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16 (at the beginning of the anime)
|Birthdate||August 1, 2000|
|Birthplace||Ohno City, Fukui Prefecture|
|Relationships||Ai Hinatsuru (disciple)|
Ai Yashajin (disciple)
Ginko Sora (anedeshi)
Kousuke Kiyotaki (master)
|Light Novel||Chapter 1|
|“||Man, grade schoolers are the best!||”|
Yaichi Kuzuryuu (
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.
- For this subject's image gallery, see Yaichi Kuzuryuu/Gallery
|Main Characters||Ai Hinatsuru • Ai Yashajin • Ginko Sora • Keika Kiyotaki • Yaichi Kuzuryuu|
|JS Research Club||Ayano Sadatou • Charlotte Izoard • Mio Mizukoshi|
|Minor Characters||Akina Hinatsuru • Ayumu Kannabe • Kousuke Kiyotaki • Takashi Hinatsuru|