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: 8.081 (scored by 6146361,463 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #4912
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1554
Members: 133,281
Favorites: 2,332

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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
Kamiya, Jun
Takahashi, Hideo
Sound Director
Kosaka, Harume
Episode 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)

Jun 19, 2007
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 ...
Aug 22, 2009
Hikaru no Go is, in essence, an anime about the world of Go; about the game, the friendships and rivalries that arise in this world, the challenges, obstacles and feelings. This is a lot to actually live up to, and Hikaru no Go most certainly fills its role well.

It starts out very simle, in a way you've probably seen before. The main character, Shindou Hikaru, encounters a paranormal apparition by coincidence while stumbling around in his shed, and only he can see it. Said apparition is, in fact, the ghost of a skilled Go player from the past, Fujiwara no Sai. He really wants to ...
Dec 24, 2006
An anime about a grade school boy playing a board game. Sounds intense, huh? *cough*

That's what I thought when I first heard about Hikaru no Go. But how about something like this: A young boy is introduced to a board game unchanged through nearly three millenia by the spirit of a top player still yearning to complete what is called the "Hand of God." But then again, everything sounds good when you throw in big words.

Hikaru no Go is essencially the story of Shindou Hikaru as he is inhabited by Fujiwara no Sai - a genius go player from the Heian Period. As Hikaru is ...

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