Thursday, June 22, 2017

Ritz-sensei's blog post 17.06.22

Ritz has made a new blog post answering a few more fan's questions. Nothing radically important but some answers can be interesting or a little funny. Here's a translation if you are curious.

Comments and clarifications have been added in italics when necessary. Chihiro's color drawing and the trio of profile pictures are reproduced from Ritz's blog only to help illustrate the text. I hope that's alright. I also added a few pictures from the manga to illustrate some of the other answers.

Questions and Answers

- Shiraitodai's Yamada
I find it curious that people ask me about Yamada but not about the other four ex-members of Shiraitodai. But she has a nasty look in her eyes with that forehead. 
Yamada is the girl with the headband who was a regular at Shiraitodai before Teru arrived.
Yamada is not amused.

- Youko's birthday is September 19. Her blood type is A.

- The character designs of Terado and Ishihara are mine. 
Two of Shino's current opponents at the Shimane tournament.
Ritz previously revealed that some character's designs in Shinohayu are not hers but Aguri's. Most notably, Kyouka. Also, Rena. All characters in Saki and Achiga-hen were designed by Ritz (except Nanpo Kazue who was created by the anime staff).

- Breasts getting bigger → Preference or done unconsciously out of habit.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Saki ch177: Endgame & Toki ch12: Aim and Shoot

Saki ch177: the lieutenant battle comes to an end we move a little closer to the final stages of the "Match for 5th".
Links:

Toki ch12: I found this to be a very exciting chapter. An emotional rollercoaster for all the parties involved.
Links:
Toki ch12 (Mega)
Toki ch12 (Mediafire)

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Saki ch176: Hard Struggle & Biyori ch66

Just for reference, since Ritz doesn't always show us the scoreboard, at the end of the vanguard match, Senriyama was 1st, Shindouji 2nd, Himematsu 3rd and Usuzan 4th. The positions didn't change in the sergeant match. Then on the first round of the lieutenant match (end of ch174), Hiroe puts Himematsu in 2nd place and that's how things stand at the beginning of this chapter.
Links:
Saki ch176 (Mega)
Saki ch176 (Mediafire)

Saki Biyori: Rinkai's Story 3. Nelly tries to play a musical instrument.
Biyori ch66 (Mega)
Biyori ch66 (Mediafire)

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Shinohayu ch45: Learning to Fly

When playing mahjong, each player has his/her own seat wind, right? So if, let's say, the hand of the East wind player is going well, we could say that an easterly wind is blowing. Naturally, the same goes for the West, North and South wind players. So then if the hands of all 4 players were going well, all 4 winds would be blowing at the same time, canceling each other, which would be the same as if the wind had stopped, so to speak. Just a nice little analogy to keep in mind while reading this chapter, maybe.
It's not the main point of the chapter though, obviously. As the title suggests, the main point is about a little bird learning how to use her wings. ^_^

And now, it's time to fly:
Shinohayu ch45 (Mediafire)
minor change in page 9: one bonus > two bonus (mistake in the original)

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Saki ch175: Ice and Charcoal

In Japanese, "ice and charcoal" is a way of saying that two people or two things oppose each other completely. Another way is "like shield and spear". In English, we would say "to be like fire and water".
This chapter is heavy on the mahjong but short on pages sadly (only 12).
Links:
Saki ch175 (Mega)
Saki ch175 (Mediafire)

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Toki ch11: Feint

In this new chapter of Toki, the Malefic Star suddenly takes action against Ryuuka, while the identity of one of its members is finally revealed.
Links:
Toki ch11 (Mega)
Toki ch11 (Mediafire)
Weapons ready

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Saki ch174: Rivals & Biyori ch65

The fated showdown between the two powerful lieutenants: Yuan vs Hitomi.
(also featuring Sera and Hiroe) ;P
Links:
Saki ch174 (Mega)
Saki ch174 (Mediafire)

For the 30 yen incident, watch the "Kuro's Birthday" anime short released in 2015, if you haven't. There aren't any subs for it though.

And a Biyori chapter about the Achiga girls.
Biyori ch65 (Mega)
Biyori ch65 (Mediafire)
Hey look, it's Chachanon!