He might be a budding Go genius, but it's easy to forget Hikaru's just a kid, so when he gets a case of the willies playing against more seasoned adults in the Pro Exam Preliminary Round, it's time to hit the local Go salon for a refresher! And then we get to witness a moral dilemma as Akira (nattily dressed in a sharp suit, I might add) is requested to "throw" a match against a local politician. Reminds me of when we had an office ping-pong tournament a few months ago and I ended up getting matched against our VP of Publishing in the final... fortunately, we here at VIZ Media value integrity, so no one ever made any untoward "suggestions" about gracefully losing the match. On the other hand, I still haven't gotten my first-place prize yet...
Check out the latest episodes in the Hikaru no Go section!
-- Ho Lin
Episode 33: We're a Team!
In the hopes of helping Hikaru get over his fear of playing adults, Waya and Isumi take him to a Go Salon to take on opponents of a more mature nature…
Episode 34: No Winning Allowed
At a local festival Akira is asked to play 4 players simultaneously including Kurimoto, a boorish and rude city councilman. To make matter worse, he’s been asked by the festival organizers to let Kurimoto win…
Now that you've watched 24 episodes of this action-packed series, we'd like to know your favorite episode or moment from Inuyasha The Final Act? There's so much to choose from in this epic story, but surely something has touched you more deeply than the rest.
I'll start. I love episode 10: "Flowers Drenched in Sadness." The flowers are gorgeous throughout the episode. The bad guy is way creepy. And it's so cute that Shippo has allergies.
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Spoiler Alert!!! Watch episode 24 of Inuyasha The Final Act before reading this blog post.
In this episode titled "Naraku's Uncertain Wish," Naraku tries to split the bonds that unite friends and loved ones. He's thwarted not only by a couple of really awesome twists of weaponry but also seemingly by Kagome's calling him on his emotional baggage. Kagome should consider psychotherapy as a career, should she resume a modern life.
"You couldn't have done those things without understanding a person's heart," says Kagome to Naraku.
Perhaps like Caesar, Nakaru should beware the Ides of March today. This normally self-assured baddie looks thrown off guard now that Inuyasha, Sesshomaru, and their clans have assembled inside Naraku's shape-changing body, prepared to stab him with all that they've got.
No doubt, however, that Naraku has at least a few more tricks in those tentacles.
There's also a really sweet moment with Shippo and Kirara. Watch episode 24 on VIZ Anime for loads of action, some cute comic relief, and a story that's revving up big time.
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