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Hey /a/ whats ur opinion about Hikaru no GO ?
I just started marathoning this yesterday and im on ep 25/75.
I never thought that anime about placing stones on a damn piece of wood would be that awesome.
Shit is just great, powerlevels n stuff
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I got up to the timeskip and I have no fucking idea how to play GO but this is awesome
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My favorite sports shonen about an ancient chinese board game and ghosts.
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My thoughts on HnG? Easy: Manga has good art, anime sucked, Obata's characters are as yaoi-conducive as always, Go is fun but hard to learn irl, and I stopped reading when Sai vanished for no reason. That would be all.
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HnG was great, especially the sound track. Wish the animu didn't just end so abruptly though.
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Sai is hot
I stopped reading the manga when it was more about Go and less about him
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>>10254461

What timeskip? I don't remember any myself.
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>>10254522
I think they skipped like, 3 months at one point. That's the only timeskip I remember though.
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>>10254497
Easy to learn, hard to master :/
Well i think HnG was good~
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it has hot girls
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>>10254445
The person in the dress is a guy
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HnG was great, end of story
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make your move /a/
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>>10254714
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Manga is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better. Also the manga continues a bit longer after the anime ends. Both endings sucked either way.
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>>10254887
i see wut u did thar...
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>>10254916
Cancelled mango was cancelled.
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i tried watching a few episodes of HnG but was put off by it's pacing. the manga however, i really enjoyed. but it's a shame part 2 was such a let down.
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The Pro Exams was the best shonen tournament ever.
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>>10254461
What timeskip? One of the things I like in Hikago is that the characters change all along the series. There's no "Now we're 3 years forward!"and still you see them growing.
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>>10254565
>>it has hot girls
that never do anything.
GODDAMNIT OBATA, TEAM UP WITH SOMEONE WHO CAN GIVE ME SOME FAP MATERIAL.
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>>10254958
was it really cancelled?
I thought it was a series that was forced to keep going because of its popularity, but then the author just said 'fuck it' and chose to stop anyways shortly afterwards.
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>>10255097
I don't think it would have been useful to go further. I mean, we even got the reason why Hikaru plays the game.

A thing I liked too, for all the Shusaku's successor he is, Hikaru is not the *best* player around. Even if he quickly progresses.
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>>10255138
there is a reason?
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>>10255138
>>Hikaru is not the *best* player around. Even if he quickly progresses
They still should have had the decency to let the main character win his last match in the series.

I'm all for breaking cliches, but seriously, wtf?
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shit. I resign
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>>10255171
He enjoys playing the game now and through it, he can be with Sai forever.
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>>10255224
how did it end by the way?
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did they ever do the divine move?
I used to watch this on toonami jetstream.
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I shed manly tears when Sai died but then Hikaru became so GAR that i came twice
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>>10254445
2D boring shit.
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>>10255224
Hikaru lost a match against some guy, he realized he wasn't strong enough -- sudden end.
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>>10255264
How can a ghost die?
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>>10255198
theres tons of animu and mango involving the main character losing in the final showdown. Pokemon anime, and Eureka 7 manga are 2.
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>>10255305
haha what?
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>>10255313
He gave the korean arrogant bastard (Lol, stereotypes) an hell of an hard time...

>>10255320
He disappeared from the moment where Hikaru didn't need him anymore to play. Emo Sai's episode kinda pissed me.

>>10255264
I was sobbing at the begining of the last episode. It was touching.
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>>10255249
Anime ends with Hikaru finding his connection to Sai through the go he plays. He has a dream where Sai visits him and gives him his fan. He rejoins the pro leagues where he is a monstrous force, a shock to people considering he's a 1-dan who's infamous for skipping months of matches and playing a terrible game against Touya Meijin.

Manga goes further than that and has a few new characters with new play styles, including a very strong guy who makes his first move in the center star (gasp!). The finale of the series is Hikaru, Akira, and the new guy making a team to represent young Japanese pros. They take on the Koreans. Hikaru's opponent looks down on Honinbo Shuusaku. Hikaru loses the fucking match, but the player takes back what he said about Shuusaku. END
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>>10255339
Wow. I've never seen one where the main dude loses at the end. Seems interesting.
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>>10255339
Pokemon anime doesn't have a final showdown.

Haven't read Eureka 7 manga, but from what I hear, the entire idea is to be as depressing as possible.
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>>10255374
watch/read more.
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they never explained how much money hikaru made off of go.
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>>10255368
Anime ending > manga ending.

The part of the manga that wasn't animated felt really tacked-on and unnecessary, with an ending that just came out of nowhere and resolved nothing.

The manga should have ended where the anime did. Hikaru learning to let go of Sai and realizing his reason to play Go was a great way to end it.
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>>10255368
>>a very strong guy who makes his first move in the center star
Technically, except if you're some kind of overconfident bastard, you won't pull that shit in an important game.

>>Hikaru's opponent looks down on Honinbo Shuusaku.
Nah, it was the interpret's fault. He translated in a few words and got his intention wrong. But then again, he played the arrogant bastard to piss off Hikaru.

Too bad that Yashiro was pretty much useless. Using Waya instead would have been better.
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>>10255437
Eight bucks and a bag of Fritos.
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>>10255427 Technically, except if you're some kind of overconfident bastard, you won't pull that shit in an important game.

I thought that was the point. It showed how sure he was that he would crush Hikaru.
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>>10255478
Well Hikaru got even more arrogant there.
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>>10255419
I've already watched and read a huge amount of stuff. I guess they've been the wrong series. I really can't think of any series where the "good guys" are defeated.
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>>10255437
Probably not all that much at first, since he was just starting out. He missed a ton of games, too, so he no doubt went down in the standings, which affects your pay. By the end he was probably making a decent amount, though. Nowhere near some of the veterans, of course.
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>>10255517
I guess its not 'tons.' But I've seen a respectable amount of that shit.
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i'm pretty sure they were going to have the koreans win anyway, the mangaka just didn't want akira to lose.
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>>10255517
Evangelion

Berserk (anime only)

Princess Nine
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>>10255543
I heard that they made the Koreans win because people complained about Su-yon losing all those chapters ago.

Either that or Japan beating Korea in Go nowadays is laughable.
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shounen shit
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>>10255578
Arguably Death Note.

Light was a dick, but the world did become a worse place after he died.
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>>10255578
>>Evangelion
Shinji got a standing applause! That's not defeat!
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>>10255585
I think it was the second one. They'd established early in the series that Japan's go was pitiful compared to China and Korea's. Thankfully the series didn't turn into a "MIGHTY NIPPON CRUSHES ALL OPPONENTS AND REGAINS ITS CROWN" wish-fulfillment story.
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>>10255578
Doesn't the main character's team also lose the final game in Slam Dunk?
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In Evangelion Shinji got what he wanted so it wasn't a defeat. As for Berserk, I read the manga so I didn't think of that, but the anime is certainly of the bad end kind. It's tricky in Death Note. Technically Light is the main character, but he isn't one of the "good guys", so...
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>>10255614
It is when it's the "WELCOME TO THE COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS THAT IS ALL THAT'S LEFT AFTER THE WORLD DIED" type of applause.
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>>10255660
I guess it's debatable for Berserk and Eva, but you can't argue with Princess Nine. That ending led to manly tears.
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>>10255715
Never seen it so I can't say.
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>>10255661
oh don't ruin his fun, that's the only time shinji was ever applauded for anything in his life and you know it. he was happy.



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