Hikaru no Go (TV)

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Alternative title:
Hikago
Hikaru's Go
ヒカルの碁 (Japanese)
棋靈王 (Chinese (Taiwan))
고스트 바둑왕 (Korean)
히카루의 바둑 (Korean) 
Themes: games, school, sports
Objectionable content: None
Plot Summary: Hikaru Shindo is just a normal 12 year old boy, but one day he's rumaging through his Grandfather's things to see if he can find something to sell and pulls out an old Go board. A ghostly apparation appears out of the board and tells Hikaru his sad story. His name is Sai Fujiwara, a man who was a Go instructor to the emperor of Japan a thousand years ago. However, because of 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 commited 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.
User Ratings: 1706 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 370 votes (sub:338, dub:23, raw:4, ?:1, others:4
1 French subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Tagalog dubbed
1 Chinese mandarin subtitled
)
 Excellent: 461 votes (sub:405, dub:35, raw:5, edit.dub:1, ?:1, others:14
5 Spanish subtitled
4 Russian subtitled
2 French subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Mandarin dubbed
1 Tagalog dubbed
)
 Very good: 429 votes (sub:371, dub:37, raw:3, edit.dub:1, ?:1, others:16
5 Russian subtitled
3 Portuguese subtitled
2 French subtitled
2 German subtitled
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Indonesian dubbed
1 Tagalog dubbed
)
 Good: 239 votes (sub:190, dub:36, raw:5, ?:2, edit.dub:1, others:5
2 French subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Indonesian dubbed
)
 Decent: 98 votes (sub:76, dub:16, ?:2, raw:1, others:3
1 Russian dubbed
1 French subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
)
 So-so: 54 votes (sub:44, dub:9, raw:1)
 Not really good: 14 votes (sub:12, dub:2)
 Weak: 21 votes (sub:12, dub:5, edit.dub:1, ?:1, others:2
1 Tagalog dubbed
1 Korean subtitled
)
 Bad: 8 votes (sub:6, edit.dub:1, dub:1)
 Awful: 2 votes (dub:1, sub:1)
 Worst ever: 10 votes (sub:10)
Seen in part or in whole by 3640 users, rank: #234 (of 5999)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 8.176 (Very good+), std. dev.: 1.6739, rank: #328 (of 5995)
Weighted mean: 8.114 (Very good), rank: #315 (of 5995) (seen all: 8.45 / seen some: 7.18 / won't finish: 5.22)
Bayesian estimate: 8.110 (Very good), rank: #223 (of 4548)
Running time: 23 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 75
Episode titles: We have 75
Vintage:
2001-10-10 to 2003-03-26
2006-05-02 (USA - ImaginAsian TV)
Opening Theme:
#1: "Get Over" by dream (eps 1-30)
#2: "I'll Be the One" by HAL (eps 31-60)
#3: "Fantasy" by Nana Katase (eps 61-75)
Ending Theme:
#1: "Bokura no Bouken" by Kids Alive (eps 1-12)
#2: "Hitomi no Chikara" by Mizuki Arisa (eps 13-30)
#3: "Sincerely ~ever dream~" by dream (eps 31-46)
#4: "Days" by shela (eps 47-63)
#5: "Music is My Thing" by Dream (eps 64-74)
#6: "Get Over ~Special Mix~" by dream (ep 75)
Official website:
棋靈王HIKARU NO GO (Chinese (Taiwan))
Links: We have 7
Trivia: We have 5
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DVD (Region 1)
    Hikaru no Go (DVD 1) 2005-12-27
    Hikaru no Go (DVD 2) 2006-03-28 (from $14.99)
    Hikaru no Go (DVD 3) 2006-06-27
    Hikaru no Go (DVD 4) 2006-09-26 (from $19.98)
    Hikaru no Go - A Rvial in the Shadows (DVD 5) 2006-11-29
    Hikaru no Go (DVD 6) 2007-01-30
    Hikaru no Go (DVD 7) 2007-03-27
    Hikaru no Go - The Awful Opponent (DVD 8) 2007-05-29
    Hikaru no Go (DVD 9) 2007-07-31 (from $39.99)
    Hikaru no Go (DVD 10) 2007-09-25 (from $24.99)
    Hikaru no Go (DVD 11) 2007-11-27
    Hikaru no Go (DVD 12) 2008-01-15

