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As a fan of Cowboy Bebop

and Samurai Champloo

I was pretty excited when I got my shogi board in the mail today, direct from Japan:


It's not an expensive one ($5 + $8 shipping—at the risk of sounding like a shill, this one, in fact), but it feels nice, and mostly I'm just happy to be able to play shogi with a real board and real pieces. I can slip on my flip-flops and feel like I'm sauntering around the Hinata Inn!

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Naruto also showcases Shogi:



One of the protagonists, Shikamaru, plays Shogi with his sensei. They reference the game on many different occasions when Shikamaru is the focus of attention.

This was actually my first introduction to the game.

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Also, I really like your set. Where did you get it?
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Quarashi wrote:
I really like your set. Where did you get it?

Thanks!

I put the link in the post above, but it's not exactly announced there, so here it is again: there's another copy available on eBay; bidding begins at $4.99, with $8 shipping. I was the only bid on mine, so I'd guess you're likely to get it if you bid.

My copy took 13 days to arrive from Japan.
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There's also an anime series called Shion no Ou that is all about Shogi, but not in the same way that Hikaru no Go features Go.
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ekted wrote:
There's also an anime series called Shion no Ou that is all about Shogi, but not in the same way that Hikaru no Go features Go.

A game I really enjoy. How are the two series?
 
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HuginnGreiling wrote:
ekted wrote:
There's also an anime series called Shion no Ou that is all about Shogi, but not in the same way that Hikaru no Go features Go.

A game I really enjoy. How are the two series?


I can vouch for Hikaru no Go. It was amazing. If you in any way, shape or form enjoy the game Go, you should definitely watch it.
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Shogi also plays a part in the manga and anime Ranma 1/2. Two of the main characters constantly play it (and find ways of cheating at it) while the craziness of the show takes place.

There's also an entire episode dedicated to Shogi where they "play" with real live pieces

The show is great though in a wacky 80's kind of sense. It was my first introduction to the game, but also holds a special place in my heart as one of my all time favorite animes in general.

It's by the same writer as Inuyasha if you're familiar with that.

Oooh ... I have this on my to-watch list.
 
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Quarashi wrote:
HuginnGreiling wrote:
ekted wrote:
There's also an anime series called Shion no Ou that is all about Shogi, but not in the same way that Hikaru no Go features Go.

A game I really enjoy. How are the two series?


I can vouch for Hikaru no Go. It was amazing. If you in any way, shape or form enjoy the game Go, you should definitely watch it.

I have been, thanks to your recommendation. It blew my mind.

I'm temporarily paused at the point at which
Spoiler (click to reveal)
Sai has died, and Hikaru has given up Go. In the next episode I have to watch, Isumi is in China.
I needed a break after the emotional toll.
 
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For an exhausive list:

http://shogiwar.webs.com/Shogi_War_Page/anime.html
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HuginnGreiling wrote:
Quarashi wrote:
HuginnGreiling wrote:
ekted wrote:
There's also an anime series called Shion no Ou that is all about Shogi, but not in the same way that Hikaru no Go features Go.

A game I really enjoy. How are the two series?


I can vouch for Hikaru no Go. It was amazing. If you in any way, shape or form enjoy the game Go, you should definitely watch it.

I have been, thanks to your recommendation. It blew my mind.

I'm temporarily paused at the point at which
Spoiler (click to reveal)
Sai has died, and Hikaru has given up Go. In the next episode I have to watch, Isumi is in China.
I needed a break after the emotional toll.

And I'm finishing the post-finale special tonight, as a break between cutting and assembling my wargame table.

What an amazing series. Equal to Cowboy Bebop in my mind.
 
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