Hikaru no Go, Volume 1

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Hikaru Shindo is like any sixth-grader in Japan: a pretty normal school boy with a two-tone head of hair and a penchant for antics. One day, he finds an old bloodstained Go board in his grandfather's attic-and that's when things get really interesting. Trapped inside the Go board is Fujiwara-no-Sai, the ghost of an ancient Go master who taught the strategically complex board game to the Emperor of Japan many centuries ago. In one fateful moment, Sai becomes a part of Hikaru's consciousness and together, through ...
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Overview

Hikaru Shindo is like any sixth-grader in Japan: a pretty normal school boy with a two-tone head of hair and a penchant for antics. One day, he finds an old bloodstained Go board in his grandfather's attic-and that's when things get really interesting. Trapped inside the Go board is Fujiwara-no-Sai, the ghost of an ancient Go master who taught the strategically complex board game to the Emperor of Japan many centuries ago. In one fateful moment, Sai becomes a part of Hikaru's consciousness and together, through thick and thin, they make an unstoppable Go-playing team. Will they be able to defeat Go players who have dedicated their lives to the game? Will Sai achieve the "Divine Move" so he'll finally be able to rest in peace? Begin your journey with Hikaru and Sai in this first volume of Hikaru no Go.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591162223
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
  • Publication date: 6/16/2004
  • Series: Hikaru No Go Series , #1
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 331,615
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 5.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Takeshi Obata was born in 1969 in Niigata, Japan, and is the artist of the wildly popular SHONEN JUMP title Hikaru no Go, which won the 2003 Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize: Shinsei "New Hope" award and the 2000 Shogakukan Manga award. Obata is also the artist of Arabian Majin Bokentan Lamp Lamp, Ayatsuri Sakon, Cyborg Jichan G., and the smash hit manga Death Note. All You Need Is Kill is his latest work following the hugely successful series Bakuman.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2009

    Hikaru no Go

    This book is truly amazing. I first got into Go by reading it, and now I have my own goban and stones. =) Once I started reading Hikaru no Go at my school library, I couldnt put it down until I finished. If anyone is into Go or likes reading manga with different, cliff-hanging plots, I recommend this book. =)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2012

    D

    I'm not really into mangas that arent supernatural, science fic., or horror. That being said I absolutely adored this manga. I only looked at it because Obata had done the artwork ( and need I say he did it flawlessly once again?), however; the story quickly took hold of me and wouldn't let go. I was very surprised to find a supernatural aspect in the beginning and even more so to find out that that wasn't why I kept reading. The story and art worked so well together that you just couldn't help but keep reading. For Go lovers and for those that just want a good new manga to read, I recomend this manga. Be warned: once you start reading you won't want to stop; and this manga will most likely also have you wanting to play Go yourself ( yes, I was one and I must say the manga didn't exagerate on how fun and challenging Go is).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2008

    A reviewer

    I am an avid Go player and when I heard of this book I had to get it. It has changed my standard of manga and the animation. I have never seen a manga this detailed. When I look at it makes me think of the art more than the story and that is a bad thing because it has a great story line. Any true go player will like this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2007

    Its Different! But thats what makes it Great!

    Well, the one thing I really like about this manga, was that it was different. It didn't have that hard core, beat each other up, action, like naruto, or shaman king has. Yet it is still cool, and get you attached to reading the series. I found it very funny how the Ancient Go player Ghost, and the Hikaru, act with each other, one freaks out and the other freaks out. Then from there their arguing has you laughing. Well this is a great manga, and good for a begginer who is just getting into Anime, and Graphic Novels. So hope all who read this manga like it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2007

    Gets kids interested abou Go

    This book got me interested in the game of Go, and I must say, that it is a very interesting book, it doesn't go in depth with the game, but it could get you intrested, it's a fun experience, just to read and learn a bit about Go. I loved this manga, it really helped me get interested with Go, and it's just a very funny and exciting book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2007

