Hikaru No Go - Websites
A place to put links to websites that refer to Hikaru No Go
PS is still in development.
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Thanks to the comic, Go has come into fashion again with the Japanese youth. Published by the Jump Comics division of Shueisha in Japan, the hilarious storyline is by Yumi Hotta*; the gripping art is by Takeshi Obata; and photogenic pro 5-dan Yukari Umezawa (Umezawa Yukari) gets credited for go technical advice. The series was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump, a popular Japanese manga magazine. The anime was produced by Studio Pierrot and it was aired on TV Tokyo from 2001 to 2003. New Years' specials were aired in January 2003 and January 2004.
The Hikaru no Go manga is published by VIZ Media ( http://www.viz.com) in the United States and Canada, and the Hikaru no Go anime has been licensed by VIZ Media in the United States and Canada. The manga is serialized in the United States version of Shonen Jump ( http://www.shonenjump.com), while the first episodes of the anime are available for viewing on a website run by the Cartoon Network, Toonami Jetstream. It seems each episode will be available for a limited time only, and the site requires Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player 10, and Macromedia Flash Player 8. In North America Hikaru no Go is also available on the ImaginAsian TV Channel.
Article on BBC-site: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/2164532.stm ,and video
Article on Asia Week: http://www.asiaweek.com/asiaweek/magazine/nations/0,8782,132162,00.html
Article in Newsweek: http://www.msnbc.com/news/780055.asp (expired ?)