Alternative names:

緒方 精次


Human, Go Professional, Adult, Board Game Player, Glasses, Smoker


Gender: Male
Birthday: 17. January
Blood type: A
Eye colour: Brown
Hair colour: Yellow/Blonde
Height/size: 1.80m
Nationality: Japan
A Go professional 9-dan and student of Touya Kouyo. He first took notice of Hikaru when the latter explained a go move during a children's tournament that even professional Go players would take some time to see (which was actually Sai's doing) and later, as the rivalry between Hikaru and Akira emerged, catalyzed its development for several times, such as helping Hikaru to be accepted into the Insei test and occasionally reporting Hikaru's progress to an uninterested and disillusioned Akira. After the Net game between Touya Kouyo and Sai, Ogata also became obsessed with playing Sai and constantly nagged Hikaru. Unbeknownst to him, his request was finally granted just before Sai disappeared, during a game with Hikaru when he was too drunk to notice Sai was playing.
Ogata is one of the best young Go pros of Japan, having been the challenger for many titles throughout the series and finally winning the Gosei and Judan titles when Touya Kouyo retires. He's frequently after the Honinbo title Kuwabara currently holds and this sparks a rivalry between them. His birthday is January 17th.

Related anime:

Hikaru no Go TV, 2001
Hikaru no Go: Hokuto Hai e no Michi TV-Special, 2004

Related manga:

Hikaru no Go Manga, 1998

Voice actors:

Keiji Fujiwara, Japanese
Michael Adamthwaite, English
Ju Chang Lee, Korean
Pascal Nowak, French