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Here's the opening sequence of the shogi-themed Japanese anime series "Shion no ou". I don't know anything about anime so I can't give an informed opinion, but personally I found the show engaging. Of course, the series centers around shogi (Japanese chess), so it immediately appealed to me, but it is also an involving psychological murder mystery. If nothing else, watching "Shion no ou" might spark your interest in shogi. With a little effort you can find all 22 half-hour episodes on the Internet. Just do a Google video search for it.
And here's a clip from the go-themed anime "Hikaru no go". I picked the clip more or less at random, but it will give you a good feeling for what the series is like:
I'm afraid the game is not a central theme, but still a pretty strong theme, among some other philosophical ones. Avatar was one of the best things I have come across in this world.
It was broadcasted on Nickelodeon, I'm sure a google search would provide some online streaming options if you are interested.
Have you watched Avatar The Last Airbender?
No I haven't. Is it on YouTube or elsewhere online? If a game is its central theme, I'll probably enjoy it.
Have you watched Avatar The Last Airbender? There's a game called "pai sho" there, my profile picture shows one their pieces. It's the "chess" of that virtual world, and has very deep roots.
Watching "Shion no ou" led me to view "Hikaru no go", the go-themed anime series. "Hikaro no go" is much more light-hearted than the dark and disturbing "Shion no ou". Although I found the background story of "Shion no ou" more to my taste, "Hikaru no go" provides a wealth of material on go culture and the tournament scene in Japan, and for that reason alone, the series is worth watching.
I'll pass your post around in our anime group to see if anyone already watched it
Should be interestnig :)
I don't know if "Shion no ou" sparked a shogi craze in Japan, but apparently the manga and anime series "Hikaru no go" sparked a go craze there. Here's a BBC report about it from few years ago. You can view it on youTube here:
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