Saki Achiga-hen episode of Side-A Portable

咲-Saki- 阿知賀編 episode of side-A Portable

TitleSaki Achiga-hen episode of Side-A Portable
Original title咲-Saki- 阿知賀編 episode of side-A Portable
Parent story
Saki Portable
Same series
[unofficial] Saki -The Memories of Summer-
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Related anime[DB-ANN] Saki: Achiga Hen - Episode of Side-A (TV Series, 2012)


The Achiga Girls' Academy in Nara once defeated regional mahjong powerhouse Bansei High School. It advanced into the national team semifinals but lost to the eventual champion, and the mahjong club was later disbanded.

Six years later, elementary school student Takakamo Shizuno befriends transfer student Haramura Nodoka. The two eventually enter Achiga Girls', but Nodoka transfers out of the school in the second year.

When Shizuno sees Nodoka on television the following year as the national middle school individual mahjong champion, she decides to revive Achiga's mahjong club.

[From AniDB]

Main characters

Atarashi Ako新子 憧
MeasurementsHeight: 149cm
Birthday17 May
HairBrown, Long, Spiky Bangs, Straight, Twin Tails
BodyAverage Height, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesBikini, Hair Tie, Knee-high Socks, Sailor School Uniform
PersonalityAtashi, Carefree, Emotional, Outgoing, Pragmatic
RoleChildhood Friend, Kouhai, School Mahjong Club Member, Tenth Grader, Tsukkomi
Engages inMahjong
Subject ofTeasing
Voiced byTouyama Nao


Ako is a first-year at Achiga Girls' School and an elementary school friend of Shizuno and Nodoka, but went to a different middle school (Bansei) so she could play mahjong. She was the club's second best player before it was disbanded. When Shizuno re-established the club, she decided to return to the school.

Ako is much like Shizuno in that she is cheerful but more logical compared to Shizuno. She also wants to hang out with her friends as much as possible and have fun playing mahjong with them like the last time. According to Harue Akado, Ako is a cunning individual.

Ako's specialty is recognizing when calling tiles will help her complete her hand faster. She often does this when she has the opportunity to form an open yaku, very frequently getting either sanshoku doujun or ikkitsuukan and increasing the value of her hands with other easy han such as tanyao or dora. This makes her a faster player than other players who wait for more expensive hands. She also has a beautiful grasp of flow, and has even said that "nobody can beat her at high speeds".

Eguchi Sera江口 セーラ
MeasurementsHeight: 160cm
Birthday22 April
HairRed, Short, Spiky
BodyAndrogynous, Average Height, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesBikini, Jacket, Knee-high Socks, School Uniform, Shorts, Sports Shoes, T-shirt
PersonalityCarefree, Friendly, Kansai-ben, Ore, Tomboy
RoleSchool Mahjong Club Member, Senpai, Twelfth Grader
Engages inCross-dressing, Mahjong
Subject ofTeasing
Voiced byNoto Arisa


Sera is a third-year at Senriyama Girls' High School. As a second year she was the teams ace player and did very well during the inter-high tournament. Sera appears to be pretty cheerful and a tomboy. The reason she joined mahjong club at first is that so she doesn't have to wear her school uniform at school (implying that she is embarrassed to wear a skirt), she is very friendly not only to her friends but also to her opponents as shown during battling with Ako Atarashi. Her playstyle isn't anything special: Sera plays with the intention of winning big but slow hands.

Ezaki Hitomi江崎 仁美
Birthday2 November
HairBrown, No Bangs, Parted in Middle, Shaggy
EyesGarnet, Jitome
BodyAverage Height, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesKnee-high Socks, Necktie, School Uniform
PersonalityDishonest, Short-tempered, Watashi
RoleClass President, High School Student, School Mahjong Club Member, Senpai, Twelfth Grader
Engages inMahjong
Voiced byTatsumi Yuiko


Hitomi is a third-year at Shindouji Girls' High School and the lieutenant of its mahjong team. Hitomi is a bit of a conspiracy theorist, blaming things such as her losing on the government.

Funakubo Hiroko船久保 浩子
MeasurementsHeight: 165cm
Birthday12 April
HairBlunt Bangs, Brown, Shoulder-length, Wavy
EyesBlue, Jitome
BodyAverage Height, Pale, Slim, Small Breast Sizes, Teen
ClothesBikini, Knee-high Socks, Sailor School Uniform
PersonalityBlunt, Kansai-ben, Smart, Stubborn, Uchi
RoleCousin, Eleventh Grader, High School Student, Kouhai, Niece, School Mahjong Club Member, Senpai
Engages inInvestigation, Mahjong
Voiced byMisawa Sachika


Hiroko is a second-year at Senriyama Girls' High School. She made it into the main team due to her analyzing strategy and the knowledge to counterback her opponents. She is also a cousin of Hiroe and Kinue. She is also a niece of Senriyama mahjong club supervisor, which weighs a lot on her because people outside the team think that she got her position because of relations and not skill.

Hiroko is the one who informs her teammates about their opponents and how to deal with them. Her teammates compare her to a scientist. She has a growing interest in Arata Sagimori due to her different play style in every game. Thus, she is determined to analyze Arata as her new specimen.
Hiroko is typically serious and somewhat blunt, telling Izumi that there are many in her age group who are much better than she is, and that she should not focus too much on comparing herself to others.

Hiroko's playstyle reflects her personality: she always analyzes her opponents, eagerly wanting to collect data about them so she can find their weaknesses and counter them, giving herself an advantage. However, if her analysis is wrong, or she has no information about the opponent, she will have difficulty responding to her opponent.

Hanada Kirame花田 煌
Birthday24 October
HairParted in Middle, Short, Twin Tails, Violet
ClothesHair Tie, Knee-high Socks, Necktie, School Uniform
PersonalityCarefree, Cheerful, Energetic, Keigo, Watashi
RoleChildhood Friend, Eleventh Grader, Friend, Kouhai, School Mahjong Club Member
Engages inMahjong
Voiced byArai Satomi


Kirame is a second-year at Shindouji Girls' High School and the vanguard of its mahjong club. She previously attended Takatoobara Middle School in Nagano Prefecture and was once Yuuki and Nodoka's upperclassman. Kirame is the easily excitable type. She has always been shown as cheerful, fearless and strong-willed, even when the odds were against her, and even finishes her battles with a large smile on her face despite losing the most points. She has a habit of saying "wonderful" (subara! すばら!).

Hirose Sumire弘世 菫
AliasesShiraitodai's Sharpshooter
MeasurementsHeight: 176cm
Birthday25 April
HairHime Cut, Intake, Long, Straight
EyesBlue, Tsurime
BodyPale, Slim, Tall, Teen
ClothesBikini, Bracelet, Knee-high Socks, Sailor School Uniform
PersonalityRefined, Relaxed, Stoic, Watashi
RoleFriend, School Mahjong Club President, Senpai, Twelfth Grader
Engages inMahjong
Voiced bySaiga Mitsuki


Sumire is a third-year at Shiraitodai High and president of the mahjong club. She is a friend of Teru and the only person known to Teru who seems to have had prior knowledge of Saki's existence. Like her nickname "Sharpshooter", she is calm and polite to her friends and opponents. She never rushes to make her decision and always calmly thinks about it throughly. Sumire shown worry about Teru Miyanaga's behaviour regarding her little sister, Saki, although Teru never wants to pursue the subject.

