Hikaru no Go

Shindou vs Touya

Season 3, Ep 13, Aired 3/12/03
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  • Episode Description
  • The long awaited day has finally arrived. Hikaru Shindou V. Akira Touya! The two reminisce about the past and the last time they played. It was a little over two years ago. They have both grown stronger since then. They sit down. Hikaru places one black stone and Akira places five white ones. Hikaru is black and will go first. Akira is white and will go second. Hikaru places his first stone down on komoku. Both of them are excited and the match they have both been waiting for has finally arrived…moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Yu Asakawa

    Yuuki Mitani

  • Tomoko Kawakami

    Hikaru Shindou (jap.)

  • Atsuko Enomoto

    Nase

  • Sanae Kobayashi

    Akira Touya

  • Susumu Chiba

    Sai Fujiwara

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Akari: Do you always get nervous on the day before a match? Hikaru: Why do you ask? Akari: Well... you had a such a stern face, Hikaru... Hikaru: A match against Touya is special.

    • Hikaru: The reason Touya's still in the first preliminaries this year is because you beat him last year, Kurata-san. He's moved on in the preliminaries for every other title, I can't reach him. Kurata (laughing at Hikaru in reaction to what it said earlier) : Well he is Touya Akira! Hikaru: And since he's so busy, our match still hasn't been scheduled. Well, bye.

    • Hikaru: Kurata-san! What am I doing? Master Morishita's study session is today. Kurata: I looked at the tournament pairings for the first preliminaries for the Meijin match. You're playing Touya Akira in the first round! Hikaru: Yeah, it's all thanks to you Kurata-san!

    • Hikaru (thinking about Akira): The Sai that you wanted to play is gone, but…Sai is in my Go, so… I don’t know if you’ll notice him but… I’ll get to be as strong as you are and play you from now on. Is that enough for you?

    • Hikaru: You’ve changed, too. Akari: Really? How? How did I change? Hikaru: Hmmm… You’ve gotten smaller. Akari (angry): You got taller!

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