I hope that this one will not die as quickly as the last one with leaks.
In other news - Ritz loves Ryuuka.
Good friends - just goof friends before going to bed.
and after that fully toned page, back to the snowy white flats of Ritzlandia. Not even Nodoka got a special treatment.
Subara talks about her loss against Teru and Yuuki is on fire.
the coach and advisor called for a meeting - also Shindouji has more than the 5 needed members.
well, 8 is more useful than 5, since they can do 2 games at the same time while the coach is controlling them.
It's just Teru and Awaii playing in the dark ?
Still fully clothed, and Takami may join.
she got the usual treatment.
Just joking, she simply draws the girls bigger than Igarashi.
Is this the first time a long time that Tooki and Ryuuka have shown up? I don't follow the manga all that much, but I love these two. Are they going to be relevant again? Is Saki ever going to end?
Also Takami was always big - Awai and Ako on the other hand got big upgrades.
There's a fifth place match that will take place in the morning before the finals start (East only, I think.)
Senriyama (and by extension Toki and Ryuuka) will be playing in it.
It's yet to be confirmed if Ritz will go through the entire thing in the main series or if it will be in the Toki and Ryuuka centred spinoff manga by mekimeki.
Also, spinoff manga centred on Toki and Ryuuka.
It's not actually out yet, just announced.
I don't have a source with me, but someone else here probably does.
From what I remember, it was a 5 chapter spinoff? Something like that. It might actually be about their middle school days since the accompanying image had them in their middle school uniforms.
Actually nevermind, I searched for it and found a twitter picture.
It will be the true and final Toki.
Toki only appeared a few chapters ago (with Ryuuka) when she was released from the hospital, but other girls appeared giving comments (or just spectating the game) during the second semifinal.
Ritz is starting a new game for place 5 between Senriyama, Shindouji, Himematsu, and Usuzan before the proper final match. So yes, Toki and Ryuuka will be relevant again soon, and Saki will end a little later.
I just hope that this match will not be too long, not because I dislike the characters (I like them all), but because I fear that a long time away from the main characters (Saki, Nodoka, etc.) will hurt the series.
Well, thanks for the info. Definitely going to be keeping an eye out for it and on these threads now.
Tooki and Ryuuka are one my favorite couples ever, and I've been starved of content for them. So I'll for sure be getting that spin off.
>dragging Toki back from the grave
No, Ritz has no shame.
Also, if someone missed it, Ritz updated her blog a few days ago and talked about the loser match and the Mekimeki spinoff.
You got it wrong.
She's the boyfriend.
What are you going to do? Stop buying Young Gangan?
Editors, my girlfriend needs a corner office.
So that's what the kids call it, huh.
Is it comfy? To bath with another person?
Teru is charging her up - she will glow like the sun during her game and explode like a supernova. Is Teru trying to teach her Saki's (old) play style?
But she should concentrate on her own game, Satoha is a difficult player and Yuuki is on gear 3.
I bet Ryuuka's foot is touching the side of Toki's butt.
Also, Ryuuka's legs are open, so Toki has a bird's eye view of her "special spot."
I guess that can be considered comfy.
>over 75% untoned pages
>5th place hype
Only 4 days to next Shinohayu chapter.
Save us Shino!
Teru is helping Awai recharge her supernova power.
>"Since Mairu is graduating, I'd like for Subara to start pairing with Himeko to use her reservation power."
manga meets reality
We missed a few minor character birthdays in Toki-land.
The only major one was Ako on the 17th.
next one is Shiromi on the 24th
Himeko: "Fresh meat!"
Subara: "Nodoka, please save me!"
I find it amusing that three of the four losing teams are so serious about this match. Usuzan only does it to promote Yukiko.
Best way out of loser match:
Saki goes to sleep; has dreams of the fun she had playing mahjong in the distant past.
The dreams turn to nightmares; she recalls the Goldfish tragedy and the breakup with Teru in vivid detail.
Saki wakes up late & screaming in tears. Everyone from Kiyosumi & the other Nagano schools is trying to console her. Saki is talking about how she doesn't want to play in the final, and how she's afraid of Teru.
It's already mid-morning and someone is watching the loser match on TV. Everyone, especially the Osaka schools, are obviously having a lot of fun. Hisa and Koromo remind Saki that mahjong can be fun, even though the 5th place teams have bad memories of losing in the semis.
The details of the 5th place match are left for the Mekimeki spinoff. Saki finals begin by Chapter 168.
I fucking wish anon. Fifth place match will happen whether we like it or not. And Mekimeki spin-off confirmed to be about the Osakan kids in the past.
