You know, maybe the Ryuo’s work is never done because their world keeps getting bigger.

Earlier today, the official The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done! (Ryūō no Oshigoto!) anime website updated with a new teaser trailer, as well as four cast reveals. We break the details down below:


The 90-second teaser features a brief look at the show in action. Yūma Uchida narrates the promo, which breaks into character dialogue between Yaichi Kuzuryū (Uchida) and Ai Hinazuru (Rina Hidaka). Theme song Kore Kara (From Now On) by Machico serves as a background track.


The following will join the show’s cast:

  • Ayumu Kannabe: Nobuhiko Okamoto
  • Kōsuke Kiyotaki: Toshihiko Seki
  • Machi Kugui: Sayaka Senbongi
  • President Seiichi Tsukimitsu: Sho Hayami

The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done! hits Japanese TV on January 8. Tokyo MX, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, BS Fuji, Mie TV, and AT-X will all carry the series.

Shinsuke Yanagi (And you thought there is never a girl online?, Momokyun Sword) is directing the series at studio Project No. 9, with Akane Yano (And you thought there is never a girl online?) providing character designs. Fumihiko Shimo (Amagi Brilliant Park, New Game!) is in charge of series composition for the show.

The previously-confirmed voice cast for the project includes:

  • Yaichi Kuzuryū: Yūma Uchida
  • Ai Hinazuru: Rina Hidaka
  • Ai Yashajin: Ayane Sakura
  • Ginko Sora: Hisako Kanemoto
  • Keika Kiyotaki: Ai Kayano
  • Mio Mizukoshi: Yurika Kubo
  • Ayano Sadatō: Chinami Hashimoto
  • Charlotte Izoard: Yui Ogura

All of the above are reprising their roles from a previously-released Drama CD.

Shiratori Shirow and illustrator Shirabi’s Ryūō no Oshigoto! light novels made their début in 2015, under SB Creative’s GA Bunko imprint. To date, five volumes have been released, with the most recent shipping on July 14.

A manga adaptation of the title also launched in 2015, by Kazuki and illustrator Kogetaokoge. The series made its début in Square Enix’s Young Gangan magazine, and currently spans four compiled volumes. The fifth book will hit stores on Thursday.

For audiences outside of Japan, Bookwalker Global revealed that they licensed the original light novel series as their second exclusive. The first volume will be released in English this fall, via Bookwalker’s site.

Bookwalker describes Ryūō no Oshigoto! as:

The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done! (working title) is about a teenage boy named Yaichi Kuzuryuu who happens to be the strongest shogi player in history, holding the top title of “Ryuo” (Dragon King). One fateful day, shogi-loving elementary student, Ai Hinatsuru, appears before him claiming that he promised to be her master. But was such a promise really ever made? Thus began their master and disciple relationship!
Who can match their level of intensity and passion for shogi?

Source: MoCa News