Hikaru no Go (manga)

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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: 562 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 120 votes (sub:56, Eng:44, dub:13, edit.dub:1, ?:1, raw:1, raw:1, others:3
1 German
1 english & indonesian
1 French
 Excellent: 169 votes (Eng:86, sub:50, dub:20, raw:4, raw:2, ?:2, edit.dub:1, others:4
1 Portuguese
1 French subtitled
1 French
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 Very good: 141 votes (Eng:77, sub:31, dub:18, ?:5, raw:2, raw:2, others:6
1 French
1 Indonesia
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Portuguese
1 Polish
1 Indonesian
 Good: 72 votes (Eng:45, sub:13, dub:9, ?:3, raw:1, others:1
1 German
 Decent: 32 votes (Eng:19, dub:5, sub:3, raw:2, edit.dub:1, others:2
1 Korean
1 French
 So-so: 10 votes (Eng:7, 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 (Eng:1, sub:1, dub:1)
 Worst ever: 2 votes (sub:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 1340 users, rank: #33 (of 5521)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 8.256 (Very good+), std. dev.: 1.6234, rank: #668 (of 5813)
Weighted mean: 8.170 (Very good+), rank: #785 (of 5813) (seen all: 8.65 / seen some: 7.63 / won't finish: 6.33)
Bayesian estimate: 8.167 (Very good+), rank: #313 (of 3143)
Number of tankoubon: 23
Number of pages: 200
#01. Desent Of The Go Master
#04. Divine Illusions
#05. Start
Chapter titles: We have 199
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 100
Official website:
Jump Magazine (Japanese)
Links: We have 1
The manga won the 45th Shogakukan Manga Award in 2000.
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    Hikaru no Go (eBook 23) 2013-01-29
Graphic novel
    Hikaru no Go (GN 1) 2004-05-31 (from $7.99)
    Hikaru no Go (GN 2) 2004-09-15 (from $7.99)
    Hikaru No Go (GN 3) 2005-02-01 (from $7.15)
    Hikaru no Go (GN 4) 2005-06-15 (from $7.99)
    Hikaru no Go (GN 5) 2005-10-04 (from $7.15)
    Hikaru no Go (GN 6) 2006-01-31
    Hikaru no Go (GN 7) 2006-07-05
    Hikaru no Go (GN 8) 2006-11-07
    Hikaru no Go (GN 9) 2007-04-03 (from $7.15)
    Hikaru no Go (GN 10) 2007-08-07 (from $7.15)
    Hikaru no Go (GN 11) 2008-01-01
    Hikaru no Go (GN 12) 2008-05-06
    Hikaru No Go (GN 13) 2008-10-07
    Hikaru No Go (GN 14) 2009-02-03
    Hikaru No Go (GN 15) 2009-05-05
    Hikaru no Go (GN 16) 2009-08-04
    Hikaru no Go (GN 17) 2009-11-03
    Hikaru No Go (GN 18) 2010-02-02
    Hikaru no Go (GN 19) 2010-05-04
    Hikaru no Go (GN 20) 2010-08-03
    Hikaru no Go (GN 21) 2010-11-02
    Hikaru no Go (GN 22) 2011-01-04
    Hikaru no Go (GN 23) 2011-05-03

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story: Yumi Hotta
Supervision: Yukari Umezawa
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
English companies
Licensed by: Viz Media
French staff
French companies
Publisher: Editions Tonkam
French cast
Italian staff
Italian companies
Publisher: Planet Manga
Italian cast
German staff
German cast
Go-Advisory: Christoph Gerlach
Graphic Design: Laura Bartels
Layout Design: Laura Bartels
Lettering: Dirk Rehm
Production manager: Contanze Hinz
German companies
Publisher: Carlsen Comics
Serialized In: Banzai!
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
Translation: Edward Kondo
Distributor: JBGroup
Publisher: JBC
Portuguese cast
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Licensed by:
Daran Culture Enterprise (棋靈王)
Tong Li Publishing Co., Ltd. (棋魂)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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