Shogi in Anime


Washu Vs Kiyone
Tenchi ( 天地無用 )

Assassination Classroom ( 暗殺教室 ) - Episode 9 "Transfer Student Time" - Ritsu (Autonomously Thinking Fixed Artillery) defeats Ryūnosuke Chiba in Shogi.

Black Lagoon ( ブラック・ラグーン ) - Episode 4 "Des Ruckkehr Des Adlers" - On the Nazi submarine two nazi's play a game of Shogi.

Burst Angel ( 爆裂天使 ) - Episode 12 - A king koma appears as a plaque on the side of Tsutenkaku tower just before it is destroyed.

C for Control ( [C] ) - Episode 3 - When Kimimaro Yoga goes to his aunt Kyoko's house there is a king koma there.

Case Closed ( 名探偵コナン ) - Episode 47 - "A Game of Murder" -Shogi is used as clues, at end Conan Edogawa plays Kogoro Mori

Chi's New Address ( チーズスイートホーム あたらしいおうち ) - Episode 97 - "Chi, Conveys a Message." - Hana's father plays shogi from a book.

Cowboy Bebop ( カウボーイビバップ ) - The movie - Spike plays Jet

Crush Gear Turbo ( 激闘!クラッシュギアTURB O ) - Kishin O Kawa of the Mighty Gears has a Shogi Gear. In Episodes -
"The Real Gear Genius"
"The Choice of Friendship"
"The Gan Ryuu Jima Battle"

Cyborg 009 ( サイボーグ009 )

D-Frag! ( ディーふらぐ ) - Episode 1 - Kazama Party - In the "Game Creation Club (provisional)" room there is a shogi set amidst all the other games. Also when Kenji Kazama runs away from the club members a Shogi board with the pieces set up ready to play a game (2 piece handicap game) is in the background.

Digimon Data Squad ( デジモンセイバーズ ) - Episode 22 - The Wrath of Saberleomon - Marcus, Agumon, Keenan and Falcomon play a "pick-up-sticks" type game with a Shogi Ban and Koma. Marcus says, "it fell that means you lose." To Keenan when he knocks over a Shogi piece.

D.N.Angel ( ディー・エヌ・エンジェル ) - Episode 6 - Daiki Niwa plays Shogi(?) from a book

.Hack//SIGN - Bear plays Shogi in "the World"

.Hack//Legend of the Twilight (.hack// 黄昏の腕輪伝説 ) - Episode 10 - Balmung plays Shogi against himself.

Durarara!! ( デュラララ !! )
episode 3 - Masaomi Kida drops a pawn while playing Mikado Ryugamine.
episode 9 - weird game with Shogi, go and chess pieces at Izaya Orihara's house
episode 12 - Izaya Orihara's weird shogi, chess, go variant....
episode 13 - Namie Yagiri sees a go board with 1 go piece, 1 Shogi King and a chess knight.
episode 14 - Shingen Kishitani stands over Izaya Orihara's weird game (drops lots of pieces, chess, shogi & go. onto it)
episode 17 - Izaya Orihara's weird game of shogi, chess and go represents the dollars, the yellow scarves and the cursed blade's army [ie the Slasher's army].
episode 18 - Izaya Orihara burns his weird game after showing the 3 way struggle (3 shogi kings facing a chess queen)...
episode 21 - Izaya Orihara gives instructions to Namie Yagiri who then moves the pieces on weird shogi, chess, go game. The board is now not played on a go board as it was in previous episode but on a triangular board.
episode 23 - Izaya Orihara still playing on triangular board.
episode 24 - Izaya Orihara knocks all the shogi, chess and go pieces off the triangular game board.

Fullmetal Alchemist ( 鋼の錬金術師 ) - Episode 27 - Heymans Breda plays a shogi with one of the members of the State Military.

Gantz ( ガンツ ) - Episode 7 - Masaru Kato is defeated by some child with Glasses

Genius Party - 5: Dimension Bomb - A King Koma & Tokin Koma are seen.

Gravitation ( グラビテーション ) - Episode 7 - Suichi gives a huge Koma (Shogi piece) of 'King' (Ou).

Gunparade March ( ガンパレード マーチ ) - Episode 9 - Ginga Kurusa plays Yasumitsu Wakamiya

Haganai NEXT ( 僕は友達が少ない NEXT ) - Episode 11 - Shogi ban is seen in background.

Hakaba Kitaro ( 墓場鬼太郎 )
Episode 7 - Nezumi Otoko puts British Graduate into "check".
Episode 8 - Man sees board from where Hakaba Kitarou had been playing the youkai under the house

HAL ハル - Movie - In Kurumi's house a large King Koma (Shogi piece) is seen in background.

Heaven's Lost Property ( そらのおとしもの ) - Episodes 2 & 7 - A King Koma is in the "New World Discovery Club" room.

