The Ryuo’s Work Is Never Done: Main Story Concludes in 2 Volumes

(Last Updated On: July 18, 2023)

Last Thursday, Shirow Shiratori, the author of The Ryuo’s Work Is Never Done! light novel series, revealed that the main story will conclude in two upcoming volumes. While announcing this, Shiratori expressed his desire to continue writing numerous untold stories and spinoffs.

The Ryuo's Work Is Never Done: Main Story Concludes in 2 Volumes

He also promised to devote his utmost efforts to create a thrilling final battle for the culmination of the main narrative. The 14th volume of the series, released in Japan in February 2021, marked the beginning of the last arc and introduced a new “season” for the story.

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Shirow Shiratori initiated the release of these novels under SB Creative’s GA Bunko label in 2015, with the illustrations done by Shirabi. Kadokawa’s BookWalker Global is responsible for the digital distribution of the novels, which provide an engaging tale as described below:

The Ryuo's Work Is Never Done

The Ryuo’s Work Is Never Done! centers around Yaichi Kuzuryuu, a remarkable teenage boy who holds the prestigious title of “Ryuo” (Dragon King), making him the strongest shogi player in history. One fateful day, a young shogi enthusiast named Ai Hinatsuru appears before him, claiming that he had promised to become her master. However, Yaichi questions the existence of such a promise. Thus, their journey as master and disciple begins, fueled by their unparalleled intensity and passion for the game of shogi.

The novels’ popularity led to a television anime adaptation in January 2018, which was streamed by Crunchyroll during its original airing in Japan. Additionally, Kazuki and Kogetaokoge created a manga adaptation in Square Enix’s Young Gangan magazine in October 2015, concluding it in August 2019. The manga’s final volume, the tenth, was published by Square Enix in August 2019.

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Furthermore, Entergram developed a captivating game for PlayStation 4 and Switch based on the novels, which was released in December 2020.


Source | The Ryuo’s Work Is Never Done! volume 18

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Monika Chopra is a Mumbai-based anime writer from a wealthy background. An open lesbian, she advocates for #LGBTQ+ rights through her globally loved narratives. Her work focuses on inclusivity and the slice-of-life anime genre, finding extraordinary in the ordinary.

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