Go Super Books

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There were two series of the same name published by the Nihon Ki-in. The first started in 1977, the second in 2000.

Table of contents

Old series (1977-)

All with pro authors except for #23 and #37. There were 50 titles in all.

Renowned Volumes from Go Super Books

Lessons in the Fundamentals of Go, known in Japan as Ama to Puro, is best-selling of all these books with Japanese sales in six figures.

Some of the more celebrated volumes were:

Translations into English

Five books of the series were translated into English and published by Ishi Press:

Two of the books were published by Yutopian:

Several books were serialized in English language go magazines:

An electronic version of another of the books was made available in English by the American Go Association:

Full List of Go Super Books

JanvanRongen: the following list was published by the Dutch Go Association in the spring of 1977. In those days the price was about 5 euros including postage. The books marked with a (*) I actually have myself.

  1. The Nadare Joseki (Fujisawa Hideyuki) (*)
  2. Test Your Go (Rin Kaiho) - up to 4 kyu
  3. Introduction to Trick Play (Maeda Nobuaki)
  4. Test Your Go (Sakata Eio) - up to 1 dan
  5. Beginners Blind Spots (Magari Reiki)
  6. Tormenting the Weaker Player (Hayashi Yutaro)
  7. How To Play Against The Stronger Player (Sakai Michiharu)
  8. The First 30 moves (Takagawa Kaku)
  9. The Modern Taisha Joseki by (Yamabe Toshiro) (*)
  10. The Niken Takabasami Joseki (Shimamura Toshihiro)(*)
  11. Amateur and Professional, part 1 (Kageyama Toshiro) (Lessons in the Fundamentals of Go)
  12. The Direction of Play (Kajiwara Takeo)
  13. The Next Skillful Move (Maeda Nobuaki)
  14. Shimari Josekis (Okubo Ichigen)(*)
  15. Kada's Tsume-go Class (Kada Katsuji)
  16. Tesuji to Make You Stronger (Fujisawa Hosai)
  17. The Magic of Sacrifice (Iwamoto Kaoru)
  18. Amateur and Professional, part 2 (Kageyama Toshiro)
  19. The Focal Point of Large Moyo (Ohira Shuzo)
  20. Improvement without Tears (Kano Yoshinori)
  21. Pre-joseki Study (Ishida Yoshio)
  22. Magic Sword Joseki (Hasegawa Akira)(*)
  23. Tales of Go History (Tamura Ryukihei)
  24. Introduction to Go Theory (Takagawa Kaku))
  25. Go Instruction Point by Point (Sakata Eio)
  26. The Winning Chance (Rin Kaiho)
  27. Unusual Happenings on the Go Board (Abe Yoshiteru) -- (Dramatic Moments on the Go Board)
  28. Appreciating Famous Games (Ohira Shuzo)
  29. 18 hints for Improving your Style (Masubuchi Tatsuko)
  30. Easy Trick Plays for Even Games (Maeda Nobuaki)
  31. Inside Joseki (Fujisawa Hideyuki)
  32. The ABC's of Tsume-go (Shinohara Masami)
  33. Kajiwara Style -- Living Joseki (Kajiwara Takeo)(*)
  34. Honinbo's Hoshi and San-San (Ishida Yoshio)
  35. Building the Foundation of Sho-dan (Miyashita Shuyo)
  36. The Only Move (Abe Yoshiteru)
  37. The Psychology of Go Made Easier (Mihori Sho)
  38. Kages Secret Chronicles of Handicap Go (Kageyama Toshiro)
  39. How to Make the Breakthrough to Sho-dan (Sakakibara Shoji)
  40. The Takamoku Joseki, or Win in the Centre (Otake Hideo)(*)
  41. The Next Move in the Middle Game (Kano Yoshinori)
  42. The Techniques of Invading (Kuwahara Munehisa)
  43. Introduction to Opening Play (Nakamura Yutaro)
  44. Joseki Variants (Yamabe Toshiro)(*)
  45. How would you play if it's you (Sugiuchi Masao)
  46. How to be Stronger at Lightning Go (Otake Hideo)
  47. How to Fight and How to Kill (Kato Masao) (Kato's Attack and Kill)
  48. Simple Fighting Techniques (Sakata Eio)
  49. Beginners Go Encyclopedia (Murashima Yoshinori)
  50. Utilizing the Handicap Stones (Hasegawa Akira)

