Hikaru No Go

Hikaru No Go

1, Descent of the Go Master

Book - 2004
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Hiraku 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.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Viz, 2004.
ISBN: 9781591162223
Branch Call Number: HOTTA
Characteristics: 183 p. : chiefly ill. ; 18 cm.
Alternative Title: Descent of the Go master


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sofialaveta Feb 19, 2015

I love it!

Jul 12, 2014

Really liked this sooo different!


I don't know anything about playing Go. (Is it like Chinese Checkers? Don't know how to play that either.) This book was interesting. I liked it a lot. Now, I am "Go"ing to go put the second book on hold. (Lol)

Dec 02, 2012

A good series if you're interested in the game of Go. Some people I know are really interested, so this is great for them. Me? Not so much.

Mar 19, 2012

A great manga! At first the concept could seem quite dull - a boardgame - but it is humorous, dramatic and the story is much more than just a boy playing go. A ghost of an ancient Go (japanese board game) player follows a boy named Hikaru, and together they play go, only Hikaru seeing or hearing the ghost.

PrinceBishop Feb 17, 2012

"As the manga is written for Go newbies, prior Go experience is not required; the story focuses not on specific strategies but on the psychological aspects....it's a realistic portrayal of life and ambition, following its characters as they grow from elementary school to near adulthood, with a rich cast of all ages and nationalities. Fascinating to read, dramatic without any violence or sexuality, this is one of the few all-ages manga that can truly be enjoyed by all ages..." (Manga: The Complete Guide)
HIghly Recommended. (and I'm 65 years old)

Jan 28, 2010

So I was bored waiting for the sixth harry potter book to come out all those years ago and wasn't all the keen to start a new series. But i figured i should start a series anyway to help pass the time and randomly grabbed this book off the shelf. As soon as I read the book, I was mystified and decided promptly to complete the series. This books are so inspiring, I love Hikaru No Go and hope you will too! This book is definitely a good read. Once you read a few, you'll get HOOKED like I did. In fact, i even began to play Go myself. Now I'm buying books on how to improve my skill since there are no alons I go to locally. Imagine that! This is a must-read for people of all ages!

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May 06, 2016

Red_Cat_41 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

sofialaveta Feb 19, 2015

sofialaveta thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

PrinceBishop Feb 17, 2012

PrinceBishop thinks this title is suitable for All Ages


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Jul 13, 2012

When Hikaru Shindo finds an old bloodstained Go board he awakens the ghost Sai, and together they create an beatable Go team.


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PrinceBishop Mar 02, 2012

Other: Please note that the library does NOT have Volume 17 of this series. But don't panic, you can read it on-line.


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