Anytime anywhere, you can watch the professional shogi games !

This is an official application brought by the Japan Shogi Association to watch live professional shogi games.

・You need to monthly subscription to watch games.
・When you purchase the subscription for the first time, the user registration is necessary.
・You can watch free trial five games.
・You can watch free 30 moves of today's games.
◆Subscription Price:4.99 USD / month
You can restore the subscription by [Restoring] button. Please login iTunes by same Apple ID previously used.
◆View or Cancel of Subscription:
① Go to Settings APP > [your name] > iTunes & App Store
② Tap your Apple ID.
③ Tap [View Apple ID]. You might need to sign in.
④ Tap [Subscriptions].
⑤ Tap the subscription that you want to manage.
– Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
– Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
– Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
– Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
・You can not cancel by other methods.
・You can not cancel currently month.
・You will be charged by iTunes account.
◆Privacy policy and Terms of Use:

* Player, Tournament, comments in games, blog, columns, tumeshogi, shogi news are in Japanese.


- You can watch live professional official games almost every weekday.
The relayed games are usually one or a few for a day.
- You can replay all games relayed in the past six months at any time.
- You can search a specific game by tournament, players, and day.
- Live blog
- Columns
- Daily Tsumeshogi (Free)
- Shogi news in Japanese (Free)

What's New

Version 4.40

- Improved push notification.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings
19 Ratings

Useful, but needs Google translate!

This app is really cool, and worth the $5/month subscription to stay up to date with all the shogi professional games.

But one thing that is missing is a Google translate option to automatically translate the commentary to English or other languages, like on the Japanese Shogi Association website.

The biggest thing missing as an American who's into shogi isn't how to navigate the app, it's that most information is presented in Japanese well beyond my ability.


Pretty good, but could use some improvements

This is a decent app. It says free, but in order to make use of its main feature, you must pay a subscription which is very reasonable, only about a dollar a month. It is easy to go through games, but I would suggest that there be a way to move pieces freely in order to follow the analysis and variations more easily. It would also be good to be able to export the game score and notes so that you can also use it on a program like BCM Shogi so that you can add your own notes to it later on.

Jiff Waterhaus


Even if you can't read Japanese (I can't), this app is a great buy for the archived kifus and the daily tsume problems, available on the go. The fact that you can watch games in real time is a nice extra, but I imagine most games start and finish while I'm asleep. Thank you to the JSA for putting this app on the English app store!


Japan Shogi Association
94.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Japanese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2010-2018 Japan Shogi Association, Yoshikazu Kakinoki
In-App Purchases
  1. Shogi Live One Month Right-to-Use $3.99
  2. Monthly Subscription $4.99
  3. Shogi Live Three Months Right-to-Use $11.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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