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The Live-Action Saki Project is a live-action adaptation of the mahjong manga Saki and its spinoff Saki Achiga-hen episode of side-A.

Saki adaptation

LASaki

The live-action adaptation of the Saki manga consists of a live-action series and a film. The series has four 30-minutes-episodes as well as a television "special". The series premiered on MBS on December 4, 2016, on TBS on December 6, 2016, and on Amazon prime on December 7, 2016. Other stations aired the series at later dates: NBC (Nagasaki Broadcasting) December 15, IBC (Iwate Broadcasting) and TUY (TV-U Yamagata) December 20, TUF (TV-U Fukushima) January 6, 2017.

The special aired on MBS on January 8, 2017, and on TBS on January 10, 2017. The adaptation was released on DVD and Blu-ray in a regular and a special version on January 11, 2017.

The film had an early premiere on January 18 and opened in Japan on February 3, 2017. The opening Kimi ni warutsu and ending No more cry by the five actresses of the Kiyosumi mahjong club as well as the soundtrack with music composed by T$UYO$HI was released on February 1, 2017. The movie was released on DVD and Blu-ray in a regular and a special version on July 5, 2017.

Cast

Kiyosumi High School
Ryuumonbuchi High School
Kazekoshi Girls' High School
Tsuruga Academy
Adults

Production Staff

Yūichi Onuma is directing, while Hiroyuki Ishikawa is co-directing. Hayashi Mori is penning the script. T$UYO$HI (The BONEZ) is composing the music. The opening theme Kimi ni Waltz is composed by Mimi Meme Mimi and performed by the five actresses Minami Hamabe (Saki), Nana Asakawa (Nodoka), Aika Hirota (Yuuki), Seika Furuhata (Hisa), and Anna Yamada (Mako). The ending theme song is Hello Goodbye performed by the band Frederic.

Other staff members include:

  • Photography: Yasutaka Nagano
  • Lighting: Jun Kodama
  • Art: Shūji Yamashita
  • Recording: Takeshi Kobayashi
  • Props: Yū Yamamoto
  • Editing: Etsuko Kimura, Shiori Kawamura
  • VFX Supervisor: Junji Munakata
  • Costumes: Miyuki Katō
  • Costume Production: Bandai Apparel
  • Hair & Makeup: Chieko Uchijō
  • Sound Effects: Keisuke Shibuya
  • Mahjong Consultants: Kenneth Tokuda, Masao Kuroki, Hirokazu Baba, Babylon
  • Casting: Keiichi Anda
  • Production: Naomichi Imai
  • Line Producer: Akio Motojima

Saki Achiga-hen episode of side-A adaptation

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On September 15, 2017, an adaptation of the spinoff-manga Saki Achiga-hen episode of side-A was announced in issue 19/2017 of the magzine Young Gangan. The adaptation will consist of a four episodes live action series, a special, and a film.

The series will begin airing on MBS on December 3, 2017, and on TBS on December 5, 2017. Additional channels will follow in January 2018, namely RKK on January 4, HBC on January 7, and IBC on January 9, 2018. The special is scheduled for January 7, 2018, on MBS and for January 9, 2018, on TBS. The series will be published on DVD and BD on January 17, 2018. The movie will open in Japanese theatres in January 20, 2018.

On December 3, 2017, the opening Egao no Hana by the five actresses of the Achiga mahjong club was released as a digital single. The opening and the ending Spring will be published as an audio CD on January 17, 2018.

Cast

The main cast except Teru Miyanaga was announced on October 4, 2017, more actors on November 17, 2017, and December 2, 2017. Nana Asakawa returns as highschool student Nodoka Haramura, but the younger Rena Suzuki will play her role as elementary school student.

Achiga Girls' Academy
Other Achiga childrens mahjong club members
Bansei High School
Senriyama Girls' High School
Shiraitodai High School
Shindouji Girls' High School
Kentani High School
Koshigaya Girls' High School
Adults

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