Producers: TV Tokyo, Square Enix, Lantis, Pony Canyon, Studio Gokumi, Saki Achiga-hen Production Committee

 

Synopsis: 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.  After 6 years the mahjong club is reformed by Shizuno Takakamo.  The anime follows the girls in the club and their mahjong exploits.

Genres: Game, School, Slice of Life

 

Related manga or light novels:

Saki: Achiga-hen Episode of Side-A (Manga)

 

Places To watch this Anime:

CrunchyRoll

 

Air Dates: Apr 8, 2012 to Jan 29, 2013

 

Link to anime’s Site: 

Link to site

Number of episodes:

Episode 1 –  Chance Meeting

Episode 2 – Beginning

Episode 3 – Contact

Episode 4 – The Nationals

Episode 5 – Veteran

Episode 6 – Recovery

Episode 7 – Conviction

Episode 8 – Training

Episode 9 – The strongest

Episode 10 – Dealer’s streak

Episode 11 – Determination

Episode 12 – Promise

Episode 13 – Free-for-all

Episode 14 – Aspiration

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Voice Actors who worked on the Anime:

Characters and their CVs:

Aoi Yūki as Shizuno Takakamo

Kana Hanazawa as Kuro Matsumi

Mako as Yū Matsumi

Nao Tōyama as Ako Atarashi

Yumi Uchiyama as Arata Sagimori

Ami Koshimizu as Nodoka Haramura

Arisa Noto as Sara Eguchi

Asuka Ōgame as Sakurako Gibbard

Kana Ueda as Saki Miyanaga

Kaori Ishihara as Ryūka Shimizudani

Maho Matsunaga as Izumi Nijō

Mai Nakahara as Teru Miyanaga

Manami as Hiroko Funakubo

Megumi Takamoto as Hina Yamatani

Naomi Shindoh as Harue Akado

Natsumi Takamori as Rin Kirita

Rie Kugimiya as Yūki Kataoka

Rio Natsuki as Nozomi Atarashi

Ryoko Shiraishi as Mako Someya

Shizuka Itou as Hisa Takei

Yui Kano as Mairu Shiromizu

Yui Ogura as Toki Onjōji

Yuiko Tatsumi as Aya Shizaki

Yuki Matsuoka as Uta Mihirogi

Yumiko Fujita as Eri Hariu

Ai Nonaka as Kōko Fukuyo

Ai Shimizu as Hajime Kunihiro

Ayumi Yonemaru as Announcer (ep 3), Shizuno’s mother

Ayuru Ōhashi as Tomoki Sawamura

Daisuke Ono as Hagiyoshi

Hiromi Konno as Yae Kobashiri

Jouji Nakata as Narration

Jun Fukuyama as Kyōtarō Suga

Kaori Fukuhara as Koromo Amae

Kaoru Morota as Toshi Kumakura

Mariko Honda as Hanako Asami

Megumi Nakajima as Sophia Arai

Megumi Takamoto as Commentary (ep 3)

Minami Tsuda as Hatsuse Okahashi

Minori Chihara as Tōka Ryūmonbuchi

Natsumi Takamori as Club member (ep 2)

Rika Morinaga as Kana Ikeda

Saori Goto as Sukoya Kokaji

Sayuri Hara as Manami Moriai

Shion Hirota as Female high school student (ep 1), Miyuki Tsukabino

Yuko Kaida as Jun Inoue

Yuuko Mori as Club member (ep 2), Female high school student (ep 1), Sumiko Yorifuji

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Staff who worked on the anime:

Director: Manabu Ono

Series Composition: Tatsuhiko Urahata

Script: Tatsuhiko Urahata

Unit Director: Hiroshi Ikehata (OP)

Music: Takeshi Watanabe

Original creator: Ritz Kobayashi

Original Manga: Aguri Igarashi

Character Design: Masakatsu Sasaki

Art Director:

Hiroki Matsumoto

Shinji Takasuka

Chief Animation Director: Masakatsu Sasaki

Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka

Director of Photography: Koujirou Hayashi

Producer: Ryōsuke Ōno, Yuka Sakurai, Yuuichiro Takahata

Assistant Director: Kenji Seto

Color design: Hitomi Ikeda

Editing: Akinori Mishima

Key Animation: Hironori Tanaka (OP)

Theme Song Performance: Aoi Yūki (ED), Arisa Noto (StylipS; OP), Kana Hanazawa (ED), Kaori Ishihara (StylipS; OP), Maho Matsunaga (StylipS; OP), Mako (ED), Nao Tōyama (ED), StylipS (OP), Yui Ogura (StylipS; OP), Yumi Uchiyama (ED)