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Hikaru no Go: Journey to the North Star Cup


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Hikaru no Go: Kita Hokuto Hai e no Michi
Japanese: ヒカルの碁 北斗杯への道

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 8.091 (scored by 8,045 users)
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Ranked: #4262
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Popularity: #2553
Members: 13,864
Favorites: 25
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Episodes: /1

Synopsis

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

Shindou, Hikaru
Shindou, Hikaru
Main
Kawakami, Tomoko
Japanese
Kawakami, Tomoko
Touya, Akira
Touya, Akira
Main
Kobayashi, Sanae
Japanese
Kobayashi, Sanae
Waya, Yoshitaka
Waya, Yoshitaka
Supporting
Takagi, Reiko
Japanese
Takagi, Reiko
Isumi, Shinichiro
Isumi, Shinichiro
Supporting
Suzumura, Kenichi
Japanese
Suzumura, Kenichi

Staff

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


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"Get Over" by dream

Edit Ending Theme

"Everlasting Snow" by Dream




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VoDKa
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 read more
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kajia
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 read more
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Marthgun
Nov 6, 2013
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 read more
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