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  • Published: San Francisco, CA : Viz, 2004.
  • Year Published: 2004
  • Description: 183, [4] p. : chiefly ill. ; 18 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Graphic Novel

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  • 159116222X :
  • 9781591162223

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Hikaru no go. vol. 1, Descent of the Go master

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Call number: Teen Graphic Novel / Hikaru

Available Copies: Malletts Teen

Additional Details

Reads manga style, back to front.

"This graphic novel contains material that was originally published in English from Shonen jump #13 to #16"--P [ii].

Descent of the Go Master -- From a level beyond -- Matters of life and death -- Inexcusable -- Akira bares his fangs -- Decisive blow -- Three problems of life and death.

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.

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i love Go, this is a good adaptaiton, 3/5

Great manga

This manga is really good. It was really exciting!

Anyone would enjoy this.

Hikaru, your average middle schooler, becomes possessed by the ghost of Sai, a Go player. Hikaru gets roped into playing a few games for Sai, and then he becomes hooked. He doesn't want to be just the ghost's vessel- he wants to play for himself. And thus the story begins.

I do not like sports manga. I do not like strategy games. When I read these, I had never even heard of Go. And yet I fell head over heels in love with the story. Hikaru no Go is just pure brilliant storytelling.

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