Best way into Tokihayu / Mekimeki spinoff:
It's the morning of the 5th place match. Toki is says goodbye to her teammates and heads for the location of the match.
Along the way, there are lots of reporters and people cheering her on. Toki pauses for a moment and realizes it's her last high school match. She thinks about how unlikely it is that a girl like her would attract so much attention.
Toki is the last one into the room, and her opponents (Suzu, Subara, Naruka) are already seated. Toki announces "I'm back! (ただいま!)". The story then flashes back to Toki returning to the mahjong room at middle school after one of her long hospital stays, where she says the same thing - "I'm back! (ただいま!)".
Tokihayu begins - "This is the story of how a girl who should have died found fun in her life through a game she loved."
~ 3-4 volumes of Senriyama slice-of-life, with guest apperarances from other Saki & Shinohayu characters. Ending around the time the main manga finals end, with 5th place match end.
It's not a manga, it's one of those popular adult coloring books.
Ritz is a genius indeed.
Plenty of Himematsu, and the origin of the battle of 30 yen.
Meet Mr. Atago, crab fisherman.
Kansai middle school tournament, with future Himematsus, future Kentanis, Adamine / future Banseis (traitor Ako), Arakawa Kei.
I see 4 hands being played.
Are they playing simulated 4p with 2 people? Like how Nodoka played 1p with 4 hands? Or are they waiting for Takami & someone else to return?
There's already a middle school tournament underway in the Sakiverse. Too much mahjong.
Maybe Tokihayu will push Shinohayu into high school a little faster.
I wonder what Teru's up to here? Helping Awai, or setting her up to fail?
At least Teru finally stopped eating.
If it goes like this, then the delay of the spinoff makes sense. The main manga needs to get to the morning of the 5th place match first.
It's a Big Gangan series, so too late for this month. Maybe in June, or more likely in July. That's a long delay from the March announcement.
Theory: Teru playing 3 hands as a simulated Nelly, simulated Shizu, and FAKE simulated Saki for practice against Awai.
Giving Awai a false sense of security, and setting her up for the downfall she deserves. Sadly not for Saki's benefit, but for Teru to remain queen of the mahjong bitches.
>Those kans in the rightmost corner.
Please let it be so!
Teru builds a House of Mirrors for Awai to get lost in, while Saki runs off to grow flowers on the mountaintop.
Tokis right leg has atrophied a little, and Ryuukas thighs have thinned. She reallocated the Tokijuice from them to her boobs, so Toki can gift more with the lap pillow.
nice, incorporating the anime scene.
Who's ready for another month on no Shinohayu anime announcement?
I know I am!
The characters in the Sakiverse must suffer equally with the fans.
Some of them suffer more than others.
It's close to release date now. Probably leaks Monday.
Probably ~18hrs from Akio's Ch 159 TL.
Don't know if we'll make it.
live futaba Saki thread:
Kirame is kind of sexy, if you look past the weird hair.
Bansei drill girl upgrade
Double the drill, double the fun
Oh, her name is Yae
Apparently a new Ako PVC figurine was release recently.
The face looks weird, but nobody looks at her face.
Yes, it's a perfectly normal place for a girl to wear a bandaid. For legal reasons.
I wonder how Mairu feels about being NTR'd.
Mairu could use some time alone.
Just realized how much I miss Biyori.
Yep, something to do with the kyushuu earthquake.
Might not ever come back.
Mama Atago is their coach, and they're teammates with Funa-Q.
Maybe not as close to Hiroe and Kinue, but probably on good terms. Have they ever spoken to each other directly?
Toki and Ryuuka haven't yet. I think it's safe to assume that Senriyama and Himematsu generally know each other pretty well (Ryuuka and Kyouko conversation from last chapter)
Also Hiroe was hanging around Senriyama in the Achiga OVA I believe.
Yes, at mahjong. Even if you apply her power in a fist fight, the runt doesn't have the physical strength to do any sort of damage to her opponent. If it comes to a battle of attrition, Toki will lose every time.
So shut the fuck up, Ryuuka.
Toki sees Sheep is about to punch her in the face.
She then dodges the punch.
Sheep is tuckered out after exerting herself and has to take a sip of her sugary soft-drink.
Toki drops low for the sweep, hitting Sheep during her vulnerability and knocking her to the ground.
Sheep blames the government for her loss.
They just are.
I don't think anyone has uttered that thought in relation to Toki and Ryuuka.
Wait a second, I think you're just tricking me into posting a bunch of RyuukaxToki pictures.
Have an extremely rare flat Ryuuka.