Sumire's ability is called "Piercing arrow shots." It allows her to get a direct hit on a player of her choice by changing her hand to target a certain discard. It targets what would be the best offensive play, and can be dodged by making defensive or plain bad play. Unfortunately, the ability can be found out easily: when she's about to use it, Sumire's hand moves a bit and she looks at the player she is aiming at. However, the hand movement is so slight (only moving a few millimetres back) that even her own teammates don't know about it.

Matano Seiko亦野 誠子
AliasesShiraitodai's Fisher, Fisherlady
MeasurementsHeight: 162cm
Birthday3 August
HairGreen, Short, Short Bangs
BodyAverage Height, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesSailor School Uniform, Spats, Sports Shoes
PersonalityConfident, Relaxed, Tomboy, Watashi
RoleEleventh Grader, Kouhai, School Mahjong Club Member, Senpai
Engages inMahjong
Voiced byShimizu Kaori


Seiko is a second-year at Shiraitodai High School. Like her nickname "The Fisher", she has a calm and patient attitude, such as when her teammates doubted that she actually had beat Awai, she was only disgruntled for a moment before describing how she actually did.

Seiko's ability is to easily declare repeated pon, which is depicted as catching the tile that she just called with her fishing rod (fishing out tiles from the pond aka the discard pile). After her third pon, she will usually tsumo within five turns, making her a fast player. While playing safe, Seiko relies heavily on suji and honor tiles. The limit of 5 turns on Matano's ability allows her to rebuild her hand and make a valid yaku, as after 3 calls, you can only have control of 4 tiles in your hand.

Matsumi Kuro松実 玄
AliasesThe Dragon Lord
MeasurementsHeight: 152cm
Birthday15 March
HairHair Beads, Sidehair, Side Tail, Spiky Bangs, Straight, Violet, Waist Length+
BodyAverage Height, Big Breast Sizes, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesBikini, Sailor School Uniform, School Uniform, Thigh-high Stockings
PersonalityConfident, Energetic, Naive, Refined, Watashi
RoleChildhood Friend, Eleventh Grader, Full Sister, Half-orphan, Kouhai, School Mahjong Club Member, Senpai, Younger Sister
Engages inCleaning, Mahjong
Voiced byHanazawa Kana


Kuro is a second-year at Achiga Girls' Academy and one of Nodoka's childhood friends. Kuro was the children's mahjong club's number one player before it was disbanded. Afterwards, she kept the room clean for two years in hopes for that someone would show up and they could have fun together like they used to. She is the younger sister of Yuu Matsumi.

Kuro is a polite, cheerful, and has shown on several occasions to have a fascination with breasts. She also seems to be very optimistic, as she waited for two years for someone to restart the mahjong club. She has a very good relationship with her older sister. Kuro has described herself as the waiting type. However, it is hinted that she is also a little oblivious.

Kuro's main ability is to draw every single applicable dora: regular dora, kan dora, and red dora all gather into Kuro's hand. This comes from the fact that her mother told her to cherish her dora, which led to her keeping them in her hand, and subsequently began collecting them more frequently. More often than not, her starting hands do not contain that many dora, and throughout the course of the hand she will draw them, slowing her hand progression but also coming together consistently. This also means that her opponents cannot use the dora tiles to increase the power of their hands. However, her dora magnet ability has a drawback: if she discards a single dora tile, she will be unable to draw any dora for a set amount of hands. This drawback is a defining feature of Kuro's playing-style; she draws many dora tiles and refuses to discard them, leading her to break tenpai in order to keep dora.

Matsumi Yuu松実 宥
MeasurementsHeight: 155cm
Birthday24 August
HairBlond, Long, Sidehair, Wavy
EyesGreen, Tareme
BodyAverage Height, Big Breast Sizes, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesBikini, Glasses, Mittens, Pantyhose, Sailor School Uniform, Scarf
PersonalityKind, Refined, Shy, Stubborn, Watashi
RoleFull Sister, Half-orphan, Older Sister, School Mahjong Club Member, Senpai, Twelfth Grader
Engages inMahjong
Subject ofTeasing
Voiced byMako


Yuu is a third-year at Achiga Girls' Academy and the older sister of Kuro. When she was younger she wanted to join with the others in the children's mahjong club but she felt it would be awkward because she was older. She is very sensitive to the cold, so she covers herself head to toe when she goes anywhere. Yuu is polite, shy, and a bit of a push-over. However, she can be determined at times, refusing to buckle even when faced with unfavorable situations, and being determined to win back any points her sister lost. She also has a strong relationship with her sister.

Yuu's ability is that she can draw alot of manzu and chun (red) tiles, so her hand is manly composed of these tiles. She also draws these tiles because she feels warmer drawing in warm tiles. As a result, her tile possession distribution is generally skewed toward the character tiles. When that playing style fails, Yuu draws in all red tiles and becomes difficult to defend against.

Miyanaga Teru宮永 照
MeasurementsHeight: 160cm
Birthday18 February
HairPink, Shoulder-length, Spiky Bangs
BodyAverage Height, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesBikini, Knee-high Socks, Sailor School Uniform, School Uniform
PersonalityCold-hearted, Mysterious, Pretending, Stoic, Sweets Lover, Watashi
RoleDaughter, Famous, Full Sister, Older Sister, School Mahjong Club Member, Senpai, Twelfth Grader
Engages inMahjong, Moving
Voiced byNakahara Mai


Teru is a third-year and the leader of Shiraitodai High School. Teru is Saki Miyanaga's older sister, who went to live with her mother when their parents separated. She has since become a powerful mahjong player, sometimes displaying fearsome powers until the fact that people began classify her as the strongest among all monster players. She used to play with Saki and the rest of the family when they were younger. Saki dreams of progressing to the nationals and finally reuniting with her, but Teru lies to teammates and reporters alike about not having a sister. It is still unknown as to why she is mad at Saki. Teru won the last national individual tournament, Shiraitodai won the past two national team tournaments, and they aim to repeat both wins this year.
Teru is dispassionate and almost emotionless when she is with her teammates but smiles widely during a press conference, a smile that Sumire realizes is fake. Teru harbors anger towards Saki for unknown reasons. When she used to live with Saki, she was the typical cool older sister - encouraging Saki to bloom like flowers on a mountain. Even though she is somewhat cold, she has shown care to her opponent like the time when she's worried about Toki Onjouji after she is being sent to hospital.

In the first hand of games, Teru almost never wins as she surveys her opponents with her mirror ability. With this she is able to see her opponents' innate abilities and habits. This makes her very astute, and allows her to easily counter her opponents. After using her mirror, she begins her reign. When she wins one hand, her next hand will be stronger than the last. However, she must win with a higher value in order to keep her ability active (this includes renchan bonuses but Teru doesn't rely on that; it is likely riichi bets do not count), this may delay the completion of her hand as she begins making more difficult yaku. Her winning with a lower value hand than her last one, anyone else winning, and exhaustive draws will break her streak, causing her to start again from the bottom. He beginning hands start out regularly, but her draws make her hands come together strongly and quickly. The momentum of her wins build up on her right arm, appearing as a small tornado.

