoujo Ai
Tags: Brain Games and Gambling, Moe, Present, School, Board Games, Comedy, Ecchi, School Club, Seinen, Tournaments
Release Date: 06.04.2009 ‑ 28.09.2009
Studios: Gonzo K.K., Picture Magic Inc.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
Type: TV (2009)
Episodes: 25, ~24 min.

Alternative names:

咲-Saki-
Saki - The Player
Saki
さき
Miyanaga Saki is a first year high school girl whose family would get angry if she won the family mahjong games. But losing would also have its consequences. Because of this she develops a new way of playing that allows her to stay on the thin line between winning and losing, the +/- zero score, an almost impossible score. In a game that relies mainly on luck, the +/- zero score is harder than winning, but Saki can achieve this every time. Having always hated the game, her friend from middle school, Suga Kyotoro, forces her to play in the schools mahjong club. Her developed skill and superhuman luck has made her a worthy mahjong opponent, even to the middle school's national mahjong champion.
Saki Miyanaga is a high school freshman who doesn't like mahjong. Ever since she was a child, she would lose her New Year's gift money during her family mahjong game. If she won, her parents would be upset, and if she lost, well, she lost. As a result, she's learned to play in such a way that her score differential always remains ±0: not good enough to win, but not bad enough to lose. When we meet her, she's being dragged to her school's mahjong club by an old friend. How will a girl who hates mahjong, yet has become adept at the game as a result of her upbringing, survive in this environment?
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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Related anime:

Saki TV, 2009
Saki Picture Drama Bonus, 2009, Side story
Saki: Episode of Side A TV, 2012, Side story
Saki: The Nationals TV, 2014, Sequel
Saki Biyori OAD OVA, 2015, Side story

Related manga:

Saki Manga, 2006, Adaptation

Related characters:

Ichita NAIKI
Ichita NAIKI
Announcer
Announcer
Maho YUMENO
Maho YUMENO
Hiroko MUROHASHI
Hiroko MUROHASHI
Saki no Chichi
Saki no Chichi
Nodoka no Chichi
Nodoka no Chichi
Daisuke YAMAGUCHI
Daisuke YAMAGUCHI
Junko NISHIDA
Junko NISHIDA
Kazuko NAGAMORI
Kazuko NAGAMORI
Chisemi KAWACHI
Chisemi KAWACHI
Megumi KAMIGAKI
Megumi KAMIGAKI
Yuri TSUCHIYA
Yuri TSUCHIYA
Youko KADOMATSU
Youko KADOMATSU
Mai TANAKA
Mai TANAKA
Ayumu SUGINO
Ayumu SUGINO
Kazue no Sofu
Kazue no Sofu
Hagiyoshi
Hagiyoshi
Takako KUBO
Takako KUBO
Teru MIYANAGA
Teru MIYANAGA
Kazue NANPO
Kazue NANPO
Kyoutarou SUGA
Kyoutarou SUGA
Yasuko FUJITA
Yasuko FUJITA
Satomi KANBARA
Satomi KANBARA
Kaori SENOO
Kaori SENOO
Mutsuki TSUYAMA
Mutsuki TSUYAMA
Yumi KAJIKI
Yumi KAJIKI
Momoko TOUYOKO
Momoko TOUYOKO
Sumiyo FUKABORI
Sumiyo FUKABORI
Seika BUNDOU
Seika BUNDOU
Miharu YOSHITOME
Miharu YOSHITOME
Kana IKEDA
Kana IKEDA
Tomoki SAWAMURA
Tomoki SAWAMURA
Mihoko FUKUJI
Mihoko FUKUJI
Jun INOUE
Jun INOUE
Hajime KUNIHIRO
Hajime KUNIHIRO
Touka RYUUMONBUCHI
Touka RYUUMONBUCHI
Mako SOMEYA
Mako SOMEYA
Koromo AMAE
Koromo AMAE
Hisa TAKEI
Hisa TAKEI
Yuuki KATAOKA
Yuuki KATAOKA
Nodoka HARAMURA
Nodoka HARAMURA
Saki MIYANAGA
Saki MIYANAGA
Kenta Mishina
Kenta Mishina
Satoru Nanpo
Satoru Nanpo
Sumire Hirose
Sumire Hirose
Kai Miyanaga
Kai Miyanaga
Kei Haramura
Kei Haramura
Awai OOHOSHI
Awai OOHOSHI
Choe MYEONGHWA
Choe MYEONGHWA
Hao HUIYU
Hao HUIYU
Haru TAKIMI
Haru TAKIMI
Hatsumi USUZUMI
Hatsumi USUZUMI
Kasumi IWATO
Kasumi IWATO
Komaki JINDAI
Komaki JINDAI
Megan DAVIN
Megan DAVIN
Nelly VIRSALADZE
Nelly VIRSALADZE
Satoha TSUJIGAITO
Satoha TSUJIGAITO
Seiko MATANO
Seiko MATANO
Takami SHIBUYA
Takami SHIBUYA
Tomoe KARIJUKU
Tomoe KARIJUKU
Mr. Haramura
Mr. Haramura
Vice President
Vice President
Mr. Miyanaga
Mr. Miyanaga
Nanpo
Nanpo
Anetai Toyone
Anetai Toyone