Go forward, Karolina!

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The nutritional energy bar Calorie Mate has created an animated web movie about the female player Karolina Styczyńska. 【カロリーナ x カロリーメイト】この度、外国人初の女流棋士カロリーナさんと栄養スポンサー契約を致しました。今後、栄養面のサポートをさせて頂きます。彼女のこれまでを描いたショートアニメも製作中!夢に向かってすすむ、すべての人を応援する #カロリーメイト から。#すすめカロリーナ #将棋 pic.twitter.com/ARPSAWpvqH — カロリーメイト (@CalorieMate_jp) April 3, 2018 The illustrator of this movie is also polish, Mateus Urbanowicz, he has been working in big projects like the movie ‘Your name‘ (君の名は). This animation will be released on June at the website of the nutricional energy bar CalorieMate. Since the name of the…

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Merry X’mas

This animation has been done by the user M in twitter. He likes to draw shogi players. Moriuchi dressed as Santa Claus gives Christmas gift to some young shogi players until he arrives to Habu’s home… 森内九段・羽生先生・佐々木六段・澤田六段・中村王座・佐藤康光九段で「サンタクロースウティ」 #描く将 pic.twitter.com/xcB1HbTle0 — M (@mtnharuki) December 24, 2017

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Hifumin love! Katou Hifumi x Morning Musume

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This year’s shogi fever still continues in Japan thanks to the 3 main characters: Fujii Souta, the youngest shogi player, Habu Yoshiharu who got the eternal seven crown, and Katou Hifumi “Hifumin” the oldest shogi player who retired this year. Hifumin has now quite free time and he is using it for his second hobby, appear on variety TV shows. He was already a regular at the TV program of Matsuko Delux and now he…

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Birthday presents

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Today, November 30, is my birthday so what a better opportunity for buy myself a few shogi books. I’m usually a ibisha (static rook) player but I want to learn to play furibushi (ranging rook) too so I bought two books about furibisha and one book about the endgame. 角交換四間飛車 The first one is exchange bishop 4th column ranging rook. I choose this one because I always has problems playing against this opening. So I…

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I want to go to Japan: Shogi edition

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Yesterday, there was a program on the japanese TV about foreigners who like Japan and want to visit it.  On that program they invited a small girl from Belarus to Japan. On the video they also showed the Shogi dojo of Minsk and some strong shogi players like Vincent Tanian and Sergei Lysenka. Here is the video of the TV program: https://youtu.be/wkOm0yJIwvY

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