The Best Episodes Directed by Shinsuke Yanagi

August First

#1 - August First

The Ryuo's Work is Never Done! Season 1 - Episode 9

My Navi Women's Open Qualifying. Aito, who has enough energy, won the first round. The next opponent Ai will play against is the title holder of the female throne, "Ikazuchi of the Handling", the sacred thunder. Thunder is obsessed with Yaichi and asks for a reply to his confession. Yaichi cannot imagine the future in which Ai will win due to the difference in ability between Thunder and Ai, but on the other hand, Ai vowed that he would never lose today for some reason. Can Ai break the thunder! ??

star 8.67
9 votes
The Final Judgment

#2 - The Final Judgment

The Ryuo's Work is Never Done! Season 1 - Episode 12

The 4th station of the Ryuo battle between the master and Yaichi, which is held at the hot spring inn Hinatsuru. If he loses here, Yaichi loses the title of Ryuo. But his heart was calm and clear. Aito, Ginko, and Katsura watch the biggest battle in Shogi history in the waiting room. And Tengi watching the online broadcast from home. No one knows the whereabouts of the game. Supported by the eyes of Ai who believes in the victory of the master, Yaichi challenges the fateful battle! !!

star 8.67
9 votes
Dear 10-Year-Old Me

#3 - Dear 10-Year-Old Me

The Ryuo's Work is Never Done! Season 1 - Episode 7

Yaichi did not give up the game with the natural enemy, Yamatobuki Hachidan until the end, and Yaichi showed a come-from-behind victory. However, its appearance is too dazzling for Katsura today. Born in a shogi player's family as the daughter of Kiyotaki Kudan, she has been familiar with shogi since she was a child, and as the age limit of the workshop approaches, she has not yet been qualified to become a female shogi player. Katsura, who loses her confidence and suffers, suddenly stops at an old research notebook she once wrote. There ...

star 8.64
11 votes
A single choice can change everything

#4 - A single choice can change everything

Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki Season 1 - Episode 11

An overheard conversation between Mizusawa and Hinami gives Tomozaki a different perspective on his private lessons in conquering the game of life.

star 8.40
30 votes
The Other Ai

#5 - The Other Ai

The Ryuo's Work is Never Done! Season 1 - Episode 4

At the request of Kudan, the chairman of the Shogi Federation, Yaichi met Yasha Shinteni, a selfish young lady in the 4th grade of elementary school. Although it is a twisted and high-flying garment, the skill of shogi is quite good. Yaichi, who thought that the existence of his rivals would strengthen his relationship, secretly decided to welcome Tengi as a disciple. Yaichi trains his garment at the Shogi Dojo in the New World, refraining from being in a bad mood when he takes another disciple. Of course, Ai couldn't have noticed such a suspicious master ...

star 8.38
13 votes
All-Rounder

#6 - All-Rounder

The Ryuo's Work is Never Done! Season 1 - Episode 6

Yaichi's natural enemy is Yaichi Yamato, who is an all-rounder and has the nickname of "both swordsmen." Yaichi asks General Ikuishi Mitsuru, who has the nickname of "Maestro", to teach him and aim to become the same all-rounder before the rematch with him, who was defeated in the game after a long absence and is about to come three weeks later. Yaichi and Ai go to the public bath and dojo "Gokigen no Yu" run by Ikishi every day to practice. Not only to win the sword cutting, but also to prepare for the battle with the master who was called the strongest genius in history.

star 8.38
13 votes
Spinning Dragon

#7 - Spinning Dragon

The Ryuo's Work is Never Done! Season 1 - Episode 10

An absolute god-like champion and master with six titles of eternal qualifications. The Ryuo battle will be held in which the master will "challenge" the current Ryuo Yaichi. The venue for the first station is Hawaii, an island of everlasting summer. At the resort-like eve, Ai's 10th birthday is also celebrated, and innocent comments asking her to win are praised. And the first station that was greeted. The master sets up an unexpected "one-handed loss angle replacement" in Yaichi. Yaichi, who is familiar with this tactic, seemed to have an advantage in the situation ...

