Hikaru no Go: Hokuto Hai e no Michi

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Synonyms: Hikaru no Go: Journey to the North Star Cup
Japanese: ヒカルの碁 北斗杯への道


Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 3, 2004
Producers: Dentsu
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Pierrot
Source: Manga
Theme: Strategy GameStrategy Game
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 1 hr. 17 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.941 (scored by 1266412,664 users)
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Ranked: #7002
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Popularity: #4389
Members: 23,767
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Hikaru is given a phone call asking him to appear in the Japan/China/Korea Junior's Tournament but he finds out he will have to take place in a preliminary tournament to choose Japan's three contestants. Upon discussing this with Akira, he discovers that Akira has already been chosen for the tournament and will not be taking place in the preliminaries. Hikaru then decides not to visit Akira's Go Salon until he takes his place on the team with Akira. That may be tougher than originally planned, as not only does Hikaru have to battle with old friends for one of two coveted spots, but he may have a new challenger, in a promising player from the Kansai Go Institute.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Endou, Tetsuya
Director, Script, Storyboard
Obata, Takeshi
Original Character Design
Hotta, Yumi
Original Creator
Wakakusa, Kei


Opening Theme

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"Get Over" by dream

Ending Theme

"Everlasting Snow" by Dream


Jan 8, 2009
Hikaru no Go: Journey to the North Star Cup is a 1 hour 15 minute special, which continues from where the animated series ends. For this reason, it is important for you to have watched the complete anime series in order to appreciate this enjoyable movie. Watching this special without having watched the anime is analogous to fast forwarding the Godfather to watch the last 30 minutes of the movie. It simply will not work and you will most likely be confused and bored. Therefore, for those of you who are yet to see the anime, I suggest that you do that before watching this ...
Dec 2, 2010
"Hikaru no Go: Journey to the North Star Cup" is a much needed fix for those of us who are suffering withdraw symptoms after the main series finished. Coming off the back of the series, I found myself settling immediately into this OVA. And no wonder - it retains much of same feel as the series, so much so that it feels more like a natural continuation rather than a standalone special, and it feels weird reviewing this separately. It re-uses the music from the series and even starts off with highlights from the last episode. It continues right from the point where the series ...
Nov 6, 2013
Mixed Feelings
Hikaru no Go needs no introduction to this small sequel,

an anime about a kid who plays go and the highs and lows on that journey.

When I finished the 70+ episode series, not gonna lie, i was pretty disappointed that it ended so weak, plus they wasted the last 15 or so episodes on hikaru crying and random stuff that no one cared about.

But i did also understand that this was a story about the journey, instead of a story about resolutions. Still doesn't take the sting away that the story had just started to get really good.

This, being a sequel special, I had high ...

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