Nijou Izumi二条 泉
MeasurementsHeight: 152cm
Birthday8 November
HairBrown, Curtained, Parted to Side, Short, Spiky Bangs, Wavy
BodyAverage Height, Flat Chest, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesSailor School Uniform
PersonalityFriendly, Kansai-ben, Overconfident, Proactive, Stubborn, Watashi
RoleKouhai, School Mahjong Club Member, Tenth Grader
Engages inMahjong
Voiced byMatsunaga Maho


Izumi is a first-year at Senriyama Girls' High School. In middle school she lost to Nodoka Haramura in the individuals, but due to being important during the team competition, she declared herself the best first-year player in the nation (excluding monster class).
Izumi is shown to have a leadership type of personality despite being a first year. She is headstrong and confident: when she was pushed down, she tried her hardest to get back up and push back. However, she is also conscious of the fact that she let down her teammates by losing over 30,000 pts, apologising to both Sera and Hiroko, with tears in her eyes.

Onjouji Toki園城寺 怜
MeasurementsHeight: 154cm
Birthday10 May
HairBrown, Parted to Side, Short, Sidehair
BodyAverage Height, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesBikini, Knee-high Socks, Sailor School Uniform
PersonalityConfident, Hardworker, Kansai-ben, Kind, Strange, Uchi
RoleFriend, Precog, Rival, School Mahjong Club Member, Senpai, Twelfth Grader
Engages inMahjong
Subject ofHospitalization, Weakness
Voiced byOgura Yui


Toki is a third-year at Senriyama Girls' High School. Her closest friend and caretaker is Ryuuka Shimizudani. She used to be on the school's third team but after her hospitalization, her ranking increased. Toki is physically weak, she is constantly being cared for by Ryuuka. Though she cares for Ryuuka and other members, she doesn't want to become a burden to them as she is always being hospitalized.

Toki has the ability to see one turn into the future, which she says she received after first being hospitalized. This allows her to consistently get an ippatsu after declaring riichi, which other players are shown to be aware of. She also has the ability to see two, and even three turns into the future. When Toki first tried to see two turns into the future, she fainted, resulting in Ryuuka making Toki promise never to try it again, but she practiced it in secret and until she could do it without fainting, although it still takes a severe toll on her health.

Oohoshi Awai大星 淡
MeasurementsHeight: 156cm
Birthday15 December
HairBlond, Long, Sidehair, Spiky Bangs, Wavy
BodyAverage Height, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesBikini, Knee-high Socks, Sailor School Uniform
PersonalityArrogant, Deredere, Energetic, Talkative, Watashi
RoleHomosexual, Kouhai, Popular, Rival, School Mahjong Club Member, Tenth Grader
Engages inMahjong, Teasing
Voiced bySaitou Chiwa


Awai is a first-year at Shiraitodai High School. She is recognized as a successor of Teru Miyanaga and one of the monster-class first-years that could beat even veteran third-years along with Saki Miyanaga. She was able to climb into the regulars' team just in a month. Due to her skills and abilities, Awai is considerably confident, cocky, and arrogant, but is shown to be the most talkative and cheerful out of her Shiraitodai teammates. She seems fairly close to Teru and is pretty attached to her, calling her by her first name without any honorifics, which is somewhat unusual outside of close friends.

Awai has two abilities, a passive one and an offensive one. Her passive ability is called "Absolute Safety Zone" - this makes her opponents start off with hands that have a low probability of completion, normally hands with 5-6 shanten. The following draws are normal, however. This ability can only be beaten by abilities that manipulate a player's own starting hand. Her second ability is also her most offensive and dangerous one. With this ability, she can declare a double-riichi but her hand has no other yaku in it. Also, just before reaching the last corner in the wall, she will declare a concealed kan and will almost always win immediately after rounding the corner. Should she win with this ability, it will be revealed that the kan she made will be comprised of at least four kan doras radically increasing her score. With this ability she also seems to be able to get a direct-hit on one of her opponent's.

Sagimori Arata鷺森 灼
MeasurementsHeight: 142cm
Birthday14 April
HairBlack, Blunt Bangs, Bob Cut, Short
BodyPale, Short, Slim, Small Breast Sizes, Teen
ClothesFingerless Gloves, Knee-high Socks, Necktie, Sailor School Uniform, School Uniform, Swimsuit
PersonalityAmbitious, Kind, Proactive, Stoic, Stubborn, Watashi
RoleDaughter, Eleventh Grader, Kouhai, School Mahjong Club President, Senpai
Engages inMahjong
Voiced byUchiyama Yumi


Arata is a a second-year at Achiga Girls' Academy and the last member to join the club. She is a huge fan of Harue Akado: when she was little she used to play mahjong with the Matsumi sisters but stopped playing all together when Harue quit and joined Achiga's mahjong club (though she claimed she was only there as a filler member) after hearing Harue had started playing mahjong again.

She has a cool type personality and has a strong admiration of Harue Akado. Though at first she stops playing mahjong because of Akado's loss in the semi-final match of the national tournament and quit the team afterwards on. But later she starts playing again when Harue becomes the coach of the Achiga team. According to Harue, she is a reliable person, so much so that she is named president of the newly reformed mahjong club.

Arata prefers pinzu waits and they resemble what might be left after the first roll in bowling. For example, similar to a bowling move called The Greek Church or Big Five her hand includes 5-5-5-6-7-8-9 pin the wait being on the 4,6,7,9 pin (as there is no 10 in mahjong). She also gets a wait that is similar to what's called a washout, her hand includes the 2-3-3-3 pin with the wait being on the 1, 2, and 4 pin. However, any bowling formation that has a name to it (such as dime store or Cincinnati) she can make a wait with.

Shibuya Takami渋谷 尭深
MeasurementsHeight: 151cm
Birthday23 July
HairBrown, Parted to Side, Short, Sidehair, Spiky Bangs
BodyAverage Height, Big Breast Sizes
ClothesGlasses, Knee-high Socks, Sailor School Uniform
PersonalityMysterious, Stoic, Sweets Lover, Taciturn
RoleEleventh Grader, Kouhai, School Mahjong Club Member, Senpai
Engages inMahjong
Voiced byToyoguchi Megumi


Takami is a second-year at Shiraitodai High School. She is always shown drinking tea and carrying a traditional Japanese tea cup with her. Takami rarely shows any emotion or talks to her teammates. But even so, she is constantly shown smiling and making tea.

Takami's ability is visualized as "planting seeds and gathering the harvest". The seeds are her first discard in every hand before the last. The harvest is these tiles forming her starting hand in the south 4th round. This means that she will get to choose at least 7 tiles, and each dealer repeat increases the count by one. Takami uses this power to aim for a yakuman hand, often succeeding. When she is dealer, she attempts to win quickly. No records of Takami as the last dealer exist; Sera Eguchi speculated that her dealer repeat hands could be yakuman as well.

Shimizudani Ryuuka清水谷 竜華
MeasurementsHeight: 163cm
Birthday8 June
HairBlack, Parted in Middle, Spiky Bangs, Straight, Waist Length+
BodyAverage Height, Big Breast Sizes, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesBikini, Sailor School Uniform, Thigh-high Stockings
PersonalityAltruistic, Friendly, Kansai-ben, Kind, Uchi
RoleFriend, School Mahjong Club President, Senpai, Twelfth Grader
Engages inMahjong
Subject ofTeasing
Voiced byIshihara Kaori


Ryuuka is a third-year at Senriyama Girls' High School. She is the best friend and caretaker to Toki Onjouji. Ryuuka is a cheerful type girl and is pretty close to Toki. She always takes care of Toki like a mother and constantly watches over her so that she does not push herself too hard. Since meeting Achiga she seems to have grown fond of them as well to the minutes that she does not know to root for her team or Achiga.