star 8.25
8 votes
Artlessly Flawless

#8 - Artlessly Flawless

The Ryuo's Work is Never Done! Season 1 - Episode 5

Yaichi unfortunately found the site where he was secretly practicing his garment. Ai was furious that she was lying and "practicing" with a "cute" girl of the same age. Due to the provocation of Tengi and Yaichi's rant, Ai "gets out" and stays in Master Kiyotaki's house. Yaichi goes to bring Ai back, but the words of the master who understands all the circumstances of the matter decide to keep Ai at the master's house for a while. After learning the practice at the shogi dojo in the town, Tengi decided to take the entrance examination for the workshop.

star 8.23
13 votes
First Tournament

#9 - First Tournament

The Ryuo's Work is Never Done! Season 1 - Episode 8

Ai and Tengi participated in the challenge match of the biggest competition in the women's shogi world, "My Navi Women's Open", along with Katsura. The two have won four consecutive victories. Yaichi felt a little loneliness with joy in the grown-up appearance of his disciples. The next day, Yaichi, who was invited to the shogi broadcast, was in charge of commentary with a female shogi player, Tamaki Kajiba. However, when he was furious at the flirtatious appearance, he broke into the studio with JS Lab. Rumors of suspicion of Ryuo Lolicon all over the country due to a series of misleading problem statements ...! ??

star 8.20
10 votes
Multiplayer games have their own special appeal

#10 - Multiplayer games have their own special appeal

Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki Season 1 - Episode 10

Tomozaki gets a taste of the traditional overnight normie camp activities he'd always shunned as the group plots to get Izumi and Nakamura together.

star 8.18
28 votes
Equipment for girls has special effects

#11 - Equipment for girls has special effects

Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki Season 1 - Episode 12

A talk with Kikuchi helps Tomozaki realize what he really wants, and a confrontation with Hinami sets the course for the future of their relationship.

star 8.12
26 votes
When you go back to the starter town with the full party, new stuff tends to happen

#12 - When you go back to the starter town with the full party, new stuff tends to happen

Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki Season 1 - Episode 9

Tomozaki rehearses with Hinami to prepare for his movie date with Kikuchi and is invited to an overnight barbecue with his popular normie classmates.

star 8.07
28 votes
Best Wishes

#13 - Best Wishes

The Ryuo's Work is Never Done! Season 1 - Episode 11

After finishing the third station of the Ryuo War, Yaichi is impatient because he can't even reward his masters. I can't afford to think about the fact that I fell down with a fever. He refused even Ginko's best advice. Every day I'm lonely, staying in my room and immersing myself in my research. Hoping for Yaichi's revival, Katsura leaves a note asking him to watch his game. The next Mynavi main race is a big chance for Katsura to become a female shogi player. What does she want to tell Yaichi through the game?

star 8.00
9 votes
Training Group Entrance Exam

#14 - Training Group Entrance Exam

The Ryuo's Work is Never Done! Season 1 - Episode 3

Ai will take the entrance examination of the workshop. Moreover, if you do not clear the condition of winning all the exams given by your parents, you will not be able to continue playing shogi. After defeating Abe no Sadato of the same JS Lab and Yoshitsune Kuruno, a professional shogi player, the final game is finally over. What stood in front of Ai was Yaichi's sister and apprentice, Sora Ginko, the strongest woman with the nickname "Snow White of Naniwa." Ginko's relentless hands hunt down her childhood. Can Ai win? ??

star 7.93
14 votes
I thought once you reincarnated, you still get another chance?

#15 - I thought once you reincarnated, you still get another chance?

And You Thought There Is Never a Girl Online? Season 1 - Episode 5

Ako asks to play a different game during the club meeting, and Kyoh suggests a first-person shooter. Ako feels threatened when she thinks Nanako is interested in Hideki, and withdraws from both school and her friends.

star 7.83
69 votes
And you thought there is never a girl online?

