Shion no Ou
Alternative Names:

しおんの王 (Japanese)

Shion no Oh

The Flowers of Hard Blood

Shion's King

The King of Shion

시온의 왕 (Korean)


Country of Origin: Japan
Year Produced: 2007
Air Date: Oct 13, 2007 to Mar 22, 2008
Episodes: 22
Type: Series
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Shion no Ou

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Overview
Shion no Ō (しおんの王, Shion no Ō? lit. Shion's King), subtitled The Flowers of Hard Blood, is the title of an ongoing Japanese mystery manga written by Katori Masaru and illustrated by Jiro Ando. It is published by Kodansha in the seinen manga magazine Afternoon, and has been collected in eight bound volumes as of May 2008. It has been adapted as a twenty-two episode anime television series by Studio Deen, which began airing in Japan on October 13, 2007. A video game for the Nintendo DS will be released on April 10, 2008 by Mainichi Communications.

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Extended Information


Rating:
PG -13

Running time:
~23 minutes per episode

Episode titles:

1. Shion's path
2. Secrets
3. The Sound of a Shougi Piece
4. Demon Move
5. The Courageous Move
6. Provocation
7. Playing Pieces
8. The Door to Dreams
9. Master and Apprentice
10. Magic Spell
11. Doubt
12. Reading the Fox
13. Two Sides of an Object
14. Musical Challenge
15. Time's Answer
16. The Heavenly Eye
17. Mind Reading
18. Halted Time
19. Recalling Move
20. Demon Killer
21. The True Criminal
22. Towards Tomorrow


Opening Theme:

"LADY LOVE" by RIZE

Ending Theme:

"My dear friend" by Teruma Aoyama

Production

Fuji TV
Pony Canyon
Shion's King Production Committee
Yomiko Advertising, Inc.

Animation: Studio DEEN

Production staff:

Director: Toshifumi Kawase
Series Composition: Takashi Yamada
Music: Kousuke Yamashita
Original creator: Jiro Ando (art), Masaru Katori (story)
Character Design: Seiya Numata
Art director: Yutaka Mukumoto
Chief Animation Director: Seiya Numata
Producer: Kouji Yamamoto (Fuji TV), Shinichi Ikeda, Yuuichiro Takahata
Animation producer: Keiichi Matsuda
Colour setting: Takeshi Mochida
Editing: Masahiro Matsumura
Theme Song Composition: Hitoshi Harukawa (ED), Ken Harada (OP), RIZE (OP)
Theme Song Lyrics: JESSE (OP), Kenn Kato (ED)
Theme Song Performance: RIZE (OP), Teruma Aoyama (OP)
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Cast
CharacterActor
Ayumi Saitou (lead)Romi Paku
Saori Nikaidou (lead)Risa Mizuno
Shion Yasuoka (lead)Ayako Kawasumi
Makoto HaniHozumi Gouda
Osamu KamizonoRyusei Nakao
Sachiko YasuokaMariko Kouda
Satoru HaniMasaya Matsukaze
Shinji YasuokaYasunori Matsumoto