Nopan mahjong is apparently a never-ending ordeal – Saki has been confirmed to be receiving a direct sequel to the original TV series, “Saki: Zenkoku-hen”, which will finally address the cliffhanging of the first season.
Season one of Saki had the flat-chested heroine, Saki herself, succeed in making it to the major league – yet it ended with that. Her reason for going as far wasn’t to win any medal to begin with – rather, as with the Achiga crew, it was more so to meet someone through the roundabout method of scaling ranks in mahjong till reaching them.
Ridiculous a tactic as it may be, it worked – although to what result, this we never see.
For that reason, perhaps the most interesting aspect of this upcoming stretch is whether or not it will go immediately into matters of relationship – as Saki did essentially pin-point her sister before the finale. However, there’s of course the possibility of more tournament rounds to go through before any of the more interpersonal elements begin. Nonetheless, it would be most preferred if the second season didn’t directly open up with some vehement mahjong death tournament or the sort – a light-hearted introduction would be ideal prior to any over the top nopan action.
With that all said, hopefully this series doesn’t tantalize us with its absence for too long.