Not aiming for my Top Anime list I can tell you that right now
This is what I propose to make Saki better :
#10 – First things first. Change the character designs asap. Give all the characters long noses and have rectangular faces. Get rid of that blushing effects for crying out loud. Also put Tachiki Fumihiko as the narrator of the story.
#9 – I was thinking of changing the story to something more serious. A story that would involve illegal gambling and the mafia. Corrupted cops and power hungry demented old guys. The show would be about the main character going against other highly skilled mahjong players where the stakes are as high as it gets. Twenty six episodes would be ideal. I don’t if it has an open ending.
#8 – Poor girl. I actually feel sorry for Nodoka. I’m sure that Death the Kid would agree with me and say that she isn’t SYMMETRICAL at all. In Gundam terms you could say that her Twin Drive have already underwent innovation. That double O, bah forget it. In other words, they’re quite a pain to look at. I mean sometimes they almost take 3/4 of the screen. I’m positive she’ll be fine in a couple of years but for now someone should consider taking her to a surgeon. I wonder how did Nodoka’s sister manage?
#7 – Lose the loli. Also no more talk about tacos. They make you hungry. You know what? Actually keep her. Yuuki is fairly amusing and she says some outrageous things every now and then. Check out her MAL description btw. Smart and right to the point.
#6 – Here we go again with the fake yuri. It’s becoming more common lately. Sometimes they are bestest friends, other times they’re actual yuri girls but guess what? Nothing ever happens. Stop being such teases and stop giving the viewers the idea that there is any shoujo-ai involved cause there’s none in Saki
#5 – Saki is child’s play. Because of that I cannot take it seriously. Nah, the every five minutes intentional fan service have nothing to do with it. I mean it. Also forget about the Mahjong club deal. It has been used a hundreds of times. Instead, they should go play Mahjong in the most dangerous place they can image. And the Nationals? Forget the nationals t00. Real Mahjong is play only when you put your life on the line. The riskier it gets the more interesting the show it’s going to be.
#4 – Add Zawa Zawa Zawa sounds to indicate high levels of tension. It’s not required but statistics might tell you otherwise.
#3 – Care to explain what this is about? Please please get rid of the silly effects and cheesy background music. That alone would make wonders.
#2 – Something has to be done about the main character. What I have in mind is to change her hair color to gray. Her short hair is fine so there’s no need to change that for now. Next, the school uniform has got to go. Why dress like that if they don’t EVER attend classes? Finally, I think that they change it to a blue shirt and a pair of jeans. What do you think?
#1 Change the title to Saki Mahjong Legend. The genius who Descened into the Darkness. That’s all Saki has to do to get an eight from MAL and maybe even me.