Hikaru no Go

TV (75 eps)
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While examining an old Go board in his grandfather's basement, twelve-year-old Shindo Hikaru is possessed by the restless spirit of Sai, an ancient Go master who has waited for over one thousand years to play the Hand of God: the perfect move. Sai convinces Hikaru to act as a vessel for making his moves, but it is soon clear that Hikaru also enjoys Go and wants to play his own games. Moreover, the rules of Go have changed since Sai's time, and Go players from all over the world are now much stronger, having had the benefit of hundreds of years of evolution and experimentation by the masters before them. Can this unlikely pair form a successful partnership and rise to the top of Japan's Go community, and can Sai finally play the Hand of God and find some peace?

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  • (Sub) Eternal Rivals image

    Episode 1

    (Sub) Eternal Rivals

  • (Sub) The Key Point image

    Episode 2

    (Sub) The Key Point

  • (Sub) Akira Bares His Fangs image

    Episode 3

    (Sub) Akira Bares His Fangs

  • (Sub) Kaga of the Shogi Club image

    Episode 4

    (Sub) Kaga of the Shogi Club

  • (Sub) An Inkling of an Awakening image

    Episode 5

    (Sub) An Inkling of an Awakening

  • (Sub) A Game of Beauty image

    Episode 6

    (Sub) A Game of Beauty

  • (Sub) I'm Not Going to Play You image

    Episode 7

    (Sub) I'm Not Going to Play You

  • (Sub) Rainy Day Strategy image

    Episode 8

    (Sub) Rainy Day Strategy

  • (Sub) Eyesore image

    Episode 9

    (Sub) Eyesore

  • (Sub) The Third Player image

    Episode 10

    (Sub) The Third Player

  • (Sub) A Very Despicable Act image

    Episode 11

    (Sub) A Very Despicable Act

  • (Sub) No Cheating Allowed image

    Episode 12

    (Sub) No Cheating Allowed

  • (Sub) A Personal Resolve image

    Episode 13

    (Sub) A Personal Resolve

  • (Sub) The Third Match image

    Episode 14

    (Sub) The Third Match

  • (Sub) The Ghost in the Net image

    Episode 15

    (Sub) The Ghost in the Net

  • (Sub) Who Is Sai? image

    Episode 16

    (Sub) Who Is Sai?

  • (Sub) The Match of Revelation image

    Episode 17

    (Sub) The Match of Revelation

  • (Sub) Akira Vs. Sai image

    Episode 18

    (Sub) Akira Vs. Sai

  • (Sub) Hikaru's True Strength image

    Episode 19

    (Sub) Hikaru's True Strength

  • (Sub) The Road to Turning Pro image

    Episode 20

    (Sub) The Road to Turning Pro

  • (Sub) The Haze Middle School Go Club image

    Episode 21

    (Sub) The Haze Middle School Go Club

  • (Sub) The Insei Test image

    Episode 22

    (Sub) The Insei Test

  • (Sub) The Championship Room image

    Episode 23

    (Sub) The Championship Room

  • (Sub) Akira Vs. The Oza image

    Episode 24

    (Sub) Akira Vs. The Oza

  • (Sub) Fear and Impatience image

    Episode 25

    (Sub) Fear and Impatience

  • (Sub) Welcome to the A-League! image

    Episode 26

    (Sub) Welcome to the A-League!

  • (Sub) A Place to Return image

    Episode 27

    (Sub) A Place to Return

  • (Sub) The Young Lions Tournament image

    Episode 28

    (Sub) The Young Lions Tournament

  • (Sub) Kuwabara Hon'inbo image

    Episode 29

    (Sub) Kuwabara Hon'inbo

  • (Sub) Ogata Vs. the Hon'inbo image

    Episode 30

    (Sub) Ogata Vs. the Hon'inbo

  • (Sub) The Awful Opponent image

    Episode 31

    (Sub) The Awful Opponent

  • (Sub) The Last Day of the Prelims image

    Episode 32

    (Sub) The Last Day of the Prelims

  • (Sub) We're a Team! image

    Episode 33

    (Sub) We're a Team!

  • (Sub) No Winning Allowed! image

    Episode 34

    (Sub) No Winning Allowed!

  • (Sub) Only One Can Win image

    Episode 35

    (Sub) Only One Can Win

  • (Sub) My Name Is… image

    Episode 36

    (Sub) My Name Is…

  • (Sub) The Pro Exam Begins image

    Episode 37

    (Sub) The Pro Exam Begins

  • (Sub) The Challengers image

    Episode 38

    (Sub) The Challengers

  • (Sub) An Ill-Fated Moment image

    Episode 39

    (Sub) An Ill-Fated Moment

  • (Sub) Where Are the Victories? image

    Episode 40

    (Sub) Where Are the Victories?

