Ranked #1007
Shion no Ou

Shion no Ou

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Shion no Oh, The Flowers of Hard Blood
Japanese: しおんの王 - The Flowers of Hard Blood

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 22
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 14, 2007 to Mar 23, 2008
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.701 (scored by 6694 users)
Ranked: #10072
Popularity: #1737
Members: 17,568
Favorites: 64
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Synopsis

Shion no Ou follows the story of Yasuoka Shion, a 13-year-old Shougi player with a past of tragedy. Shion's parents were brutally murdered in front of her when she was 5 years old. The murderer sat down with her and challenged her to a game of Shougi, after telling her that if she wanted to stay alive she should forget how to speak, and forget what happened that night.

Now Shion has entered the realm of female pro Kishi, mute but strong. As her playing gathers more and more attention, so do the questions about her past and the brutal murder she witnessed. Shion's memories slowly come back, and the mystery begins to unravel, thread by thread.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Yasuoka, Shion
Yasuoka, Shion
Main
Kawasumi, Ayako
Japanese
Kawasumi, Ayako
Saitou, Ayumi
Saitou, Ayumi
Main
Park, Romi
Japanese
Park, Romi
Nikaidou, Saori
Nikaidou, Saori
Main
Mizuno, Risa
Japanese
Mizuno, Risa
Hani, Makoto
Hani, Makoto
Supporting
Gouda, Hozumi
Japanese
Gouda, Hozumi

Staff

Yamamoto, Kouji
Yamamoto, Kouji
Producer
Kawase, Toshifumi
Kawase, Toshifumi
Director
Ando, Masaomi
Ando, Masaomi
Episode Director
Yamaguchi, Yuuji
Yamaguchi, Yuuji
Episode Director

More episodes Episodes(0/22)

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Opening Theme

"LADY LOVE" by RIZE

Ending Theme

"My dear friend" by Teruma Aoyama



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TheLlama
Mar 14, 2008 2:59 PM
A show about shougi (Japanese chess), but still it's so much more! I recommend it!
This show is a pretty cool one. Now, it may not seem interesting to many people - Japanese chess a.k.a. shougi is the foundation of this show. However, it's also pretty interesting in the fact that it's a murder/mystery-solving show as well. The main person's parents were murdered, causing her to go mute. That's the first thing you get to know. That's pretty interesting; a mute main character.

Talking about characters, this show has an array of great, well-built characters, all of which have some depth to them. It's not like the read more
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Ranivus
Jul 30, 2008 4:11 AM

::QUICK REVIEW::
Story: 9 (Shougi connected to a crime mystery is impressive)
Art: 7 (Good quality for today's standards)
Sound: 9 (The way Shion moves Shougi pieces is sexy)
Character: 8 (If you find a way to hate Shion, you're going to hell)
Enjoyment: 8 (Very good from beginning to end)
Overall: 41/50 = 8.2 (Serious sports anime are a rare find )


::FULL REVIEW::
Shion no Ou was a fairly fun take on the game of Shougi. It could easily have taken the tired and true route by just making this a shounen sports title with an emphasis on comedy. But instead, they manage to make this quite an involving story read more
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ThatAnimeSnob
Sep 27, 2011 5:29 AM
They say it is a mistake to judge a book by its cover. Ok then, I will not judge it by the description that says sports (which I hate) or mystery (which are rarely to never that interesting in anime format). I am not going to judge it by the entry picture either, which shows some typical school and teenagers. I am just going to look at the technicals, which are a lot more creditable, since a studio or a person are usually following a pattern that provide you with a few important details about what to expect. And guess what?
Shion no Ou is bad read more
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Kitycatgirl
Dec 22, 2008 5:55 PM
Shion no Ou is the story of a young girl with a past full of tragedy and a present full of love.
This anime made me redesign my entire scoring process...


Story: Unique, genius, suspenseful, and even funny at times. I barely knew what Shougi was before I watched this, and while I was watching it, but I still enjoyed it. There are several twists and turns, but they all follow the main story line, and are extremely well thought out. It is easy to keep up with this show, but at the same time you have to think a lot.

Art: Near the end it got read more
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Recommendations

Anime: Saki
shion no ou = shougi
saki = mahjong
both complicated games(to me atleast) and fun to watch and maybe learn. 
reportRecommended by TheToten
Anime: Hikaru no Go
Roughly the same theme. Where Hikaru no Go is about go and, after awhile, the professional world of go, Shion no Ou is about shogi and the pro world of shogi. They also have very young protagonists, though Hikaru is just starting out, while Shion is already an accomplished player when the series starts, so Shion no Ou has less of an underdog theme.  
reportRecommended by Shinigamixz
Anime: Death Note
The elements of mystery and suspense are all there. Though the plots are both very different, I think if you enjoy the type of anime Death Note is, then you'll definitely love Shion... 
reportRecommended by Kitycatgirl
Anime: Touhai Densetsu Akagi: Yami ni Maiorita Tensai
One is about suspense/murder/mahjong, the other is about suspense/murder/shogi. 
reportRecommended by Zilveari
Anime: Chihayafuru
Both of these Anime deal with girls who are passionate about a traditional Japanese game. There is very nice characterization and a bit of outside story involved, one dealing with mystery and the other friendship. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari
Anime: Mouryou no Hako
Has a similar feeling when watching it. Mostly because the two of them have mystery and also strange men who appear.  
reportRecommended by Faylicia

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