Well, it's Igarashi's art and you know the story.
it can't be comfortable or convenient
Saki being a nopan series means that figure makers need to compromise somehow. They used to give them panties, but with Hajime it was not possible. Thus began the bandaid revolution. Now they just need to re-do all the previous Saki figures with the new standard.
now girls behave or oneechan will P U N I S H you.
Also, Japan is fast.
Fast as always.
Ako's figure finally arrived
She is officially mine now
why are Yuuki and Ako ----
I would burn down Gokumi if they announced a second season of YYY before Saki.
I want to know if Toki is a good student.
We already know that sakisan is a delinquent.
YYY lightning will not strike twice. Saki is still safer.
Toki seems like she would never really apply herself and get mediocre grades. She also probably misses a lot of school because of medical stuff.
Kyouko studies hard but her results don't really show for it, she also puts her hand to answer questions all the time. Sometimes she gets distracted from her studies when she remembers that she doesn't have any real friends.
>Sometimes she gets distracted from her studies when she remembers that she doesn't have any real friends
The truth hurts doesn't it?
Is there a place where all the tankobon extra illustration stuff like that cover are scanned and uploaded?
They seem pretty scattered around places and some just can't be found, at least by me.
Sadly no (as far as I know). For the last release there were over 20 bonus art pieces, and I only got a few of them.
Is there a more delicious Saki?
The answer is no.
Ritz has upgraded Subara's thighs to Ryuuka/Ako level.
No breast upgrade yet.
Thinking of contacting Ritz so I can be hired to help colour manga pages.
Ritz can't be bothered with petty shading, she knows what we want.
And Himeko just realized that she'll be lonely next year.
Thanks to Ritz now even you can make your own original Saki designs.
Andy Warhol meets ecchi lesbians.
Onore, you call that coloring?
Stolen from futaba, obviously.
Shino, is that you?
I would like to see a contest between Yuuki, Shino, Hatsumi, and Koromo. Who will lose their bathrobe or yutaka first?
Contestant number 2: Shino
Can't wait to see vanguard Yae vs. Toki in Tokihayu.
and also a summary for the blog post.
>On another note, someone asked me if I could provide a quick summary of Ritz's blog posts with chapter releases. Sure why not, Ritz reveals interesting things to her readers sometimes and her posts are rather infrequent anyway. There was a post just a few days ago so let's begin with that one after the break:
- Starts apologizing for the incomplete chapter and for a small problem with the drawings that are given as a gift when purchasing the magazine.
- The match for 5th place. Ritz introduced this idea during an anime preparatory meeting a long time ago (doesn't say which season), and it was poorly received. However, that reaction only made Ritz more determined to draw it some day.
- Mekimeki's new manga. It deals with several girls from Osaka during their elementary and middle school days. Ritz's contribution was limited to giving some notes in advance. Later, she was shown the plot, storyboards, drafts, etc but didn't have to ask for a single change.
- No replies to reader's questions this time because she has to work on the next chapter.
Why not, I was about to go to sleep anyway.
Subara's "close friend of my own age"
Also dat Nodo/Tacos look
Tomokiyo's the 5th-ranked player Himeko mentioned in Achiga-hen
Lies, Awai. We all know you wish for Teru to "inappropriately touch you" under the cover of darkness.
that's the spirit, Yuuki!
Hmm, I wonder if these pros are known people. Risa is from Shindouji, right? Perhaps the person on the right is her, or they are some of her teammates from Shinohayu.
That scene is from the SemiFinals...or did you mean something else?
Ritz is shaking up the playing field. You know what's coming next.
Probably about 6 hours from Shinohayu leaks.
Monday morning in Japan.
Yoshiko probably checked her own game or the game of her next adversaries. So she either tried to learn how Yuu avoided Sumire's snipes (Izumi was too weak) or more probably the second semifinal with Mako, Hao, Chikako, and Yuuko.
Who is left of the 8 remaining teams that hasn't had screen time in the "night before" arc?
Rinkai - everyone. Very suspicious.
Achiga - maybe Yuu and Arata. Surprised not to see Akado much.
Kiyosumi - Saki hasn't said much. Saki's parents are not being supportive yet. Also Kyou-bro & Mako.
Shiraitodai - Haven't heard from Seiko.
Shindouji - Yoshiko & Government Sheep
Senriyama - Funa-Q has been quiet
Usuzan - Naruka?
15 minutes to 9 AM Monday morning in Japan.
Leaks usually come mid afternoon; hopefully sooner this time since it's a noon Wednesday release for BG.
spoke in latest chapter
I think next chapter will start with Shiratodai then go to Rinkai. The "it looks like a mountain" scene should be enough for Achiga hopefully.
This night surely can't go on for too much longer.
There was another eyebrow girl in Achiga's first round match.