Shibano Toramaru


Shibano Toramaru is a Japanese professional player, born November 9th, 1999. As of 2017, he is one of the brightest young stars of the Nihon Ki-in. His older brother Shibano Ryunosuke is also a professional player.

Shibano Toramaru
Shibano (left) winning the Shinjin O in October 2017


1p - 2014 (?) (1st spot for diploma, not playing the Honsen pro selection tournament as a 1st ranked insei for 3 consecutive months before Honsen).

2p - early 2016

7p - 1.08.2017

He reached the quarterfinals of the 3rd Globis Cup. In 2017, he won the Ryusei title, the Shinjin O, and won entrance to Honinbo and Meijin leagues. He became challenger to Cho U for the 2019 Meijin title and won by 4-1, thus becoming the first teenage Meijin at age 19.

Shibano Toramaru last edited by 2003:00ca:5f17:d100 on October 8, 2019 - 12:12
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