Manga: Game 009

大将・副将・三将 First, Second and Third
Title (Romaji)
Taishou ・ Fukushou ・ Sanshou
Title (Viz)
First, Second and Third
Title (Tonkam)
Capitaine - Second - Troisième
Page Count
19 pages, 3 colour
Weekly Shounen Jump
1999 No. 12
Collected Releases
Tankoubon: 02
Kanzenban: 01
Bunko: 01

This chapter takes place in January and February of 1999.

Material from this chapter was adapted into the anime episode Game 5.


Hikaru, having just played a stone in the wrong position, is frustrated that Kaga won't allow him to redo his move. Kaga asks if he wants to give up. Sai assures Hikaru that they'll be able to return from this mistake.

Akari, having had her attention caught by Hikaru, comes over to watch the end of his game with Kaga.

Hikaru loses by half a point. Hikaru's furious at Sai and Akari for his loss, and is anxious about being thrown in the pool. However, despite Hikaru's loss, Kaga is still impressed by Hikaru's performance, and insists that Hikaru join Kaga and Tsutsui as the third member of their team for the winter middle-school go tournament being held this upcoming Sunday at 10 at Kaiou Middle School.

Having arrived at the tournament, Hikaru decides that he wants to play for himself. Sai is at first furious and then miserable at having been misled to think that he'd have an opportunity to play (especially since he helped Hikaru out with his homework last night!) but Hikaru is blasé about Sai's reactions at this point.

Hikaru sees a boy he knows as the son of one of his neighbours, Tanaka-san, and worries about being discovered. Tanaka-san's son passes by without noticing him, to Hikaru's relief.

Hikaru watches a practice game between Sawara Middle School's second and third boards. Third Board accidentally hits the goban with his forearm, knocking some pieces out of place. Second Board and Third Board attempt to reseat the pieces and start arguing over the correct placement. Hikaru offers to help, and then butts in without waiting for a response and replays the game for them back to where it was interrupted.

Third Board gets annoyed with Hikaru and tells him off, telling him that he could have done the same thing, and if Hikaru hadn't changed the board, he would have won. Second Board is appalled that Third Board was trying to cheat, and Hikaru scurries off before he can draw any more attention to himself.

Tsutsui and Kaga arrive at the tournament together, meeting up with Hikaru. As Hikaru warns Kaga and Tsutsui about his acquaintance, Sai reflects that Hikaru is very new to go to be able to replay a game like that, and now believes he knows why he was drawn to Hikaru.


Black White Result
Shindou Hikaru (Fujiwara no Sai) Kaga Tetsuo W+0.5

Appearing or Referenced

Fujisaki Akari
Fujiwara no Sai
Kaga Tetsuo
Middle School Go Club Advisor (G042)
Okada (student)
Shindou Hikaru
Tsutsui Kimihiro
Haze Middle School
Kaiou Middle School