Hikaru no Go, Vol. 08: The Pro Test Preliminaries: Day Four (Hikaru no Go, #8)
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Hikaru no Go, Vol. 08: The Pro Test Preliminaries: Day Four (Hikaru no Go #8)

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The Pro Test Preliminaries: Day Four:

Hikaru faces the preliminary rounds of the pro test, during which he must eliminate not only his classmates at the insei school but also any outsiders who want to take the test. One of them in particular appears to know how to exploit Hikaru's weaknesses, and poor Hikaru seems powerless to stop him.

Paperback, 208 pages
Published November 7th 2006 by VIZ Media LLC (first published August 2000)
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Hikaru now enters the preliminary tests to join the ranks of professional go players. It's actually true that adolescents can become professional go players in Japan and Korea, though usually they've been playing and studying intensively for years, unlike Hikaru. Of course, most adolescent go players don't have a thousand-year-old ghost as a tutor.

Once again, Hikaru almost defeats himself by allowing himself to be psyched out. In his first of five games for the preliminary trials (in which one m...more
Robert Beveridge
Yumi Hotta, Hikaru no Go: The Pro Test Preliminaries: Day Four (ViZ, 1998)

Aside from the rather odd choice of title (the book covers the entire preliminaries), another winning entry in the series. Hikaru is used to playing with his study group, but the pro test preliminaries allow anyone, including adults up to the age of twenty-nine, so Hikaru is playing with people he's never played with before. He meets Tsubata, a heavily-bearded, obnoxious adult who seems to take a shine to him, which throws...more

Anime-manga match-up:
ep 29 = vol 8 up to pg 27 (第61局)
ep 30 = vol 8 pgs 30-71 (第62~63局)
ep 31 = vol 8 pgs 73-123 (第64~66.5局)
ep 32 = vol 8 pgs 124-176 (第66.5~68.75局)
1st half of ep 33 = vol 8 pgs 184-201 (第69局)
the Hikaru no go books are about the board game called go, and after you read about 6 books you will know how to play go and you can act like a professional go player!(even if you are not one!)
Hikaru learns there is more than one game being played at the go ban ... And head games are not his forte!
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Mar 13, 2009 M. Tobert is currently reading it
Ok im only on page 7 because i just started it. There in line for a Go place is all i know so far.
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Yumi Hotta (堀田 由美 Hotta Yumi, most often written as ほった ゆみ) is a Japanese mangaka, best known as the author of the best-selling manga and anime series Hikaru no Go, about the game of go that is widely credited for the recent boom of the game in Japan. The idea behind Hikaru no Go began when Yumi Hotta played a pick-up game of go with her father-in-law. She thought that it might be fun to create a...more
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