Friday, April 10, 2009

First Look @ Saki

Episode 01 (6/10 Good)
I’ve had enough of over-the-top board game anime. They’re all the same: there’s a shy girl/boy who hates the game or has never played it who is actually a prodigy and they either save the school club from being shut down or helps it win the national finals. It’s typical shounen hype. The art was very inconsistent, especially in the characters’ face – the eyes and mouths jumped around. Also, the fanservice in this was too much for me. Not as bad as ecchi, but about as bad as Kannagi was and I just don’t have the patience for it. And so, my verdict is: DROPPED.
Recommendations: Bamboo Blade, Shion no Ou, Hikaru no Go
Suggestive Content:
There are some shoujo-ai elements. Nodoka’s breasts are huge and don’t fit inside her shirt very well, and Saki notices this. Nodoka runs out in the rain and we can see through her shirt. Many times in the anime, we can see the girls’ underwear or bottom. And, why are the middle school skirts shorter than the high school skirts?
Animation: 7/10
Characters: 6/10 (Cookie cutters)
Writing: 6/10
Pacing: 7/10
Enjoyment: 7/10

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