Hikaru no Go

The Preliminary Starts

Season 2, Ep 1, Aired 5/15/02
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  • Episode Description
  • Hikaru takes the prelims to qualify for the Pro exams whereas Waya/Isumi are admitted straight to the finals being among the top 8 of the Insei program. Hikaru is intimidated by Tsubaki, a really loud and brash guy, who turns out to be his first opponent. Tsubaki plays mind games with Hikaru and won the match. For Hikaru, the loss highlighted his inexperience with playing with adults since starting go and it represents a hurdle he has to overcome to reach his goal.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
  • Notes (3)

    • In the Japanese version, Tsubaki was nicknamed "Godzilla". In the English version, Hikaru calls him "gorilla-man".

    • The second opening song "I'll Be the One" by HAL starts in this episode

    • The third ending song "Sincerely ~ever dream~" by Dream starts in this episode

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