Chance Meeting
Season 1, episode 1
Saki achgia


Episode information
Kanji: 邂逅
Rōmaji: Kaikō
Air date: April 9, 2012
Written by: Tatsuhiko Urahata
Directed by: Manabu Ono
Opening theme: -
Ending theme: "Miracle Rush"
Episode guide
Episode 2

The Ending "Miracle Rush" sung by StylipS.


During elementary school, Shizuno Takakamo is first seen sitting on top of cherry blossom waiting for the bus to come pick them, then she and Ako Atarashi quickly make friends with the recently transferred Nodoka Haramura from tokyo. Upon playing with Nodoka, they ask her what she's good at beside studies which she reply about her interest in mahjong, they take Nodoka to Achiga Girl's Academy, where Harue Akado runs a mahjong club for children. After a few games with Kuro Matsumi, Shizuno later tells Nodoka about Harue's history, including reasons leading to Achiga's club disbanding.

By the year's end, Harue accepts an offer to join a company's mahjong team, which leads to the closure of the children's club. As Ako goes to a separate middle school from the others, Nodoka also reveals that she is transferring out by the next spring. The years have passed, and an excited third year Shizuno sees Nodoka on television winning the individual middle school tournament. Driven to reach the inter-high national tournament, Shizuno goes to Achiga's club room where she encounters Kuro, who had been maintaining the room since disbandment for 2 years. As they decide to revive the mahjong club with intent to meet Nodoka again, Ako, who had originally planned to join Bansei High School, decides to enrol into Achiga for the same reason.


Kuro Matsumi was ranked no.1 in children mahjong club, followed by Ako and Shizuno respectively.

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