Manga: Game 008
|負けようか？||Want Me to Lose?|
|Want Me to Lose?|
|Tu veux que je perde ?|
|Weekly Shounen Jump|
|1999 No. 11|
Material from this chapter was adapted into the anime episode Game 4.
Kaga challenges Hikaru to a shell game, ostensibly hiding a white go stone in one of his hands. If Hikaru wins, Kaga will tell Hikaru. If Hikaru fails, Kaga will put out a cigarette on Hikaru's hand.
Hikaru doesn't shirk from the penalty threat and chooses a hand. Since Kaga disappeared the stone using sleight of hand, Hikaru fails, but Kaga admires his moxie.
Hikaru gets angry at being cheated, and says that's why Touya lost to him.
Incensed, Kaga challenges Hikaru to a game of go. If Hikaru wins, Kaga will prostrate himself before Hikaru. If Kaga wins, Hikaru will have to jump into the freezing winter pool. Hikaru accepts, and Sai plays through Hikaru.
Kaga remembers the go class his father sent him to as a child, and meeting Touya there. Kaga's father demanded that Kaga win for once against Touya Akira, or to not bother coming home. Touya had overheard the conversation, and offered to Kaga to lose to him. Kaga won against Touya for the first time, and then was no longer forced by his father to attend the go class.
Hikaru finally spies Akari at the festival, and in his distraction places a stone incorrectly. Sai chides him, and Kaga asks him if he wants to give up.
|Shindou Hikaru (Fujiwara no Sai)||Kaga Tetsuo||in progress|
|Kaga Tetsuo||Touya Akira||B+1.5|
Appearing or Referenced
|Fujiwara no Sai|
|Kaga Tetsuo's father|
|Haze Middle School|
|Game 007||Game 009|