This episode takes place in October and November of 1999.
This episode was adapted using material from the manga chapters Game 39, Game 40, and Game 41.
Episode Description (Viz)
After a chance meeting in a bookstore, Kishimoto, the captain of the Kaio Go Club, takes Hikaru to a Go Salon to see what kind of player he truly is. Over a game of Go, Kishimoto tells him about Akira's goal of turning pro, sparking Hikaru's interest in chasing and catching up to Akira.
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