Twelve Anime Moments of ’09 – #09

#09 – Super Awesome Rinshan Kaihou

While watching Saki, I knew little to no Mahjong, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying every single dramatic tile drawing, flashy background, or implied yuri…’cause that’s what I was in it for in the first place! ;)

Out of all the moves in the anime, one moment stands above the rest. That is the time when Saki won during episode 19. She had a hand that is practically impossible to get. Watching her pull a Kan one after the other and finally getting that tile that gives her the hand had me at the edge of my seat grinning with WTF-ness and wondering what the hell was going on.

At the time I didn’t know about Kans [Four of a Kind] and stuff, so watching it was amazing and baffling at the same time! And the icing on the cake was when she got that final tile and declared Rinshan Kaihou [winning after declaring a Kan and drawing a new tile]. The way she said it was totally bad ass!

It was as if she was tired, I guess summoning all that flashy background and dramatically drawing tiles takes a toll on her. Her voice had a soft calm sound as she was catching her breath. I didn’t know what happened but I knew that hand was just too damn amazing!

3 thoughts on “Twelve Anime Moments of ’09 – #09

  1. It was pretty awesome watching that sequence go into motion. Yeah, you could probably say you saw it coming a mile away, but it was the presentation that made it really impressive in the end.

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