It is noted that on a per-game basis, Ryuuka has the highest point gain average in her region. This is due to her precise play and highly accurate predictions. In the semifinals, Ryuuka discovered that she has the ability to connect with Toki, in a fashion possibly somewhat similar to Shindouji's Shirouzu and Tsuruta. Connecting with Toki gives her the ability to see the final composition of the hand she is to win with, as well as the order of discards she requires to achieve this.

Shirouzu Mairu白水 哩
Birthday16 April
HairBrown, Green, Long, Parted in Middle, Sidehair, Spiky Bangs, Straight, Twin Tails
BodyAverage Height, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesHairpin, Knee-high Socks, Necktie, Ribbon Hair Tie, School Uniform
PersonalityKansai-ben, Pragmatic, Proactive, Relaxed, Watashi
RoleFriend, School Mahjong Club President, Senpai, Twelfth Grader
Engages inMahjong
Voiced byKano Yui


Mairu is a third-year at Shindouji Girls' High School, captain of the mahjong team, and their ace for three years. She has been together with Himeko Tsuruta since middle school. Mairu is usually calm and collected. She has a strong sense of leadership in the team and a strong friendship with Himeko. Mairu is also shown to be quite considerate and astute when thinking about her teammates.

Mairu's ability is called reservation and can only be used with Himeko. First she imposes a han restriction on herself the moment she opens her hand, such as 2 han or 3 han, then she must place her tiles face-down before opening them again. If she wins with that hand with that amount, or higher, then Himeko will win that same round with double the han she set. If she doesn't win then Himeko will almost never win and if she does it's likely to only be worth 1 han; if Mairu wins with more han than the amount she set, Himeko cannot use the extra han. If she doesn't link with Himeko then their hands will be unrelated. When counting han, she can use dora in the count as well.

Takakamo Shizuno高鴨 穏乃
AliasesShizu, Monkey, Lord of the Deep Mountain
MeasurementsHeight: 139cm
Birthday8 April
HairBrown, Long, Parted in Middle, Ponytail, Sidehair, Spiky Bangs, Straight
BodyPale, Short, Slim, Small Breast Sizes, Teen
ClothesNo Panties, Sailor School Uniform, School Uniform, Sports Jersey, Sports Shoes, Swimsuit
PersonalityConfident, Energetic, Friendly, Stubborn, Tomboy, Watashi
RoleChildhood Friend, Daughter, Friend, Kouhai, School Mahjong Club Member, Tenth Grader
Engages inMahjong, Teasing
Voiced byYuuki Aoi


Shizuno is a first-year at Achiga Girls' Academy and the main protagonist of the side-A story. In sixth grade, she met Nodoka and together they play mahjong in the school's childrens mahjong club. She was the club's third best player. When seeing Nodoka's success after she transfered, she makes going to the nationals and playing against Nodoka her goal.

Shizuno is an energetic, athletic girl, and is excited about almost all things. She enjoys hanging out with her friends whenever possible and tries to have as much fun as she can. She become a worthy opponent due to her atittude of never giving up until the very end. When the team falls into despair or is not motivated, she will always step up and cheer them on.

Shizuno seemed to be a typical player with an unwavering determination to win. Even in impossible situations, Shizuno doesn't give up, and is able to count points and account for the other player's habits to calculate her path to victory. However, Shizuno also has the ability to weaken or negate other players' ability, which grows stronger the further the round goes into mountain - the Japanese name for the walls of mahjong tiles. Shizuno also seems to have the ability to nullify player's abilities outside of how long the round has gone on, as towards the end of her match with Oohoshi, Oohoshi started being unable to declare double riichi, despite the fact that declaring double riichi specifically happens at the beginning of the round; in addition to nullifying Awai's double riichi, she also nullified Awai's 5-tiles-from-tenpai starting hands.

Tsuruta Himeko鶴田 姫子
MeasurementsHeight: 165cm
Birthday26 March
HairBrown, Short, Sidehair, Spiky Bangs, Straight
BodyAverage Height, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesHairpin, Necktie, Oversized Clothing, School Uniform, Thigh-high Stockings
PersonalityEmotional, Kind, Shy, Stubborn, Watashi
RoleEleventh Grader, Friend, Kouhai, School Mahjong Club Member
Engages inMahjong
Voiced byOogame Asuka


Himeko is a second-year at Shindouji Girls' High School and a member of its mahjong club. She has been together with Mairu Shirouzu since middle school. Himeko is the shy type of a person and always cares for her team members, especially Mairu, due to their strong bond in friendship.

Himeko's ability is to linked with Mairu. Mairu has the option to impose a Han restriction (eg. 2 Han or 3 Han) on herself the moment she opens her hand, if she wins with that hand then Himeko will win that same round with double that amount (eg. 4 Han or 6 Han, respectively). This Han restriction is not limited to Yaku, dora can also be used to elevate her Han values. If she doesn't win then Himeko will almost never win; though, in the rare event she does, it'll probably only be 1 Han.

Yasukouchi Yoshiko安河内 美子
MeasurementsHeight: 172cm
Birthday22 October
HairPonytail, Short, Spiky, Spiky Bangs, Straight, Teal
BodyPale, Slim, Tall, Teen
ClothesHair Tie, Knee-high Socks, School Uniform
PersonalityTaciturn, Timid, Watashi
RoleSchool Mahjong Club Member, Senpai, Twelfth Grader
Engages inMahjong
Voiced byTakamoto Megumi


Hitomi is a third-year at Shindouji Girls' High School and the sergeant of its mahjong team. She has a rather shy personality and rarely speaks.

Side characters

Amae Koromo天江 衣
MeasurementsHeight: 127cm
Birthday6 September
HairBlond, Spiky Bangs, Waist Length+
BodyKid, Pale, Short, Slim, Small Breast Sizes
ClothesKemonomimi Headband, School Uniform
PersonalityImmature, Old-fashioned, Puffy, Sleepyhead, Strange, Third Person, Whimsical
RoleCousin, Eleventh Grader, Famous, Orphan, School Mahjong Club Member
Engages inMahjong
Subject ofBipolar Disorder, Teasing
Voiced byFukuhara Kaori


Koromo is a second-year student at Ryuumonbuchi High School and the team's ace player. Koromo's ability as a player is famous, so much that she is considered one of the national-class monsters. She is the key player that brought an end to Kazekoshi Girls' High School's winning streak a year before the start of the current storyline. She is feared by friend and foe alike; her special ability can prevent opponents from tenpai, but her primary ability is to win via haitei raoyue (winning with the last tile). This ability is further enhanced the close it is to a full moon. Winning in this manner tends to invoke despair in opponents as they appear helpless to stop the eventual win at the very end.

Koromo boasts an unusually literary manner of speech, resembling that of nineteenth century philosophers or writers, such as Edgar Allan Poe or even Mark Twain, despite Saki’s setting taking place decades in the future. On a few occasions, she has even completely made up words devoid of any meaning.

