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03-21-10, 9:31 AM

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I would greatly appreciate it if anyone could recommend an anime or manga with chess as the central theme. I'm looking for chess rather mahjong or other board/card type games. So please no Hikaru no Go, Saki, etc.
 
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03-21-10, 9:56 AM

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I don't believe it exists. There's stuff like Umineko or Geass (lol) which has it as kind of a running background theme or quickly references it, but we've had this thread before and IIRC an anime or manga actually centered around chess was not discovered.
 
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03-21-10, 1:22 PM

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Hikaru no Go is the closest you'll get. Code Geass has exactly three games of chess in it, and they all sucked. Hell, in one of them one of the players even cheated!


I was all WHAT THE FUCK DOES NOT COMPLY
 
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03-21-10, 1:30 PM

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There's an episode in Cowboy Bebop with some old guy playing chess in it.
 
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03-21-10, 1:32 PM

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most animes are japanese so doubt it


 
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03-21-10, 2:18 PM

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MondayBlues said:
most animes are japanese
haha nice one

that's true, Ed plays chess in one episode. Gankutsuou also has a chess game in one ep. But there really isn't an anime that focusses on the game
 
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03-21-10, 3:46 PM

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Jaapsneep said:
Hikaru no Go is the closest you'll get. Code Geass has exactly three games of chess in it, and they all sucked. Hell, in one of them one of the players even cheated!


I was all WHAT THE FUCK DOES NOT COMPLY


hahahahaha.
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As said before, there are no anime focusing on chess however if you like gambling / games I'd suggest:
Kaiji (Gambling)
Akagi (Mahjong)
One Outs (Baseball)
Hikaru no Go (Go)
Shion no Ou (Shougi) I think you will certainly like Shion no Ou, so give it a try.
 
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03-21-10, 4:10 PM

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It's really sad when you think about it how actually limited anime is.:/

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03-21-10, 6:36 PM

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well chess isnt popular at all in japan , shogi have similar rules i guess , shion no ou is a nice shogi anime , you have also akagi.
 
03-21-10, 7:54 PM

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Code Geass... Lol, thats all I got.

There is Shougi and Go themed, dont know a lot of chess themed.
 
03-22-10, 1:08 AM

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In ep 16 of Kuroshitsuji, Ciel bets his butler on a chess match. The rules of chess aren't respected any more than in Code Geass although at least the cheating is intentional. It's also understandable that Ciel's opponent would forget that the objective is to checkmate, not kill, the king.
 
03-22-10, 1:31 AM

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I'd say Shion no Ou too - it's Shougi (Japanes chess), but the difference isn't all that big-
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03-22-10, 1:52 PM

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Hikaru no Go looks alright, but it has 75 episodes and I'm currently too busy to spend a lot of time on a long series. The others mentioned look good also, though I think I'll go with Shion no Ou. Thanks for the rec's.
 
03-22-10, 1:56 PM

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HIKARI NO GO ~~~~~~~~
ITS WORTH IT

sawwy for caps :P
 
03-22-10, 2:42 PM

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I don't think there is one. It's mostly only Anime based in England that features Chess, not that it really helps by me saying that, nevermind. The Anime that I can think of that features chess are Kuroshitsuji, and Code geass.
 
03-22-10, 3:05 PM

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2bninja said:
HIKARI NO GO ~~~~~~~~
ITS WORTH IT

sawwy for caps :P

Maybe later. :>

And it's okay. We all have to take our turns being Billy Mays.
 
02-14-13, 5:47 PM

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High school DxD its slightly perverted but the characters are chess peices
 
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