Manga: Game 002

はるかな高み From a Level Beyond
Title (Romaji)
Haruka na Takami
Title (Viz)
From a Level Beyond
Title (Tonkam)
Depuis un niveau extrêmement élevé
Page Count
21 pages
Weekly Shounen Jump
1999 No. 4・5
Collected Releases
Tankoubon: 01
Kanzenban: 01
Bunko: 01

This chapter takes place in December of 1998.

Material from this chapter was adapted into the anime episodes Game 1 and Game 2.


Hikaru is kicked out of Shirakawa Michio's go class at the community centre and receives a tip from the kindly middle-aged lady to visit the Touya go salon. At the salon he encounters Touya Akira, a boy his own age who is the son of Touya Meijin, the famous go player. Sai plays a teaching game against Touya Akira, ending the game ahead by two points of territory (but losing the game by 3.5 moku after considering komi).

Ichikawa gives Hikaru a flyer about the upcoming National Children's Go Tournament being held next week as he goes by on his way out the door.

After Hikaru leaves, the salon bursts into activity when they realize that Touya has just lost. Ichikawa says that Hikaru had said that he had never played a game before, which deeply stuns Touya.

Detailed Synopsis



Black White Result
unknown Touya Kouyou W+
Shindou Hikaru (Fujiwara no Sai) Touya Akira W+3.5

Appearing or Referenced

Akota Suesaburou
Fujiwara no Sai
Ichikawa Harumi
Igo Class Student (G149)
Shindou Hikaru
Shirakawa Michio
Touya Akira
Touya Kouyou
Community centre
Touya Go Salon