Ryuuou no Oshigoto!

The Ryuo's Work is Never Done!

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English: The Ryuo's Work is Never Done!
Japanese: りゅうおうのおしごと!


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2018 to Mar 26, 2018
Premiered: Winter 2018
Broadcast: Mondays at 22:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Project No.9
Source: Light novel
Genres: ComedyComedy, GameGame, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.901 (scored by 5984659,846 users)
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Ranked: #40612
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Popularity: #1115
Members: 144,208
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Shogi, a Japanese game similar to chess, is one of the most popular board games in the country, played by everyone from children to the elderly. Some players are talented enough to take the game to a professional level. The title of Ryuuou, meaning "the dragon king," is only awarded to the person who reaches the pinnacle of competitive shogi.

Yaichi Kuzuryuu has just become the youngest Ryuuou after winning the grand championship. However, the shogi community is unwelcoming to his victory, some even calling him the worst Ryuuou in history. Moreover, he forgets about the agreement he made with Ai Hinatsuru, a little girl he promised to coach if he won. After she shows up at his doorstep, he reluctantly agrees to uphold his promise and makes Ai his disciple.

Together, they aim to improve and exceed the limits of their shogi prowess: Ai, to unlock her hidden talents; Yaichi, to prove to the world that he deserves his accomplishments.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Yanagi, Shinsuke
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Itou, Miku
Theme Song Performance
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

"Korekara (コレカラ)" by Machico

Ending Theme

#1: "Kore kara (コレカラ)" by Machico (eps 1, 3)
#2: "Mamoritai Mono no Tame ni (守りたいもののために)" by Miku Itou (eps 2, 4-6, 8-11)
#3: "Ano Hi no Yume (あの日の夢)" by Miku Itou (ep 7)

Mar 26, 2018
Stark700 (All reviews)
This anime. Or rather, this copy-paste formulaic anime adaptation of the light novel that apparently was voted #1 in the Japan’s Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! for 2017 made me wonder if the anime industry even tries anymore. It’s 2018 and here we are, an anime adaptation based on shogi with a cast filled with questionable characters and content. I was cautiously optimistic about this show at first but upon finishing this anime, I can say that without a shadow of a doubt, Ryuunou no Oshigoto left little more than desired.

Sometimes, people say don’t judge a book by its cover. Unfortunately, that statement is hard read more
May 5, 2018
Hatesu (All reviews)
Not good on reviews or writing so I'll keep it short and simple. First let me start off by saying: Who the hell watches an anime featuring lolis and then cries about it having a bit of loli fan service and comedy. You are watching a show straight out of Japanese culture. As such, you have to expect this kind of thing as it's (sorta) tolerated over there and a well established part of anime culture. I don't like THICC (I hate this term, they are just fat) chicks with big sloppy hooters, fat thighs and bulging bellies, but you don't see me watching every read more
Mar 26, 2018
Shingster (All reviews)
Please note this review assumes that you have finished watching Ryuuou no Oshigoto and while care has been taken to minimise story related spoilers there may still be spoilers within character analysis. You have been warned.

Learning to value the bonds that a master and disciple make while playing Shogi with Ai and friends

Based off a well-known light novel series of the same name Ryuuou no Oshigoto or its English title which is the Ryuo’s work is never done gives us the opportunity to look into the world of Shogi from not just a player’s perspective but also from a master’s perspective as they train read more
Mar 26, 2018
Haaselh0ff (All reviews)
The Lolicon's Work is Never Done!

A story about a Shogi master (Yaichi) who begins apprenticing a young girl(Ai-chan) who is a little too fond of him. Along the way we meet a few too many other little girl characters who all seem to have some weird magnetization towards our protagonist and a couple of actual high school/adult aged characters who you'd like to imagine will be actual love interests for Yaichi over the plethora of little girls he has to choose from.

The show, at its core, is about Shogi... and lolis. But supposedly it's mainly about shogi. Yaichi's struggle to figure out how to read more

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