Tohai S1 is completely subbed!


Tohai Season 1

xkime previously subbed episode 1 of the live action adaptation of Shinasaka’s Tohai manga, since then he has moved on to subbing it on Rakuten’s (free) streaming service viki and has just finished subbing the final episode of season 1.

Season 2 is also available here some of the episodes have been subbed by someone else, but I think the subtitles need a bit of editing before they become watchable.

NA/EU Super Weekend: June 13/14 – Mahjong Study Session in Paris by Moriyama + First North American Riichi Open Reminder

Great news on both continents!

(Shameless plug)
In North America, the first North American Riichi Open is taking place in Montreal, Qc. (Canada). Registrations are still ongoing, contact for more information :)
(/Shameless plug)

In Europe, the professional player and president of the Japan Professional Mahjong League, Mr. Shigekazu MORIYAMA, is organizing two clinics in Paris the same weekend. From the French Fed’s forum:

The French Federation of Mahjong has the pleasure to notify you that the Tri Nitro Tiles and Magic Mahjong Social Pung clubs are co-organizing an event promoted as the first of its kind in France: a strategy course with a professional mahjong player as instructor!
This event, which will be held 2 weeks before the French Riichi Championship, is a great way to put all chances on your side to succeed at that competition!

The pro: Mr. Moriyama is nothing less than one of the founders and the actual president of the JPML, he is also one of the members of the World Riichi Championship Committee.

If you want to know more on this iconic player, you can read his interview on Part 1. Part 2.

Riichi Study Session (it isn’t mandatory to be present both days):

June 13, 2015 from 16:00 to 20:00, at the MMSP location: 33 rue Blanche, 75009 Paris
June 14, 2015 from 11:00 to 17:00, at the TNT location: 45-47 rue des pavillons, 92800 Puteaux

This course will be translated in English as it is open to all players of the EMA, who is supporting this project.
Entrance is free (no cost) for all registered players of the EMA.

For more information, please contact the MMSP and TNT presidents directly.

From Gemma, Representative of the JPML
From Oliv’, Chief of competitive activities of the FFMJ.

So no excuses people, time to get off your butts and go somewhere French-speaking for the weekend :)

【速報】 パリのリーチ麻雀世界選手権大会の情報入ってきました

いよいよ来週はパリに初めてのリーチ麻雀世界選手権大会が開催します。 今までの情報は薄かったけど、今日の中日スポーツ新聞にこちらの特集がありました。 ちょっと遅いですけど遂に日本にも話題になるかな。


スウェーデン・フランスから出身が参戦します。 お楽しみに!





Upcoming World Riichi Championship Tournament

First off, a little introduction since not everyone is aware of what’s currently the hot topic in the western Mahjong hemisphere:

The French Riichi Mahjong club TNT is organizing the first ever World Riichi Championship (WRC) in Paris between the 16th and 20th of July this year. The tournament is scheduled to battle it out with 120 players in 14 hanchan during that time. There is a country-quota system in place which allocates 50 seats to Japanese and 50 seats to European players. The remaining 20 seats are delegated to China, Korea, the Americas and “the rest of the world”.

Your name could be written here!
Your name could be written here!


The Disqualification of Horiuchi

The big news in the mahjong community this week is the disqualification of Horiuchi from the judansen.

In East 4, Horiuchi was tenpai with

1p2p3p7p8p9p2s3s2z2z Chi: 3m1m2m,

he draws a 3s and sighs then he slams the 3s from his hand (karagiri). Setokuma then reaches tenpai and discards a 1s, Horiuchi went on to win the game but was disqualified after the game for “shamisen” (“Bluff” maybe?)

video of the proceeding

Horiuchi admitted on twitter that he did sigh and slam the tile (“The problem in question was, my breath got a little strong during a showdown and I accidentally used too much force with my hand”) .