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Hikaru no Go

TV, ep.75 (~23 min.), 2001

 

Information:

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Ganbatte, Sports, Game, Shounen, Supernatural, Games, Psychological, School
Tags: Brain Games and Gambling, Coming of age, Ghosts, Present, Board Games, Psychological, Shounen, Supernatural, Tournaments
Release Date: 10.10.2001 ‑ 26.03.2003
Studios: Pierrot Co., Ltd.
Licensors: Viz Media
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
Type: TV (2001)
Episodes: 75, ~23 min.

Alternative names:

ヒカルの碁
Hikago
Hikaru's Go
ひかるのご
With a two-tone hairstyle and a streak of immaturity, Hikaru Shindo finds an old Go board with a hidden surprise. Trapped inside is Fujiwara-no-Sai, the ghost of an ancient Go master. In the blink of an eye, Sai becomes part of Hikaru's consciousness and soon Hikaru begins to learn the true essence behind this ancient game of skill and strategy.
12-year-old Shindou Hikaru is just your average 6th grader. One day, while searching through his grandfather's attic, he comes across an old Go board. Upon touching the Go board, Hikaru is possessed by the spirit of Fujiwara No Sai, and continues to be haunted by him soon after. Sai was once a great Go player, who committed suicide and continued to stay in the world as a spirit desiring only to play Go once again. Finally bending to Sai's pleas, Hikaru allows Sai to play Go through himself, unknowingly attempting the first game with the young prodigy Touya Akira. Time has finally started moving, as Sai's quest for the perfect game, "The Hand of God", is set underway. Based on the manga by Yumi Hotta and Takeshi Obata.
While examining an old Go board in his grandfather's basement, twelve-year-old Shindo Hikaru is possessed by the restless spirit of Sai, an ancient Go master who has waited for over one thousand years to play the Hand of God: the perfect move. Sai convinces Hikaru to act as a vessel for making his moves, but it is soon clear that Hikaru also enjoys Go and wants to play his own games. Moreover, the rules of Go have changed since Sai's time, and Go players from all over the world are now much stronger, having had the benefit of hundreds of years of evolution and experimentation by the masters before them. Can this unlikely pair form a successful partnership and rise to the top of Japan's Go community, and can Sai finally play the Hand of God and find some peace?
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Related anime:

Hikaru no Go TV, 2001
Hikaru no Go: Oshougatsu Special TV-Special, 2002, Summary
Hikaru no Go: Tokubetsu Hen - Sabaki no Ikkyoku! Inishie no Hana yo Sake!! Other, 2002, Alternative version
Hikaru no Go: Hokuto Hai e no Michi TV-Special, 2004, Sequel

Related manga:

Hikaru no Go Manga, 1998, Adaptation

Related characters:

Akari FUJISAKI
Akari FUJISAKI
Hikaru SHINDOU
Hikaru SHINDOU
Akira TOUYA
Akira TOUYA
Yoshitaka WAYA
Yoshitaka WAYA
Kimihiro TSUTSUI
Kimihiro TSUTSUI
DAKE
DAKE
Shigeo MORISHITA
Shigeo MORISHITA
SHUU
SHUU
KUWABARA
KUWABARA
Seiji OGATA
Seiji OGATA
Yuuki MITANI
Yuuki MITANI
Kaoru KISHIMOTO
Kaoru KISHIMOTO
Kouyou TOUYA
Kouyou TOUYA
YUN
YUN
Fujiwara no Sai
Fujiwara no Sai
Heihachi SHINDOU
Heihachi SHINDOU
Harumi ICHIKAWA
Harumi ICHIKAWA
Michio SHIRAKAWA
Michio SHIRAKAWA
Kousuke OCHI
Kousuke OCHI
Yuuta FUKUI
Yuuta FUKUI
Su-Yeong HONG
Su-Yeong HONG
Ryuu
Ryuu
Mitani's Sister
Mitani's Sister
Yang HAI
Yang HAI
Le PING
Le PING
AMANO
AMANO
Zhao SHI
Zhao SHI
SHINODA
SHINODA
Atsushi KURATA
Atsushi KURATA
Baseball Team Member
Baseball Team Member
Company President
Company President
Hiroyuki ASHIWARA
Hiroyuki ASHIWARA
Hideki ISOBE
Hideki ISOBE
Customer
Customer
TSUJIOKA
TSUJIOKA
Yuri HIDAKA
Yuri HIDAKA
Hikaru' Mother
Hikaru' Mother
Chieko SAKURANO
Chieko SAKURANO
DEALER
DEALER
Young Girl
Young Girl
Asumi NASE
Asumi NASE
Li Xian SHENG
Li Xian SHENG
Shin'ichirou ISUMI
Shin'ichirou ISUMI
Tetsuo KAGA
Tetsuo KAGA
ZAMA
ZAMA
KAWAI
KAWAI
SOUGA
SOUGA
DOUMOTO
DOUMOTO
Go Professional
Go Professional
HIROSE
HIROSE
Toshinori HONDA
Toshinori HONDA
Toshio TSUBAKI
Toshio TSUBAKI
SHUUHEI
SHUUHEI
Customer
Customer
Hisho
Hisho
MATSUI
MATSUI
MASHIBA
MASHIBA
Igo Salon Owner
Igo Salon Owner
Igo Salon Owner's Wife
Igo Salon Owner's Wife
HAGIWARA
HAGIWARA
SAKAMAKI
SAKAMAKI
Match Recorder
Match Recorder
Toshirou Tsubaki
Toshirou Tsubaki
Hai Yang
Hai Yang
Mitsura Mashiba
Mitsura Mashiba
Akiko Toya
Akiko Toya
Mother Shindou
Mother Shindou
Father Shindou
Father Shindou
Hitoshi KOIKE
Hitoshi KOIKE
Iijima
Iijima
Kaneko
Kaneko
Kumiko TSUDA
Kumiko TSUDA
Kuwabara Honinbo
Kuwabara Honinbo
Natsume
Natsume
Sai
Sai
Shirakawa
Shirakawa
Su-Yong HONG
Su-Yong HONG
Testsuo KAGA
Testsuo KAGA
Tsubaki
Tsubaki
Zama OUZA
Zama OUZA