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Hikaru no go 

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A shounen style anime based around the Japanese game of 'Go'.




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Series cast summary:
Tomoko Kawakami ...  Hikaru Shindo 75 episodes, 2001-2003
Susumu Chiba ...  Sai Fujiwara / ... 75 episodes, 2001-2003
Sanae Kobayashi ...  Akira Touya / ... 75 episodes, 2001-2003
Yumi Kakazu ...  Akari Fujisaki 75 episodes, 2001-2003
Scott Perrie Scott Perrie ...  Akira 48 episodes, 2001-2002
Chantal Strand ...  Akari 48 episodes, 2001-2002
Brad Swaile ...  Sai Fujiwara 48 episodes, 2001-2002
Sam Vincent ...  Hikaru Shindou 48 episodes, 2001-2002


A shounen style anime based around the Japanese game of 'Go'.

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TV Tokyo [Japan]





Release Date:

July 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Dentsu, Pierrot, TV Tokyo See more »
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Viz Media only released the first 50 episodes on 10 DVDs. See more »


Featured in AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture (2005) See more »


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Character driven board game anime.
1 September 2018 | by mayank09876See all my reviews

I loved the Manga the anime is based on. It being five year since I last read them, I was pretty excited to give the anime a try and wasn't disappointed at all. Ones I started watching I couldn't stop and ended up binge watching the whole 75 episodes within a week.

The story is based on the game Go, a board game popular in Japan. It's a character driven story told from the point of view of a 12 year old kid name Hikaru. He is introduction the world of Go when he get possessed by a friendly ghost who happens to be masterful Go player, his name being Sai. Along the way Hikaru develops a sportsman rivalry with another kid his age and they end up propelling each other's growth.

The theme of sportsman's competiveness, obsession and emotions are superbly covered. Although the main characters' are kids, the way their desires are shown should ring well with sports loving crowds of any age.

The anime is fifteen years old and the animation itself is dated but still decent considering it was made for a sliced of life theme. What this means is special effects were not needed, making it a story driven story then an animation dependent. The sound effects and music are good and complement the story emotions perfectly.

This was an anime I enjoyed watching a lot even though I knew of the story. On that note be warned, the ending might feel incomplete.

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