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Yaichi Kuzuryuu

Yaichi Kuzuryuu Anime

Yaichi Kuzuryuu Manga

Kanji 九頭竜 八一
Rōmaji Kuzuryuu Yaichi
Age 17
16 (at the beginning of the anime)
Birthdate August 1, 2000
Zodiac Sign Leo
Birthplace Ohno City, Fukui Prefecture
Gender Male
Personal Status
Status Alive
Relationships Ai Hinatsuru (disciple)
Ai Yashajin (disciple)
Ginko Sora (anedeshi)
Kousuke Kiyotaki (master)
First Appearance
Anime Episode 1
Manga Chapter 1
Light Novel Chapter 1
Voice Actors
Japanese Yuuma Uchida
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Yaichi Kuzuryuu (九頭竜 八一(くずりゅう やいち), Kuzuryuu Yaichi) is the main character of the series. He is an 8-dan shogi player, holding the top title of Ryuo.


Kuzuryuu Yaichi

Yaichi's full appearance

Yaichi is a young man of average height with short messy brown hair and brown eyes. He wore a gray blazer closed by orange buttons with a yellow necktie, a matching gray trousers, and a pair of black dress shoes.


Yaichi is a calm person who doesn't take things seriously if they aren't related to shogi. But when it comes to shogi, he almost turns into a different person. He has a kind personality, which sometimes turns into a misunderstanding and causes a lot of trouble. But he is a good master to his disciples and does his best to teach the easiest steps so that his disciples can catch on quickly.


Yaichi is a 16-year old professional shogi player who has claimed the title of “Ryuo” (lit. Dragon King), one of the seven major professional titles in shogi. Yaichi started playing shogi under the instruction of his master Kousuke Kiyotaki since he was 6, became a pro at the age of 15, and won the title at the age of 16. After finishing his middle school right after he turned pro, Yaichi chose not to attend high school and focus being a professional shogi player for a living.

Ever since attaining his title, Yaichi had been going on a losing streak with only 30% win rate and a staggering record of eleven consecutive defeats. His only recent victory was a ceremonial match between him and his master, and even that match ended horribly with his master making a huge commotion and taking a pee in front of everyone present in a fit of rage, even going as far as calling him a "scum Ryuo". It took Yaichi and Ginko's effort to clean up the mess he made.


Ai Hinatsuru

Ginko Sora


For this subject's image gallery, see Yaichi Kuzuryuu/Gallery



Main Characters Ai HinatsuruAi YashajinGinko SoraKeika KiyotakiYaichi Kuzuryuu
JS Research Club Ayano SadatouCharlotte IzoardMio Mizukoshi
Minor Characters Akina HinatsuruAyumu KannabeKousuke KiyotakiTakashi Hinatsuru