Akira: I just think I should get a little better first…
Mr. Ashiwara: You're bored, right?
Akira: N-No, not at all!
Mr. Ashiwara: See? I'm right. Well, there's no one around Akira's age that can become his rival in Go. I'm sure that's really boring. There are a lot of guys like that for me, so it's a lot of fun.
Akira: I don't really… want… a rival. I'll make Ogata-san or my father my rival some day.
Sai: Everyone watching the TV, long time no see. I'm Sai. This time, we're showing a Hikaru no Go side story. And it's the story of when Akira met Hikaru. Yes! That time in the sixth grade! Yes! That… that great scene when I look down upon Akira forms far above… that great scene is going to be replayed!!!
This is a Hikaru No Go Side Story. It does not progress the series and has nothing to do with the main storyline.