Hikaru no go - 2020

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Hikaru no go - 2020

I have been a few years too late to post this but if you are a go player and still haven’t seen the Chinese take on the Hikaru no Go, continue reading…

I know that I already posted about a written sequel of Hikaru no Go, if you haven’t read it yet, here is the link and no this is not a sequel, so bear with me and read on..

iQIYI is the leading entertainment service in China just like how Netflix is in the most of the world. Adapted from the renown Japanese Manga and later a cartoon serie Hikaru no Go to Chinese television which ended up being very successful internationally as well.

It follows the original plot but, to incorporate Chinese culture into the story, some tweaks have been made and honestly, I really like what they came up with in the end.

Without ruining the serie for you if you haven’t seen it already, here is a small synopsis of the story..

Shi Guang who discovered an ancient go board in his grandfathers house by coincidence, got to know Chu Ying, a go master who’s soul has been entrenched in the go board and who has experienced thousands of years imprisoned in it. Under his influence, he gradually developed an interest in go and embark on a journey to become a professional go player.

The best thing about it is, you can watch all the episodes for free on YouTube through the link down below, and yes, there are subtitles…