Shion no Oh (TV)

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[ adapted from Shion no Oh (manga) ]

Alternative title:
Shion no Ou
Shion's King
The Flowers of Hard Blood
The King of Shion
The King of Sion
しおんの王 (Japanese)
시온의 왕 (Korean)
Themes: games, shougi, sports
Plot Summary: As a child, Shion Ishiwatari's parents were murdered in their own home. Shion escaped unharmed, yet the trauma caused her to lose her voice. The only evidence police found was a shougi board and one piece "the King". Neighbours and close friends of the family, Shinji and Sachiko Yasuoka, adopted Shion and taught Shion how to play shougi. As the years passed, she became known as a genius and quite a famous player. Now, as her fame rises, her past resurfaces and she discovers that being a professional shogi player may just lead to finding her parents' killer.
User Ratings: 333 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 29 votes (sub:28, dub:1)
 Excellent: 71 votes (sub:68, others:3
1 French subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
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 Very good: 118 votes (sub:115, dub:2, others:1
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 Good: 69 votes (sub:66, dub:1, others:2
1 Russian subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
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 Decent: 33 votes (sub:32, dub:1)
 So-so: 6 votes (sub:6)
 Not really good: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Weak: 4 votes (sub:4)
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Seen in part or in whole by 615 users, rank: #1532 (of 6072)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.832 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.3204, rank: #722 (of 6066)
Weighted mean: 7.779 (Very good−), rank: #674 (of 6066) (seen all: 7.88 / seen some: 7.50 / won't finish: 5.31)
Bayesian estimate: 7.770 (Very good−), rank: #495 (of 4620)
Running time: 23 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 22
Episode titles: We have 22
Vintage: 2007-10-13 to 2008-03-22
Opening Theme:
"LADY LOVE" by RIZE
Ending Theme:
"My dear friend" by Teruma Aoyama
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Japanese staff
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Director: Toshifumi Kawase
Series Composition: Takashi Yamada
Script: Ryoji Yamada
Storyboard: Shigeru Ueda (ep 3)
Episode Director: Kōsuke Kobayashi (ep 7)
Original creator:
Jiro Ando (art)
Masaru Katori (story)
Character Design: Seiya Numata
Art Director: Yutaka Mukumoto
Chief Animation Director: Seiya Numata
Animation Director: Sunao Chikaoka (ep 16)
Animation producer: Keiichi Matsuda
Color setting: Takeshi Mochida
Key Animation:
Hokuto Sakiyama (ep 21)
Shin Wakabayashi (eps 5, 15, 22)
Tokuyuki Matsutake (OP; eps 1, 22)
Theme Song Composition:
Hitoshi Harukawa (ED)
Ken Harada (OP)
RIZE (OP)
Theme Song Lyrics:
JESSE (OP)
Kenn Kato (ED)
Theme Song Performance:
RIZE (OP)
Teruma Aoyama (OP)
Animation Production: Studio DEEN
Backgrounds: Studio Tulip
Broadcaster:
BS-i (2007-11-19)
Fuji TV (2007-10-13)
Kansai Telecasting Corporation (2007-10-23)
Tokai TV (2007-10-26)
Recording Studio: Tavac Studio
Sound Production: Dax Production
Japanese cast
Ayako Kawasumi as Shion Yasuoka
Risa Mizuno as Saori Nikaidō
Romi Park as Ayumi Saitō

Hozumi Gôda as Makoto Hani
Mariko Kouda as Sachiko Yasuoka
Masaya Matsukaze as Satoru Hani
Ryusei Nakao as Osamu Kamizono
Yasunori Matsumoto as Shinji Yasuoka

Hiroshi Kamiya as Kobayashi
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