#16 - And you thought there is never a girl online?

And You Thought There Is Never a Girl Online? Season 1 - Episode 1

Hardcore otaku Hideki Nishimura enjoys playing a net game with other members of his online guild, and finally agrees to marry one within the game. However, when he finally meets his "wife" in real life, she is not exactly what he expects.

star 7.80
90 votes
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Sometimes you conquer a dungeon only to find a strong boss back in your village

#17 - Sometimes you conquer a dungeon only to find a strong boss back in your village

Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki Season 1 - Episode 4

Tomozaki begins tutoring Izumi in his favorite game, comes clean to Kikuchi, and gets roped into playing against the vengeful Nakamura after school.

star 7.80
30 votes
There are some problems a bottom-tier character can't fix alone

#18 - There are some problems a bottom-tier character can't fix alone

Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki Season 1 - Episode 8

Mimimi's at her breaking point. A deeper dive into her past reveals why she's so driven to beat Hinami, while Hinami's motivation remains a mystery.

star 7.68
28 votes
I thought if I went to the beach, I would become a normie?

#19 - I thought if I went to the beach, I would become a normie?

And You Thought There Is Never a Girl Online? Season 1 - Episode 7

The club members hold their summer club camp at a cottage by the sea, with the provision that for 24 hours, none of them are allowed to connect to the net. The others try to make the camp a memorable experience for Ako.

star 7.68
59 votes
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I thought if I declared my love, I was sure to succeed

#20 - I thought if I declared my love, I was sure to succeed

And You Thought There Is Never a Girl Online? Season 1 - Episode 6

Hideki is nervous about revealing his true feelings for Ako before summer vacation. When the first term's final exams draw near, everyone rallies behind Ako, who is in danger of flunking the term, in order to make sure that she passes.

star 7.61
69 votes
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My net game wife is a girl online!

#21 - My net game wife is a girl online!

And You Thought There Is Never a Girl Online? Season 1 - Episode 12

With only one chance to take back Fort Cantor from Wallenstein, Kyo explains her plan to the others of taking and defending the castle until time runs out.

star 7.60
55 votes
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I thought if we stayed over, we would get along better?

#22 - I thought if we stayed over, we would get along better?

And You Thought There Is Never a Girl Online? Season 1 - Episode 9

To persuade Ako to get cracking on her summer vacation homework, the girls have a study session sleepover at Kyoh's gigantic house. However, without Hideki around to keep Ako under control, things soon get out of hand.

star 7.57
60 votes
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I thought we couldn't play net games at school?

#23 - I thought we couldn't play net games at school?

And You Thought There Is Never a Girl Online? Season 1 - Episode 2

Having met his other in-game guild members in real life, Hideki begins to picture them in their characters' places. Ako's behavior at school the next day makes it clear that she has trouble separating the game from reality.

star 7.56
80 votes
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I thought I was giving up being a net game husband?

#24 - I thought I was giving up being a net game husband?

And You Thought There Is Never a Girl Online? Season 1 - Episode 8

When Hideki is dumped out of his game of Legendary Age and cannot get back in, he soon realizes that his account has been hijacked by someone else. However, before he can do anything to stop them, the damage is already done.

star 7.53
60 votes
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Once you start speedrunning the minigames, you seriously can't stop

#25 - Once you start speedrunning the minigames, you seriously can't stop

Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki Season 1 - Episode 6

The student council election is approaching, and Tomozaki joins Mimimi's campaign. Turns out they both have their reasons for wanting to beat Hinami.

star 7.53
30 votes
I thought her secret wasn’t going to get out?

#26 - I thought her secret wasn’t going to get out?