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Series Director: Susumu Nishizawa 
Director:
Jun Kamiya (eps 16-58)
Susumu Nishizawa (eps 1-15)
Tetsuya Endo (eps 58-75)
Storyboard:
Akihiro Enomoto (ep 8)
Atsuhiro Tomioka
Hideki Tonokatsu (6 episodes
eps 17, 25, 29, 47, 58, 69
)

Hon Shimazu (eps 4, 10, 15)
Jun Kamiya (4 episodes
eps 16, 19, 28, 61
)

Minoru Ohara (ep 5)
Noriyuki Abe (OP 1)
Setsuo Takase (eps 33, 42)
Shikichi Ohashi
Susumu Nishizawa (6 episodes
eps 1-3, 6, 11, 15
)

Tetsuya Endo (OP 3; 18 episodes
eps 16-24 even, 27, 30, 36, 41, 43, 48-54 even, 60, 66, 74-75
)

Tomokazu Tokoro (eps 9, 13, 21)
Episode Director:
Fushio Takase (5 episodes
eps 5, 9, 13, 33, 42
)
 
Hideki Tonokatsu (5 episodes
eps 17, 25, 47, 58, 69
)

Hiroshi Kuruo (ep 38)
Jun Kamiya (ep 61)
Junya Koshiba (eps 2, 6)
Katsuyoshi Yatabe (6 episodes
eps 21, 29, 37, 53, 63, 73
)

Kunitoshi Okajima (eps 31, 46, 56)
Masakatsu Iijima (ep 11)
Saeko Aoki (ep 8)
Setsuo Takase (5 episodes
eps 5, 9, 13, 33, 42
)

Shin'ichi Masaki (6 episodes
eps 35, 40, 45, 49, 55, 62
)

Takaharu Okuma (ep 67)
Takuya Nonaka (ep 44)
Tetsuya Endo (22 episodes
eps 16-24 even, 27-28, 30-36 even, 39, 41, 43, 48-54 even, 60, 66, 74-75
)

Toshiya Niidome (eps 59, 71)
Yuichiro Miyake (eps 65, 72)
Yuji Sekimoto (ep 10)
Yuki Hayashi (4 episodes
eps 3, 7, 12, 15
)

Unit Director:
Noriyuki Abe (OP 1)
Tetsuya Endo (OP 3)
Music: Kei Wakakusa
Original Manga:
Takeshi Obata
Yumi Hotta
Character Design: Hideyuki Motohashi
Art Director: Sawako Takagi
Art:
Akihiro Enomoto (ep 8) 
Fushio Takase (ep 33) 
Hideki Tonokatsu (eps 17, 29, 58) 
Hiroshi Kuruo (eps 46, 56)
Ichimatsu Kikuchi (ep 31)
Itsuro Kawasaki (ep 40)
Jun Kamiya (eps 16, 19, 28) 
Katsuyoshi Yatabe (ep 73)
Sawako Kouboku (30 episodes
eps 1, 9, 12-13, 16, 19, 23-24, 26-27, 30-31, 34-35, 38-39, 42, 44, 47-48, 50, 53-54, 57-58, 60, 63-64, 67-68
)

Shigenori Takada
Shin'ichi Masaki (4 episodes
eps 45, 49, 55, 62
)

Susumu Nishizawa (eps 2, 6, 11) 
Takuya Nonaka (ep 44)
Tetsuya Endo (5 episodes
eps 18-24 even, 30
)
 
Tomokazu Tokoro (eps 9, 13, 21) 
Toshiya Niidome (eps 39, 59, 71)
Yuji Sekimoto (ep 34)
Yuki Hayashi (eps 7, 12)
Animation Director:
Hideyuki Motohashi (5 episodes
eps 1, 3, 7, 12, 15
)

Kanami Sekiguchi (OP 2)
Minako Shiba (OP 3; 5 episodes
eps 20, 24, 31, 39, 52
)

Naoyuki Onda (ep 74)
Shinichi Miyamae (ep 5)
Takako Onishi (ep 4)
Yoshinori Tokiya (eps 2, 4)
Animation Character Design:
Kanami Sekiguchi
Miyuki Ueda
Sound Director: Hideo Takahashi
Director of Photography: Masahide Okino

