Kaoru Kishimoto

Kaoru Kishimoto

Animeography
Hikaru no Go
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Hikaru no Go: New Year Special
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Mangaography
Hikaru no Go
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Kaoru Kishimoto (岸本 薫)
Kaio Middle School Go club president and former insei who did not become a professional. He played Akira in a game, and had to resign early and admitted he was outclassed and right not to pursue professional play. Later he plays a match against Hikaru to gauge his strength, and defeats him easily. His dismissive attitude to Hikaru's plan to rise to Akira's level while playing in the school club spurs Hikaru on to register as an insei. His liking for black coffee allows Hikaru to realize that he is the failed insei that the other insei are discussing shortly after Hikaru becomes an insei.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Voice Actors
Sakurai, Takahiro
Japanese