Translation is out.
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>Ritz scrambling to put the info about Shizu's grandfather in after she forgot to do it in Achiga-hen
And there's the Shizu-Saki dynamic we've been predicting for years.
If someone's here could you please bump the thread so we don't instantly toki.
>All this Shizu hype.
Based Ritz, this means that Shizu wont do jack shit since it's not Awai getting hyped.
I want to punch Shizu in the face and then kick her in cunt so she never breeds.
>skipping work and "researching" something important, leaving it to her assistant
Where have I heard this before?
You're imagining things.
Shizu is going to impregnate Awai.
Saki and Nodoka in the individuals is canon!
I can't say it enough times.
Ritz writes with broken arms and wrestles with wild tanukis. You must be mistaken.
I bet you think Achiga is canon too you fucking idiot.
>halfway through her 5th year
so around 7 years ago, when Teru was 10 since her birthday is in February which is near the end of the school year.
Saki was probably still 7 but 8 is also possible (halfway point should be at the end of September/beginning of October, and Saki is born October 27).
Food for Achiga. By carrying that bag, Hisa indirectly helped Achiga.
Awai got rekt so hard that she doesn't deserve hype.
I don't know what you're talking about, Satoha comes from a family of honourable businessmen.
>mfw achiga in the first page
Not even gonna bother reading it.
Toki did lose more points than Awaii, and she only had one strong player on the table.
If only Saki was more in tanoshii mode instead of "I want to destroy my sister's friends so my sister will love me again" mode, she'd probably win. As things are right now, monkey has better odds.
>Senriyama will have either no Toki or heavily nerfed Toki, Ryuuka is out of thigh power
>Sawaya lost her Kamui and Maya can only use ability a couple of times (I think that's the case I could be misremembering though)
>Shindouji while having lesbian wifi still has 3 average players
Himematsu is in the best position to win loesr-hen. They overall have the strongest team and aren't going in the match with any nerfs.
Ritz is laying on the hype too much. She's going to lose.
Whether Ritz will keep nerfing Saki's own abilities until she faces Teru, I dont know.
Best case scenario: Achiga loses. Gets demoted to lower than male side characters.
This is the most awful thing I have ever read in these threads. You should feel ashamed of yourself for suggesting something so disrespectful.
Welcome, anon. I hope you're enjoying your first weekend in tanoshii threads.
The switch isn't happening faggots. Saki has already talked about wanting to crush Awai. Playing against Teru right now isn't part of the plan.
Toki's in hospital right now, It would be hard for them get in the lap pillow position with all the wires and stuff. Also Ryuuka probably wouldn't be able to stay the whole time.
Hyping Shizu like this would've been fine if only Achiga-hen didn't exist. I want to say that the series would be better without Achiga-hen, but then that'd mean no Senriyama or Shindouji.
>but then that'd mean no Senriyama or Shindouji.
That's not subara at all.
This. Main series moves too slow as shit to keep an interest. If Achiga didnt exist, interest wouldnt have been kept through early 2010s.
Same thing applies to Shinohayu I guess now. After Shinohayu, I'm sure we'll get another thing.
You're right Shinohayu is going quite fast now, but remember when we were stuck in elementary school hell and going to beach every chapter. I have a feeling it will slow down after a short time skip where we'll get into the meat of middle school.
End of the interelementary is the perfect spot for the anime to end as it leaves the hook of Shino's mother. How many episodes would that be? Just one cour?
But the Teru match is also the match where Achiga had the least influence and screentime.
Kuro got less screentime than the other three. Kuro is better than the rest of Achiga simply because she's a nice girl and I want to fuck her.
The main problem with Achiga will always lie with Shizu and what an unlikable sack of shit she is.
The issue with a Shinohayu anime is the series of chapters that all covered the same stretch of time.
It's going to have to be flashback central unless they're willing to adapt it the way it was in the manga, which has it's own issues.
The problem with Achiga is that there was little foreshadowing to Shizu's asspull and no reason for them to be that good other than muh calluses.
There's plenty of solutions to that problem. They could just adapt it all together combining the stories. They could also just individually do the three stories up until they walk into the match. I forget exactly how it happens but for example an episode could end with the match about to start then the next episode would start adapting Kanna's story from the start.
I also hate this chapter simply for the fact that
1) Ritz is being a hack and inserting foreshadowing of Shizu's greatness through Koromo after Achiga-hen is way over.
2) Ruins any bit of having a good slice of life chapter where they just relax, they instead talk about monkey bitch.
Have it so Shizu has no powers at all. Make it so that she just used a tactic that took advantage of Himeko or Ryuuka or something instead of having a bullshit power with no foreshadow.
