While searching through his grandfather’s attic, Hikaru Shindou stumbles upon an old go board. Touching it, he is greeted by a mysterious voice, and soon after falls unconscious. When he regains his senses, he discovers that the voice is still present and belongs to Sai Fujiwara no, the spirit of an ancient go expert. A go instructor for the Japanese Emperor in the Heian Era, Sai’s passion for the game transcends time and space, allowing him to continue playing his beloved game as a ghostly entity. Sai’s ultimate goal is to master a divine go technique that no player has achieved so far, and he seeks to accomplish this by playing the board game through Hikaru.
English: Hikaru no Go
Synonyms: Hikaru’s Go
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 10, 2001 to Mar 26, 2003
Premiered: Fall 2001
Producers: TV Tokyo, Dentsu, Dream Force
Licensors: Viz Media
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Genres: Comedy, Game, Shounen, Supernatural
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Eng Sub/Eng Subbed
10bit Audio (Japanese)