This is a short story written by Ryuuou no Oshigoto! (The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done!) author Shirow Shiratori for Shirabi’s Valentine’s Day illustration. The setting of this short story is set a month before Ai came to Yaichi’s house for the first time.
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This post’s terribly late because I’ve been occupied on taking care of some IRL problems, so it’s going to be rather short. Also, I’ll be referring to the second Ai as Ten-chan for further convenience, and since that’s going to be her nickname later in the series.
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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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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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While the first two volumes of popular light novel series Ryuuou no Oshigoto! (The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done!) was mostly an introduction to Yaichi’s two disciples, the third volume went on to establish the development for one of the characters that is mainly overlooked before. Being a volume that heavily brings up the theme of talent and hard work, it still remains one of my favorite parts of the series.
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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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“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.”
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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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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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.
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