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"March comes in like a Lion" shows numerous shogi matches between master-level players. I am wondering whether the matches shown in the series are representative for master-level play or whether it's just background material made up by the screenwriters. From what I read about shogi, it sounds like a serious art in Japan, so I was wondering whether the producers put in the effort to e.g. engage some expert players as consultants or reproduce excerpts of actual historic matches.

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  • Wikipedia can be a good start. Aug 11 at 2:37
  • I did check the German and English wikipedia articles on the series, as well as on shogi, but I didn't see anything mentioned in this regard.
    – Murch
    Aug 11 at 2:47
  • What do you mean by actual high-level historic games? If you are asking shogi is what people play in reality, then yes. According to 日本将棋連盟, the oldest shogi pieces date to AD 1058.
    – sundowner
    Aug 11 at 8:01
  • I've rewritten my question to clarify what I'm curious about
    – Murch
    Aug 11 at 13:19
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I understand the question as Are arrangements of shogi pieces in the games drawn in the manga modelled on or reproducing game records of actual games between real professional(-level) players?.

First, the manga has a professional player as an advisor (He writes columns in interchapter pages). So the arrangements are definitely not random.

According to a blog post, some arrangements are actually based on real records, though not exactly reproducing them in most cases. So finally, the answer to your question is yes, at least partially.

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