--via AniDBMiyanaga Saki is a high school freshman who doesn’t like mahjong. Ever since she was a child, she would lose her New Year’s gift money during her family mahjong game. If she won, her parents would be upset, and if she lost, well, she lost. As a result, she’s learned to play in such a way that her score always remains plus/minus zero: not good enough to win, but not bad enough to lose. When we meet her, she’s being dragged to her school’s mahjong club by an old friend. How will a girl who hates mahjong, yet has become adept at the game as a result of her upbringing, survive in this environment?
To be honest, I wasn't expecting too much out of this one. After all, shonen-type game shows are a dime a dozen. However, upon watching the first episode, I was pleasantly surprised, although I'm not quite sure it its intended to be serious or parody (Poe's Law, anyone?)
Basically, this show is exactly what is says it is; a show about mahjong. However, it also contains over-the-top melodrama (particularly in the mahjong-playing scenes), likable (albeit cliche) characters, excellent voice acting, fairly good animation, a healthy dose of fanservice, and a possible yuri subtext. By all these powers combined, it creates a supremely entertaining show. Of course, I have absolutely no idea how to play mahjong, but this show has definitely piqued by interest.