Saki: Zenkoku-hen Episode 10: Friends


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  1. EY says:

    “How does Toyone manage to alternate between being really cute and really creepy all the time?”

    You see it for the first time in ep. 9 when Himematsu hits her with a ron. Toyone gives a cute startled cry, then gets this look on her face… I think Maaya Uchida does a good job as the VA as well.

    • Vantage says:

      She plays a great Toyone – childish, playful and yet ominous! Toyone’s quickly becoming my favourite Miyamori girl, although Sae gives her a good run for her money. It’s pretty unfortunate that only one school other than Kiyosumi goes on to the semifinals, because they’re getting us attached to all these characters who will probably end up losing (which is exactly what happened with Senriyama). And then we’ll never see Toyone again ;_;

  2. Katreus says:

    Re: No Data for Kyouko – I am a fan of the fact that it’s not that it’s not a matter of a school with few records, but it’s because Miyamori worked hard to conceal Toyone’s powers to be pulled out as a trump card when necessary. Good strategy too… Toyone holds off on using Tomobiki until after the break / start of the 2nd hanchan when everyone will have to devise an answer on the spot by themselves. Gives Toyone options as well – open or closed, she has options.

    Re: Toyone’s Powers – Ritz likes her myths.

    Days of Rokuyo – Significance
    Sakigachi (also known as Senkachi or Sensho) – Good luck in the morning, bad luck in the afternoon
    Tomobiki – Good luck all day, except at noon
    Sakimake, (also known as Senmake or Senbu) – Bad luck in the morning, good luck in the afternoon
    Butsumetsu – Unlucky all day, as it is the day Buddha died
    Taian – ‘The day of great peace’, the finest day for ceremonies
    Shakku (also known as Shakko or Jakko) – Bad luck all day, except at noon

    Tomobiki is the single tile wait. Senbu is probably the pursuit riichi. Shakku was mentioned in Toyone’s flashback this episode (Toshi tells her to use it against the other Miyamori players) and the guess is this power allows Toyone to call dora by having the preceding and succeeding tiles.

    Re: Tomobiki – “Draw friends.” In the Japanese calendar, you’d avoid funerals this day because the dead person will draw his friends attending the funeral to death too. That’s why Toyone says that the lone tile (presumably the dead person because the friends had good luck to avoid the funeral) is not lonely since she will “draw a friend” to declare tsumo with.

    Re: Eisui vs. Senriyama and Shiraitodai – Frankly, Eisui has a much harder QF than the other two. Their competition is much better across the board, and their Aces misfired / nerfed due to this better competition (with some fairly strong abilities). Despite that, they’re still in the running. I’m very interested in what you think of Eisui after Ep. 11.