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
Genre: ComedyComedy
Theme: Strategy GameStrategy Game
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.831 (scored by 8513585,135 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #49782
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1239
Members: 196,175
Favorites: 347

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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


Iizuka, Aya
Ozawa, Fumihiro
Oomori, Shinji
Koutani, Satoshi
Producer, Planning


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)

Episode Videos


Feb 21, 2023
Considering my previous controversial reviews, some might easily think that this is simply a joke review, but I've never once written nor rate anything that's not true to my heart and this particular anime, will have a short yet adequate review.

This anime isn't about cute girls. It's simply about dreams and passion, and a good one at that.

I hope more people can watch everything while trying to understand how the characters feel, not by only seeing it from a passive viewer perspective. That is to me, how everything should be enjoyed.

Thank you very much.

Oct 5, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Let's be real here, you chose to look at this anime because of 2 things.

- you thought the girls are cute (and they are)
- you're actually interested in Shogi.

Now let's start on the actual review, the story is pretty basic, linear even because it centres around playing 'shogi' and that's it. Other than that it is just another slice of life. What helps to make it enjoyable is the cute character designs and interesting tidbits about the game. However, if you do not like "certain characters" their quirks while playing can get annoying over time.

The art is nice and the music ...
Jan 1, 2022
A girl comes to train to improve her shogi from a champion.

Quickly this becomes a loli harem show with over-possessive students and friends wanting possession of the master, especially between the two students. This includes the usual poorly drawn nudity to past certain companies' censors.

It's about the 3rd of 4th of similar format and kinda says all these poor animes block good anime being made. I knew it wasn't going to be great from previews, but not this bad.

as l live in a non-shogi country, I had difficulty relating to the game, and how the character could say things like ...

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