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ヒカルの碁 17、なつかしい笑顔 (Hikaru no Go #17)

4.24  ·  Rating Details ·  506 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
コミック, 205 pages
Published June 2002 by 集英社
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The only really important thing that happens in this volume is.. Hikaru finally plays Akira, in a professional match. It's their first real game since they first became obsessed with one another, their first game since Hikaru truly set out on the path of go, and their first real game ever, really, since it was actually Sai playing for most of their first game.

Surrounding this match, there is a lot of fillerchatter from the journalists of Go Weekly talking about the "rising tide" of new go player
Chris Aylott
Jan 21, 2010 Chris Aylott rated it liked it
Hikaru returns to playing go as Hotta explores a theme: "one genius alone isn't enough for a truly great game."

So much character development gets resolved here that I thought at first this was the end of the series. Checking the web, though, it looks like she's setting up one more major storyline before the end. The older go players standing around in wonderment at the new generation gets a little thick at times, but I'm looking forward to seeing where it's all going again.
Patrick Hoecherl
The ending almost made me cry.
Jan 20, 2014 Elaine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The beginning and ending of this volume always get me. Hikaru's resolve to finally move forward is also great to read. The interaction between Hikaru and Akira has always been one of the central relationships of the series and so seeing them become front and center in this volume was satisfying. I also loved the little banter that Hotta inserts between the two at the end of the volume. They're always so serious about Go that is it easy to forget that they're only in middle school. The easy going ...more
Ben Nealis
Feb 11, 2017 Ben Nealis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
The best book Ive read in a while in this series. A good start, an ok middle, and a FANTASTIC end!
Jan 25, 2011 Timothy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
This is probably the point in the series, where the phrase "Too bad it didn't end here" seems to be the most apt.

It's here where all the major threads of this series seem to resolve itself nicely: Sai's disappearance, Shindo's maturity, and Shindo's rivalry with Toya. But I guess, in the end, if a series were to end at their natural potential, then publishers wouldn't be able to sell as many volumes as they'd like.

Unfortunately, it's as if this volume was filled with unnecessary 'padding', that
Sep 26, 2011 Melissa rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga, z_nihongo

Anime-manga match-up:
2nd half of ep 70 = vol 17 up to pg 25 (第140~140.9局)
ep 71 = vol 17 pgs 26-51 (第140.9~141局)
ep 72 = vol 17 pgs 54-92 (第142~143局)
ep 73 = vol 17 pgs 94-135 (第144~145局)
ep 74 = vol 17 pgs 137-177 (第146~147.9局)
ep 75 = vol 17 pgs 176 to end (第147.9~148局)

Actually, the 2nd half of the final episode contains scenes from the first chapter of volume 19 followed by wrap-up/closure. And that ends the anime. A few more manga
Couldn't find a record for the English language version -- sadly, I do not speak Japanese.

I found this volume of the series genuinely moving, as Hikaru realizes that now that Sai is missing, the closest he can get to him is to play go, and to play go as well as he can. I'm still not sure how Yumi Hotta manages to get me tense over the outcome of a go match, but she's pretty damn good at it.
Ben Nash
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
This is getting better and better. And it has everything I could ever want from a series. Gah, watching Hikaru and Akira play was intense, and for Akira to sense who Sai was gave me goosebumps. As did Hikaru's dream in the end. (Actually, that one almost made me cry.) Wonderful stuff.
Jan 26, 2010 Lucy rated it liked it
Shelves: kids-books, fun, fiction the english version
Thomas Andrikus
Jun 01, 2013 Thomas Andrikus rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finally, the match we've been waiting for has arrived in this volume. It's not as exciting as expected, though...the denouement is somehow kinda lacking.
Oct 07, 2016 Ellen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
filler filler filler and ongoing SAD but at least. we're looking up. motivation! in the distance!
Dec 09, 2009 Moon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome!Can't wait for the next book!
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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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Other Books in the Series

Hikaru no Go (1 - 10 of 23 books)
  • Hikaru no Go, Vol. 1: Descent of the Go Master (Hikaru no Go, #1)
  • Hikaru no Go, Vol. 2: First Battle (Hikaru no Go, #2)
  • Hikaru no Go, Vol. 3: Preliminary Scrimmage (Hikaru no Go, #3)
  • Hikaru no Go, Vol. 4: Divine Illusions (Hikaru no Go, #4)
  • Hikaru no Go, Vol. 5: Start (Hikaru no Go, #5)
  • Hikaru no Go, Vol. 6: The Insei Exam (Hikaru no Go, #6)
  • Hikaru no Go, Vol. 7: The Young Lions Tournament (Hikaru no Go, #7)
  • Hikaru no Go, Vol. 8: The Pro Test Preliminaries: Day Four (Hikaru no Go, #8)
  • Hikaru no Go, Vol. 9: The Pro Test Begins (Hikaru no Go, #9)
  • Hikaru no Go, Vol. 10: Lifeline (Hikaru no Go, #10)

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