Saki has brought a very special attention to the game of mahjong and the anime’s popularity even boosted the number of players playing this traditional Chinese game.
With the launch of the brand new Saki mahjong video game, Saki Achiga-hen episode of Side-A Portable last August 2013, players can play mahjong at the comfort of their own PSPs. Now, an official Saki mahjong tournament will be held on November 17, 2013 using the video game as the platform and a very special entrant will participate.
Enter Yumi Uchiyama. You might know her as the voice of one of the anime’s main characters, Arata Sagimori. She will be entering the Saki-Saki Cup as part of a very special five-member team which includes the anime’s director Manabu Ono, producer Tomonori Shibata and other staff members from the anime.
Yumi Uchiyama fans better sharpen up their mahjong skills by November 17 or they may lose.
The tournament will be held in Pasera Resorts in Ginza and it will be a team competition with each team consisting of five members. Entrants must bring a copy of the Saki: Achiga-hen – Episode of Side-A volume 10 DVD or BluRay, a copy of the Saki Achiga-hen episode of Side-A Portable game software as well as their own PSP or PS Vita. There will be a 2,500 yen per team participation fee.
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