    Ok lets see

    This book may not have any fighting action like other mangas do, but don't count this book out just yet. Even though it doesn't have the action we all know you people love this book is great I myself have never seen a manga without action until Hikaru no go and I loved it even though it is not the first manga I turn to when I open shonen jump I'm always looking forward to the next hikaru no go due to the fact once you get into the story you just wanna know more and more and more. Now for a little info the manga starts out with sai (a ghost don't wanna give out to much here) and a boy named hikaru no go and as the title states he hates go but as he goes on he begins to like it and gets into all kinds of things some funny some cool and some just way out there xD it's a great mix for a manga and I would hate to ruin the whole manga for you so this is where I'm gonna stop go buy the manga for yourself and see if you want more (which you most likley will).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2006

    Girl Loves This

    Hikaru no Go is a absolute must for any Manga lovers. I have always loved Manga so I checked this book out and it was awesome!! It is about a kid named Hikaru who sees this bloodstained Go board. No one else can see the stains. Soon the spirit of a Go master is in Hikaru. You have to read it to find out more!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2006

    hikaru no go

    i absolutely love this manga. there is not one better mang in the world than hikaru no go. this manga also inspired me to start playing go and i just love it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2005

    New go player who loves manga and anime

    This is a really great manga which is about a normal preteen who finds an old go board in his grandpa's attic and a ghost named Fujiwara no sai enters his soul. I reccomend this series to go and maga lovers alike. It's pretty funny too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2004

    A girl likes this who knew?

    I just bought Hikaru No Go from barnes and Noble the other day with my christmas money. It is very funny. Like said in the other reveiws a boy named Hikaru has a ghost from the Edo period infused with his mind. The ghost is Sai and he has a love for go and he has always wanted to play the Divine move. I just found out about Hikaru No Go from a Shonen Jump my friend got me I fell in love after I read it. If you love manga or anime or both you should read this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2004

    There great!

    Id never even heard of go but this book still rocked! Great story, characters and more! (plese dont go and make a stupid kid tv show out of this! :()

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2004

    Hikaru No Go - The Best (And Only) Go Manga Out There!

    I heard about a little game called Go from one of my friends and when I first played it, I fell in love. I forced my parents to play it, and they like it too (though not as much as me). The bottom line: Go is a great game. And this is a great manga from Shonen Jump that is about a 6th grade, preteen boy named Hikaru who is infused with the soul of an ancient Go instructor when he finds a Go board in his grandpa's attic that has blood stains that only Hikaru can see. His problem is that when Hikaru tells the spirit that he doesn't want to play Go, the spirit's intense sorrow causes Hikaru to grow sick and vomit, so Hikaru doesn't really have a choice. The storyline is well written and I love the drawings, it also has a great plot. I suggest this manga to anyone who's into Go or likes manga at all in general. Can't wait to get Vol.2!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2004

    Can't wait till it's out!!!

    I'm thrilled. I've been reading the monthly issues of it in Shonen Jump, but I love reading manga in little, tiny, compact graphic novels. I'm very excited and look foward to buying the rest of the volumes of Hikaru No Go!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2004

    Its finally here

    I first learned about this manga when I started playing Go. I read most of it in Chinese and watched the anime series. Im excited that its finally coming to the US. Im positive that if you do not know anything about go or show no desire after reading this you will want to learn more about the game.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2004

    It's about time!!!

    I've been playing the very old and deceptively simple board game, Go, (aka baduk and weichi) ever since I was a kid. I never got good at it, to my frustration. There is no Western comparison to Go - the best illustration I can make is that while Chess simulates a small engagement, Go simulates an entire battlefield. I began watching this anime series when it was released a few years ago and devoured the manga when it was released in Korean. This is a great series - excellent artwork and an original storyline based around the very real world of professional go in Japan. You can't help learning about go and wanting to play the game as you read this series, a feat that is amazing considering that this is a board game typically played by old men. The characters are very well fleshed out and the development is amazing as you watch Hikaru grow up, learning the game, and developing the thirst to be the best.

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