With the leaked possible lineup of both Winter and Spring released by one of my broskis, Kaminarianime, there will be some really cool shows premiering in the next season. However, 1 caught my eye…just one.
…Two years…two agonizing years…
On the latest issue of manga magazine, “Young Gangan“, it was revealed that Igarashi Aguri’s spin-off manga, “Saki – Achiga-hen episode of side – A“, would be getting an anime adaptation in the spring of 2012.
“Achiga-hen”, which started its serialization in the September issue of “Monthly Shonen Gangan“, portrays a completely different story from the original “Saki“. ”Saki” revolves around high school girls who train hard to win the national high school mahjong competition. In 2009, it gained popularity as it was adapted into a tv anime. “Achiga-hen” will focus on ‘Haramura Nodoka’, one of the main characters from “Saki”, and her childhood friends ‘Ako’ and ‘Shizuno’.
More details are scheduled to be announced in the December issue of “Monthly Shonen Gangan”.
Meanwhile, TV Tokyo has started broadcasting reruns of “Saki” every late Thursday nights at 2:15am. Additionally, “Saki” will be released as a Blu-Ray box-set on March 7th, 2012.
This should hopefully keep “the nation” happy for the time being. Of course I’m a little disappointed that we’re not getting season 2 but hey, I’m a humble guy. I’ll obviously give this show a watch once it premieres next year.
In case some of you haven’t figured out how I feel about this show, here’s a hint: #2.