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Hikaru no Go  
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Description
A regular school boy, Hikaru Shindo stumbles upon an old GO board while looking through his grandpa's old storage room for something worth money. From inside the board came an old spirit named Sai who once dedicated his life to GO. Together, Sai continues to search for the move people call "The god's hand" while Hikaru slowly began interest in this ancient game and walks down the road of GO.

Hikaru no GO received the Shogakukan Manga Award in 2000.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
ヒカルの碁
棋灵王
棋魂
HikaGO
Hikaru - Kì Thủ Cờ Vây
Hikaru's Go

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Latest Release(s)
v.17 c.148 by Toriyama's World (2649d ago)
v.17 c.147 by Toriyama's World (2649d ago)
v.17 c.146 by Toriyama's World (2649d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
23 Volumes (Complete)
20 Volumes (Kanzenban)
12 Volumes

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Chap 148

User Reviews
Hikaru no Go by Rashid

Forum
2 topics, 28 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (1304 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.75 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 12th 2014, 3:02pm PST

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Year
1998

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Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (23 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #515 increased(+146)
Monthly Pos #882 increased(+91)
3 Month Pos #1049 increased(+52)
6 Month Pos #1099 decreased(-51)

List Stats
On 555 reading lists
On 680 wish lists
On 3307 completed lists
On 106 unfinished lists
On 317 custom lists

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Forum Posts
The ending! 182 days, 17 hours, 28 minutes ago
Silly little question 367 days, 15 hours, 18 minutes ago

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Transcends above standard shounen barriers. Must read.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by bgx
June 24th, 2012, 2:33pm
10, have it.
One of few manga's ive read that i consider to read again in future.

Feels generic at first but after you finish it you know that there is nothing else like that.

What makes it better than the other shounens? Plausibility, well of course im not really saying about supernatular aspect but the general main theme, which is competiton in a sport.

Author really grasped this thing while performing sublime process of growing the main characters in this aforementioned competition. Its really amazing when you compare last volume to the first one.
The difference in behavior and look of main characters is noticeable to the shock of reader. Its like, we don't see ourselves growing from day to day but we do when we compare old photos.

Masterpiece.

PS. This manga DOES NOT require from you to know anything about GO.

... Last updated on June 24th, 2012, 2:35pm
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Amazing!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by bamba4life
June 7th, 2012, 6:57pm
I love this manga. It made me laugh at so many moments and the end made me cry so much-- I loved all the characters and thought it was an amazing manga and everyone should read it--
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emotioanal...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by nadl-chan
April 16th, 2012, 11:02am
Woooah, I really love this manga.
It made me laugh and it made me cry...Damn it Sai!!
Even though after the first chapters Go was too complicated for me to undertsand anymore it was great.

BUT..the end! THE END! It´s horrible. I mean there`s soo much that`s not...yeah quite finished.
It was like the story ended half-way.
Well it gets a 9.99999999999 from me.

Read it! or watch

... Last updated on February 24th, 2013, 5:25am
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Perhaps better enjoyed as a kid   
Rating: 9.3 / 10.0
by MatrixM
March 20th, 2012, 3:25pm
Slightly weak ending but great overall [at least for a ten year old]. kind of like a chihayafuru for a younger demographic.
I'm not sure whether someone my age would like this series as much as i did back then, though.
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Wonderful.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sophie0
February 3rd, 2012, 2:26pm
This was the first manga I read, and it made me fall utterly in love. I started it on a whim, because I was vaguely interested in reading about Go, but I never would have expected to get hooked on it so quickly. I reread it for the first time yesterday, and even though I read it before I found myself almost tearing through my books. The plot it really gripping, even though at first I kept thing, hey, it's a boardgame, not the end of the world! But in a way that's what makes it so special. The passion the characters have for the game is infectious, and all of the characters are wonderful.
It isn't flawless, but I have yet to find another series as engrossing as this one. (For me, even though it's very different, Silver Diamond comes close.)
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Very Good.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by peopleboreme
January 29th, 2012, 4:16pm
I just finished the series and I must say it was very good. I still have a bitter feeling because of the ending, but I think it was a logical conclusion. The characters grew throughout the story and by the time you reach the end you can see exactly where they all stand, and where they want to go with their lives. Some people complain that all the loos-ends were not tied up, which is true, however, I feel like most of them didn't need to be. The relationship between Hikaru and Akira is clear and the situation between Sai and Akira's dad ended in a logical way.

Overall, this manga was surprisingly good. I never expected to be so captivated by a story revolving around a board game. The characters really do make the story, and once you finish they will continue to hold a place in your heart.
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amazing   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jellymarshmallow
December 27th, 2011, 1:39am
I think I've reread this manga at least 10 times.. and I've never gotten bored of it.
The plot is absolutely AMAZING and gripping. I don't know what makes it so good, but I can't stop reading it! It makes you become so involved with everyone and everything!
The artwork is also beautiful. At first, it seems simple, but then I realized that as the manga progressed, the characters slowly changed and began to look more mature. I didn't even notice until I looked back on the first few chapters, but the change is pretty big but really really well done.
The characters are INCREDIBLY likeable to me smile I get extremely attached to some characters... such as touya akira :3 Also, the passion is really inspiring and amazing to read about/sense actually. It even inspired me to try to play go, but I stopped immediately after realizing I absolutely suck LOL
Overall, my favorite manga of all time possibly... and I've read a LOT XD WOWW can I give this manga a 100000/10? haha
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a very great read   
Rating: 9.9 / 10.0
by whitespade
November 11th, 2011, 11:53am
this manga pull you in and never let go until the end. you cant put it down however much you want because you must, you need to know what happens next. for a manga that relies on a board game, this is a very incredible feat.

the characters are excellent, well rounded individuals that you can symphatised on. the plot, though using a touch of the supernatural is very logical and believable in its way. the pacing is superb and the arts are perfect for the atmosphere of this manga.

some people are dissatisfied with the ending. for me however, this is appropriate - for a manga with this much gravitas, it only need to rely on realism as wish fulfillment plot will only ruin it.
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Once in a life time Must read   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by cecixiao78
October 27th, 2011, 3:06pm
the ending was disappointing but it is great the anime is awesome too. It captivated you to keep reading and watching, you feel motivated to play with them. Nothing is your typical manga, it's unique. This was my favorite manga, but the ending was disappointing it was rushed, I wish their was another season. rumor states that Hotta yumi based the story off a real player but got sued so they had to rush it...
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Great.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Egg Tart
July 23rd, 2011, 12:53am
This isn't the type of action-y fast paced manga, but it is really entertaining. The plot was well developed and the characters were easy to fall in love with. The only down side is that the ending was sort of blah. And though I don't really like it, I understand why the author ended it that way since it sort of marked a new beginning for Hikaru.
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