Posts tagged with “shojo”


Tuesday, 8 May, 2012

Ok, Saki. For those of you who don’t know, this word means blossom in Japanese and piss in Russian. And it’s closer to the Russian than to Japanese.
Seriously! You all know the sports and battle genres, right. And shoujo to boot. Right? I always said that it would be an extremely bad idea to combine those.

Well it seems that someone thought otherwise. And he or she was wrong! Damn! They even made an anime of that! And that means that some considerable percentage of manga readers actually liked it!

Ok I watched it, so here is my humble review.

Well the story revolves around a girl named Saki, who is a mahjong player. She enrolls into some high school, name irrelevant, and gets dragged into a mahjong club full of freak members. Yep, freaks, all of them.
So they play mahjong, in a way that battle genre anime goes. Well you know… Flashes, killing intent… Stuff like that. And it looks ridiculous!

I mean really? Killing intent in a table game?! People, are you nuts?! And that kind of thing goes all the way to the nationals!
Well I’m not saying that it is completely boring or something. In fact it’s quite amusing.

For example how they all get fired up about the game. Passion is something worthy of notice, wherever you see it. The graphics are pleasant to the eye too. And those girls teasing affection for each other…

Leaves you in anticipation.
Well in the end you won’t see it. But the thrill. Kinda nice. I say, a cocktease.

Anyways, when I watched it, through all the anime I had this urge to violently murder every single one of the characters. But in the end I watched it to the end.

Frankly I have no idea what held me through all of it, but anyone might give it a try. As I said it already, someone might actually like it.
And still, the combination of sports, battle and shojo is baaaaaaaad. Don’t do that Japan! Just don’t do that!