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“Ryuuou no Oshigoto” Meijin Is Recognized By the REAL Meijin?

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“Ryuuou no Oshigoto” Meijin Is Recognized By the REAL Meijin?

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(The Cover of TV Anime Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Blu-ray Volum 4)

TV Anime Ryuuou no Oshigoto! was aired from January to March 2018.
In the final episode (episode 12), the face of Meijin is revealed during a match against the protagonist, Yaichi Kuzuryuu, the Ryuuou.

The Meijin in real life is Yoshiharu Habu.
His wife, Rie Yoshiharu, tweeted on June 20, 2018 with two pictures;
Ryuuou wa Oshigoto (shiteru
which means Ryuuou is working.

Left: Yoshiharu Habu, the Meijin in real life
Right: the Meijin in Ryuuou no Oshigoto!

#名人戦 #羽生善治 #天童

りゅうおうはおしごと(してる

りゅうおうのおしごと pic.twitter.com/k4noC6SwwK

— 羽生理恵❄️運命は勇者に微笑む (@usaginoheso) June 20, 2018

Shirou Shiratori, the author of the light novel Ryuuou no Oshigoto! quoted the tweet on Twitter with

It is officially recognized by his wife?! (Translated by BUSHIDO SAMURAI)

— 白鳥士郎 (@nankagun) June 20, 2018

About the Design

Shirabi, the illustrator of the light novel,
revealed the design of the Meijin in the anime on March 26, 2018,
and said on March 27, 2018 that he did not mean to draw the character to look like Yoshiharu Habu.
But he has strong influence, Shirabi called it “Habumi“,
therefore the Meijin in Ryuuou no Oshigoto! ended up resembling Yoshiharu Habu
even though Shirabi did NOT check materials for the design on purpose.

名人の顔もちゃんとデザインもさせていただいてました #りゅうおうのおしごと pic.twitter.com/3w3cSCf0tn

— しらび@1日目東A-29a (@shirabii) March 26, 2018

名人の顔を似せるつもりはなかったんだけど、羽生みには勝てなかったんだなって…

— しらび@1日目東A-29a (@shirabii) March 27, 2018

わざと資料見ないで描いてた覚えがあるので、無意識で脳内変換がされていたのかもしれないです

— しらび@1日目東A-29a (@shirabii) March 27, 2018

Ryuuou no Oshigoto!, aka The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done!, is a light novel series written by Shirou Shiratori and illustrated by Shirabi. The novel centers on a boy who has the title Ryuuou in Shogi world.
The 9th volume is slated to release on August 15, 2018. A Drama CD will be bundled with the special version.

Yoshiharu Habu is well-known as the strongest Shogi player in Japan because of his achievements.
He was awarded People’s Honor Award by the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, on February 13, 2018.
Please read the article about him on Wikipedia for the details.

Via – Official Twitter Account
Rie Yoshiharu’s Tweet
Shirou Shiratori’s Tweet

Shirabi’s Tweet 1,2,3
Via – amazon.co.jp (The cover of the 4th volume of Blu-ray)

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