Nodoka obviously lied to Nishida.
She knows Teru is Saki's sister (Chapter 4).
Somebody should email Ritz and ask her about the lack of foreshadowing in Achiga-hen and why Shizu's grandfather was never mentioned. Maybe she'll admit that she fucked up in a blog post.
Rereading Achiga; just realized that it was Kuro who indirectly caused the practice with Nagano after bumping into Momo on the street.
Ritz missed a chance for a Hajime insert.
New high res of the upcoming bonus inserts
How is Nishida going to sneak around Nagano on the morning of the finals to dig up dirt on the Miyanagas?
Everybody in town is cheering for them, and all of their ex-opponents are in Tokyo to help them.
Saki is prepared to do whatever it takes.
She knows that you can't make a pudding without murdering a few high school girls.
Teru loves her blood pudding.
Saki cannot please Teru until she brings her the bodies of her dead.
futaba tanoshii is live:
Nice to see Mihoko try to get on top for once.
She was imitating Hisa.
Future college roommates. Going back to Nagano and separating after the tournament will be painful for them regardless of the outcome.
Having Kiyosumi and Kazekoshi in adjacent rooms is the one thing motivating Hisa at Zenkoku.
Want to know more about Choe's backstory though and why she was teary in that one image cover. Favorite zenkoku hen usually changes for me.
Long ago; don't remember
(not from this pic)
>The title for this chapter (証果, "shouka") is a very specific, very obscure Buddhist term that means "to attain a state of enlightenment as a result of your training". It's a clear reference to Shizuno. I decided it was better to just leave it untranslated and put an explanatory note. This is a different term than the common way to say "enlightenment" in Buddhism, which is 菩提 "bodhi".
Oh shit nigga.
Shizu confirmed as the real MC.
Shizu isn't enlightened. She's just a hyper idiot.
It also spoiled the end of Shinohayu.
Shizuno hikes the mountain ranges of Nara frequently.
Shizuno lives in the mountains.
Mount Yoshino is a mountain located in the town of Yoshino in Yoshino District, Nara Prefecture.
Kimpusen-ji is the head temple of a branch of the Shugendō religion called Kimpusen-Shugendō in Yoshino district
Shugendō is a highly syncretic Buddhist religion or sect and mystical-spiritual tradition that originated in pre-Feudal Japan, in which enlightenment is equated with attaining oneness with the kami .
This perception of experiential "awakening" is obtained through the understanding of the relationship between humanity and nature, centered on an ascetic, mountain-dwelling practice.
Shugendō literally means "the path of training and testing" or "the way to spiritual power through discipline."
The resident buddhist deity, Zaougongen... isn't one buddha, but a trinity of:
Gautama Buddha (representing the past)
Guanshiyin Buddha (the present)
Maitreya Buddha (the future)
This is supposed to represent the eternal cycle of salvation. This is why Awai never had a chance.
Damn, I hope Shino wins something in middle school. The only thing she ever won was the elementary individual.
She is a great philosopher. On par with Forrest Gump.
or a beer commercial.
Tanzan and Ekido were once traveling together down a muddy road. A heavy rain was still falling.
Coming around a bend, they met a lovely girl in a silk kimono and sash, unable to cross the intersection.
"Come on, girl" said Tanzan at once. Lifting her in his arms, he carried her over the mud.
Ekido did not speak again until that night when they reached a lodging temple. Then he no longer could restrain himself. "We monks don't go near females," he told Tanzan, "especially not young and lovely ones. It is dangerous. Why did you do that?"
"I left the girl there," said Tanzan. "Are you still carrying her?"
tl note: Shut the fuck up and accept what Ritz has decreed.
Sure. Whatever your mountain.
Or just head for the mountains.
>mfw people think this is Shizu's flashback chapter
Nigga, this is just the tip of the mountain.
Shizu gonna have 20+ chapter flashback discussing the merit of Buddhism and questioning whether she has achieved Enlightenment.
It's like Vagabond but with cute girl and mountain climbing. With her grandpa acting like that priest Takuan.
Shizu gonna win the final and help Saki achieved peace.
In Shizu's defense, if you look at a map of Japan, every square inch of flat land is completely jammed with the maximum density of people. But all of the mountains, over 50% of the land area, are virtually uninhabited.
If I wanted to live in Japan and stay sane, I'd spend most of my time in the mountains too. But it probably wouldn't improve anyone's mahjong skills.
That would be dumb to have more Shizu flashback. This is Ritz's poor attempt at making Shizu look like a thread. Shizu will not be getting a flashback when all 3 Nelly, Awai, and Saki will need them. Shizu is just some cunt who Ritz drew on a piece of napkin and called her an MC of a side series.