And You Thought There Is Never a Girl Online? Season 1 - Episode 4

When its members admit that sometimes the line between the game and reality becomes blurred for them, Saito considers the possibility of dissolving the club. The others try to help Ako deal with unwanted attention from her classmates.

star 7.50
64 votes
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When a mentor character becomes a boss, they'll push you to the edge

#27 - When a mentor character becomes a boss, they'll push you to the edge

Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki Season 1 - Episode 7

Tomozaki brings his gamer's cunning to Mimimi's campaign speech--but Hinami's a gamer, too. Tama tells Tomozaki how she and Mimimi became friends.

star 7.50
26 votes
I thought net games and reality were different?

#28 - I thought net games and reality were different?

And You Thought There Is Never a Girl Online? Season 1 - Episode 3

During their first club meeting, Akane is delighted by her faster machine, Ako gets a lesson in dressing for the occasion, and Kyoh is prevented from using her premium equipment. However, the line between game and reality becomes more blurred.

star 7.46
78 votes
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When a girl's your first friend, life feels like a date for a while

#29 - When a girl's your first friend, life feels like a date for a while

Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki Season 1 - Episode 3

With Hinami's help, Tomozaki gets a crash course in dressing well and talking to girls, getting unexpectedly close to one classmate in particular.

star 7.46
35 votes
The characters who become your friends after you clear a hard event usually have high stats

#30 - The characters who become your friends after you clear a hard event usually have high stats

Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki Season 1 - Episode 5

Tomozaki makes a new friend, then goes on a shopping trip for Nakamura's birthday--of all things. Naturally, Hinami turns it into a teaching moment.

star 7.41
27 votes
I thought we could win by delegating to others?

#31 - I thought we could win by delegating to others?

And You Thought There Is Never a Girl Online? Season 1 - Episode 11

Rusian and the others include Nekohime and Sette, and recruit the top-ranked PvP guild "Wallenstein" to bolster their ranks. With the additional help, Guild Alley Cats charges in to take over Fort Cantor, but not everything goes according to plan.

star 7.37
54 votes
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I thought we would do our best at the culture festival?

#32 - I thought we would do our best at the culture festival?

And You Thought There Is Never a Girl Online? Season 1 - Episode 10

The Net Game Club members find that they are obliged to take part in the upcoming school culture festival. However, they are at a loss as to what presentation to make, until Kyoh has an idea that coincides with Legendary Age's fall update.

star 7.36
58 votes
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It feels awesome to gain a bunch of levels after a battle

#33 - It feels awesome to gain a bunch of levels after a battle

Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki Season 1 - Episode 2

Hinami tasks Tomozaki with starting and joining conversations; after his first few attempts fall flat, he comes away with some astute observations.

star 7.32
41 votes
Days with a Disciple

#34 - Days with a Disciple

The Ryuo's Work is Never Done! Season 1 - Episode 2

At the Shogi Hall, where Yaichi took me, I became acquainted with JS named Mio Mizukoshi, Abe no Sadato, and Charlotte Isoar. Around the same time, Yaichi, who was playing in the official game, was in danger of falling into the trap of Ayumu Kaminabe 6th Dan. Ayumu's dragon-killing Georgius-that is, the "lancer" approaches the dragon king Yaichi. Beside that, Ai was staring at the board with a serious expression ....

star 7.23
13 votes
Say what you want; famous games are usually fun

#35 - Say what you want; famous games are usually fun

Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki Season 1 - Episode 1

Ace gamer Fumiya Tomozaki has given up on the "garbage game" of life, until a classmate offers to teach him the rules of this ultimate god-tier game.

star 7.17
46 votes
A Disciple Storms In

#36 - A Disciple Storms In

The Ryuo's Work is Never Done! Season 1 - Episode 1

Ai Hinazuru of JS (elementary school girl) rushed to the house of a 16-year-old boy, Kuzuryu Yaichi, who became the best title in the shogi world, "Ryuo", at the age of 9 who admires him as a "master"! ?? At first, he thought he would turn back, but Yaichi, who felt a glimpse of his talent, decided to welcome her as an uchi-deshi for the time being, partly due to the progress of Master Kiyotaki. In this way, the story of Ryuo Kuzuryu Yaichi and his disciple Ai Hinazuru began.

star 7.12
17 votes