Hikaru no Go, Vol. 12: Sai's Day Out

Hikaru no Go Vol Sai s Day Out Hikaru s career as a professional Go player begins In his first game he must face veteran player Toya Meijin none other than Akira s father But to Sai this round is personal Then Sai attempts to tea

  • Title: Hikaru no Go, Vol. 12: Sai's Day Out
  • Author: Yumi Hotta Takeshi Obata
  • ISBN: 9781421515083
  • Page: 371
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hikaru s career as a professional Go player begins In his first game he must face veteran player Toya Meijin, none other than Akira s father But to Sai, this round is personal Then Sai attempts to teach a cheating Go player a lesson he ll never forget Will Hikaru s ghostly master do him proud, or make him like an amateur

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    1. Now that Hikaru is a professional go player (at age 14) where is the story going to go? Well, obviously the series is building up to the big confrontation between Hikaru and Akira Toya, but as with so many of the games in this series, we see intermediate proxy fights in which Hotta has to come up with a new twist. In volume 12, she has Hikaru playing in the "Shinsodan" series, which pits rookie go professionals against the top veterans. And Akira's father, Toya Meijin, requests Hikaru as his opp [...]

    2. For being a pro, Hikaru Shindo knows very little of the Go World – it really shocked the patrons of his favorite Go Salon. With their help, they provided Shindo with old copies of Go Weekly – a newspaper dedicated to the Go World. In which, Shindo and Sai devoured.Shindo's very first game as a Pro is his Shinshodan Series against Toya Meijin, who Sai wanted to play with a vengeance. Up till now, Sai has only played Shindo, but he wants to play a game with Toya Meijin, who is considered the b [...]

    3. さいはやはり強い。さいが名人の前に座ったシーンはびりびり!私はヒカルならさいの上にも座らない。でもその瞬間にヒカルもちょっと寂しそう。彼も名人と打ったかた。それで倉田先生は犬夜叉の人木の妖怪仙人とぴたり!すごい似ている!

    4. This is a really strong series. It's true that if you break it down it really follows a simple pattern: fight - grow stronger - fight some more - grow even stronger, but I find it believable enough to enjoy it. And in the story it doesn't feel as monotonous as it may sound. A lot of it is thanks to the characters and to the different situations they find themselves in. Here, Hikaru suddenly faces Touya Meijin, Akira's father, and it's great to see the different characters' reactions to this matc [...]

    5. Yumi Hotta, Hikaru no Go, vol. 12: The Shinshodan Series (ViZ, 1998)The Pro Test may be over, but that's just the beginning of Hikaru's adventures. His first match as a pro comes in the Shinshodan Series, and Hikaru has gained attention from places even he never expected; it turns out a mysterious competitor has specifically requested him as an opponent, and the whole Go world is waiting with bated breath to see how this match is going to turn out. When Sai finds out who it is, he begs to be all [...]

    6. 3.5★ I think if I didn't watch the anime and thus already know the story, this volume would be four stars. I really feel for Sai and the anime actually adds a bit that's not in the book to give it a slightly more upbeat feel. However, perhaps that's why I was so sad when <.>. I think if I had read the manga from the start, I wouldn't have been nearly so shocked when <>, maybe.Anime-manga match-up:ep 47 = vol 12 up to pg 53 (第97~98局)ep 48 = vol 12 pgs 56-99 [...]

    7. Found myself ripping through this one. Now that Hikaru is a pro and a strong player in his own right, his dependence on Sai is diminishing, while Sai's desire to play the stronger players Hikaru is facing grows. It will be very interesting to see how their relationship evolves. Ordering the next one. (My library doesn't own this Manga, so I've been borrowing these on inter-library loan. Thanks to Wake County Libraries in NC for lending me this volume.)

    8. This story is comfort food for me. I can't quite put my finger on what keeps me rereading/rewatching this and the anime, but my interest in Go certainly helps. I also like that it's a generally positive story about getting good at something

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