Hikaru no Go
Distributor: VIZ Media
© 2001, Hotta Yumi, Shueisha, TV Tokyo, Avex Mode, Studio Pierrot
With a two-tone hairstyle and a streak of immaturity, Hikaru Shindo finds an old Go board with a hidden surprise - trapped within the Go Board is Fujiwara-no-Sai, the ghost of an ancient Go master! In the blink of an eye, Sai becomes part of Hikaru's consciousness and soon begins to learn the true essence behind this ancient game of skill and strategy.
Average Ratings: 73
Number of Review Sites: 7
Number of Review Links: 10
"... if you think you can cope with this, and actually run into the material, then give it a try. "
Anime Meta-Review (Andrew Shelton) - watchable
Vol. 1 - "...this is one of those shows you’re either going to really love or find yourself completely bored with."
Anime News Network (Zac Bertschy) - B+
Vol. 1 - "...I cannot recommend it highly enough." (Chris Beveridge) - B+
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B+
Anime on DVD
Vol. 2 - "An oddly engrossing show, it is very easy to get caught up in the characters and in the Go games that they play."
DVD Talk (John Sinnott) - 3 1/2 stars (out of 5)
"Hikaru no Go is proof that anime can make anything interesting if done well."
T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews (Jason Bustard) - 4 stars (out of 5)
Ep. 1 - "A strong 3 star beginning to this series with interesting characters, story, good humour and pacing." (Jane Nagatomi) - 3 stars (out of 5)
Ep. 2 - Read the review (Jane Nagatomi) - 4 stars (out of 5)
Ep. 3 - Read the review (Jane Nagatomi) - 4 stars (out of 5)
The Anime Cafe
Vol. 1 - "...a return to the core of anime goodness."
The Anime Review (Jason Huff) - A