Hikaru no Go

TV (75 eps)
2001 - 2003
Fall 2001
4.176 out of 5 from 8,560 votes
Rank #769

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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Episode 1

(Sub) Eternal Rivals

(Sub) The Key Point image

Episode 2

(Sub) The Key Point

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Episode 3

(Sub) Akira Bares His Fangs

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Episode 4

(Sub) Kaga of the Shogi Club

(Sub) An Inkling of an Awakening image

Episode 5

(Sub) An Inkling of an Awakening

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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

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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

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vivafruit May 2, 2007
Score 7.5/10

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

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Arcanum Jun 12, 2007
Score 8.5/10

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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