Flashbacks are the fastest route to the beach. So if you want Achiga to lose, cheer for more Shizu hype before the finals. Remember that none of the Achigas entered the individuals.
I was the one that did that copypasta initially. I remembered looking more into Shizu's namesake after that, and the shit just gets deeper.
Takagamo's surname happened to be allocated with a group of shrines that registered under the protection of the Japanese government since Heian period, and that clan happened to be an offshoot of the Kamo clan 賀茂氏 that dates from the Yayoi period. These shrines all follow the path of the Kamo river.
The Kamo were major political faction during Asuka and Heian Japan. The legacy of this clan would be found with the Kamo river (鴨川, originally rendered 賀茂川), that goes from Nara all the way to Kyoto. The shrine mentioned above is situated at the base of Mount Kongo, and there are two shrines bearing the same kamo name at Kyoto. (partly a legacy with Emperor Kammu moving his capital from Nara to Kyoto back in mid 700AD )
Yatagarasu, the three-legged crow that lead the aforementioned mythical emperor Jimmu on the path to establish a sovereign Japanese rule (viewed as the founding emperor of Japan) was said to be the progenitor of the Kamo clan. Furthermore, the Kamo crest is actually carried over to the Matsudaira clan, which is relevant in the context that Tokugawa Leyasu is actually an offshoot to the Matsudaira, and that clan got started on Kamo territory apparently. This means that it is entirely possible that Tokugawa Leyasu who founded that last shogunate (from 1600-1800s) claimed the legacy of the Kamo in his bid to be the Shogun of Japan.
Apparently Yoshino is an area filled with the Dragon's Vein.
Maybe the chi of the area will improve your mahjong. As it certainly has improved Shizu's.
Poor Kanna. She's the best at everything except mahjong, but she still chooses to play mahjong.
Ritz's boob growth is moronic.
Is Sae's the worst? Nah, probably Ryuuka or Awais.
All you need to do is get a gf with decent sized boobs in Saki world and they'll grow to z cups in a few days.
Crap, I didn't mention Jimmu specifically. Jimmu marked the point that Japan got out of Yayoi period and he heralded the start of Nara Japan, where you actually say that there's such a thing as 'Japan' instead of a bunch of tribes scattered about Kyushu and Honshu.
Interesting that Ritz use mountain as Shizu's leitmotif then. As during that period of time the Yamato's are in conflict with the Emishi who are kinda sorta mountain people.
Shizu's own life may have a precedence in the life example of Kamo no Chomei, who became a recluse, and is famously known for his recluse literature Hokoji. This work proved the most important account of the great fire of Kyoto at 1177, the Kyoto tornado of 1180, the great famine of 1181-1182 and the earthquake at Kyoto again during 1185.
Tl;dr: Shizu's family name is no joke. If Ritz wants to up her Japanese anthropological shit, then expect Shizu to be linked to the founding of freakin' Japan itself, having a hand in knowing the calamities mentioned here, or I should say the end of the warring period which bought that last shogunate to existence.
I am not the only anon who raised this assumption. Shizu being somewhat related to the three-legged crow was surmised back in 2011 by some anon in Japan, before Achiga-hen came to its conclusion.
Everyone serious about mahjong goes to Osaka. And she managed to bring a no-name school to the semifinals of the national tournament. She went to the semifinals too in the elementary tournament.
And we still don't know what she did in middle school.
Semifinals too, am I right?
Achiga wins the finals. Saki gets depressed and we get the infamous scene of her crying in the rain from the anime ED. Then she bounces back (probably with Nodaka's help) and beats Teru in the individuals.
You heard it here first.
If there is a real life mahjong tournament, would you participate?
Saki defeated full moon Koromo, full moon Koromo "could manage" against Shizu.
Thus Saki is likely still stronger.
I don't know how much hiding her tell will help Saki. Of Saki's three opponents in the finals, I expect only Nelly is analytic enough to notice and abuse an opponent's tell.
Here, it's the obvious choice narrative speaking.
Actually, Shiratodai could possibly win too. But one thing for certain is that Kiyosumi will never win the tourney.
Full moon Koromo should have won the match. Shitty Saki asspull make her lose.
Kiyosumi has already done something that the Legend of Achiga couldn't do. Hisa is on a whole different plane when you compare her to Harue if we step back and look at how it's gone down, for Harue was the saga of that one legend, but Kiyosumi is a manifestation of orchestrated planning and execution.
Still, I agree that Achiga is likely to take the finals.
( I am left concluding that Hisa is the best goddamn coach in the entire Saki series, bar none.)
Hisa will probably go on to become the Japanese Prime Minister.
>Still, I agree that Achiga is likely to take the finals.