Koromo has three distinctive “sides” depending on her mood; the first being, In correspondence with her childish appearance, the fact that her mood can sometimes make complete U-turns from the traits as stated above, prompting her to act hyperactive, childish, and carefree at completely unrelated or random moments; it is implied several times throughout the series that is very easy to make Koromo happy. Her second side reveals a much darker, drearier part of her personality; oftentimes she will wander aimlessly in the town or place she’s in, lost in her own thoughts, feeling alone and depressed. She blames this on the loss of her parents years before the start of the current storyline, who raised her, believing that her only self-worth is through mahjong which she believes is worthless anyway and she initially considers herself incapable of finding a person in the world who enjoys the game with her.

Her third side is perhaps the most ferocious; whilst playing mahjong, she gives away her other moods which depending on the scenario can either be happy-go-lucky or reclusive and distant, and takes her turn being violent and disdainful, oftentimes making cruel, somewhat disturbing comments about her opponents; her behavior is directly influenced by the full moon, which she becomes more erratic and her personality more jagged under. In addition, Koromo does not consider herself human, despite her appearance saying otherwise.

Due to these reasons, it’s speculated that Koromo possibly has Bipolar disorder, as a result of her consistent moodswings.

Bundou Seika文堂 星夏
MeasurementsHeight: 175cm
Birthday18 December
HairBlack, Bob Cut, Parted to Side, Short, Short Bangs, Spiky Bangs
BodyPale, Slim, Tall, Teen
ClothesSailor School Uniform
PersonalityHardworker, Kind, Short-tempered, Watashi
RoleKouhai, School Mahjong Club Member, Tenth Grader
Engages inMahjong
Voiced byMatayoshi Ai


Seika is a first-year at Kazekoshi Girls' High School and a member of the Mahjong Club, who was able to move up into the Mahjong Club's regulars in a mere two months. Previously ranked 78th in the club, she worked her way up to 5th before the tournament thus earning a spot on the team. Always seen with her eyes closed, Bundou tends to worry before and during her matches. However, after the prefectural tournament Bundou has been shown to have more confidence in herself, going so far as to say that her and Kazekoshi will be going to the nationals next year. One of her hobbies include collecting the mahjong stars series trading cards.

Fukabori Sumiyo深堀 純代
MeasurementsHeight: 170cm
Birthday10 October
HairBraid, Brown, Long, Parted in Middle
BodyAverage Height, Overweight, Pale, Teen
ClothesHair Tie, Sailor School Uniform, T-shirt
PersonalityFood Lover, Reserved, Stoic
RoleEleventh Grader, Kouhai, School Mahjong Club Member, Senpai
Engages inMahjong
Voiced bySaiga Mitsuki


Sumiyo is a second-year at Kazekoshi Girls' High School. She is a rather quiet individual and rarely talks outside of her matches. She is not shown doing much but standing in the background with her teammates.

Fukuji Mihoko福路 美穂子
MeasurementsHeight: 158cm
Birthday24 September
HairBlond, Blunt Bangs, Long, Sidehair, Straight
EyesAmber, Blue, Heterochromia
BodyAverage Height, Big Breast Sizes, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesBikini, Dress, Knee-high Socks, Pendant Necklace, Sailor School Uniform, T-shirt
PersonalityAltruistic, Deredere, Kind, Refined, Watashi
RolePopular, School Mahjong Club President, Senpai, Twelfth Grader
Engages inMahjong
Voiced byHorie Yui


A third-year at Kazekoshi Girls' High School, Mihoko is the captain and ace of their mahjong team. She has heterochromia and because of her self-consciousness, she opens her right eye to no one, not even her teammates. She has a very kind nature, being nice to everyone she meets regardless of who they may be; her kindness extends even to the point where she offers Yuuki, an opposing player from the contending school team Kiyosumi, her bento so that she would calm down. She even becomes very teary when her teammates help her out, as she feels that it was her fault that her teammates had to work in her place because it was her responsibility. She is useless when it comes to technology.

Mihoko also admires Hisa, which is due to a tournament three years ago. Due to her talent, she unknowingly kept her right eye open the whole time and when she tried to hide it, Hisa complemented her instead, stating that her right eye was "pretty".

As Kazekoshi's ace, Mihoko is a very skillful player. Her special ability comes when she opens her right eye: this allows her to calculate how the game progresses with excellent accuracy. By taking into account how players organise and physically discard their tiles, she can predict opponents' hands with amazing precision, even being able to guess what yaku the opponent has, how long they've been in tenpai, or which tiles would be useful for them to use. Even without her eye, she is a very skillful player, not to mention she is ranked the number #1 player in her school.

Haramura Nodoka原村 和
AliasesNodocchi, Nodo-chan
MeasurementsHeight: 154cm
Birthday4 October
HairPink, Spiky Bangs, Straight, Twin Tails, Waist Length+
BodyAverage Height, Big Breast Sizes, Left Handed, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesDress, Ribbon Hair Tie, Sailor School Uniform, Thigh-high Stockings
ItemsStuffed Toy
PersonalityNaive, Pragmatic, Refined, Shy, Stubborn, Watashi
RoleChildhood Friend, Daughter, Kouhai, School Mahjong Club Member, Tenth Grader
Engages inMahjong
Subject ofTeasing
Voiced byKoshimizu Ami


Nodoka is a first-year student at Kiyosumi High School in Nagano Prefecture and a protagonist of the manga. She has played online mahjong since a young girl and develops a eventually passion for it. Her father, who works as an attorney, disapproves of Nodoka's interest but does not prohibit it. Because of her mother's work assignment, her family usually moves to a different city every two to three years. She moves to Nara Prefecture prior to her final year in elementary school and soon enters Achiga Girls' Academy for middle school. She was the previous year's National Middle School Individual Champion.

Nodoka always carries her penguin plushie due to Hisa's recommendation in their first training camp, affectionately named Etopen, to give her a sense of calmness when playing mahjong.

Nodoka plays a strictly digital style game and not does she only think about winning percentages, she factors in expected values for her winning hands as well. Nodoka's true strength in mahjong lies within her online persona. Using the pseudonym "Nodocchi", her winning record surpasses that of most professional players. Her opponents have observed that she makes makes the most complex decisions within a split second and rarely makes mistakes in her plays, if ever. While holding Etopen, she can go into "Nodocchi Mode" even outside digital Mahjong, but this is also her weakness: she views the current game as a digital game, regardless of whether or not it actually is; this allows her to completely ignore the presence of her opponents, for better or worse. She begins making decisions very quickly and can confuse players who sense their opponent's tenpai, as she seems to play like a robot, not a person.

Nodoka's personality is that of a "proper lady" as noted by Mako. She is very logical but can be a bit childish as she cannot sleep without her penguin plushie. She is distant with Saki at first but over time becomes extremely close to her. Nodoka is also very stubborn and despite being logical rushes into things without thinking. She is sensitive when talking about her breasts with others. Nodoka also has a pragmatic view of mahjong: she does not believe in supernatural powers and stubbornly rejects any chance of them happening.

