Who reads Hikaru no Go?
Years of Released: 1998
Author: Hotta Yumi
Artist: Obata Takeshi
Genre: Comedy, Drama, School Life, Shounen
After stumbling across a haunted Go board, irresponsible Hikaru Shindo discovers that the spirit of a master player has taken up residence in his consciousness. In his pursuit of the "Divine Move," (Also referred to as "The Hand of God") Fujiwara-no-Sai awakens in Hikaru an untapped interest and genius for the game, and soon the schoolboy is chasing his own dream--defeating the famed Go prodigy Akira Toya!
Fukiwara Sai is a spirit residing within an old bloodstained Goban until he is awakened by Shindo Hikaru. Fujiwara wants to play Go but has no phyiscal body so he must rely on Shindo to place the pieces for him. People are in shock and awe at Shindo's "skill" and the story is further complicated when Shindo himself becomes interested in Go and palys without Sai's help. A fantastic drama with some truly original ideas and good plot development overall.