Hikaru no Go, Vol. 1: Descent of the Go Master
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... show more
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.
Publish date: May 2004
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Pages no: 187
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
, Sports And Games
Series: Hikaru no Go (#1)
I'm not going to do a full review of this series, mostly because I'm going to be borrowing these books piecemeal and therefore they won't be very consistent. I was first introduced to this series in college when I took a short term (through the month of January) class on Go. The professor was not on...
I have a bunch of manga on my shelves I have never gotten around to reading, as I'm not really into modern manga. But I picked this up on a whim because I have always been fascinated with the game of go, even though I never got beyond the rank beginner level.The basic premise is a typical silly mang...
I wish I had the patience to order all of the series through ILL and read it, but I don't.
Enjoyable read, highly recommend this series.