Satoshi Murayama

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Satoshi Murayama
Native name村山聖
BornJune 15, 1969
HometownFuchū town, Hiroshima
DiedAugust 9, 1998(1998-08-09) (aged 29)
Achieved professional statusNovember 5, 1986(1986-11-05) (aged 17)
Badge Number180
Rank9 dan
RetiredAugust 9, 1998(1998-08-09) (aged 11)
TeacherNobuo Mori [ja] (7 dan)
Career record356–201 (.639)

Satoshi Murayama (村山 聖, murayama satoshi, June 15, 1969 – August 9, 1998) was a Japanese professional shogi player who achieved the rank of 9-dan.[1]

As a child, he spent much of his time hospitalized due to nephrotic syndrome. He later acquired bladder cancer but focused on shoji rather than getting treatment.[2]

The movie Satoshi: A Move for Tomorrow was based on Murayama's life as a shogi professional.[2]

Nikaidō Harunobu in March Comes in like a Lion is a character modelled on his life.


  1. ^ "". Retrieved 2018-02-27.
  2. ^ a b "Movie about 'shogi' master Satoshi Murayama closes Tokyo International Film Festival". Retrieved 2019-04-29.

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