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Hikaru no Go

Hikaru no Go

Alternative Titles

English: Hikaru no Go
Japanese: ヒカルの碁

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 23
Chapters: 198
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 8, 1998 to Jul 14, 2003
Authors: Obata, Takeshi (Art), Hotta, Yumi (Story)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)

Statistics

Score: 8.221 (scored by 13287 users)
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Ranked: #4612
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Popularity: #180
Members: 23,116
Favorites: 1,383
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Volumes: /23
Chapters: /198

Synopsis

After stumbling across a haunted Go board, irresponsible Hikaru Shindo discovers that the spirit of a master player has taken up residence in his consciousness. In his pursuit of the "Divine Move," Fujiwara-no-Sai awakens in Hikaru an untapped interest and genius for the game, and soon the schoolboy is chasing his own dream—defeating the famed Go prodigy Akira Touya!

(Source: VIZ Media)

Background

Hikaru no Go won the 45th Shogakukan Manga Award for the best manga category in 2000.

The series was published in English by VIZ Media under the Shonen Jump imprint from May 19, 2004 to May 3, 2011 and also digitally from March 19, 2012 to January 8, 2013.

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Characters

Fujiwara no, Sai
Fujiwara no, Sai
Main
Shindou, Hikaru
Shindou, Hikaru
Main
Touya, Akira
Touya, Akira
Main
Waya, Yoshitaka
Waya, Yoshitaka
Supporting
Isumi, Shinichiro
Isumi, Shinichiro
Supporting
Mitani, Yuki
Mitani, Yuki
Supporting
Ogata, Seiji
Ogata, Seiji
Supporting


More reviewsReviews

daimira
Nov 15, 2007
As ancient Oriental board games go (no pun intended) Go, has a reputation for being either extremely boring, extremely difficult, extremely intense, or all of the above. It is not an easy game to play and a game is not easily finished, either. Yet Hikaru no Go, a manga that's all about Go and little else, made it seem exciting and interesting enough to stir some new-found appreciation for one of the oldest games around.

Strange how action-packed manga rarely draw me in, but a manga about a board game (for crying out loud, a BOARD GAME!) can drive me nuts and leave me crying over read more
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-Naami-
Dec 14, 2009
Finished being published in 2003, created by Takeshi Obata (art), known for his works on Death Note and Bakuman and Yumi Hotta (story); Hikaru no Go (English: “Hikaru’s Go”) is one rollercoaster of a manga.

Go, the main focus of the story is an ancient tactics game that originated from China approximately 3000 years ago. A complex game, much of the equivalent to Chess and is commonly known to be played amongst the elder generations.

This is where Hikaru no Go comes in. Taking the youth by storm and literally turning the Go world around, it takes a presumptively boring game which only ‘oldies’ are read more
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sneepsnop
Jun 2, 2015
This is a 23 volume series that's about people playing a board game. Throughout the course of the series, they play the game, they get better at it, they play against people who are pretty good at it, then they play some more. Why would I give a series that's pretty accurately summarized by that a 9? Because it's amazing.
Really, the plot is not as boring as it sounds. The story isn't really about the game. It's not like sitting and watching a chess match. Really, the actual amount of game playing is brief, and they don't go into too much depth about it that read more
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Raelith
Jun 1, 2008
I absolutely loved Hikaru no Go. (A little bit of trivia: For those who didn't know this already, Hikaru no Go was drawn by the same artist who drew Death Note, Obata Takeshi-sensei.)

Actually, I've already heard of Hikago a long time ago. However, I felt no sense of urgency to read it. I knew it was good though since I hadn't come across any bad reviews for it. But being primarily a shoujo fan, I lacked enough interest to actually download/buy the manga. It wasn't until I bought an issue of Shonen Jump which contained some chapters of Hikago that I had a reason to read more
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