The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done! (Ryuuou no Oshigoto!) has topped the This Light Novel is Amazing! rankings for the past two years. The series has managed to win over fans and critics alike – and it’s now getting an anime adaptation! It’ll debut on January 8, 2018.
The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done focuses on Yaichi Kuzuryuu, a teenage boy who is one of the top ranking shogi players in Japan. One day, an elementary student named Ai Hinatsuru appears before Yaichi. She loves shogi and claims that Yaichi promised to become her master one day. Yaichi doesn’t remember making this promise, but Ai is determined to learn shogi under him.
The anime’s main voice will feature returning members from the drama CD adaptation:
Yuuma Uchida (Kazuomi Ooga in ReLIFE) as Yaichi Kuzuryuu.
Rina Hidaka (Silica in Sword Art Online) as Ai Hinatsuru.
Ayane Sakura (Cocoa Hoto in Is the Order a Rabbit?) as Ai Yashajin.
Hisako Kanemoto (Erina Nakiri in Food Wars! the Third Plate) as Ginko Sora.
Ai Kayano (Saori Takebe in Girls und Panzer) as Keika Kiyotaki.
Yurika Kubo (Hanayo Koizumi in Love Live!) as Mio Mizukoshi.
Chinami Hashimoto (Chiyo Kurihara in Prison School) as Ayano Sadatou.
Yuri Ogura (Yuuko Kanada in The Pet Girl of Sakurasou) as Charlotte Izoard.
The anime’s production staff includes:
- Director: Shinsuke Yanagi (Netoge / Angel’s 3Piece / Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS)
- Series Composition: Fumihiko Shimo (Clannad / New Game! / Golden Time)
- Character Design: Akane Yano (Netoge)
- Soundtrack Composition: Kenji Kawai (Barakamon / Eden of the East / Patlabor)
- Animation Studio: No.9 (Netoge / Angel’s 3Piece / Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS)
Writer Shirow Shiratori and artist Shirabi launched The Ryou’s Work is Never Done! in 2015. BookWalker Global has licensed the light novels and is releasing them in English.