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Shion no Ou  
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Yasuoka Shion lost her parents, and her voice, when she was a murder.

She was found amidst a blood-soaked room, and the only hint for the suspect was a Shougi board and one piece: the King. Now, Shion steps into the world of female professional Shougi players. As her popularity and fame slowly rises, so do the questions about her past, particularly the murder case that was never solved.


Related Series

Associated Names
Kings of Shogi
Shion no Oh
Shion no Ou: The Flowers of Hard Blood
Shion's King

Groups Scanlating
Immortal Abyss
Supreme Cream Scanlations

Latest Release(s)
v.8 c.43-50 (end) by Supreme Cream Scanlations (1148d ago)
v.7 c.42 by Supreme Cream Scanlations (1148d ago)
v.7 c.41 by Supreme Cream Scanlations (1150d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
8 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at volume 1

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (236 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.92 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 21st 2016, 12:28am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Afternoon (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #687 increased(+264)
Monthly Pos #1540 increased(+94)
3 Month Pos #2290 decreased(-29)
6 Month Pos #2334 increased(+76)

List Stats
On 773 reading lists
On 747 wish lists
On 355 completed lists
On 67 unfinished lists
On 254 custom lists

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Almost perfect   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Sosseres
January 12th, 2007, 8:07am
This manga is wonderful, I simply jump on the next scanlated chapter and wait for it inbetween. The art is good and the tension is kept up just as well, if not better than in Hikaru no Go. The game rules are more complex though so one doesn't pick them up as one goes along, will take a couple more volumes until I get the hang of it properly. smile
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intriguing story   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
July 27th, 2006, 1:49am
I love Shion's personality. The art and story are both very impressive. While I don't understand the Shougi at all, this manga still sucks me in
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Pretty good, but not spectacular   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Kidomi
July 28th, 2008, 10:51pm
Art is pretty good, story is okay; it's pretty good, but nothing spectacular either. A must read for shogi fans, however.
The ending kinda sucked for me, though. Predictable, didn't feel right to me. Other than that, a pretty good read.
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One of a kind   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by twltfreak
January 3rd, 2015, 8:46am
One of the disadvantages of being a non-native is that you miss out a lot of nuances when it comes to mangas like Chihayafuru... and this one. But then it speaks a lot when that handicap does not stop the manga from being beautiful, and addictive.

Shion no Ou is about a four year old Shion being discovered in a sea of her parents' blood. Taken in by kind neighbours, Shion grows up to be an amazing Shogi player. Almost, as if she were chosen by the god of Shogi...

It has been eight years, and the murders remain unsolved. Meanwhile, as the media become more aware of the talented young Shogi player with the tragic past, Shion realises that she does remember fragments of the events of that fateful night. And that the murderer might just be someone close to her.

The artwork is hands down one of the most gorgeous ones have seen. The portraits - yes, instead of graphic art, each rendering of characters is a portrait, that hide subtle nuances. The tension within the games (though hard to follow), the determination of each character, as well as the hunt for the murderer - each of them have been amazingly portrayed. And about the final reveal - some of the comments below claim that it was too obvious. Maybe it was. It is obvious that we readers love to guess who the criminal is when we read mystery novels/stories, and this manga does a fine job leading us on wild goose chases!

So I say, if you are tired of shojo heroines go 'kyaa kyaa' over trivial situations, or tragic heroines burdened with saving the world etc and want to appreciate a manga well written and well drawn, pick this one. And if you are anything like me, you would want to reread it once you know the ending, and appreciate the subtle hints the author had left behind all along (and cry victoriously that you knew it!)!

10 stars, well deserved.
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Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
February 9th, 2006, 12:47am
Liked this manga alot
too bad the scanlations are sooooo slow.
A lot better then hikaru no go except i dont understand the game at all
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Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
February 7th, 2006, 7:52am
great art
interesting story
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good read   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
April 19th, 2006, 6:00am
nice story nice (vol1), nice art
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Love this!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by der052
September 13th, 2007, 6:05pm
This is going to be made into an anime! I'm really excited because from what I've read so far, it is very interesting even though Shougi is harder for me to comprehend then Go. biggrin
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Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
November 13th, 2005, 1:59am
Reminds me of Hikaru no Go, cept with BISHOUJOS! The art is very very impressive.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by asicsnow
November 16th, 2007, 10:44pm
I like it so far, but pearlesque...its not about Go, its about Shogi. Its a TOTALLY different game. Its like comparing Risk to Chess. smile
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