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Hikaru Shindō is just a normal 12-year-old boy, but one day he's rummaging through his grandfather's things to see if he can find something to sell and pulls out an old go board. A ghostly apparition appears out of the board and tells Hikaru his sad story. His name is Fujiwara no Sai, a man who was a go instructor to the emperor of Japan a thousand years ago. However, because of the bad sportsmanship of his opponent during a game, Sai was accused of cheating and banished from the city. With no livelihood or any other reason to live, Sai committed suicide by drowning himself. Now, he haunts a go board, and wants to accomplish the perfect go game, called the "Hand of God" which he hopes to do through Hikaru. If Hikaru will be able to do it or not (or even wants to) will have to be seen.

Series Cast

  1. Satsuki Yukino as Ichikawa-san

    Satsuki Yukino


    76 Episodes

  2. Tomoko Kawakami as Hikaru Shindō

    Tomoko Kawakami

    Hikaru Shindō

    75 Episodes

  3. Susumu Chiba as Fujiwara no Sai

    Susumu Chiba

    Fujiwara no Sai

    75 Episodes

  4. Sanae Kobayashi as Akira Toya

    Sanae Kobayashi

    Akira Toya

    75 Episodes

  5. Yumi Kakazu as Akari Fujisaki

    Yumi Kakazu

    Akari Fujisaki

    75 Episodes

  6. Makoto Tsumura as Kimihiro Tsutsui

    Makoto Tsumura

    Kimihiro Tsutsui

    75 Episodes

  7. Kentaro Ito as Tetsuo Kaga

    Kentaro Ito

    Tetsuo Kaga

    75 Episodes

  8. Yuu Asakawa as Yuki Mitani

    Yuu Asakawa

    Yuki Mitani

    75 Episodes

  9. Mayumi Asano as Okumura

    Mayumi Asano


    75 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 3

2002 • 15 Episodes

Season 3 of Hikaru no Go premiered on December 11, 2002.

That Same Old Smile

(3x15, March 26, 2003) Season Finale

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Hikaru no Go
Hikaru no Go


Original Name ヒカルの碁

Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language Japanese


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