Hikaru no Go

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Synonyms: Hikaru's Go
Japanese: ヒカルの碁
English: Hikaru no Go
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Type: TV
Episodes: 75
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 10, 2001 to Mar 26, 2003
Premiered: Fall 2001
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Tokyo, Dentsu, Dream Force
Licensors: VIZ Media
Studios: Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: SchoolSchool, Strategy GameStrategy Game
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.071 (scored by 6331363,313 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5442
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1633
Members: 138,669
Favorites: 2,424

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While searching through his grandfather's attic, Hikaru Shindou stumbles upon an old go board. Touching it, he is greeted by a mysterious voice, and soon after falls unconscious. When he regains his senses, he discovers that the voice is still present and belongs to Fujiwara no Sai, the spirit of an ancient go expert. A go instructor for the Japanese Emperor in the Heian Era, Sai's passion for the game transcends time and space, allowing him to continue playing his beloved game as a ghostly entity. Sai's ultimate goal is to master a divine go technique that no player has achieved so far, and he seeks to accomplish this by playing the board game through Hikaru.

Despite having no interest in board games, Hikaru reluctantly agrees to play, executing moves as instructed by Sai. However, when he encounters the young go prodigy Akira Touya, a passion for the game is slowly ignited within him. Inspired by his newfound rival, Hikaru's journey into the world of go is just beginning.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Nishizawa, Susumu
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Endou, Tetsuya
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kamiya, Jun
Takahashi, Hideo
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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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 (eps 75)


Mar 6, 2024
Hikaru no Go is a shining example that a fantastic shonen anime can be created without excessive violence, tragic backstories, or the world-saving hero trope. Instead, the characters engage in intense battles of intellect rather than physical prowess. If anyone ever claims that board games are boring, this series will prove them wrong.

The Go matches in this anime are not only well-executed but also highly captivating, keeping the spectator on the edge of their seat. The central theme of the series revolves around pushing oneself forward, confronting new challenges, and embracing difficulties head-on.

An intriguing aspect of Hikaru no Go is the focus on character ...
Feb 10, 2024
This anime brought me into a new and unique story perspective that you won’t find in almost any other entertainment. Very few shows, anime, and movie Can make you feel for a board game and for characters the way this anime does. I was very new to Go when I first watched this anime, but I had such an appreciation for its complexity and attachment to character by the time it was over. I began to see go in all parts of my life and I remembered the quotes of characters in significant moments.

The first couple episodes draw you in and then the anime gets ...
May 9, 2012
Hikaru no Go was a long running manga written by Hotta Yumi in the late 90s, early 2000s. Of course, it got an anime adaptation. I'll be honest, it's an anime based off of a board game. I don't see much possibility of it being good or interesting. Will it surprise me? Let's take a look at the anime and find out.

Our story begins with a boy with ridiculous, multi-coloured hair, Shindou Hikaru, going through his grandfather's garage. He comes across an old Go board with a stain that only he can see. The ghost of a Go player named Sai from ancient times ...

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