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Hikaru no Go

Manga, vol.23 (1998)

 

Information:

Genres: Comedy, Ganbatte, Slice of Life, Drama, Game, Shounen, Supernatural, Psychological
Tags: Brain Games and Gambling, Present, School
Release Date: 08.12.1998 ‑ 14.07.2003
Studios: Shuueisha Inc.
Type: Manga (1998)
Volumes: 23, Chapters: 197

Alternative names:

ヒカルの碁
Hikago
Hikaru's Go
Hikaru no Go
After stumbling across a haunted go board, Hikaru Shindo discovers that the spirit of a master player named Fujiwara no Sai has taken up residence in his consciousness. Sai awakens in Hikaru an untapped genius for the game, and soon the schoolboy is chasing his own dream--defeating the famed go prodigy Akira Toya!
While rummaging through his grandfather's possessions, Hikaru Shindo stumbles upon an old bloodstained Go board. Much to his surprise, he also finds that the board is inhabited by the spirit of Fujowara no Sai, a Go instructor to the Emperor during the Heian period... and he's going to reside in Hikaru's body! Urged on by Sai, Hikaru begins to play - albeit with no intention of playing seriously; though as Sai teaches his host about Go, he awakens both Hikaru's interest in the game as well as an innate hidden talent for it. Before long he finds himself paving his own path in the world of Go. Although Hikaru is naturally skilled, does he have what it takes to defeat his rival, Akira, without Sai's help? And will he ever be able to achieve the ultimate move known as the ‘Hand of God'?

Production:

Takeshi Obata (Art),
Yumi Hotta (Story)

Related anime:

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

Related characters:

Hikaru Shindou
Hikaru Shindou
Sai Fujiwara no
Sai Fujiwara no
Akari Fujisaki
Akari Fujisaki
Akira Toya
Akira Toya
Yuki Mitani
Yuki Mitani
Tetsuo Kaga
Tetsuo Kaga
Kimihiro Tsutsui
Kimihiro Tsutsui
Yoshitaka Waya
Yoshitaka Waya
Shinichiro Isumi
Shinichiro Isumi
Kousuke Ochi
Kousuke Ochi
Seiji Ogata
Seiji Ogata
Shigeo Morishita
Shigeo Morishita
Honinbou Kuwabara
Honinbou Kuwabara
Yeong-ha Ko
Yeong-ha Ko
Koyo Toya
Koyo Toya
Yuta Fukui
Yuta Fukui
Suyong Hong
Suyong Hong
Toshirou Tsubaki
Toshirou Tsubaki
Asumi Nase
Asumi Nase
Hai Yang
Hai Yang
Kiyoharu Yashiro
Kiyoharu Yashiro
Atsushi Kurata
Atsushi Kurata
Tae-seon Ahn
Tae-seon Ahn
Kaoru Kishimoto
Kaoru Kishimoto