Ryuuou no Oshigoto!

The Ryuo's Work is Never Done!

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Japanese: りゅうおうのおしごと!
English: The Ryuo's Work is Never Done!
German: The Ryuo's Work is Never Done!
Spanish: The Ryuo's Work Is Never Done!
French: The Ryuo's Work is Never Done!
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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, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: Strategy GameStrategy Game
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.861 (scored by 7685976,859 users)
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Ranked: #45642
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Popularity: #1122
Members: 176,490
Favorites: 325

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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
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Opening Theme

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"Korekara (コレカラ)" by Machico

Ending Theme

1: "Korekara (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 (eps 7)

Mar 26, 2018
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 ...
May 5, 2018
Yes, it's a good show despite being predictable. Despite not knowing a damn thing about Shogi I really enjoyed this show. You don't need to know anything about Shogi to enjoy it at all. The show provides the tools you need to follow along without being technical and boring. The story and premise is decent and it has a good cast and some funny dialogue. Despite being put in typical awkward situations with lolis the protagonist isn't some kind of pervert and only ever comments on the girls being cute. Watch it for the lolis and stay for the Shogi, it's a decent show.
Mar 26, 2018
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 ...

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