Moe X Shogi: An Introduction to the Magic of Shogi
Ikaros Shobo, known for its many moe-related books such as Moe at Tank School, recently released a new book called Introduction to the Magic of Shogi, a book that teaches its readers how to play shogi through seven cute characters. Although the book is scheduled to go on sale on November 6th, many copies appeared in stores on November 1st.
According to Akiba Blog, a note on the cover of the book:
According to the author of a shogi blog:
While the book introduces the movement of each chess piece through a moe character, such as fu (pawn), kyo (lance), keima (knight), hisha (rook), kaku (bishop), kin (gold general), and gin (silver general), a majority of the actual shogi explanations did not include these the cute characters. This is to make sure people will pay more attention to the shogi instructions rather than the characters.