Hikaru no Go ( ヒカルの 碁 ) - Kaga is from the Shogi Club (he starts appearing from episode 4 onwards)

Honey and Clover ( ハチミツとクローバー ) - Episode F - Takumi Mayama plays a long game against Shuji Hanamoto

Hyakka Ryoran Samurai Girls (Countless Flowers Blooming in Profusion) ( ) - Episode 5 and onwards - When Princess Sen Tokugawa transforms to a Master Samurai she has two Shogi Koma in her hair (both are Bishop komas).

Irresponsible Captain Tylor, The ( 無責任艦長タイラー ) - Episode 17 - Bunta is playing game against Dr Hidesaiburo Kitaguchi in jail.

Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple ( 史上最強の弟子ケンイチ ) - Episode 31 - Tochumaru plays a koma on a Shogi board (seen from the side cannot see the pieces on the board or which piece is played).

Kill La Kill ( キルラキル ) - Episode 6 - When Mataro is looking for Mohawk Man he comes across 2 guys playing shogi.

Lupin ( ルパン三世 ) pilot film

MagicalDoReMi ( おジャ魔女どれみ ) - Episode 40 - There's no business like Shogi Business - Phillip T. is discovered to be good at playing Shogi.

MahoRomatic ( まほろまてぃっく )

Medaka Box ( めだかボックス ) - Episode 12 - Mochibaru Sasae (president of the Shogi club) asks for help to find the lost king pieces (koma). The whole episode has various picture of shogi boards, pieces and sets in different arrangements.

Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, The ( 涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱 ) - Episode 12 (Episode 11 in the Special Broadcast Order) - Kyon says, "In Shogi or Chess the king never tramples into enemy territory."

Moon Phase ( 月詠 ) - Episode 3 - Seiji is playing Gramps.

Naruto ( ナルト )
Episode 58 - "Hospital Besieged: The Evil Hand Revealed" - Shikamaru Nara plays a pratice game of Shogi by himself.
Episode 64 - "Zero Motivation: The Guy with Cloud Envy!" - Shikamaru Nara plays Asuma Sarutobi in a flashback.

Naruto Shippuden ( ナルト 疾風伝 )
Episode 56 - "Writhe" - Shikamaru Nara defeats Asuma Sarutobi.
Episode 63 - "The Two Kings" - A White haired ninja with a scar on his face throws Sora 2 king komas.
Episode 68 - "Moment of Awakening" - Hiruzen Sarutobi plays Asuma Sarutobi.
Episode 71 - "My Friend" - Shikamaru Nara plays Asuma Sarutobi.
Episode 77 - "Climbing Silver" - Shikamaru Nara defeats Asuma Sarutobi.
Episode 78 - "The Judgement" - Shikamaru Nara daydreams about Shogi.
Episode 80 - "Last Words" - Shikamaru Nara flashbacks to scenes from episodes 68 & 71.
Episode 82 - "Team Ten" - Shikamaru plays numerous games.
Episode 83 - "Target: Locked On" - Shikamaru is the Knight.
Episode 89 - "The Price of Power" - Shikamaru Nara is defeated by his father Shikaku Nara.
Episode 179 - "Kakashi Hatake, The Jonin in Charge" - Asuma Sarutobi is losing to Shikaku Nara.
Episode 231 - "The Closed Route" - Shikimaru Nara plays his father Skikaku Nara.
Episode 233 - "Naruto's Imposter" - Shikamaru carves a Shogi King into a rock and tosses it to Konohamaru. [This king represents the Villagers; i.e. grandmas and grandpas and children they have to protect]

Neon Genesis Evangelion ( 新世紀エヴァンゲリオン ) - Episode 14 - Fyutsuki plays from a book

New Getter Robo ( 新ゲッターロボ ) - Episode 10 - "Lone Wolf" - There is a Pawn(?) Koma on the desk in the Tatsuyoshi clan's room.

Nichijou - My Ordinary Life ( 日常 ) -
Introduction - Yoshino Naganohara holds a knight koma.
Episode 9: part 35 - Yoshino Naganohara confesses to putting a knight koma in Mio Naganohara's Mont Blanc & a King koma in her limited 5-per-day shortcake.
Episode 9: part 36 - Young child with glasses is playing an adult.
Espisode 9 - Next Epsiode preview - "Hello. King Here. Shogi reminds me of Habu-san. Habu-san reminds me of Mongoose-san. I feel like a trip to Okinawa. It will all work out."
NOTE - Mongoose eats snakes. Habu is a name of snake that lives in Okinawa as well as the most famous shogi player. When 8-dan Ichiro Hiura showed a good winning percentage against Habu before, he was called "Mongoose".
In Okinawa, they used to take a habu and a mongoose and put them in a ring to fight. Usually the mongoose would win. I don't know if they still do this.
Episode 14 - A screen has 2 pawns next to 2 go stones, under the go stones it says "check" the two pawns promote and then words appear under the promoted pawns "Rebaass".
Episode 20: part 84 - Younger player runs out of time against an older man who has glasses.
Episode 24: part 103 - In Kendo class Misato Tachibana is given a knight koma by Yoshino Naganohara. Misato Tachibana looses.
Misato Tachibana "Thank you"
Yoshino Naganohara "here" [gives Misato Tachibana a knight koma]
Episode 24: part 105 Misato Tachibana is looking at the knight koma
Misato Tachibana "Was she trying to tell me something? Naganohara-san's so strong, people say she's invincible. Knight, a knight ... Speaking of Knights ..."
flashback to Mihoshi Tachibana "Why don't you reveal your feelings to him?"
[Misato Tachibana looks embarrassed]

