16 Animes Like The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done!

Shogi, a game that is played in Japan and is quite similar to chess, is one of the most popular board games in the country and is enjoyed by people of all ages, from young children to senior citizens.

There are some players that possess the level of talent necessary to compete at a professional level. Ryuuou, which literally translates to “the dragon king,” is a prestigious title in the game of shogi that is only given to the player who has reached the highest level of play.

After taking first place in the grand championship, Yaichi Kuzuryuu has just established himself as the youngest Ryuuou. On the other hand, the shogi community is not happy about his triumph; in fact, some people have gone so far as to label him the worst Ryuuou in the annals of the game’s existence.

In addition to this, he fails to remember the deal he made with Ai Hinatsuru, a little girl whom he had promised to teach if he was successful. After she unexpectedly showed up at his house, he grudgingly agreed to keep his pledge and began training Ai to become his pupil.

Similar Anime To The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done!

1. Hikaru no Go


Hikaru Shindou discovers an antique go board while rummaging through the storage space provided by his grandfather in the attic. When he touched it, a weird voice greeted him, and shortly after that, he passed out and was never seen again. When he comes to, he realises that the voice is still there and that it belongs to Sai Fujiwara no, the soul of an ancient go master. He also realises that the voice is still speaking to him. Sai was…

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2. Orange


The beginning of Naho Takamiya's sophomore year of high school is off to a tense start on the first day of class. She woke up later than usual, and when she did, she found a peculiar note addressed to her. On the other hand, the letter is written by herself, but it is dated 10 years in the future! In the first, Naho is doubtful of the note; however, after seeing various events that were described to take place, she…

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3. Sweetness & Lightning


Since the passing of his wife, Kouhei Inuzuka has been providing Tsumugi, his small daughter, with the utmost attention and care he is capable of giving. However, because he does not have any experience in the kitchen and his profession as a teacher keeps him extremely busy, he is forced to rely on ready-made meals purchased from convenience stores in order to provide for the little girl's dietary needs. When Kouhei realises that he is unable to serve a meal…

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4. March Comes in Like a Lion


Rei Kiriyama is one of the few people in the world who are considered to be among the elite in the game of shogi. He achieved professional rank when he was still in middle school. As a consequence of this, he is subjected to a significant amount of pressure coming not only from the shogi community but also from his adoptive family. He moves into an apartment in Tokyo in order to distance himself from the tension that prevails at…

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5. Shion no Ou 


The story of Yasuoka Shion, a 13-year-old Shougi player with a troubled past, is told via the perspective of Shion no Ou. When Shion was only five years old, she witnessed her parents being cruelly slaughtered in front of her. After warning her to forget how to talk and the events of the previous night if she wanted to live, the murderer invited her to a game of Shougi and then challenged her to play. After this, he sat down…

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6. Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu


Yotarou is a former member of the Yakuza who has recently been released from jail. Rather of going back to a life of crime, the young man is intent on becoming a performer of rakugo, which is a traditional genre of comic storytelling in Japan. After being moved to action by the demonstration of the renowned practitioner Yakumo Yuurakutei when he was locked up, he makes up his mind to finally face the person who was responsible for his transformation.…

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7. Chihayafuru


Chihaya Ayase had one and only one want when she was a child, and that was for her older sister Chitose to become the most successful model in all of Japan. However, when defending her outcast classmate Arata Wataya from his tormentor, Chihaya's childhood friend Taichi Mashima, she stumbles across the world of competitive karuta and quickly develops a passion for the game. This card game, which involves the study of poetry, is based on the Ogura Hundred Poets anthology…

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8. Clannad


Tomoya Okazaki is a thug who complains that life is boring and is convinced that he will never achieve to anything significant. He does not go to school with his friend Youhei Sunohara and has the intention of squandering the rest of his high school years. Tomoya sees a young girl muttering quietly to herself one day as she walks to school, and she does so as she passes by. Unanticipatedly, she calls out "Anpan!" (the name of a well-known…

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9. Stars Align


The boys' soft tennis club is in danger of being disbanded since its members have low skills and do not produce satisfactory results in matches. The girls' club consistently outperforms the boys' club. Toma Shinjou is in severe need of members, therefore he is attempting to recruit excellent players. However, he is unsuccessful in his scouting efforts. Toma is immediately drawn to Maki Katsuragi, a new transfer student who impresses him with his quick reactions when he rescues a stray…

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10. Bunny Drop


Daikichi Kawachi is a thirty-year-old bachelor who has a respectable career but is otherwise drifting through life without much of a purpose. After receiving the news that his grandfather had passed away unexpectedly, he went back to the family house to offer his respects. Upon entering the house, he comes face to face with a little girl by the name of Rin, who, much to Daikichi's surprise, turns out to be his grandfather's illegitimate daughter! After her father passed away,…

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11. Run with the Wind


Kakeru Kurahara, a runner who excelled at Sendai Josei High School, is accused of theft and forced to flee from the convenience store where he was caught.As he flees away from his pursuer, he comes face to face with another student from his university named Haiji Kiyose. Haiji is taken aback by Kakeru's dexterity, and as a result, he attempts to convince him to move into Chikusei-sou, the dilapidated flat in which Haiji and eight other students currently reside. Due…

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12. Those Snow White Notes


When Setsu Sawamura's grandfather, the famed shamisen master Matsugorou Sawamura, passes away, he has little choice but to flee the modest hamlet in which he was up. Matsugorou advised Setsu, while he was on his deathbed, to stop playing the shamisen if he was merely going to copy other people's playing rather than developing his own style. Setsu, who is going through a difficult time, decides to travel to Tokyo in the hopes that the huge city will motivate him…

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13. Honey and Clover


Yuuta Takemoto, a sophomore at an arts college, shares an affordable apartment with two seniors: the eccentric Shinobu Morita, who keeps failing to graduate due to his absenteeism, and the sensible Takumi Mayama, who acts as a proper senior to Takemoto, often looking out for him. Shinobu Morita keeps failing to graduate due to his absenteeism. Takumi Mayama acts as a proper senior to Takemoto, often looking out for him. Takemoto had not given much attention to his future until…

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14. Your lie in April


Kousei Arima is a young prodigy who plays the piano with such precision and perfection that he has earned the nickname "Human Metronome." Kousei's mother is a disciplinarian, and he undergoes strenuous training, which enables him to win every competition he enters. As a result, his musical contemporaries look up to him, and crowds sing his praises. The shock of his mother's unexpected death, along with the accompanying trauma, renders him unable to hear the sound of a piano, and…

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15. Handa-Kun


Throughout his high school career, Sei Handa is considered as an outsider, or at least that is what he perceives to be the case. He is despised by everyone who is close to him. In point of fact, Sei is the most well-liked kid in the entire school. He is admired by everyone for his unparalleled calligraphy abilities, excellent looks, and laid-back nature. However, because of a never-ending sequence of misunderstandings, Handa interprets the adulation he receives from his legions…

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16. Barakamon


Calligrapher Seishuu Handa is on the rise; he is young, gorgeous, and skilled; but, he is also a narcissist, which is a major downside. Seishuu soon loses his composure, which has significant ramifications, after a veteran criticises the piece that won him an award and calls it "unoriginal." Seishuu's father sends him to the Goto Islands as a kind of punishment and also in order to help him engage in some much-needed introspection. The temperamental artist is accustomed to the…