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On a hunt for treasure and extra cash, sixth-year primary school student Shi Guang discovered an old Go board in his grandfather’s house. Upon touching the Go board, he was possessed by the spirit of a Go master from the Southern Dynasty, during the reign of Emperor Song, named Chu Ying, that resides within. Chu Ying dedicated his life to Go. And under his influence, Shi Guang gradually developed a passion for the game. (Source: iQIYI) ~~ Adapted from the manga by Yumi Hotta and Takeshi Obata. Edit Translation

  • English
  • 한국어
  • 中文(简体)
  • 日本語
  • Country: China
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 36
  • Aired: Oct 27, 2020 - Nov 26, 2020
  • Aired On: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: iQiyi
  • Duration: 50 min.
  • Score: 8.8 (scored by 3,153 users)
  • Ranked: #130
  • Popularity: #1652
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages

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Completed
Q I U
45 people found this review helpful
Dec 2, 2020
36 of 36 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.5

Better than I expected

It is probably the most satisfying liveaction I’ve ever watched. I usually avoid Liveactions as 9 out of 10 LA are so poorly done, and cringey. Part of the reason why I enjoyed this chinese adaption is bc I didn’t read the original manga, but still as a normal sports drama, it exceeded my expectations.

STORY
Brilliant!
Previously I watched Chinese adaptation of Prince of Tennis, which was just so-so imo, so I didn’t have high expectations for Hikaru, either. Besides, when I saw posters of Hikaru, they were like some trashy posters for typical bad dramas..
But then I saw so many positive reviews on Douban and here on MDL, so I gave it a try... I am surprised and got hooked. I went into this totally blind so everything was a surprise. I laughed watching those funny moments, and cried so hard while watching sad scenes.

ACTING
Splendid!
Most of them are new faces, I have seen ML in NiF 2 but I haven’t seen other main actors. Some supporting characters are from My Huckleberry Friends, so I am quite familiar with them.
All of them are brilliant. From main character like Shi Guang to minor character like Wu Di, all of them impressed me.
Director’s cameo as Lazy Monk was a pleasant surprise as well.

BROMANCE/FRIENDSHIP
Do you know what’s the best thing about this drama?
Of course, it is bromance and friendship.Friends motivating each other, helping each other out, and the best thing is bringing them out of their darkest moments.
Bromance? This is the best part of drama..
My favorite two characters are Chu Ying and Hong He. Ofc I loved Shi Guang.

MUSIC
I noticed that some songs are quite good, but I haven’t fully listened to them. But ending song was nice.

So here are some SPOILERS...( If you haven’t watched, pls don’t read)


I have some small complaints;
1.Hong He quitting Go?
It is a little disappointing, with many obstacles he has gone through to become a professional player. He just quitted like that? And from his dad’s expressions, I can tell that his dad wants him to continue playing..
It is quite a relief that Shi Guang said he will continue persuading Hong He
So the drama should have given a proper solution to Hong He’s problem before ending

2.Episode 34
I have already cried my eyes out in Ep 32 and 33, but Ep 34 was super hard to watch. Shi Guang was like I’ll forget everything about Go bc Chu Ying left.
I expected this but this arc was longer than I expected.

These problems are very small... so small that these didn’t change my opinion about this drama.
I would say it deserves high ratings and it is definitely worth watching.


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Completed
Syafiqah Nazaharuddin
40 people found this review helpful
Nov 28, 2020
36 of 36 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 10

Solid storyline

Recommended to watch. I knew about this drama from advertisement. The trailer looks interesting so i thought i check out a little bit. But never knew i hooked until the end. From the title i thought this is japanese drama, but i was wrong.(actually it from japanese comic from same name).

I'm a big fan of dramas mostly chinese drama and korean drama. This is first time for me to find chinese drama that contain solid storyline. Mostly i just going to skipped or fast forward most episode of chinese drama because mostly it contains filler that unnecessary. But not this drama.

The acting was superb. Whoever casting the actors and actress made a good job. Many talented young actor and actress. (watched because of juck zhang but now I'm in love with this drama)

The music good, suitable for growth/competition drama.

I had a little bit knowledge about go, this drama give more knowledge about go and behind the scene.

Things that i don't like. 36 episode not enough for me. I need more. I understand that production want follows closely to the comic storyline but don't ended like that. I hope there's season 2.

Rewatch value 10/10. I definitely will watching this drama again.

I hope there are more like this drama out there. Nowadays, it all about survival, growth and rivalry.

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Details

  • Drama: Hikaru no Go
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 36
  • Aired: Oct 27, 2020 - Nov 26, 2020
  • Aired On: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: iQiyi
  • Duration: 50 min.
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages

Statistics

  • Score: 8.8 (scored by 3,153 users)
  • Ranked: #130
  • Popularity: #1652
  • Watchers: 9,453

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