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Hikaru no Go

Hikaru no Go

Alternative Titles

English: Hikaru's Go
Japanese: ヒカルの碁

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 75
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 10, 2001 to Mar 26, 2003
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.221 (scored by 25156 users)
Ranked: #2862
Popularity: #609
Members: 48,777
Favorites: 1,189
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

comedy drama shounen sports

Synopsis

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.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Hikaru no Go
Sequel: Hikaru no Go: Journey to the North Star Cup
Summary: Hikaru no Go: New Year Special
Alternative version: Hikaru no Go Special

Characters & Voice Actors

Fujiwara no, Sai
Fujiwara no, Sai
Main
Chiba, Susumu
Japanese
Chiba, Susumu
Swaile, Brad
English
Swaile, Brad
...
Shindou, Hikaru
Shindou, Hikaru
Main
Kawakami, Tomoko
Japanese
Kawakami, Tomoko
Vincent, Samuel
English
Vincent, Samuel
...
Toya, Akira
Toya, Akira
Main
Kobayashi, Sanae
Japanese
Kobayashi, Sanae
Creton, François
French
Creton, François
...
Mitani's Sister
Mitani's Sister
Supporting
Kawasaki, Eriko
Japanese
Kawasaki, Eriko

Staff

Kamiya, Jun
Director
Takahashi, Hideo
Sound Director
Endou, Tetsuya
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kosaka, Harume
Episode Director



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Oct 6, 2014
AdamantiumX
This is somewhat of an anomaly. If you had told me that one of my favorite series was going to be a show about people playing go, I would've laughed and told you that you clearly don't know me. Yet, here it is.

Admittedly it's been a few years since I watched Hikaru. Working in the time to rewatch a 75 episode series isn't feasible when there's other anime to watch out there. However, that doesn't matter much as I will explain below.

Let's talk about the story first:

I rated Hikaru no Go an 8 on story because I felt like while it's exceptional, the story is read more
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Jun 19, 2007
Stormy_77
How on earth could anyone make a 75 episode anime about a school kid playing a 3000 year old board game? Surely there must be a lot of filler episodes. Those were my initial thoughts but Hikaru No Go had a great rating on Animenfo and I decided to start watching it.

The first thing to do is to collect the entire series of 75 episodes, the special and the Journey to Hokuta Cup before you start. One of the most amazing things about Hikaru No Go is it's ability to capture the viewer from the get go, once you start watching, it's like you don't read more
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Recommendations

Both series centre around a protagonist who becomes aware of and learns to love a classic Japanese game that's faded to 'niche interest' status, aspiring to become the very best and accumulating similarly-minded friends along the way. Although Chihayafuru lacks the mild supernatural element found in Hikaru no Go, Chihaya's motivation of improving to Arata's level of skill function similiarly to Hikaru playing go at Sai's urging and wanting to catch up with Touya.
hikaru no go is about a boy named hikaru who plays a game called go, in saki it is about a girl named saki who plays a game called mahjong, if u liked hikaru no go, this should be interesting also.

Opening Theme

#1: "Get Over" by dream (eps 1-30)
#2: "I'll Be the One" by HAL (eps 31-60)
#3: "Fantasy" by Nana Katase (eps 61-75)

Ending Theme

#1: "Bokura no Bouken" by Kids Alive (eps 1-12)
#2: "Hitomi no Chikara" by Mizuki Arisa (eps 13-30)
#3: "Sincerely ~ever dream~" by dream (eps 31-46)
#4: "Days" by shela (eps 47-63)
#5: "Music is My Thing" by Dream (eps 64-74)
#6: "Get Over ~Special Mix~" by dream (ep 75)
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