That would be a massive cop out, because none of the Achiga members have a personal reason to win the Interhigh.
All they want is to play with Nodoka again, which is a little difficult since the member playing her doesn't actually know her.
Actually, Arata does have a reason to win (surpassing Harue), but the rest don't since they've already achieved their personal goal.
Compare that to Kiyosumi, where you have Saki, who wants to reconnect to the sister she's been estranged from for 7-8 years, Hisa who waited two years to play in the interhigh team tournament (which will also be her last competitive high school tournament since she failed to qualify for individuals), or Nodoka, who's playing to ensure that she can play competitively in the future. Even Mako probably wants to advertise her family's mahjong parlor.
From a storytelling perspective, it wouldn't make sense to have Achiga win.
It simply doesn't feel as if Kiyosumi will unto da finals, and the other thing is that Rinkai has not nearly been developed to the point where we can see it as the school with anything riding on the line for them to take that prize.
Unfortunately, Achiga is at a place where Harue's vindication is riding high, and you saw how much Shizu's being built up. Ritz clearly banked on Shizu in ways that only the Komodo and Sakisan comes close to. Hell, the Miyamoris and the Eisuis aren't nearly so invested with the level of research that Ritz has put in to make the case about the monkey's prominence. Just look above: monkey is no longer just mere folklore, but she's being tied to the founding narrative of the Japanese state, a treatment given to no other Saki.
The Japanese view has always been that of 非理法權天 heaven trumps the rulers who trumps the rules who trumps logic which trumps boors.) This means that the individual aspirations of the other teams are up against a manifestation of the heavens when you look at this Shizu, something that is painted beyond mere good and evil. Hell, the only thing that Sakisan has going for her is that her luck is a force beyond good and evil at that.
That's why, even if I don't like it, I still think that Achiga may take the finals.
But Kei is the sun. Shino is the high priestess of the Unified Church of the Bird.
I want to punish this cat for being lewd.
Careful, mate, you're applying for a saline solution enema.
Look at this optimist, look at him and laugh!
Well, the first choice is go to the local fire marshal and get a report on that address.
The next choice is the local paper.
Or ask a neighbor.
Tsuchiura Girls' High School
How many mothers HAVE been shown anyway?
Shino's, Hayarin's, the Matsumi's dead mother, the one who is a coach, and Momo's that I recall offhand.
>you will never get to listen to Usuzan's Christian rock band
>Wake up and see some faggot in the thread thinks Achiga will win.
Fuck no. None of them have the passion or desire to just win it. They all want to play for some girl who won't even remember them after the tournament.
Jesus loves you more than you will know.
Where have you gone, missing Goldfish girl?
A nation turns its lonely eyes to you.
How many years until a Teru-Saki-Goldfish Biyori chapter?
The main manga needs more natural scenery. It's been tournament hall and hotel room for a very long time.
Q: How would Teru react if Shiraitodai loses the final?
Losing denies Teru her money and her sweets.
Check to make sure her teammates were still girls.
No, she just draws naked girls for purely artistic reasons.
Japan doesn't do DST.
New Zealand comes off DST in April.
Wouldn't this be a good time for Miyanaga dad to show up? Either to go to Tokyo to see Saki and Teru in the final (one day trip), or to answer Nishida's questions in Nagano. Because of the 5th place game in the morning, he could even do both.
You sad, bitter shell of a human being!
Kodomo was a bunny before boatsluts were even a thing.
What about Mio?
There are many Koromo clones.
Koromo wasn't even the first.
He's smart enough to avoid involvement in girl fights.
Kai will stay home and watch the final on TV. Then he can have surprise sex with Nishida when she tries to break into his house.
I like watching everyone in a square panic over Achiga and monkey hype.
Post the cleaner version then. I want HD monkey slit.
I think Kuro has the lewdest body in the entire series.
We oughta breed midgets with flat heads with a central indentation so you can use them as mobile cup holders.
So I'm watching Achiga-hen
Should I continue?
And you're reading this thread???
But seriously, there's a chronological order chart somewhere.
Saki and Nodo practically from the start, The tournament gives us Yumi and Momo, Mihoko comes along and crushes on Hisa, Hajime and Maid loving up on Touka. So it's got a good amount though I can't give you a number.
2.7 Where 3 is Strike Witches and 10 is Kikkuman.
Sounds a little too high but still within bearable limits.
The secret land. I heard they got a lot of nice girls there.
Not at all, Shindouji was destined to make it.
Himeko will be immune to Sawaya's orgasms.
You see, anon, we have to account for futanari.
So how gay will Achiga be now that Ritz is in control? I mean they have to be at least as gay as the other schools to stand a chance.