  • (Sub) Three Weeks Isn't Enough! image

    Episode 41

    (Sub) Three Weeks Isn't Enough!

  • (Sub) The First to Pass image

    Episode 42

    (Sub) The First to Pass

  • (Sub) Hikaru Vs. Waya image

    Episode 43

    (Sub) Hikaru Vs. Waya

  • (Sub) Comeback from the Brink image

    Episode 44

    (Sub) Comeback from the Brink

  • (Sub) Hikaru Vs. Ochi image

    Episode 45

    (Sub) Hikaru Vs. Ochi

  • (Sub) The Final Day of the Pro Exam image

    Episode 46

    (Sub) The Final Day of the Pro Exam

  • (Sub) Into the World of the Pros image

    Episode 47

    (Sub) Into the World of the Pros

  • (Sub) Sai Vs. Meijin image

    Episode 48

    (Sub) Sai Vs. Meijin

  • (Sub) A Game of Desperate Measures image

    Episode 49

    (Sub) A Game of Desperate Measures

  • (Sub) Fujiwara-no-Sai image

    Episode 50

    (Sub) Fujiwara-no-Sai

  • (Sub) Kurata 6-Dan image

    Episode 51

    (Sub) Kurata 6-Dan

  • (Sub) Hikaru Vs. Akira image

    Episode 52

    (Sub) Hikaru Vs. Akira

  • (Sub) The Acknowledgment of Sai image

    Episode 53

    (Sub) The Acknowledgment of Sai

  • (Sub) The Excitement Mounts image

    Episode 54

    (Sub) The Excitement Mounts

  • (Sub) Sai Vs. Koyo Toya image

    Episode 55

    (Sub) Sai Vs. Koyo Toya

  • (Sub) After a Millennium Comes the Answer image

    Episode 56

    (Sub) After a Millennium Comes the Answer

  • (Sub) Let Me Play Sai! image

    Episode 57

    (Sub) Let Me Play Sai!

  • (Sub) One-Color Go image

    Episode 58

    (Sub) One-Color Go

  • (Sub) Koyo Toya Retires! image

    Episode 59

    (Sub) Koyo Toya Retires!

  • (Sub) Farewell Hikaru image

    Episode 60

    (Sub) Farewell Hikaru

  • Is Sai Really Gone? image

    Episode 61

    Is Sai Really Gone?

  • Hiroshima’s Strongest Player image

    Episode 62

    Hiroshima’s Strongest Player

  • I Won’t Ever Play Again! image

    Episode 63

    I Won’t Ever Play Again!

  • Keicho Flower Bowls image

    Episode 64

    Keicho Flower Bowls

  • Isumi No Go image

    Episode 65

    Isumi No Go

  • Fateful Encounter image

    Episode 66

    Fateful Encounter

  • Isumi’s Test image

    Episode 67

    Isumi’s Test

  • Losing by Default image

    Episode 68

    Losing by Default

  • A Determined Visitor image

    Episode 69

    A Determined Visitor

  • Sai Was Here… image

    Episode 70

    Sai Was Here…

  • Making a Comeback image

    Episode 71

    Making a Comeback

  • The Race Is On image

    Episode 72

    The Race Is On

  • Shindo Vs. Toya image

    Episode 73

    Shindo Vs. Toya

  • The Power Within image

    Episode 74

    The Power Within

  • A Nostalgic Smile image

    Episode 75

    A Nostalgic Smile

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vivafruit's avatar by vivafruit on May 1, 2007
Score 7.5/10

Story
If Hikaru no Go is to be credited for anything, it would be for practically teaching me the definition of a love-hate relationship. No other anime has been more successful at making me hate the show while simultaneously making me watch more of it. Hikaru no Go, at its best moments, ranked as one of my top animes of all time (a long time ago, the... read more

Arcanum's avatar by Arcanum on Jun 12, 2007
Score 8.5/10

Story
Hotta Yumi's Hikaru no Go is an anime about "Weiqi", an ancient Chinese board game which is now more popularly known in Japan as "Go". Because Go is perceived as neither an easy game to learn, nor an entertaining one to watch, its popularity had been waning in Asia, especially among the younger population. It was beginning to be identified as a game played by elderly men... read more

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