Thursday, November 16, 2017

Saki chapter delayed

The Saki chapter that was supposed to be published tomorrow has been delayed until the 1st of December. According to Ritz, due to the coincidence between color pages in the upcoming chapter and the modifications in Saki volume 17 (to be released next week), it was not possible to finish both of them in time. Next up should be Shinohayu, then hopefully Saki.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Shinohayu ch50 & Ritz's blog update

Shinohayu reaches 50 chapters! as Hayari's vice-captain match continues. Also, Ritz has updated her blog. You'll find a translation below.
Shinohayu ch50 (Mega)
Shinohayu ch50 (Mediafire)
This is a spoiler for the end of the chapter and the beginning of the next, probably.
The match's winner
The chapter doesn't really reveal the winner but it should be Sachiko. In the last panel, Hayari gets her winning tile so she should win the round. She has closed tsumo, riichi, tanyao, pinfu and sanshoku. That's haneman tsumo, 6000/3000 points (Bonkohara is dealer). Enough to stop Komosawa from obtaining a 3rd victory but not enough for Hayari to win the match herself. The final score should be: Agou 36100, Mizuhara 35900, Bonkohara 35500, Aoto 12500 but let's wait on the next chapter for confirmation.
Here's a translation of Ritz's latest blog update. I skipped a few irrelevant bits, it's already long as it is.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Saki ch181: Exchange

Yuki is about to use her left hand...

Here is a couple of chapter notes and a comment regarding the end of the chapter. Hidden to avoid spoilers.

Chapter notes
 - Just a reminder, the Kokuma is a Japan-wide tournament that takes place some time after the Interhigh. Middle school 3rd years and high school 1st years compete together in one category while high school 2nd and 3rd years do the same in another category. That's why Yuki is a potential opponent to Izumi (but not to the other Senriyama girls).

- Kinue's "nice pinzu hand" in the semifinal was in chapter 140. A baiman ron on Davin, no less.

- Note that near the end of the chapter, Mairu is dealer and she just won South 4 so she could have stopped the match there if she wanted to, but she decides to extend it for one bonus round. If she wins, that's a sanbaiman on the captain match yes, but only if the round "South 4 Bonus 1" takes place. This can only happen if the last dealer wins South 4 and decides to extend the match too. If it's Himeko and she's losing, she will obviously do just that but if it's any of the others...

An interesting scenario would be if the last dealer is in last place by the end of South 4. Such a player would have nothing to lose by extending the match, so might as well risk it, but by doing so she may be blatantly giving the victory to Shindouji... unless someone blocks the Reservation which, as we know, is supposed to be an unblockable ability. That would make for an interesting end of the game in my opinion but we'll see.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Saki Biyori ch70: Tsuruga's Story 9

So here's the Biyori chapter, mostly about Stealth Momo.
Biyori ch70 (Mega)
Biyori ch70 (Mediafire)
EDIT: added missing "me" in page 4.

By the way, the main cast of the Achiga-hen live-action has been revealed. All but Teru, for now.
Check them out on the official site:
Click on the "tiles" to see the other teams.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Shinohayu ch49: Cooperation and Assistance

Short chapter but at least there's no break. I don't think Shinohayu has ever taken a break. Might be that the low number of pages is due to Aguri having extra work before the release of volume 8 in November. Toki IS taking a break this month though. Biyori should be ready in a week or less.
Shinohayu ch49 (Mediafire)
EDIT: added the missing "all" in page 13.