Nisemonogatari ( 偽物語 ) - Episode 11 - "Tsukihi Phoenix, Part Four" - Yozuru, Oshino, Kaiki and another uni student used to play 4 person shogi (episode shows 7 pictures of shogi komas)

No Game No Life ( ノーゲーム・ノーライフ ) - Episode 4 - Sora uses Shogi as an example to make a point about difference in skill level.

Peace Maker Kurogane ( PEACE MAKER ) - Episode 8 has a Koma with "King" on it (at the festival)

Psycho-Pass ( サイコパス ) -
Episode 5 - has a Koma with "King" on it (in the MWPSB computer room)
Episode 18 - has a Koma with "King" on it (in the MWPSB computer room)
Episode 22 - Nobuchika Ginoza visits Tomomi Masaoka's grave and there is a Koma with "King" on it there.

Rah Xephon ( ラーゼフォン ) -
Episode 7 - Professor Rikudo Shougo plays the Reporter Futagami (aka Jumonji)
Episode 16 - Professor Rikudo Shougo plays Kisaragi Quon

Ranma Nibun no Ichi ( らんま ½ ) - Episode 103 Shogi Showdown
2nd Season Episode 6 - Genma Saotome defeats Soun Tendo
2nd Season Episode 8 - Soun Tendo defeats Genma Saotome
2nd Season Episode 16 - Genma Saotome "checks" Soun Tendo
2nd Season Episode 18 - Genma Saotome Vs Soun Tendo
2nd Season Episode 21 - "Kissing is such Sweet Sorrow" - Genma Vs Tendo (only see the board from the side)

Read Or Die OVA - there is a "Bishop" Koma in the Toto bookshop

R.O.D. the tv -
Episodes 3, 15, 17 & 26 there is a "Bishop" Koma in the Toto bookshop
Episodes 21 & 23 there is a "King" Koma in the Toto II bookshop

Rurouni Kenshin ( るろうに剣心 明治剣客浪漫譚 ) -
Episode 42 - Yumi Komagata plays Sojiro Seta.
Episode 83 - Dr Hans plays Sanosuke Sangura (Dr Hans wins 6 games of Shogi).

Samurai Champloo ( サムライチャンプル ) - Episode 5 - An old man is playing Shogi.

Samurai Flamenco ( サムライフラメンコ ) - Episode 13 - Soichi Aoshima (Flamenco Blue)'s grandpa plays another old man a Shogi variant.

Shiki ( 屍鬼 ) - Episode 3 - Munehide Murasako is playing Shogi from a book.

Shion No Ou ( しおんの王 ) - finally an anime who's main character is a professional Shogi player. Shogi is all the way through this anime.

Soul Eater ( ソウルイーター ) - Episode 17 - In the scenes with Excalibur and Cathy there is one shot with a Shogi Koma of a Bishop in it.

Star Blazers ( 宇宙戦艦ヤマト ) - Series 1 episode 14 - Wildstar plays a game of Shogi with Venture.

Tactics ( タクティクス ) - Episode 8 "She's a fox" - Haruka defeats Kantarou Ichinomiya at Shogi sort of...

Tatami Galaxy, The ( 四畳半神話大系 ) - Episode 4 "Disciples Wanted" - Higuchi Seitarou plays a Cat at Shogi (just flashes on the screen)

Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono ( てさぐれ!部活もの ) - Episode 3 "Capricious" - The 4 girls discuss a "New Shogi club" theme. Later in the episode they play a game of shogi but combine it with the game "twister" (it's played on a large board).

Tonari no Seki-kun: The Master of Killing Time ( となりの関くん )
Episode 2 - "King" - Seki makes a story using shogi pieces during class
Episode 8 - "Shogi 2" - Seki makes a another story using shogi pieces during class
Episode 16 - "Shogi VS Chess" - Seki makes a story using shogi pieces and (western) chess pieces during class

Vexille ( ベクシル 2077) - When Vexille first escapes from her rescuers in the city formerly known as "Tokyo", she runs through a market and there are two androids that are playing a game of Shogi.

World God Only Knows, the ( 神のみ ) Season 3 episode 1- Nanaka Haibara is a shogi master.


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