Ikeda Kana池田 華菜
MeasurementsHeight: 155cm
Birthday22 February
HairBlack, Kemonomimi, Short, Short Bangs, Sidehair
BodyFang, Pale, Slim, Small Breast Sizes, Teen
ClothesHairpin, Miniskirt, Sailor School Uniform, Swimsuit, Thigh-high Stockings, T-shirt
PersonalityAmbitious, Atashi, Confident, Energetic, Stubborn
RoleEleventh Grader, Full Sister, Kouhai, Older Sister, School Mahjong Club Member
Engages inMahjong
Subject ofBullying
Voiced byMorinaga Rika


Kana is a second-year at Kazekoshi Girls' High School and a member of the mahjong team who plays as the team's captain. She has triplet younger sisters who look exactly like her. She is a cheerful, cat-like girl and has great confidence in her mahjong skill. Kana is shown to be very fond of Mihoko and loves to be petted by her. She has proclaimed that there is none who is more annoying than she is. She has also shown to be very stubborn. Kana is very cat-like, sprouting ears and a tail at any given time, and she also purrs. Despite this, she is often scolded and almost even abused by their coach for her minor mistakes.

Inoue Jun井上 純
MeasurementsHeight: 183cm
Birthday14 September
HairGreen, Parted to Side, Spiky Bangs
BodyPale, Slim, Tall, Teen
ClothesNecktie, School Uniform
PersonalityLazy, Ore, Pessimist, Serious, Tomboy
RoleEleventh Grader, Popular, School Mahjong Club Member
Engages inMahjong, Planning
Voiced byKaida Yuuko


Jun is a second-year student at Ryuumonbuchi High School. She is quite popular among girls, while other team members often tease her male-like traits. Hajime states that Jun is like the father of their family.

Jun is also incredibly lazy. Somewhat of a pessimist, she is cynical and snide though still has a noticeable sense of humor. She is also somewhat analytical, as she was able to tell that Saki Miyanaga wasn't yet dead, and still putting up a fight against Koromo.

Jun has a heightened sense of the flow on the board, allowing her to change things into her favor including, but not limited to disabling the tiles her opponents collect.

Kajiki Yumi加治木 ゆみ
MeasurementsHeight: 164cm
Birthday21 December
HairCurtained, Long, Straight, Violet
BodyAverage Height, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesCapri Pants, Hoodie, Knee-high Socks, School Uniform
PersonalityConfident, Serious, Smart, Watashi
RoleSchool Mahjong Club Member, Senpai, Twelfth Grader
Engages inMahjong, Planning
Subject ofTeasing
Voiced byKobayashi Yuu


Yumi is a third-year at Tsuruga Academy, and one of its Mahjong Club's key members. Originally very weak at mahjong, she wound up buying a book after a loss to Kanbara in her first year, which allowed her to get much better. While she doesn't have a special ability, she is able to recognize players' abilities and try to form a defense against them as evidenced by her match in the prefectural finals.

Yumi is a calculating and great leader. According to Kanbara, it was Yumi's weirdness that grabbed Momo's attention. It was also thanks to her planning that Tsuruga was able to make it to the championship round of the prefectural tournament. When Kanbara first met Yumi she thought she was a gloomy ice queen, but changed her opinion after they became friends.

Under her somewhat cold and distant exterior, Yumi has shown a more human, humble, and even insecure side. She hid her face when Kanbara even mentioned that Yumi entered Momo's classroom and screamed "I want you!" She has been shown joking and laughing with Momo, and even confided in her underclassman when Amae's abilities got the better of her, saying she thought that if Momo was their captain that they'd have done better.

She is a very skilled Mahjong player, able to not only hold her own against both Saki and Koromo but she was even able to counter the former; she was able to figure out Saki's strategy within two Hands and counter her perfectly. Whilst she herself deemed that one moment as pure luck, she is shown to be a strategic player. She, like Hisa, is also able to grasp concepts at a fast pace, picking up on subtle things that others wouldn't notice immediately.

Kanbara Satomi蒲原 智美
MeasurementsHeight: 150cm
Birthday21 April
HairAhoge, Kemonomimi, Pink, Spiky Bangs
BodyAverage Height, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesSchool Uniform
PersonalityCarefree, Confident, Smart, Watashi, Word Repetition
RoleFriend, School Mahjong Club President, Senpai, Twelfth Grader
Engages inMahjong, Teasing
Subject ofTeasing
Voiced byKuwatani Natsuko


Satomi is a third-year at Tsuruga Academy and the president of the school's Mahjong Club. She is very laid-back type of person but one who, at times, can be very insightful. She is the type of person who is brimming with confidence and nothing seems to get at her. She has great trust in Yumi Kajiki as well as the other members of her club. At first, Yumi thought she was an idiot with an empty-headed grin, but changed her opinion after they became friends. Kanbara's most distinguishing feature is the fact that she almost never stops smiling and her distinctive laughter style, I.E. "Wahahaha!". She is one of the few who can detect Momo, though only when she is upwind of her.

Kataoka Yuuki片岡 優希
MeasurementsHeight: 143cm
Birthday16 September
HairOrange, Spiky Bangs, Twin Tails
BodyFang, Pale, Short, Slim, Small Breast Sizes, Teen
ClothesCape, Decorative Belt, Rubber Band With Beads, Sailor School Uniform, Thigh-high Stockings
PersonalityDesu, Energetic, Food Lover, Immature, Mischievous, Stubborn, Watashi
RoleChildhood Friend, Friend, Kouhai, School Mahjong Club Member, Tenth Grader
Engages inMahjong, Teasing
Voiced byKugimiya Rie


Yuuki is a first-year student at Kiyosumi High School. She has been friends with Nodoka since middle school. Yuuki deeply loves tacos and any food with a name similar to taco, even to the point where she chose to go to Kiyosumi simply because the cafeteria sells tacos. She likes being a comedian, especially when she interacts with Kyoutarou Suga. espite being a first year in high school, Yuuki is very child-like. She seems to be obsessed with Nodoka's large breasts and wants larger ones herself. She is flirtatious towards Kyoutarou; whether this is because of an actual attraction or because she likes to poke fun is unknown. She is also protective of her friends: during the nationals when the media says that the Nagano prefecture has been dropping in power, she gets angry because she feels that they are making fun of her friends and she vows to make them pay.

Yuuki's main ability is to be very strong in the East wind of every game, often jumping out to huge leads against her opponents. She can supplement this with what she refers to as "taco power" by eating her favorite food, tacos - or in a pinch eating something with taco in the word such as takoyaki (たこやき) which can partially increase her ability. However, since competition games are hanchans (East and South winds), she often struggles in the south wind usually giving back most if not all of her gains.

Kobashiri Yae小走 やえ
Birthday20 March
HairBlack, Ringlet, Shoulder-length, Twin Tails
BodyAverage Height, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesRibbon Hair Tie, Ribbon Tie, School Uniform
PersonalityArrogant, Watashi
RoleRival, School Mahjong Club President, Tenth Grader
Engages inMahjong
Voiced byKonno Hiromi


Yae is a first-year at Bansei High School, and he president of the mahjong club. She is Nara Prefecture's current individual tournament champion. Yae thinks that she is superior to all her prefectural opponents, although this is understandable given her school's unparalleled success. She is always confident, and while she is able to notice when her opponents are more than they seem, she tends to still dismiss them as weaker than she is.

