Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata’s Upcoming Movie Project Hinted to be an “Alternate Route”

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According to the short story featured as a special bonus from Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend (Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata) Flat’s Blu-ray & DVD Volume 6, its theatrical anime film project which was announced last year is going to take a different route than the original light novel series.

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A Man Concerned Over His Family’s Future Due to Wife’s Decision to Name His Second Daughter After a Certain Anime Character

A tweet from a certain Japanese otaku user (@This_is_Daisuke) recently went viral on Twitter due to its hilarious content. In the tweet, the user who is currently expecting his second child expressed his concern over his wife’s naming choice.

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Yuru Camp (Laid-Back Camp) – Interview with Director Yoshiaki Kyougoku

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This time, I’ll be providing a translation of an interview with Yoshiaki Kyougoku, the director of Winter 2018’s comfiest show, Yuru Camp (Laid-Back Camp, ゆるキャン△). In this interview, he talks about the charm of the original work and things to note when adapting the series.

Originally published in Akiba Souken on January 8, 2018.

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Ryuuou no Oshigoto! (The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done!) Episode 4: The Other Ai

After officially accepting Ai as his disciple, Yaichi received yet another trial as he got a request to take in a second disciple. Not to mention, it’s another elementary school girl!?

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Ryuuou no Oshigoto! (The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done!) Additional Cast Announced, Stars Haruka Tomatsu, M.A.O, Sayaka Oohara, Miku Itou, and More

An official tweet from Ryuuou no Oshigoto!’s official Twitter account has revealed the additional cast for the anime.

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Ryuuou no Oshigoto! (The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done!) Episode 3: Ai’s Entrance Exam

The day of Ai’s training group entrance exam has finally come! Will she be able to convince her parents to let her continue playing shogi?

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Ryuuou no Oshigoto! (The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done!) Episode 2: Days Spent with the First Disciple

Ryuuou no Oshigoto!’s second episode is here, and it didn’t take long for the show to hop into the action we’ve been waiting for. Oh, and a lot of loli screentime.

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Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou Anime Postponed

The official website for Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou has announced that the upcoming anime adaptation of the popular light novel series which was originally slated to be released on April 2018 will be postponed.

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Sota Fujii, Ryuuou no Oshigoto!, and the New Age of Shogi

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“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.”

—Mark Twain

I have been seeing a lot of responses to Ryuuou no Oshigoto! (The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done) right after the anime started airing. Among them, one that I frequently encounter is “how unrealistic the plot of the story is”. On one side, we have a 9-year old girl who has only played shogi for three months; on another, we have… a 16-year old boy who is both a professional shogi player and a title holder. Some remarked how the child prodigy trope is utilized too excessively, which ruined the so-called realism of the show.

But, is it really unrealistic? Or, if I were to pose another question, to what extent would a real-life achievement in shogi be considered “realistic”?

In this post, I won’t be talking about Hifumi Kato, a former Meijin who is the professional shogi player with the longest career. Nor will I be talking about Yoshiharu Habu, who is the only person ever to be qualified for seven professional lifetime titles in shogi. This time, it’s about Sota Fujii, the youngest professional shogi player who recorded a winning streak of 29 matches at his young age of 14.

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Ryuuou no Oshigoto! (The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done!) Episode 1: The Dragon King’s First Disciple

It’s finally time for Ryuuou no Oshigoto!’s premiere! I have been waiting for months to see this series animated, and I’m glad the wait is over. If you are not familiar with the series, Ryuuou no Oshigoto! is a light novel series written by Shirow Shiratori (the author behind Nourin) which has claimed the 1st place in Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! for two years straight. Six volumes have been released so far, and the seventh will be out this month. Without further ado, let’s dive into the first episode!

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