Consultant: Yukari Umezawa
In-Between Animation:
Hideto Tanaka (Pierrot Animation Room)
Retsu Ohkawara (Pierrot Animation Room)
Rinako Nishihara (Pierrot Animation Room)
Shigeki Kawai (Pierrot Animation Room)
In-Between Check: Kayano Tomizawa
Key Animation:
Katsunobu Ito (ep 65)
Naoyuki Onda (eps 59, 71)
Nozomu Abe
Satoshi Tasaki (OP 3)
Yuu Yamashita
Music producer: Takayuki Nagasawa
Program Manager: Tetsuya Watanabe
Program PR: Akako Kobayashi (TV Tokyo)
Sound Effects: Mutsuhiro Nishimura
Supervision: Jun Kamiya (eps 59-75)
Theme Song Arrangement: H∧L (OP2/ED3)
Theme Song Composition: BOUNCEBACK (OP1, ED6)
Theme Song Performance:
Arisa Mizuki (ED2)
dream (OP1, ED3, ED5)
HAL (OP2)
Kids Alive (ED1)
Nana Katase (OP3)
shela (ED4)
Sanae Kobayashi as Akira Touya
Susumu Chiba as
Fujiwara-no-Sai
Sai Fujiwara
Tomoko Kawakami as Hikaru Shindou

Eizou Tsuda as Kouyou Touya
Keiji Fujiwara as Seiji Ogata
Kenichi Suzumura as Shinichirou Isumi
Makoto Tsumura as Kimihiro Tsutsui
Reiko Takagi as Yoshitaka Waya
Youko Matsuoka as Kousuke Ochi
Yumi Kakazu as Akari Fujisaki
Yuu Asakawa as Yuuki Mitani

Akeno Watanabe as
Kawahagi 2nd Board
Kumiko Tsuda
Match recorder(ep 70)
secretary(ep 66)
Akimitsu Takase as
Akota-san
America's Representative
Doumoto
Kadowaki
Aruno Tahara as Shu-san
Atsuko Enomoto as Nase
Atsuko Yuta as Chieko Sakurano(ep 65) 
Atsuko Yuya as Chieko Sakurano
Chafurin as dealer
Chiaki Takahashi as student(ep 7)
Chinami Nishimura as young girl(ep 64)
Daisuke Kishio as Itou
Eiji Kawai as Liu
Eiji Yanagisawa as customer(ep 64)
Eriko Fujimaki as Zhao Shi
Eriko Kawasaki as Mitani's Sister
Hiroshi Naka as Heihachi Shindou
Hiroyuki Yoshino as Mashiba
Katsuhiro Kitagawa as Morishita-sensei
Katsuhisa Houki as Bousei Namakura(ep 64)
Katsuyuki Konishi as Hiroyuki Ashiwara
Kazuaki Ito as Teacher Yun
Kenichi Ono as Kawai-san
Kenichi Sakaguchi as Yang Hai
Kentarou Itou as Tetsuo Kaga
Koji Yusa as Shirakawa
Kouichi Toochika as Kyuuseikai Male Pro(ep 65)
Kumiko Watanabe as Hideki Isobe(ep 66)
Masaaki Tsukada as Ooijer
Masayuki Nakata as
Baseball Team Member
Hagiwara 9-dan
Isumi's opponent(ep 65)
Nogi
Mayumi Asano as
Kawahagi 1st Board
Moriyama
Okumura
Miki Machii as Shigeko Morishita
Mitsuaki Hoshino as
customer(ep 66)
Matsui sensei(ep 63)
Mitsuo Iwata as Atsushi Kurata
Mizuki Saitou as Tsujioka 2-dan
Naoki Bandou as Shinoda Insei Instructor(ep 63)
Naomi Kusumi as
Li Lao Shi
Soga
Nobuyuki Hiyama as Shuuhei
Rei Sakuma as Akiko Touya
Reiko Takagi as Le Ping
Rie Ishizuka as
Kawahagi 3rd Board
Tamako-sensei
Tetsuo Kaga
Rokuro Naya as Honinbou Kuwabara
Ryuji Mizuno as
Holland's Representative
Kaga's Father
Satsuki Yukino as
Harumi Ichikawa
Ichikawa san
student(ep 9)
Shouto Kashii as
Chinese Pro(ep 67)
Sakamaki(ep 70)
Susumu Chiba as Hikaru's Father
Takahiro Mizushima as Chinese Pro(ep 67)
Takahiro Sakurai as
Kishimoto
Toshinori Honda
Takako Honda as Hidaka
Takao Ishii as
Isumi's Dad
Yoshikawa
Takashi Nagasako as Dake-san
Takayuki Yamaguchi as
Chinese Pro(ep 67)
Ryo Iijima
Takuo Kawamura as
Baseball Team member(ep 64)
Chinese Pro(ep 67)
Natsume
Tomo Shigematsu as
children(ep 66)
Hitoshi Koike
Tomomichi Nishimura as Toshio Tsubaki
Tomoya Kawai as
Muranishi
Ryu
Toshiaki Kuwahara as
Chinese Pro(ep 67)
Murakami 2-dan(ep 71)
Reporter(ep 70)
Toshitaka Shimizu as
Kouji Saeki 4-dan
Pro(ep 65)
Wasabi Mizuta as Yuuta Fukui
Yayoi Nakazawa as Igo Salon Owner's Wife(ep 68)
Yoshito Ishinami as
Amano
Igo Salon Owner(ep 68)
Yoshiyuki Kaneko as
Company president(ep 66)
Priest(ep 61)
Reporter(ep 74)
Youji Ueda as Pro Player
Yukiji as Masako Kanako
Yurika Hino as Hikaru's mother
Yuuno Nakada as Baseball Team member(ep 64)

