It’s been nearly five years since this great warrior had been seen in an official televised match. The wait is finally over as the titular protagonist laces her boots and prepares for battle complete with a new look and resolve. This is not the same Saki who faced off with The Koromo in a battle for the ages. Before that let’s watch the conclusion of the fourth match.
Unfortunately for her, as explained last week, Nodoka is immune to “magic” and called a “No Tenpai”, avoiding certain doom and breaking Chamaka’s groove. The move Chamaka tried to apply was a Shousuushii, which three winds plus a pair of the fourth. One of these days I will play “4 Winds 2”.
Not wanting to fall behind and determined to make Honky Tonky proud, Jelly Juggy counters Nodoka’s riichi with a Ron for 3900 points. She immediately strikes again with a 2000, 4000 point Mangan Tsumo. I can’t give any of her attacks cool names because her fighting style isn’t very flashy compared to the other three.
Is it sad that I gave Chamaka a pity applause instead of jump off my seat. Granted, “Curse of the Ancient Samoans” was an epic move and worth seeing but the poor kid got burned so many times throughout the match that it kinda lowered its shock value. I could relate with Nodoka’s unfazed reaction. Maybe Nodoka’s luck ran out that time. Sae gets one last Ron for 3900 points and that’s it for match 4.
I’m not gonna lie ladies and gentlemen, the tension during the combatants’ entrances in the last match of the round could be cut with a knife. I felt chills running down my spine. 5 years of waiting had come to an end…This may not be the “destined battle” but it’s a match of epic proportions nonetheless.
First John Cena, then Kurt Angle and now Magnus. I’ve sure given this woman a lot of nicknames.
Faith surprises Toyone by making the first move of a 3900 point Ron. She then follows it up with a 1000, 2000 point Ron. Her third move is yet another Ron for 2600 points. Her adversaries are unfazed by her early flurry of clotheslines and dropkicks.
Toyone sets her infernal eyes on Faith and hits her with a nasty “Buzzard Talon” for 5200 points. Coming from someone like her, a slap is as effective as a haymaker. Then she hits with another one for 3900 points.
Next week, the Matriarch continues her onslaught.