The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done by Shirow Shiratori
The tale of a Shogi master and his loli harem.

TITLE: The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done
AKA: Ryuuou no Oshigoto!, りゅうおうのおしごと!
AUTHOR: Shirow Shiratori
PUBLISHER (English): Bookwalker
RELEASE DATE (English): October 24, 2017
PURCHASE (Bookwalker):

PUBLISHER (Japan): GA Bunko (SB Creative)
RELEASE DATE (Japan): September 15, 2015
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 6 (most recent released July 14, 2017)
ANIME SERIES: Upcoming. Premieres January 2018

From the back cover:

Latest series from Shirow Shiratori, the author of “No-Rin”! A comedy about a live-in apprentice who won’t take “no” for an answer and the most intense Shogi matches this century, all supervised by “Saiyuki”, Osaka’s young professional Shogi team!!

Open front door, and there’s a grade school girl sitting there–.
“I’m here to be your apprentice, as you promised!”
Claiming the Shogi World’s strongest title, “Ryuo”, at the age of 16, Yaichi Kuzuryu comes home to find a 3rd grade girl waiting for him, Ai Hinatsuru. A nine-year-old.
“Come again? …… Apprentice? Huh?“
“…… Don’t you remember?”
He did not, but that’s how the two came to share the same roof. Yaichi’s spirit was oncthe verge of breaking, but Ai’s unyielding enthusiasm reignites the fire within him–.


The light novel featured in this review is the official English release and was provided for review by the publisher. All opinions are my own and no other money was exchanged.