Its time for the second hanchan of the Vice-Captain Match. And things are getting intense!
If you guys noticed the seating is different this time. For one thing, Nodoka is the dealer when Hatsumi is in the North.
uh- oh. What then will our valiant heroine do?
This is a companion to my episode review for the Vice-Captain Match. Just to balance it out.
I have a feeling that people are seriously overestimating Hatsumi. There is this thought that without Sae there, she would seriously lopside the score. And while, I have fun with the hypothetical potential scores and hyping her up in my recent post (yakuman user are fun) ^^
The episode starts with Hatsumi on the north seat.
Which as explained in the show with Sae and Granny is very very bad news. When she is seated there, Hatsumi gets the north and east tiles very easily. And once, she called a set of those tiles, the south and west is drawn as well.
That means she can trivially aim for Daisuushii (Big Four Winds) and Shousuushi (Little Four Winds). Yikes.
And now the moment that we are waiting for has finally arrived! Saki Zenkoku-hen is here!
And I loved every second of the first episode. Just watching the old cast and the new ones receiving voices and animation is enough to make me satisfied. ^^
Still, though, I’m not blind to its fault. Namely, its a terrible first episode for those who are unfamiliar with the Saki franchise. Heck, judging from comments I read on some forums even anime only viewers would feel lost here.
Don’t worry though.
This is why I’m making this post! Here, I’ll try to give you guys background of the characters as non-spoiler as possible so you’ll enjoy the show better. (Except if you highlight the text which says spoiler of course) ^^