Manga: Game 010

初陣 Debut Match
Title (Romaji)
Title (Viz)
Debut Match
Title (Tonkam)
Sa première partie
Page Count
19 pages
Weekly Shounen Jump
1999 No. 13
Collected Releases
Tankoubon: 02
Kanzenban: 02
Bunko: 01

This chapter takes place in February of 1999.

Material from this chapter was adapted into the anime episodes Game 5 and Game 6.

The first round of the Third Kita-ku Middle School Winter Term Go Tournament begins.




Hikaru, Kaga, and Tsutsui sit down in preparation for the match. Hikaru sees a game clock, and since he's never seen one before, presses down the plunger on the top to start the game. His opponent yells at him, and Tsutsui explains the purpose of the clock, and how it is used to keep track of the 45 minutes each player is allotted for the game.

When the game begins Kaga opens his fan. The fan says "Oushou" ("king general"), referring to the shogi piece, and his opponent mocks the Haze go club for not even having three people to take to the tournament. Kaga promises to defeat his opponent within ten minutes.

The first boards nigiri, resulting in Kaga and Shindou playing white, and Tsutsui playing black.

After the game begins, Kaga is appalled to see Tsutsui using a book of joseki as a reference. Tsutsui defends himself by saying there isn't a rule against it. Kaga and Tsutsui argue, and Hikaru worries that they're drawing attention to themselves.

The Kawahagi team thinks the Haze team is full of idiots: a guy who doesn't know about the game clock, an idiot with a book open, and a person borrowed from the shogi club.

Kaga wins his game handily, wringing a resignation from his opponent within the promised ten minutes. He goes to check up on Hikaru and flips out when he sees that Hikaru sucks.

Hikaru's opponent intimates that Hikaru should resign, so he does. Sai wonders if what he saw in Hikaru was a fluke, and is unsure whether Hikaru truly does have the same potential as Touya Akira.

Sai wonders what Akira is doing now. It turns out that he is being interviewed by the principal for a prestigious school. The principal asks him if he won't join the go club when he begins in the spring, as his presence may inspire the other students. Akira demurs, and is overwhelmed by thoughts of Hikaru.


Black White Result
Moriyama Kaga Tetsuo W+R
Tsutsui Kimihiro Kawahagi Middle School Second Board in progress
Kawahagi Middle School Third Board Shindou Hikaru B+R

Appearing or Referenced

Fujiwara no Sai
Kaga Tetsuo
Kaiou Headmaster
Shindou Hikaru
Touya Akira
Tsutsui Kimihiro
Kaiou Middle School