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Hikaru no Go  
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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.

Won the Shogakukan Manga Award in 2000.


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Associated Names
Hikaru - Kì Thủ Cờ Vây
Hikaru's Go

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Latest Release(s)
v.17 c.148 by Toriyama World (2951d ago)
v.17 c.147 by Toriyama World (2951d ago)
v.17 c.146 by Toriyama World (2951d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
23 Volumes (Complete)
20 Volumes (Kanzenban)
12 Volumes

Completely Scanlated?

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

User Reviews
Hikaru no Go by Rashid

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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (1363 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.75 / 10.0
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 9% (129 votes)
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Last Updated
August 26th 2015, 10:33pm PST



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Viz (23 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #811 increased(+51)
Monthly Pos #1017 decreased(-21)
3 Month Pos #1033 increased(+84)
6 Month Pos #1085 decreased(-73)

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On 586 reading lists
On 707 wish lists
On 3457 completed lists
On 112 unfinished lists
On 355 custom lists

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The ending! 485 days, 1 hours, 46 minutes ago
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Love it!   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by kri91
December 23rd, 2012, 3:03am
Its awesome! I was completely immersed in reading this & There's not a single chapter where I was bored. The ending could have been made better(by that I mean all "happy happy") but its still a good ending
Read it & U'l love it smile
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Full throttle to the finish!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dannyboy95
August 15th, 2012, 5:05am
Hikaru no Go is INTERESTING. It simply keeps the reader entertained and unable to stop reading. From the first chapter, the intensity is set at full throttle and is continued throughout the whole series. Everything about Hikaru no Go is animated, and so it is perfect for anyone who is looking for a good read.

Hiraku no Go is manga that makes readers finish the whole series in less than a week. The chapters do not drag out and every frame is done with a purpose. When keeping this aspect in mind, you will not be let down by reading Hikaru no Go.

... Last updated on August 19th, 2012, 3:45am
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Great, but....   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Papaya1124
July 27th, 2012, 8:11pm
I loved it, loved, loved loved it. But, I hated the ending. It was the most tragic ending I have ever read and this manga isn't even a tragedy (although there is the issue with Sai). It was so disappointing. And I get you know "open-ended" and "amibiguous", but this is just ridiculous. No questions have been anwsered.

(I heard she was sued because she based one of the Korean (I think) guys faces after some guy.
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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.


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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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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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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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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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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