Saki, Nodoka, and the whole Kiyosumi High team are here in the first TV commercial for the live-action Saki adaptation.
It’s only 15 seconds long, but we get a glimpse of Saki and Nodoka’s growing friendship, a young Saki in flashback, and what looks like one of the series’s famously OP mahjong moves. What sort of visuals can we expect for tournament episodes? It’ll definitely be interesting to see just how far they go.
In addition, three new cast members have been announced.
Yūki Tamaki (Hakuouki SSL: ~Sweet School Life~) will be appearing as Hagiyoshi, Touka’s butler who escorts Koromo to and from matches.
Hinako Sano (Misa in the 2015 Death Note) will play Takako Kubo, the harsh coach of Kazekoshi Girls’ High.
And Natsuna Watanabe (girl-type Ranma in the 2011 Ranma 1/2 film) will be playing the Reversal Queen herself, Yasuko Fujita.
The live-action series of Saki starts December 4, with the film premiering in February 2017.
Kara Dennison is responsible for multiple webcomics, runs social media and interviews for (Re)Generation Who, and is half the creative team behind the OEL light novel series Owl’s Flower. She blogs at karadennison.com and tweets @RubyCosmos.