Hikaru no Go (manga)

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[ serialized in [Shonen Jump USA], serialized in [Weekly Shonen Jump] ]

Related anime:
    Hikaru no Go (TV) (adaptation)
      Hikaru No Go: New Year Special (sequel)

Alternative title:
Hikaru kỳ thủ cờ vây (Việt Nam)
ヒカルの碁 (Japanese)
棋靈王 (Chinese (Taiwan))
棋魂 (Chinese (Taiwan))
히카루의 바둑 (Korean)
Themes: ghosts, go
Objectionable content: None
Plot Summary: Hikaru Shindo is just a normal 12 year old Japanese boy. 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 during a game, Sai was accused of cheating and banashied 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: 548 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 115 votes (sub:56, Eng:40, dub:13, edit.dub:1, ?:1, raw:1, raw:1, others:2
1 French
1 German
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 Excellent: 167 votes (Eng:84, sub:50, dub:20, raw:4, raw:2, ?:2, edit.dub:1, others:4
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1 French subtitled
1 French
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 Very good: 140 votes (Eng:76, sub:31, dub:18, ?:5, raw:2, raw:2, others:6
1 French
1 Indonesia
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Portuguese
1 Polish
1 Indonesian
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 Good: 71 votes (Eng:44, sub:13, dub:9, ?:3, raw:1, others:1
1 German
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 Decent: 28 votes (Eng:16, dub:5, sub:3, raw:2, edit.dub:1, others:1
1 French
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 So-so: 9 votes (Eng:6, sub:3)
 Not really good: 6 votes (Eng:3, dub:1, sub:1, edit.dub:1)
 Weak: 4 votes (dub:2, Eng:2)
 Bad: 3 votes (dub:3)
 Awful: 3 votes (dub:1, Eng:1, sub:1)
 Worst ever: 2 votes (sub:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 1312 users, rank: #31 (of 4374)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 8.263 (Very good+), std. dev.: 1.6166, rank: #617 (of 4392)
Weighted mean: 8.179 (Very good+), rank: #589 (of 4392) (seen all: 8.67 / seen some: 7.64 / won't finish: 6.35)
Bayesian estimate: 8.177 (Very good+), rank: #259 (of 2757)
Number of tankoubon: 23
Number of pages: 200
Volumes:
#01. Desent Of The Go Master
#04. Divine Illusions
#05. Start
Chapter titles: We have 199
Vintage:
1998
1999-01 to 2003-04 (Shonen Jump Japan 1999 No.2+3 to 2003 No.22+23)
2003-12-02 to 2008-03-04 (North America, serialized in Shonen Jump)
2010-04-13 (Vietnamese by Kimdong Publisher)
Release dates: We have 86
Official website:
Jump Magazine (Japanese)
Links: We have 1
Comment:
The manga won the 45th Shogakukan Manga Award in 2000.
Reviews:
Hikaru no Go GN 1 (Oct 31, 2004)
Hikaru no Go GN 1 (Oct 30, 2004)
Hikaru no Go GN 1 (Oct 16, 2004)
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Graphic novel
    Hikaru no Go (GN 1) 2004-05-31 (from $5.96)
    Hikaru no Go (GN 2) 2004-09-15 (from $6.28)
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    Hikaru no Go (GN 6) 2006-01-31 (from $5.96)
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    Hikaru no Go (GN 8) 2006-11-07 (from $5.33)
    Hikaru no Go (GN 9) 2007-04-03 (from $5.99)
    Hikaru no Go (GN 10) 2007-08-07 (from $5.96)
    Hikaru no Go (GN 11) 2008-01-01 (from $1.99)
    Hikaru no Go (GN 12) 2008-05-06 (from $5.33)
    Hikaru No Go (GN 13) 2008-10-07 (from $5.33)
    Hikaru No Go (GN 14) 2009-02-03 (from $5.96)
    Hikaru No Go (GN 15) 2009-05-05 (from $6.28)
    Hikaru no Go (GN 16) 2009-08-04 (from $5.99)
    Hikaru no Go (GN 17) 2009-11-03 (from $6.28)
    Hikaru No Go (GN 18) 2010-02-02 (from $6.28)
    Hikaru no Go (GN 19) 2010-05-04 (from $6.28)
    Hikaru no Go (GN 20) 2010-08-03 (from $6.28)
    Hikaru no Go (GN 21) 2010-11-02 (from $6.28)
    Hikaru no Go (GN 22) 2011-01-04 (from $6.28)
    Hikaru no Go (GN 23) 2011-05-03 (from $6.28)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story: Yumi Hotta
Supervision: Yukari Umezawa
(none)
Japanese companies
Publisher: Shueisha
English staff
English cast
Translation: Andy Nakatani

Adaptation: Andy Nakatani
Cover Design: Sean Lee
Editing: Livia Ching
Editor-in-Chief: Hyoe Narita
Editorial Director: Alvin Lu
Executive VP: Hyoe Narita
Graphic Design:
Courtney Utt
Sean Lee
Layout Design: Sean Lee
Lettering: Adam Symons
Lettering Assistant:
Josh Simpson
Walden Wong
Production manager: Noboru Watanabe
Publisher: Seiji Horibuchi
Script Consultant: Janice Kim
Sr. Director of Licensing & Acquisitions: Rika Inouye
Touch-up Art: Adam Symons
Touch-up Art & Lettering: Inori Fukuda Trant (vol. 8, 9)
VP of Marketing: Liza Coppola
VP of Sales: Joe Morici
VP of Strategic Development: Yumi Hoashi
(none)
English companies
Licensed by: Viz Media
French staff
French companies
(none)
Publisher: Editions Tonkam
French cast
(none)
Italian staff
Italian companies
(none)
Publisher: Planet Manga
Italian cast
(none)
German staff
German cast
Go-Advisory: Christoph Gerlach
Graphic Design: Laura Bartels
Layout Design: Laura Bartels
Lettering: Dirk Rehm
Production manager: Contanze Hinz
(none)
German companies
Publisher: Carlsen Comics
Serialized In: Banzai!
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
Translation: Edward Kondo
Distributor: JBGroup
Publisher: JBC
Portuguese cast
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Licensed by:
Daran Culture Enterprise (棋靈王)
Tong Li Publishing Co., Ltd. (棋魂)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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