I’m quite pumped for the finals but it is moving slowly for my taste so I’ve decided to slowly start analyzing the semifinals. Unlike the quarterfinals which can stand on its own, I believe the semifinals and the finals should be taken as one whole, instead of piecemeal. The latest vanguard match just increased my opinion.
Thus, while we wait for the finals to end, let’s begin the analysis. (Though, there isn’t much analysis on this post and more setting exploration)
East 1 and you already can see some shenanigans going on…
So, the finals are starting and we received some interesting information regarding Yuuki’s ability.
As always, TO ANYONE WHO WANTS TO AVOID BEING SPOILED ROTTEN AVOID THIS POST!
So after nearly two years, we finally get the conclusion of the fifth stage match. And as you all know, I made two posts regarding how the fights would be like. 1 2
Let’s see how much did I get right? ^^
<ANIME WATCHERS AND THOSE WHO DON’T WANT TO BE SPOILED STAY AWAY FROM THIS POST>
You could thank the existence of this post to Aaron who managed to spark my inspiration for Saki once again.
At this point, every one of the nuclear Miyanaga family has been named, which is a great time to look for symbolism and patterns again. ^^
I also know that you guys were probably tired of etymology post that amounts to “Saki” meaning “bloom” and Teru meaning “shine”. And if you didn’t know that, the manga and the anime or my blog have probably beaten the fact in your head by now. Thus, instead of rehashing those we are going to talk about themes and irony. How in some ways the names of the Miyanaga family may also display their personal challenges.
Chapter 171 is up as well as the leaks for the next chapter. I think that I’ll be covering that in my next post since the two are interconnected. For now, since I’m already covering the first episode of Saki, I might as well continue it? This time with some actual mahjong analysis!
I would also like to give special thanks to Katreus for his mahjong expertise. Without him, this post would have come out sometime next year?
….Or not at all.
…..Probably. The writing muse is a fickle mistress.