The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done!

Ranked #1 by Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi!* 2017 and soon-to-be anime Light Novel (eBook) now available exclusively on BookWalker!

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The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done!, Vol.1

  • The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done!, Vol.1


    The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done! is a story about a teenage boy named Yaichi Kuzuryu who happens to be the strongest shogi player in history, holding the top title of “Ryuo”(Dragon King).
    One fateful day, shogi-loving elementary student, Ai Hinatsuru, appears before him claiming that he promised to be her master. But was such a promise really ever made? Thus began their master and disciple relationship!

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    Bonus Item: Original Bookshelf Skin

    The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done!, Vol. 1 comes with an original bookshelf skin to store books on your BookWalker App!

    • You may store 10 books on this bookshelf.
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    • To download the original bookshelf skin, start BookWalker App (iPhone, iPad and/or Android only) and tap [Menu] (Upper left icon) > [Bookshelf Skin List], and choose [Original Bookshelf List] after the original bookshelf skin becomes available.


  • Yaichi Kuzuryu
  • Ai Hinatsuru
  • Ginko Sora
  • Keika Kiyotaki
  • Charlotte Izoard
  • Ayano Sadatou
  • Mio Mizukoshi

Author Interview!

Campaign Details and Conditions

Campaign Period
  • October 24th 08:00 PM PDT - November 14th 11:59 PM PST
  • October 25th 12:00 AM JST - November 15th 04:59 PM JST
Free Preview (Chapter 1-3)
  • Free preview for The Ryuo's Work is Never Done!, Vol.1 (English Light Novel eBook) is available for download until November 14th 11:59 PM, 2017 (PST).
  • The downloaded preview will expire on November 14th 11:59 PM, 2017 (PST).
Prize Details
  • 1st Prize: Ai-chan cushion - 60cm×40cm (1 Winner)
  • 2nd Prize: Signed shikishi board by Shirow Shiratori, the author of The Ryuo's Work is Never Done! – 273mm×242mm (10 Winners)
  • To be eligible for the giveaway, you must purchase The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done!, Vol.1 (English Light Novel eBook) during the campaign period (October 25th, 2017 PDT– November 14th, 2017 PST). You will automatically be entered into the giveaway after your purchase.
  • Winners will be contacted via their BookWalker registered e-mail and BookWalker message box by November 17th, 2017 (PST). For SNS users, you will be contacted by the e-mail address associated with your SNS account or your message box on BookWalker web store. Please confirm that the setting of your mailbox is able to receive e-mails from “”. To check or change your BookWalker e-mail address, go to [My Account] > Personal information.
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  • Winners will be given 7 days to claim their prize via e-mail. If there is no response, we will select a new winner.
  • In case prizes get returned to our office after shipment because you have (a) given us an incorrect shipping address or (b) failed to retrieve the package from the postman, we will NOT be able to ship it to you again.
Free Wallpaper
  • A link to download the wallpaper will be sent to the Message Inbox of all participants by November 17th, 2017 (PST).
  • Participants may download the free bonus wallpaper until December 1st, 2017 (PST).
Other Rules & Conditions
  • This campaign is only for BookWalker members. You may register for a membership from here for free.

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