“Ryuuou no Oshigoto! ~Kansousen~” Variety Show Announced

Coinciding with Ryuuou no Oshigoto!’s anime adaptation’s release, it has been announced through the anime’s official website  that a shogi variety show titled “Ryuuou no Oshigoto! ~Kansousen~” will start premiering in TOKYO MX starting from January 8, 2018 right after the anime’s first episode airs. Rina Hidaka, the voice actress of Ai Hinatsuru, will be the host of the program.


Program overview:

This is a shogi variety show presented by Rina Hidaka-san who plays the role of Ai Hinatsuru in the anime “Ryuuou no Oshigoto!” along with female professional shogi players.

This program will present to you about the mechanism of the title tournaments in the world of shogi starting from the Ryuuou, episodes that you can only discover here, and a lot of tidbits related to shogi!

A radio show titled “Uchida Yuuma to Hidaka Rina no Radio mo Ryuuou no Oshigoto!” has also been announced, which is going to start airing on January 5, 2018.

Ryuuou no Oshigoto! is a Japanese light novel series written by Shirow Shiratori and illustrated by Shirabi. SB Creative have released six volumes since 2015 under their GA Bunko label, and the seventh volume is slated for release on January 13, 2018. A manga adaptation with art by Kogetaokoge has been serialized in Square Enix’s seinen manga magazine Young Gangan since 2015, with the sixth volume planned for December 25 release. An anime television series adaptation by Project No.9 is set to premiere in January 8, 2018. You can read the summary of the light novel’s first and second volume here.


“Yaichi Kuzuryuu is the youngest shogi champion in history—the ‘Ryuuou’.

And this is Ai Hinatsuru—a girl who asked him to become his disciple.

Being too young for his title, Yaichi is going to revive his shogi through a passionate disciple…

Wait, Ai-chan is 9 years old? She is an elementary school girl! And… is she going to live with Yaichi? All night until the morning? What? Officer, can we have you here, please! A comedy about shogi-holic live-in disciple.”


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