Kunihiro Hajime国広 一
MeasurementsHeight: 147cm
Birthday21 September
HairBlack, Ponytail, Shoulder-length, Sidehair, Spiky Bangs
BodyAverage Height, Pale, Slim, Tattoo, Teen
ClothesArm Cuffs, Clothing with Ribbons, Knee-high Socks, School Uniform
PersonalityBoku, Reserved
RoleDaughter, Eleventh Grader, Maid, School Mahjong Club Member
Engages inMahjong
Voiced byShimizu Ai


Hajime is a second-year student at Ryuumonbuchi High School. She is Touka's personal maid and has her hands chained to avoid her using sleight-of-hand tricks during the tournament. Her father (who is a magician and also the one who taught her the sleight-of-hand trick) sold her to Touka for cash due to having a difficulties to earn money as a magician.

Hajime for the most part is easygoing, though she does get a little jealous when Touka acts friendly towards other people. From her time when she was younger, she had worn a moon tattoo on her cheek though after playing against Koromo she took it off and now wears a star instead. Since being brought in by Touka, she now considers her mahjong team as a family.

Miyanaga Saki宮永 咲
MeasurementsHeight: 155cm
Birthday27 October
HairBrown, Short, Spiky Bangs
BodyAverage Height, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesKnee-high Socks, Sailor School Uniform
PersonalityBookworm, Kind, Low Self-esteem, Sensitive, Shy, Timid, Watashi
RoleChildhood Friend, Daughter, Full Sister, Kouhai, School Mahjong Club Member, Tenth Grader, Younger Sister
Engages inMahjong, Reading
Voiced byUeda Kana


Saki is a first-year student and is the titular character of the story. When originally discovered by Kiyosumi's club, she was notorious for her ability to finish plus/minus 0, essentially finishing with the same score she started with (+/- 400 points). When Saki was little, she played mahjong with her family. If she lost, she would lose her allowance, so she learnt how to not lose; if she won too much, her parents get angry, so she learnt how to not win too much. Through this, she developed a dislike of mahjong, seeing it as only a formality for her family to get angry with her.

Her main ability is rinshan kaihou, or winning off of a tile taken from the dead wall after calling kan. It can even go to the extend that she can call multiple kans off of the dead well en route to the win. Outside of using her abilities, her gameplay tends to be rather quiet. However, she appears to get a handle on the flow of any particular game, thus allowing her to make use of her ability.

Saki is a shy, bookish girl with a poor sense of direction. At first, despite her skills, she doesn't like mahjong, in particular because of her family. She is very caring about her friends' feelings, as seen when she loses on purpose to Yuuki to make her feel better and stops doing so because Nodoka says that she cannot have fun if Saki is holding back. Saki gets very excited when thinking about playing against strong competition.

Saki also has the ability to recognize the tiles that can form a kan. She could also feel the fourth tile in the wall one or two turns in advance; when she does this, her eyes wander over to the wall, looking at the tile she can use to form a kan with.

Ryuumonbuchi Touka龍門渕 透華
MeasurementsHeight: 163cm
Birthday10 September
HairAhoge, Blond, Curtained, Sidehair, Waist Length+, Wavy
BodyAverage Height, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesSchool Uniform
PersonalityArrogant, Competitive, Desu wa, Kind, Refined, Watakushi
RoleCousin, Eleventh Grader, Granddaughter, Ojousama, School Mahjong Club President
Engages inMahjong
Voiced byChihara Minori


Touka is a second-year student at Ryuumonbuchi High School and is the president of the mahjong club. Touka is the daughter of Ryuumonbuchi High School's principal and her grandfather owns the school.

Touka's playing style is similar to Nodoka in that she plays a fair amount of online mahjong. She uses a careful approach to obtain easily winnable hands. What differs is that she uses her emotions to ride the flow of the table when going up against strong opponents. However, Touka can enter what her friends call a "cold state" where she utilizes her flow control without the hindrance of emotion. This increases her ability so much that she can easily dominate very strong opponents like Saki, Koromo and even Fujita. The problem is that in this state she loses consciousness after a few games and cannot recall anything she did while in her cold state.

Touka is an eccentric girl who loves to stand out and hates it when others stand out more than her. She is an ojousama, having a personal butler and maid, and is very ladylike most of the time. However, this is thrown out the window when she interacts with Nodoka. Besides being somewhat jealous of the attention Nodoka gets, Touka derives physical pleasure when playing at the same table as Nodocchi. In contrast to her somewhat snobby attitude, Touka cares a lot for others, especially Koromo Amae, as demonstrated by her motivations for entering the team tournament. She is very motherly towards her cousin Koromo, yet dislikes being told so.

Sawamura Tomoki沢村 智紀
MeasurementsHeight: 165cm
Birthday10 March
HairBrown, Hime Cut, Sidehair, Waist Length+
BodyAverage Height, Big Breast Sizes, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesGlasses, School Uniform
PersonalitySerious, Stoic, Taciturn, Watashi
RoleEleventh Grader, Friend, School Mahjong Club Member
Engages inComputering, Mahjong
Voiced byOohashi Ayuru


Tomoki is a second-year student at Ryuumonbuchi High School. Hajime stated that Tomoki was like one of the elder sisters in their family. She was a top ranked player at an RTS online video game before Touka recruited her to their mahjong team.

Tomoki is a very quiet and stoic girl who only talks when she deems necessary, though she is sometimes mean to Touka when she is down, but Tomoki has never shown to have been rude to other people except Touka which implies that they are more family like. She's very serious except when she's being snarky. She has somewhat of a grudge against Kaori Senoo as her opponent, due to being defeated by her in the prefecturals.

Senoo Kaori妹尾 佳織
MeasurementsHeight: 165cm
Birthday7 March
HairBlond, Parted in Middle, Sidehair, Side Tail, Wavy
EyesBlue, Tareme
BodyAverage Height, Big Breast Sizes, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesDress, Glasses, Ribbon Hair Tie, School Uniform, Shorts, Sports Shoes
PersonalityClumsy, Kind, Naive, Shy, Stutter, Watashi
RoleChildhood Friend, Eleventh Grader, Kouhai, School Mahjong Club Member, Senpai
Engages inMahjong
Voiced byShintani Ryouko


Kaori is a second-year at Tsuruga Academy and Kanbara's childhood friend. She joined the school's Mahjong Club as the fifth member, making it possible for them to enter into the tournament. Kaori is a very shy and ditsy girl who gets nervous easily. Despite her apparent status as a complete beginner in mahjong, she appears to have a perceptive side, having noticed that Saki Miyanaga wasn't the least bit deterred during her match against Kazue Nanpo. She is shown to trust people easily which lead her joining the match against Mako Someya and others during combined training camp (in which they tricked her to get revenge).

Kaori is a beginner at mahjong her moves often confuse her opponents. However, her great luck allows her to win sometimes, and the fact that she cannot be read easily by opponents is another powerful factor.

Someya Mako染谷 まこ
MeasurementsHeight: 158cm
Birthday5 May
HairCurtained, Green, Parted in Middle, Short, Wavy
BodyAverage Height, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesGlasses, Sailor School Uniform, Waitstaff Uniform
PersonalityBlunt, Confident, Proactive, Short-tempered, Washi
RoleEleventh Grader, Friend, Granddaughter, Kouhai, Part-time Worker, School Mahjong Club Member, Senpai, Waitstaff
Engages inMahjong, Teasing
Voiced byShiraishi Ryouko


Mako is a second-year student at Kiyosumi High School and plays the sergeant (2nd) position. Mako was introduced to mahjong at an early age as her grandfather owned a mahjong parlor and she regularly visited there (she now works there as a waitress). As a result of this, she picks up her peculiar speech manner and more importantly her special ability; she also received her glasses from him. Nicknamed "Spindle Territory", it allows her to memorize games she has seen or played in so as to be able to recall them in similar situations. She utilizes this when she takes her glasses off.

