Yaichi Kuzuryuu successfully received Ryuuou, highest title in shogi, while still being 16 years old. However, he forgot about a promise with a girl in the final match when he get the title. And several months later, an elementary school girl named Ai Hinatsuru came to Yaichi’s house demanding him to fulfill the promise: to make her his disciple. At first, Yaichi doubted her ability. However after they did a trial match, it seemed that Ai has a hidden talent to play shogi.


M Razif Dwi Kurniawan (The Indonesian Anime Times)

While having the same topic, do not expect this anime to have similar story with March Comes in Like a Lion. Ryuuou no Oshigoto is a shogi-themed anime but with more otaku-oriented contents added, the obvious one being the loli girl who plays shogi. The interactions between the characters may remind you more of Ro-Kyu-Bu! or Tenshi no 3p!. While perhaps there will be some occassion where they will face some serious matches, it has established itself more as a comedy story in this beginning.

Facts and Figures

Alternate title Ryuo’s Work is Never Done!
Source Material Light novel by Shiratori Shirou
Rina Hidaka as Ai Hinatsuru
Yūma Uchida as Yaichi Kuzuryū
Ai Kayano as Keika Kiyotaki
Ayane Sakura as Ai Yashajin
Chinami Hashimoto as Ayano Sadatō
Hisako Kanemoto as Ginko Sora
Nobuhiko Okamoto as Ayumu Kannabe
Sayaka Senbongi as Machi Kugui
Sho Hayami as President Seiichi Tsukimitsu
Toshihiko Seki as Kōsuke Kiyotaki
Yui Ogura as Charlotte Isoir
Yurika Kubo as Mio Mizukoshi
Mitsuko Horie as Akina Hinatsuru
Director Shinsuke  (Tenshi no 3P!)
Series Composition Fumihiko Shimo (Amagi Brilliant Park)
Character Design Akane Yano (Netoge no Yome wa Onna no ko ja Nai to Omotta?)
Opening theme “Kore Kara” by Machico
Ending theme “Mamoritai-mono no Tame ni” by Miku Itō
Studio Project No.9
Official Website
Twitter @Ryuoshi_PR
Broadcast Date 8 January 2018 (1530 GMT, 2230 WIB), 9 January 2018 (0030 JST)

Screenshots and Trailer

©Shirotsuki Shirou/SB Creative/Ryuo’s Work is Never Done! Production Committee
©Shirotsuki Shirou/SB Creative/Ryuo’s Work is Never Done! Production Committee
©Shirotsuki Shirou/SB Creative/Ryuo’s Work is Never Done! Production Committee

The Indonesian Anime Times

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