Oh man, Saki is taking no prisoners in this second season! But un-fortunately, even though we jumped a day to get to the day if the 1st matches, looks like we shall have to wait two weeks at least for the first match as this second season is actually like 100% continuation of the 1st! Everything is the same, which I guess is good since I loved how Saki used to swivel us back to the past. They do it better than any other series to be truthful. At least they don’t spend whole episodes to flash back!
And Saki’s flashbacks are important in that they give us more information on the characters and you can’t help but support them in their match. It is frustrating at times but also not un-necessary. Like the flashback in this episode covered the events we missed during the training camp that took place at the end of the first season so it made the episode interesting to say the least.