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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.

Hikaru no GO received 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 (2610d ago)
v.17 c.147 by Toriyama World (2610d ago)
v.17 c.146 by Toriyama World (2610d 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

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Hikaru no Go by Rashid

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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (1297 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.75 / 10.0
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September 12th 2014, 3:02pm PST

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Viz (23 Volumes - Complete)

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3 Month Pos #1092 increased(+22)
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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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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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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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nice manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ferreroman
October 7th, 2010, 9:31am
Excellent manga ,it could be childish but it's not ,I some times hated the main character but i also understand him some other times, its really like seeing a life in front of you and you wish that it would never ends, but Warning,the ending is fucking horrible, it fucking sucks for that, the manga is like not the best thing in the world but that makes it better , not sure how to explain but for not being incredible its very good and its realistic and the plot its far from being childish and far from being stupid, in fact the plot is one of the best ones i've seen next to Historie,I haven't watch the anime but i guess that is not as good as the manga it self, sorry if i sound stupid but my English is far from being perfect but u got the idea which is the one thing that is important here
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