Original Names for Go Super Books

tchan001: In case any one wants to search for these books in a used book store while in Japan, I have added a list of the original titles with author (if available).--

hnishy two titles were republished recently:

  • #11 (Kageyama, 2013) ISBN: 978-4818206113
  • #28 (Ohira, 2010) ISBN: 978-4818206090


  1.  ナダレ定石 藤沢秀行
  2.  たのしい囲碁テスト (9級から5級まで/初級) 林海峯
  3.  ハメ手入門 前田陳爾
  4.  たのしい囲碁テスト (4級から初段まで/中級) 坂田栄男
  5.  初心者の錯覚 曲 励起
  6.  下手いじめ 林有太郎
  7.  上手はこわくない 酒井通温
  8.  序盤の30手 高川秀格
  9.  新しい大斜定石 山部俊郎
  10.  二間高バサミ定石 島村俊宏
  11.  素人と玄人 影山利郎
  12.  石の方向 梶原武雄
  13.  次の妙手 前田陳爾
  14.  シマリの定石 大窪一玄
  15.  加田詰碁教室 加田克司
  16.  強くなる手筋 藤沢朋斎
  17.  捨て石の魔術 岩本薫
  18.  続・素人と玄人 新置碁必勝法 影山利郎
  19.  大模様の焦点 太平修三
  20.  ひとくち上達法 加納嘉徳
  21.  定石以前 石田芳夫
  22.  妖刀という名の定石 長谷川章
  23.  物語り囲碁史 田村竜騎兵
  24.  囲碁学入門 高川秀格
  25.  囲碁ワンポイント指導 坂田栄男
  26.  勝局へのチャンス 林海峯
  27.  対局ハプニング集 安部吉輝
  28.  名局鑑賞室 大平修三
  29.  筋がよくなる18のヒント 増淵辰子
  30.  やさしい互先のハメ手 前田陳爾
  31.  定石道中 藤沢秀行
  32.  詰碁のいろは 篠原正美
  33.  梶原流 生きた定石 梶原武雄
  34.  本因坊の星と三々 石田芳夫
  35.  初段の基礎作り 宮下秀洋
  36.  この一手 盤上のドラマ 安部吉輝
  37.  楽しい囲碁心理学 三堀 将
  38.  影さんの置碁秘伝 影山利郎
  39.  初段の壁を破る法 榊原章二
  40.  背中で勝つ高目定石 大竹英雄
  41.  中盤作戦この一手 加納嘉徳
  42.  侵略のテクニック 桑原宗久
  43.  布石入門 中村勇太郎
  44.  定石無法地帯 山部俊郎
  45.  あなたならどう打つ 杉内雅男
  46.  早碁に強くなる法 大竹英雄
  47.  石の攻め方殺し方 加藤正夫
  48.  やさしい戦術一問一答 坂田栄男
  49.  初級囲碁百科 村島諠紀
  50.  置石の生かし方 長谷川章

New Series (2000-)

A new series of ten books started publication in 2000. Now out of print.

  1. Mysterious life and death
  2. Special Training: Get strong with 5x5 Go, by Fukui Masaaki. English edition (2021):Keep Fit! with the 5x5 Board
  3. Studying basic tesuji, by Chinen Kaori
  4. The attitude of the weaker player, by Hashimoto Yujiro
  5. Keywords to solve elementary life and death
  6. Perfection this way: combating trick plays, by Ishida Yoshio
  7. Using proverbs to build your strength, by Kanda Ei
  8. 18 hints to better suji (Updated version of #29 above)
  9. Go Culture from the First Legends to Hikaru no Go, by Mizuguchi Fujio
  10. Winning Go through Studying the Fundamentals, by Takagawa Kaku (Updated version of #24 above)

List of the new series with the original titles and authors (if available). Note that 'Go' in the series name was changed from katakana to kanji.


  1. 奇妙な死活
  2. 囲碁特訓 55 五道盤上達法 福井正明
  3. 基本の手筋を学ぶ 知念かおり
  4. した手の心構え 橋本雄二郎
  5. キーワードで解く初歩の死活
  6. これで万全 ハメ手対策 石田芳夫
  7. 力をつける 格言運用法 神田英
  8. 筋がよくなる 18のヒント
  9. 囲碁の文化誌 起源伝説からヒカルの碁まで 水口 藤雄
  10. 基礎から学ぶ 勝てる囲碁の法則 高川秀格

Go Super Books last edited by hnishy on November 29, 2022 - 23:33
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