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Hikaru no Go, Vol. 20: The Young Lions! (Hikaru no Go #20)

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The Young Lions
Go players under the age of 18 in Japan, Korea and China are getting ready to qualify for the Hokuto Cup. Hikaru and Akira are both in contention for the Japanese team, but the preliminaries prove to be tough going. Stung by a reality check, Hikaru focuses like never before. But will it be enough to meet the challenge of the unconventional yet formidable go
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Paperback, 201 pages
Published August 3rd 2010 by VIZ Media LLC (first published January 2003)
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David
So we're now in the final arc of the series, which much like the earlier multi-volume pro-test arc, is the series of qualifiers leading up to the Japan-Korea-China Junior Tournament. Although I'll be amazed if Akira and Hikaru aren't both members of the Japan team, this volume does manage to make each game tense, just like some of the better volumes earlier in the series.

The "threat" is rather gimmicky. Since we already know the established players in Hikaru's league, Hotta introduces the Kansai
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Ben Nealis
Jun 25, 2017 Ben Nealis rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
A continuation of of the final arc. A sign of great storytelling. But it did feel a bit drawn out, almost that it could be 2 volumes.
Sophie
May 28, 2011 Sophie rated it really liked it
The addition of another Really Strong Player was a little sudden, but it was understandable in that I really wouldn't have wanted Oshi to play in the international tournament and Isumi wasn't available. As for Waya, he just wouldn't have fit with Touya Akira and Hikaru. Anyway, this was still fun and exciting.
Thomas Maluck
Mar 18, 2013 Thomas Maluck rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Ogata-sensei is now one of my favorite manga villains and the remainder of the series had better only enhance my impression of him. (He's not evil or anything, but he is a decidedly sharp and charismatic obstacle to Hikaru/Akira's progress)
Serge Pierro
Sep 16, 2013 Serge Pierro rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels, go
I found this to be quite an interesting volume within the series. The artist/writer team were able to really capture the excitement of a real Go tournament. I would have loved to have seen this volume adapted into the Anime series - especially the Tengen sequences!
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.
Melissa
Oct 11, 2011 Melissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, z_nihongo
ヒカル and アキラ graduating -- touching chapter. It's like a rite of passage into the "adult world" that they've thrust themselves into by their craziness for Go. Then, 社 makes things interesting. Ah! And what a way to end the volume! Must start next volume...
globulon
Sep 25, 2010 globulon rated it it was amazing
I have to say, I think this has been my favorite volume so far. I like that they are finally talking about real tournaments. I miss Sai but not a whole lot and kind of like that Hikaru is on his own now. I also thought the story with the Kansai Kiin player was cool and dramatic.
Matthew
Apr 02, 2011 Matthew rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
The suspense is killing me! I knew I should have checked out those other three volumes!
Hilary
Jan 12, 2017 Hilary rated it liked it
Basically just going through the motions at this point...
Timothy
Jan 25, 2011 Timothy rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga
Huh? A new character? Hmm.... a bit more story would be nice.
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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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