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The Live-Action Saki Project is a live-action adaptation of the mahjong manga Saki. The live-action project 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 will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in a regular and a special version on July 5, 2017.


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

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

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