Kujira(ep 29)
Japanese companies
Animation Production:
M.S.C. (OP 2)
Pierrot
Backgrounds: Studio Wyeth
Editing: Jay Film
In-Between Animation: Studio Pierrot Animation Room
Photography: T Nishimura
Sound Effects: Fizz Sound Creation
Sound Production: Dream Force
English staff
English cast
Executive producer:
Hidemi Fukuhara
John Easum
Producer: Diana Gage

Go Consultant: Janice Kim
Production Associate: Jason Bergenfeld
Production Coordination: Nick Mann
Production manager: Miho Suzuki
Re-Recording Mixing:
Keith A. Goddard
Timur Kalyuzhnyy
Recording engineer: Ryan Olszewski
Script Editing:
Diana Gage
Kyle Johnson
Senior Production Coordinator: Geoffrey A. Rosen
Video Post-Production:
Elisa Chee
Michael Hey
Sean McConkey
Voice Direction: Rob Bakewell
Brad Swaile as Sai
Samuel Vincent as Hikaru
Scott Perrie as Akira

Alexandra Carter as Asumi

Alec Willows as Dake
Alistair Abell as
Atsushi Kurata
Kuno
Andrew Francis as Koji Saeki
Andrew Kavadas as
Domoto
Zama
Andrew Toth as
Eiji Komiya
Kaga
Astrid Varnes as Akiko Toya
Brent Miller as Kaoru Kishimoto
Brian Dobson as Mr. Hirose
Brian Drummond as Yun-sensei
Burkley Duffield as Kosuke Ochi
Cathy Weseluck as
Hikaru's Mother
Yuki
Chantal Strand as Akari
Chris Cound as Hiroyuki Ashiwara (4-Dan)
Chris Gound as Hiroyuki Ashiwara (4Dan) 
Colin Murdock as
Frank (Holland's Representative)
Sakamaki
Sasaki
Soga
Dave Pettitt as Mr. Kawai
David Kopp as Nakamura
David Radford as Kurimoto's Secretary
Don Andrews as Muranishi
Don Brown as
Fukawa
Kyohei Katagari
Sensei Kakimoto
Eli Gabay as Shigezo Nakamura
Elizabeth Savenkoff as Waya's Mother
Erika Lo as Su-yong Hong
Fred Keating as Ginguji
French Tickner as Honinbou Kuwabara
Hiro Kanagawa as Rinshin Li
Jim Yi as Liu
John Murphy as Shinoda
Justine Wong as
Kumiko Tsuda
Le-Ping
Keith Miller as Kimihiro
Kelly Sheridan as
Harumi Ichikawa
Ms. Ichikawa
Kirby Morrow as Ito
Kristian Ayre as Shinichiro Isumi
Kyle Tejpar as Hitoshi Koike
Lila Atherley as Convenience Store Cashier(ep 23)
Marcy Goldberg as Morishita's Wife
Maryke Hendrikse as Mitani's Sister
Matt Smith as Kojima
Matthew Erickson as Yoshitaka Waya
Michael Adamthwaite as
Ogata
Ryo Iijima
Michael Coleman as Mitsuru Mashiba
Michael Dobson as Mr. Shu
Michael Donovan as
Amano
Toshiro Tsubaki
Tsuzuki
Miguelito Andaluz as Yang-Hai
Nathan Tipple as Fuku
Paul Dobson as Toya Meijin
Pauline Newstone as Mrs. Fukawa
Peter New as Tetsuo's Father
Rebecca Shoichet as
Tamako-sensei
Yori Hidaka
Reece Thompson as Kumara
Richard Newman as
