“The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done!” has the distinction of being promoted by Japan’s Shogi Assassination, not to mention gaining a lot of fans after the TV anime aired.

Unfortunately, the Amazon listing for the 10th volume tankoubon release of Kazuki and Kogetaokoge’s hit shogi manga stated that it would be the last one.

The listing reveals that Vol. 10 will be released 9 August 2019. This means, if there are no more delays, the manga will officially end its run with the release.

The manga launched back in October 2015 within the pages of Square Enix’s Young Gangan magazine. It adapted Shirow Shiratori’s “The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done!” light novels.

Here’s how Kadokawa describes the franchise’s story:

The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done! is about a teenage boy named Yaichi Kuzuryuu who happens to be the strongest shogi player in history, holding the top title of “Ryuo” (Dragon King). One fateful day, shogi-loving elementary student, Ai Hinatsuru, appears before him claiming that he promised to be her master. But was such a promise really ever made? Thus began their master and disciple relationship!

The anime is aired on Animax Asia.

Source: Amazon