Hikaru no Go

Vol: 23; Ch: 197
1998 - 2003
4.24 out of 5 from 1,519 votes
Rank #1,640
Hikaru no Go

While rummaging through his grandfather's possessions, Hikaru Shindo stumbles upon an old bloodstained Go board. Much to his surprise, he also finds that the board is inhabited by the spirit of Fujowara no Sai, a Go instructor to the Emperor during the Heian period... and he's going to reside in Hikaru's body! Urged on by Sai, Hikaru begins to play - albeit with no intention of playing seriously; though as Sai teaches his host about Go, he awakens both Hikaru's interest in the game as well as an innate hidden talent for it. Before long he finds himself paving his own path in the world of Go. Although Hikaru is naturally skilled, does he have what it takes to defeat his rival, Akira, without Sai's help? And will he ever be able to achieve the ultimate move known as the ‘Hand of God'?

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BJJShutIn Jun 18, 2017
Score 9/10

*CONTAINS SPOILERS One of my favourite mangas ever. Contains excellent characters. The art isn't anything crazy but I like it and feel that it suits the story and matches with the vibe that the writer was trying to get across. The story was brilliant up until towards the end were it was revealed that despite all the build up Hikaru was just simply a brilliant player and would not be the one to... read more

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colourmyworld Dec 24, 2011
Score 9/10

Hikaru No Go is my favourite manga. I've read it again and again and I can't get enough. I love the art style, I love the comments throughout it made by Yumi Hotta. I think it's fantastic that it's based off of a game (that I still wish to learn how to play, but haven't). The plot is just so original, and it's carried through so nicely. You would think that 23 volumes about go would be boring, but it's... read more

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