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  • Age Range: 5 and up
  • Series: Hikaru No Go (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; 1st Edition edition (May 19, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159116222X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591162223
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #853,327 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Vincent Lee on June 8, 2004
Format: Paperback
As a long time fan of Hikaru no Go, I am excited that this excellent series is now being translated and that Americans can be introduced to this ancient and strategically complex game.
Hikaru no Go is somewhat of a coming of age tale about young Shindo Hikaru, who unleashes the spirit of a long deceased Go master from the Heien era when he is able to spot a blood stain on a go board that is invisible to everyone else. This ghost, Fujiwara no Sai, occupies a part of Hikaru's mind, playing go through instructions given to Hikaru.
Initially, Hikaru is an average child who likes sports, is failing his classes, and has little interest in playing go, but soon he has a fateful encounter with Touya Akira, another child his own age. Hikaru, playing as Sai completely beats Touya, a prodigy at go and the son of a Master. Hikary earns himself a rival when Touya learns that Hikaru has never played a game before in his life. Sai and Touya's passion for the game eventually begins to change Shindo's mind and he begins to wish to learn to play for himself. In the meantime, Sai's games played through Hikaru have begun to attract the attentions of some of the top professions of the game who suspect Shindo to be some sort of mysterious prodigy.
Despite the prominence of the Character Sai, the subject of this manga is, as the title suggests, about Hikaru (Hikaru no Go means Hikaru's go). Through the course of this story, Hikaru will learn what it means to have meaning in his life, to be focused on something larger than himself, and to deal with both the joys of victory and the sorrows of defeat and loss, both in front of a go board and in his life.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By K. W. on November 4, 2004
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I got hooked on Hikaru No Go a few years ago, back before it was licensed in the US. But, I've been following along with this translation of it in Shonen Jump, where it's currently being serialized. I have the entire series in Japanese, so I probably won't collect the English version. But, if you haven't tried this series yet, I highly recommend that you pick up this volume for yourself.

This manga revolves around a game called go, an ancient strategy board game that originated in China, thrived in Japan for a time, and is played in Asia and all over the world today. Now before you walk away assuming that you have to be interested in go to enjoy this manga, let me assure you that you don't need to know much about go at all in order to enjoy this manga.

The true strength of this manga lies in its characters. Almost all of them are quite likeable, and even the minor ones are well developed. Yes, most of them are a little obsessed with go, but that's to be expected. The main characters grow and mature as the series develops, but there's not much time for them to grow much in just the first volume.

The other element that makes this manga one of my favorites is the story. As I said earlier, this manga revolves around the game of go. The title translates to Hikaru's Go. Hikaru is the main character, and just as the title suggests, this manga follows his development as a go player. The story begins as Hikaru reluctantly takes up go in order to appease a whiny ghost named Sai with amazing talent for the game and a couple lifetimes of experience. This, of course, leads to problems as Hikaru makes the moves that Sai tells him to make, playing well beyond the level someone who has never touched the game should be able to reach.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Gary Swart on May 14, 2007
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I am amazed at how powerful an effect these books have had on my children. I mean that now that they have been reading these books they have developed an interest in playing go. They knew I played and have seen my go board but they never asked me to teach them until after they started reading these books. Within two weeks of the purchase of this book my 14 and 10 year old sons were playing go and I had never given any lessons to my 10 year old. They are continually asking me to get more of the series. It is great. I am very happy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on July 10, 2010
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Hey, I'm heather's son and my sisters are freaks about manga. I got kinda irritated that I didn't have my own manga. Well, I read the legend of Zelda series, but they were not that complex. So I asked my sisters to find me one. It was pretty difficult finding one that was clean. But they found Hikaru No Go for me (sweet big angels)!! The first one was so awesome!! I love Obata's drawings, great writing on Hotta's part, and just a really cool story. Right now I'm on the ninth. Really all of them are really quite good. Please note that the actual manga has so much cleaner language than the scanned copies on the internet! Also note that I'm 12 and an advanced reader. Not to sound big-headed!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Robert Sneddon on June 6, 2004
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Shindo Hikaru is an ordinary teenage kid who is possessed by the ghost of a thousand-year-old master of the game of Go, Fujiwara no Sai. Thus begins an intriguing and well-realised story of rivalry, obsession and frustration...
To begin with the mercenary Hikaru is content to let Sai play Go through him in return for helping out with his schoolwork, but after he encounters Touya Akira, a Go prodigy his own age, Hikaru starts to want to play the game himself. Akira, on the other hand, devastated by the superior playing abilities of Sai (who is invisible to everyone else except Hikaru) sets off to confront this astounding young player who has appeared in the world of Go from as if from nowhere. Hikaru/Sai's abilities come to the attention of adult players too, including Akira's father, Touya Meijin, the best professional Go player in Japan.
The story grows in complexity introducing many well-realised subsidiary characters who interact with Hikaru to guide him on the path to "The Divine Hand", the perfect move that all the top players of Go aspire to. The writer, Hotta Yumi, has taken a lot of care in making the story of Shindo and Akira merge seamlessly with the real world of professional Go as played in Japan, China and Korea.
This long-running manga spawned a popular anime series in Japan; I am looking forward to it being licenced for English-language release soon.
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