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Saki Achiga-hen Mahjong TV Anime's 1st Promo Streamed

posted on 2011-12-29 09:00 EST
1st Saki's staff return for spinoff about female mahjong players at Achiga school

The official website for the Saki television anime franchise began streaming the first two-minute promotional video for the Saki Achiga-hen episode of side-A television anime series on Thursday.

The anime adapts Aguri Igarashi's Saki Achiga-hen episode of side-A manga, which is a spinoff of Ritz Kobayashi's original Saki high school mahjong manga. The story follows Shizuno Takakamo (Aoi Yūki) and the other mahjong players at the all-girls school Achiga.

The first Saki anime's Manabu Ono will once again direct at Studio Gokumi, which is composed of former staffers from Gonzo's fifth studio. Gonzo's fifth studio produced the first 14 episodes of the first Saki television anime in 2009, but Picture Magic took over for the rest of that earlier anime after Gonzo had to restructure.

Other returning staffers include assistant director Kenji Seto, series script editor and screenwriter Tatsuhiko Urahata, and character designer and chief animation director Masakatsu Sasaki. Bandai Visual's Lantis label will once again produce the music. The new television anime project will premiere next spring.

[Via Yaraon!]


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