Morishita-sensei
Shosuke Kurimoto
Robert O. Smith as Tsuchiya
Ross Douglas as Gokiso
Scott Logie as Toshinori Honda
Scott McNeil as
Grandpa
Shimano
Ted Cole as Michio Shirakawa
Tony Sampson as
Aoki
Matsuura
Natsume
Trevor Devall as
America's Representative
Kosuke's Grandfather
Toshiki Adachi
Ward Perry as Mr. Akota
English companies
ADR Production: The Ocean Group
Broadcaster:
Animax Asia (Hong Kong)
iaTV
Internet Streaming:
Hulu
Toonami Jetstream
VizAnime
Licensed by: Viz Media
Recording Studio: Ocean Studios (under the name of Westwood)
Translation: JN Productions
French staff
French cast
Adaptation: Vanessa Bertran
Theme Song Performance: Antoine Blanc
Adeline Moreau as Hidaka
Adrien Solis as Waya
Benjamin Pascal as Tsutsui
Benoit Dupac as Ito
Didier Cherbuy as Tetsuo Kaga
Fabien Briche as Hikaru Shindo
François Creton as Akira Toya
Guylène Ouvrard as Kôsuke Ochi
Jean-François Vlerick as
Akota
Hirose
Jessica Barrier as Akari
Nathalie Bleynie as Ichikawa
Pascal Casanova as Dake
Pascal Germain as Saï
Pascal Novak as Ogata
Patrick Bethune as Koyo Toya
Stéphane Ronchewski as
Chirakawa
Kishimoto
Vincent De Bouard as Akamura
Vincent Debouard as Akarmura
Yann Pichon as Kojima
French companies
Broadcaster: Gong (from 21 December 2009)
Distributor: Déclic Images
Dubbing: Studio Lincoln
Tagalog staff
Tagalog cast
Christian Alvear as AKIRA TOUYA
Robert Brillantes as Sai Fujiwara
Steven Bontogon as HIKARU SHINDOU

Ahlee Reyes as Asumi Nase
Angelo Crisolo as Yuuta Fukui
Christian Alvear as
Kousuke Ochi
Yuuki Mitani
Don Sanmaniego as
Seiji Ogata
Shinichirou Isumi
Ely Martin as Toshinori Honda
Gerald Narciso as Waya Yoshitaka(Zelda)
Jimmy Manato as Kouyou Touya(Master Touya)
ROXANNE MANATO as Akari Fujisaki

Allan Ortega as
Hiroyuki Ashiwara
Hitoshi Koike
Toshio Tsubaki
Angelo Crisolo as KAZUO & KURATA & MASTER KUHABARA HONINBO(GMA7)
Charvie Abeletes as
Harumi Ichikawa
Mitani's Sister
Christian Alvear as
Li Peng
Suyon Hon
Don Sanmaniego as Mishio Shirakawa
Ed Belo as
Gosiko
Sai's Rival
Zama
Ely Martin as
Kazuo Morishita
Yanghai
Erika Cardeño as Kumoko Tsuda
Jenny Bituin as Shigeko Morishita
MAYBEL as KATA
Robert Brillantes as Yun-Sensei
Roger Aquino as Kawai-san
ROXANNE MANATO as AKARI
Tagalog companies
Broadcaster: QTV Channel 11 (November 27, 2006)
Dubbing: ALTA Productions
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Licensed by: Mighty Media Co., Ltd.
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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