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Shion no Ou

Shion no Ou

Synopsis: Shion Nou follows the story of Yasuoka Shion, a 13 -year -old shougi player with a tragedy past. Shion's parents were brutally murdered in front of her when she was 5 years old. The killer sat with her and challenged her to a shougi game, after telling her that if she wanted to stay alive, she should forget how to talk and forget what happened that night.

Now Shion has entered the kingdom of feminine to Kishi, silent but strong. As she gather more and more attention, the same happens with the questions about her past and the brutal murder she has witnessed. Shion's memories come back slowly and the mystery begins to unravel, thread.

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- Information
- Trailer/OP
- Curiosities
- Manga and Products
- Characters
- Summary
- Games, OVAs, Movies
- Meaning
- Related


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Anime Names

  • Anime Name: Shion no Ou
  • Anime Name in Japanese: しおんの王 - The Flowers of Hard Blood
  • Anime Name in English: The Flowers of Hard Blood
  • Other names: Shion no Oh

Production information

  • Producers: Yomiko Advertising, Pony Canyon, Fuji TV, DAX Production
  • Licensors: Desconhecido
  • Studios: Studio Deen

Anime Information

  • Type: TV
  • Episodes: 22
  • Date: October 14, 2007 - March. 23, 2008
  • Genres: Drama, mystery, suspense
  • Subjects: Strategy game
  • Target: Josei

Anime Reviews

  • note: 7.521
  • Popularity: 10664

Video Trailer/Opening

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Below is the main curiosities of the anime "Shion no Ou": 

  • Shion no or is an anime of mystery and suspense that takes place in the world of Shogi, a chess -like Japanese board game.
  • The protagonist, Shion Yasuoka, is a Shogi Prodigy player who lost his voice when her parents were murdered in front of her during a Shogi match when she was only five.
  • The anime is based on a manga of the same name written by Masaru Katori and illustrated by Jiro Ando, ​​who was serialized in the magazine Monthly Shōnen Gangan of 2004 to
  • Shion no or was directed by Toshifumi Kawase and produced by Studio Deen studio, and aired in Japan from October 2007 to March
  • The anime was well received by critics and the public, being praised for its intriguing plot, captivating characters and high quality animation.
  • Shion No or was also adapted for a Nintendo DS game released in 2008 in Japan, which features an original story and allows players to play Shogi against anime characters.
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Main Characters

Below is the main characters of: "Shion no Ou"With your voice actors and a brief description of the character: 

  • Shion Yasuoka (Ayako Kawasumi) - Anime protagonist, a young Shogi prodigy who lost his family in a mysterious incident.
  • Ayumi Kannami (Miyuki Sawashiro) - Shion's rival in Shogi and her childhood friend.
  • Saori Nikaidou (Akeno Watanabe) - Shogi player and shion friend.
  • Koushou Shinoda (Kouji Yusa) - Shion Shogi coach and former professional player.
  • Yasuoka (Hiroki Yasumoto) - Shion and Detective Uncle investigating the incident that killed her family.
  • Ayumi's Father (Takaya Kuroda) - Ayumi's father and professional shogi player.
  • Ayumi's Mother (Yuko Kaida) - Ayumi's mother and professional shogi player.
  • Kai Shimada (Takahiro Sakurai) - Professional Shogi player and rival of Koushou Shinoda.
  • Ayumi's Grandfather (Takashi Matsuyama) - Ayumi's grandfather and a retired professional shogi player.
  • Satoru Hani (Kazuya Nakai) - Professional Shogi player and friend of Koushou Shinoda.

Summary and events

  1. Young Shion loses her parents in a car accident and becomes a professional Shogi player at 7 years old.
  2. Shion is challenged by Shogi Ayumi player, who ends up being murdered during the match.
  3. Shion becomes the main suspicion of Ayumi's murder and is brought to trial.
  4. During the trial, it is revealed that Ayumi was, in fact, a man disguised as a woman and that his death was related to a Shogi game that he had played with his twin brother, Saori.
  5. Shion becomes obsessed with discovering the truth behind Ayumi's death and begins to investigate on his own.
  6. Shion discovers that Saori is actually a woman who was passing her twin brother and that she had killed Ayumi for revenge.
  7. Shion confronts Saori and defeats her in a Shogi match, proving her innocence and revealing the truth about Ayumi's death.
  8. Shion continues to play Shogi professionally and face challenges in his career.

What happens in the end?

Below we have a summary of what happens at the end of the anime Shion no OuWe have placed a Spoiler alert, just click below to display the content of the end of the work.

At the end of Shion's manga at or, Shion becomes the female shogi tournament champion and finally discovers the truth about the death of his parents. She also reconciles herself with her older sister, Ayumi, and starts working as a Shogi professional. In addition, she becomes close to Saori, a Shogi player who becomes her mentor and friend.

Games, Movies, OVAs and Specials

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  • Shion no Ou (Nintendo DS)

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Meaning of Shion no Ou

Let's look at the translation of each word and explanation of the anime's name: 

しおんの王 - The Flowers of Hard Blood
  • しおん (Shion) - own name
  • の (no) - possession particle
  • 王 (ou) - king
The name of the anime, "Shion No or", can be translated as "The King of Shion". The story takes place around Shion, a young prodigy of the Shogi (Japanese chess) game, who lost his family in a brutal murder. She decides to become a professional player in Shogi to discover the truth behind the death of her parents and siblings. The anime's name makes reference to Shion's talent in Shogi's game, which makes her a "queen" on the board.

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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Shion no Ou has a total of 22 episodes. This number may not represent all seasons.
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