Goddamn! You had me scared when I read this post!
I highly doubt she is going to die, it would be out of character for this series. Toki is however completely incapasitated for the finals more or less and functionally out of the picture because of that. Truly, Toki pushed herself to her absolute limits for the sake of her team (and more specifically Ryuuka and Sera), and she has only made me love her and the girls of Senriyama even more.
Hey, I was scared myself when the ambulace took her away. Poor Toki.
>Toki is however completely incapasitated for the finals
Like there's any chance Senriyama is going to the finals.
Only two teams can advance, there's no way Shiraitodai's going to lose and Achiga are the MCs after all so...
Concerning Kuro, she finally did what I thought she would have to do in order to win a hand, she had to ditch her gimicky playstyle and discard a Dora. Unfortunately, it was too little too late. Achiga is still in 3rd place and they haven't even managed to crack 90K yet, whilst Shiraitodai is nearly 100K above even the second place, Senriyama. Her last win was dramatic and did take Teru by surprise (which is no small feat) but the only real purpose it served was to raise Kuro's spirits. Also Shizuno, Ako and Kuro got to see Nodoka after the battle which they do deserve after that thrashing.
Concerning Kuro, she's still useless as always.
She won one hand during the entire match, against Teru no less so congratulations but only because Toki sacrificed herself to set her up for the win. The only thing Kuro did was discard that dora which Teru wasn't expecting at all.
And she still lost more points than she gained anyway.
But beyond that, my sympathies have now completely shifted from Achiga to Senriyama. Sure Kuro got bent over the table and took it from behind thanks to Teru, but at least she is still able-bodied and in good health. Toki maintained 2nd place (a distant 2nd, but still) at the cost of her health and while I doubt she will die, her fate is admitedly uncertain. And now her team's morale has been shot in the foot due to her being rushed to the hospital. Because of all that, I'm now completely rooting for Senriyama, hoping that their downed morale doesn't cause them to fail miserably. Hell I even have some good will for Shindouji, as even though Hanada knew it was a hopeless fight against Teru, she never gave up.
I don't think it's any secret that I kept on watching the show because of the side characters. I just didn't think I'd grow to love them this much, especially Toki.
I was rooting for Senriyama from the very beginning.
Achiga are the losers that don't even deserve to be there but unfortunately we're stuck with them as the main characters so, oh well.
And side characters are easily the best thing in this series.
Toki was awesome, definitely my favorite character from Episode of Side-A.
Anyway, mahjong is extreme and make no mistake it can kill you if you're not careful.