Saki is the name of an anime which focuses on 2 important things; moe and mahjong. Fans of the unique show will rejoice as it was revealed on Friday that the second season is set to air next spring.

The announcement was made in the latest issue of Square Enix’s Young Gangan magazine which went on sale yesterday. There was very little additional information about the 2nd season apart from the date, but the announcement did note that the show will take place immediately after the first season – focusing on events at the National Tournament.

Readers of the manga should also share in that rejoice as the full page ad also gave releases dates for the Saki and Achiga-hen episode of side-A manga – April 25th.
Manga Anime Announcement

For those unfamiliar with the Saki anime, it revolves on a character by the same name who eventually joins her high school mahjong club. The club enters a regional mahjong tournament to face tougher opponents and the winners are given an entry to the national tournament. Saki wants to advance because she wishes to see and play her estranged sister, who will be at the national tournament. Her sister also happens to be highest ranked player in the country, and plays on the strongest team in the country. The anime is a standard moe comedy/drama which focuses on Japanese (riichi rules) mahjong. The show and manga saw quite a bit of success after it’s initial release, however, its popularity slowly faded after the creator was hospitalized multiple times due to illness which caused lengthy setbacks and delays.

Source: (Japanese)