Mako is a reliable person and a trusting friend, being the only person that Hisa shows her doubts to. She is often snarky when she speaks to Hisa. She was very close to her grandpa growing up and has adopted some of his personality, like the way he speaks. She uses the dialect from Hiroshima prefecture because of his influence. However, she is also shown to be a bit vengeful, as she, along with Tomoki and Miharu, sought revenge against Kaori for defeating them in the prefectural final with her beginner's luck.

Suga Kyoutarou須賀 京太郎
AliasesKyou-chan, Suga-kun
Birthday2 February
HairBlond, Shaggy, Short, Spiky Bangs
BodyPale, Slim, Tall, Teen
ClothesSchool Uniform, Swim Shorts
PersonalityDeredere, Friendly, Ore
RoleButt Monkey, Childhood Friend, Kouhai, School Mahjong Club Member, Tenth Grader
Engages inMahjong, Shopping, Teasing
Subject ofFlirting
Voiced byFukuyama Jun


Kyoutarou is a first-yeart at Kiyosumi High School. He was a middle school classmate of Saki and joined the handball club in which he reached the prefectural final for the inter middle championship. After entering high school, he joined the mahjong club because of his unrequited crush on the inter middle champion Nodoka. He is the only male in Kiyosumi's mahjong club. Due to his poor mahjong skills, he only occasionally attracts the attention of Yuuki and serves primarily as the club's errand-boy.

Although he fights off Yuuki's flirting, he likes to repeatedly poke her and is inevitably rewarded with a punch. While Yuuki flirts with him, she also treats him like a dog when he fetches Yuuki her tacos. Between his mediocre mahjong skills, his unrequited crush on Nodoka (and later on Mihoko as well), and Hisa delegating all of the club's heavy lifting to him, he gets mimimal attention and respect.

Takei Hisa竹井 久
MeasurementsHeight: 164cm
Birthday13 December
HairOrange, Parted in Middle, Shoulder-length, Sidehair, Straight
BodyAverage Height, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesHair Tie, Pantyhose, Sailor School Uniform
PersonalityCharismatic, Confident, Friendly, Refined, Relaxed, Watashi
RolePopular, School Mahjong Club President, Senpai, Student Council President, Twelfth Grader
Engages inMahjong, Planning, Teasing
Voiced byItou Shizuka


Hisa is a third-year student at Kiyosumi High School, and plays the lieutenant (3rd) position on the team. She is the president of the mahjong club, as well as the student congress president (she keeps insisting others to refer to her as this). Her history is a bit shady as when she was younger, she went by the name of Hisa Ueno and during a tournament (in which she played with Mihoko), she mysteriously withdrew despite being near the top of the leaderboard.

Outside of an important competition, Hisa sticks to playing a rational style of mahjong, much like Nodoka. However, during key moments in such tournaments, she relies on bad waits because she feels that she always wins with them. She likewise believes that there is a meaning to each tile you grab, utilizing the flow of the game, and changes her hand accordingly. Although not as skilled as Jun at sensing flow, she still has a very good grasp on it, and picks her moments to declare riichi and win.

Hisa is shown to be a great leader both while playing mahjong and outside of it. Hisa is very caring for her underclassmen like when she comforts Yuuki after her defeat in the prefectural tournament. She has good foresight and can be very scheming. She is shown to have great confidence in her mahjong ability and will not back down from a challenge. However, she did waver during the national tournament's second round but recovered soon after. Opponents have described her as having bad manners due to her slamming of the tiles during matches.

Touyoko Momoko東横 桃子
AliasesMomo, Stealth Momo
MeasurementsHeight: 155cm
Birthday26 July
HairBlack, Shoulder-length, Spiky Bangs, Straight
EyesTareme, Teal
BodyAverage Height, Big Breast Sizes, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesCapri Pants, Clothing with Ribbons, High Heeled Sandals, Pinafore Dress, School Uniform, T-shirt
PersonalityAntisocial, Deredere, Desu, Shy, Watashi
RoleHomosexual, Kouhai, School Mahjong Club Member, Tenth Grader
Engages inMahjong
Voiced bySaitou Momoko


Momoko, also nicknamed "Momo", is a first-year at Tsuruga Academy. She is sought out specifically by Yumi after a match through LAN mahjong, and "appears" when Yumi calls her out during a class break to acknowledge her skills. The two wind up becoming very close friends, so much so that she gets jealous of others Yumi shows interest in as well as becoming very anxious of what will happen after Yumi graduates. Her speech includes an accent which often adds the ending "su" and "s" any to her sentences. She is not a very social person; she stated that even in class, it was as if her classmates never realized if she was or wasn't there. It wasn't until the day she met Yumi Kajiki, that she began becoming more social to people around her, especially to her teammates. She has a strong affection for Yumi and becomes quite jealous when Yumi shows interest in other people. Momoko usually refers to others with self-invented names rather than their actual designations. This can probably be attributed to Momoko having cut off communication to others when she was younger; her speech never maturing.

While a fairly decent player, her increased mahjong playing ability primarily comes when she augments her negative presence into an advantageous stealth state, causing her opponents to miss her moves. When in this mode, she calls herself the "Stealth Momo". This doesn't work, though, on others who ignore presence such as Nodoka. Others play into her hands and when she potentially plays into theirs, they overlook their chances. When she sits down at the mahjong table, stronger players are more aware of her presence and it takes time for her to disappear. Due to this, she is better at longer team games rather than in the 2 round (2 hanchan) games in the individuals.

Tsuyama Mutsuki津山 睦月
MeasurementsHeight: 163cm
Birthday3 January
HairBlack, Long, Parted to Side, Ponytail, Spiky Bangs, Straight
BodyAverage Height, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesCrop Top, Knee-high Socks, School Uniform, T-shirt
PersonalityKind, Proactive, Serious, Watashi, Word Repetition
RoleEleventh Grader, Kouhai, School Mahjong Club Member, Senpai
Engages inMahjong
Voiced byNanasawa Shin


Mutsuki is a second-year at Tsurugama Academy. She was one of the members who played online with Satomi and Yumi when they found Momoko through the school's network. She collects the mahjong star trading card series. Mutsuki appears to be a very reliable girl, not to mention both a serious person and player.

Yoshitome Miharu吉留 未春
MeasurementsHeight: 154cm
Birthday17 September
HairGrey, Short, Short Bangs, Spiky, Spiky Bangs
EyesBlue, Tareme
BodyAverage Height, Pale, Slim, Small Breast Sizes, Teen
ClothesGlasses, Sailor School Uniform
PersonalityCarefree, Kind, Sensitive, Serious, Watashi
RoleEleventh Grader, Friend, Kouhai, School Mahjong Club Member
Engages inMahjong, Teasing
Voiced byKanzaki Chiro


Miharu is a second-year at Kazekoshi Girls' High School and one of Kana's closest friends. Miharu is a serious but fun loving girl. She is close with Kana and seems to be the most worried for her, especially during the individuals. She is sensitive about her flat chest.

Also a fun fact: her voice actress, Chiro Kanzaki, is a professional mahjong player in real life.