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Shion no Oh (manga)

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Alternative title:
Kings of shogi (French)
The Flowers of Hard Blood
しおんの王 (Japanese)
Genres: drama, mystery
Themes: shogi, sports
Plot Summary: Ishiwatari Shion's parents were slaughtered at their home when she was just four years old. The killer didn't harm her but the shock made her lose her voice. She was then adopted by her neighbours; the Yasouka's who raised her as their only child. With help from her new father who is a professional shogi player, she learned how to play and master shogi at an early age. Now, at the age of 11, she is taking her first steps at competing in official shogi matches in order to reach the highest ranks in the game. Things don't go smoothly though because she begins to receive mysterious death threats as she advances through her matches in a stark reminder of her parents' murder incident when the only clue at the scene of the crime was a shogi board with all the pieces arranged in perfect order on top.
User Ratings: 19 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 1 vote (raw:1)
 Excellent: 7 votes (Eng:4, sub:2, dub:1)
 Very good: 1 vote (Eng:1)
 Good: 5 votes (Eng:3, sub:1, others:1
1 French
 Decent: 4 votes (Eng:4)
 So-so: -
 Not really good: -
 Weak: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Bad: -
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 38 users, rank: #1786 (of 6609)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.526 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.666, rank: #2046 (of 7278)
Weighted mean: 7.487 (Good+), rank: #2460 (of 7278) (seen all: 7.91 / seen some: 7.20 / won't finish: 7.00)
Bayesian estimate: 7.524 (Very good−), rank: #1435 (of 3441)
Vintage: 2004-10-22
Release dates: We have 16
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story: Masaru Katori
Art: Jiro Ando
Japanese companies
Publisher: Kodansha
French staff
French companies
Publisher: Pika Édition
French cast

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