Saki: The Nationals Review — F


Superpowered lesbians play Mahjong. For the third time.

It’s probably not any worse than the first season, which I thought was okay. But I’m sick of it now. It’s been five years since I watched the original, and I no longer see the point.

It’s just devolved to new character after new character with lesbian partners who our heroines have to face. I just don’t care anymore. I can’t keep track of all these people, it’s impossible. They should all just go get a room and make out, I don’t care. There are too many of them, I don’t give a crap about any of them, and what is the point? The lead characters don’t grow at all, I don’t think anything’s changed at all from the first episode except that they have more friends than I can keep track of. The jokes are terrible (I used to think Tacos was funny? What the hell was wrong with me?!!!) and I have no idea how to even play Mahjong. Not that I imagine it would make a difference.


For every aspect of this show, there’s something you could watch instead that’s so much better. Want lesbians? Of course, everyone wants lesbians. Then watch Yuruyuri or Sasameki Koto or Aoi Hana or Simoun, all of which are much better. Want comedy? Watch… basically any other comedy. Want game competitions? Try Shion no Ou or Chihayafuru. There’s no reason to watch Saki.

Thank goodness it’s finally over though.

  • Storytelling – F – New enemies, stupid backstory, dumb powers. Rinse, repeat.
  • Voice – C – It is a bit unique, for its dystopian vision of the future in which people care about high school girls’ Mahjong.
  • Characters – F – Waaaay too many, none of which matter.
  • Attention Grab – F – Zzzz…. It gets old.
  • Production – C – Meh.
  • Overall – D-

Recommendations – Shion no Ou, Yuruyuri, Chihayafuru

One thought on “Saki: The Nationals Review — F

  1. well, what do you expect from a yuri anime who plays a game relying only on luck. Mahjong is just a waste of time for a normal person. Also, I find lesbianism one of the most disgusting of all taboos.

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