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!

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.The Ryuo's Work is Never Done!


Rina Hidaka (Silica in Sword Art Online) as Ai Hinatsuru.The Ryuo's Work is Never Done!


Ayane Sakura (Cocoa Hoto in Is the Order a Rabbit?) as Ai Yashajin.The Ryuo's Work is Never Done!


Hisako Kanemoto (Erina Nakiri in Food Wars! the Third Plate) as Ginko Sora.The Ryuo's Work is Never Done!


Ai Kayano (Saori Takebe in Girls und Panzer) as Keika Kiyotaki.The Ryuo's Work is Never Done!


Yurika Kubo (Hanayo Koizumi in Love Live!) as Mio Mizukoshi.The Ryuo's Work is Never Done!


Chinami Hashimoto (Chiyo Kurihara in Prison School) as Ayano Sadatou.The Ryuo's Work is Never Done!


Yuri Ogura (Yuuko Kanada in The Pet Girl of Sakurasou) as Charlotte Izoard.The Ryuo's Work is Never Done!


The anime’s production staff includes:

  • Director: Shinsuke Yanagi (NetogeAngel’s 3PieceRo-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 3PieceRo-Kyu-Bu! SS)

The Ryuo's Work is Never Done!

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.

Ader Titsoff
I grew up traveling around the world with my parents who practice and teach medicine. We spent 6 years in South Asia, including Japan, and my anime obsession began there. Sports, horror, and Seinen are my favorite genres. Favorite quote: "Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." by William James
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