Kaoru Kishimoto (岸本 薫 Kishimoto Kaoru) is a fictional character in the anime and manga series Hikaru no Go.
Kishimoto is Kaio Middle School's Go club chief and a former insei who did not become a professional. Kishimoto reads the opponent's habits and weaknesses and attack them directly. His way of speaking and carrying himself do not resemble those of a 9th grader. As an insei, he was known more for drinking black coffee than his Go ability. Kishimoto likes to drink black coffee as he did when he was an insei. Kishimoto's name is similar to the name of a real life Go player named Iwamoto Kaoru.
In the Japanese-language version of the anime Takahiro Sakurai voices Kishimoto, while Brent Miller voices Kishimoto in the English-language version.