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Shogi, the Japanese chess variant known as the “game of generals,” is enjoying a wave of popularity in its homeland thanks to a gawky teenage prodigy with a rock-star following.

Sota Fujii’s incredible success and quirky charm have made him a household name in Japan, dusting off the traditional board game’s musty image and taking it to a new audience.

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