Trailer of live action “Saki Achiga-hen Episode of side-A” (Saki – a fateful meeting) (released on 20th January), a spin-off of famous Mahjong manga named “Saki” was released on 10th January.
In the movie, there is the appearance of Teru – who is the elder sister of Saki Miyanaga (the protagonist in “Saki”), the ace of Shiraitodai high school. The actress Minami Hamabe who portrays Saki in the live action version “Saki”, this time plays Teru.
In the manga, there are scenes where high school girls in their uniform play Mahjong.
“Saki” is the manga set in the world where mahjong is played as a sport, it depicts one group of high school girls aiming for national championship.
“Achiga-hen” is the spin-off outlined by the viewpoints of Shizuno Takakamo and Ako Aratashi, childhood friends of Nodoka Haramura (a heroine in the original story) in the TV anime which was broadcasted in 2012.
Beside the appearance of Hiyori Sakurada as Shizuno Takakamo, Momoka Ito (from Fairies), Yuka Ogura, and RaMu also appear in the live-action.