Manga Giveaway: Hikaru no Go Giveaway

Another month has passed, which means its time for another manga giveaway! This month’s giveaway is a new copy of Hikaru no Go, Volume 1 written by Yumi Hotta, illustrated by Takeshi Obata, and published by Viz Media. The contest is open world-wide, and Hikaru no Go is a fantastic series, so I hope you’ll take the time to enter!

Often, I read a manga because I’m already interested in what it’s about. Occasionally, it happens the other way around and I become interested in something because of the manga I read. Such is the case with Hikaru no Go. I don’t even remember why I first picked it up, but I loved it from the very first volume. One of the great things about Hikaru no Go is that even if you are completely unfamiliar with the game of Go, the series is still enjoyable. But, much like the titular character, I discovered that the more I read, the more I wanted to know about Go. And so I learned how to play. I’m pretty terrible at it, and I don’t get to play very often, but it’s mostly thanks to Hikaru no Go that I picked up the game in the first place.

So, you may be wondering, how can you win Hikaru no Go, Volume 1?

1) In the comments below, tell me about a manga that has inspired you to try a new hobby or become interested in a subject that you weren’t familiar with before. Or maybe you’ve never had that experience? You can simply mention that.
2) If you’re on Twitter, you can earn a bonus entry by tweeting about the contest. Make sure to include a link to this post and @PhoenixTerran (that’s me).

You can earn up to two entries in this giveaway and you have one week to get your comments in. If you have any trouble leaving comments, or if you would prefer, you can e-mail your entry to me at phoenixterran(at)gmail(dot)com and I will post it. The winner will be randomly selected and announced on October 5, 2011. Good luck!

VERY IMPORTANT: Include some way that I can contact you. This can be an e-mail address, link to your website, Twitter username, or whatever. If I can’t figure out how to get a hold of you and you win, I’ll just draw another name.

Contest winner announced—Manga Giveaway: Hikaru no Go Winner

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  1. None of the manga I have read inspired me to try a new hobby, but after reading Pluto by Naoki Urasawa, I thought a lot about artificial intelligence and the questions that come with that subject. Is there an essential difference between human intelligence and artificial intelligence? Can a machine have a mind and consciousness? Etc… I suppose that counts as becoming interested in a subject because of a manga.

  2. ^Forgot to add my e-mail address. It’s

  3. Guess I’ll have to go way back into the past, about when I was in middle school—yes, I became interested in taking Karate after watching Dragonball Z. I made it to Blue Belt^^

  4. I never had the experience from a manga… but it inspired me to draw! I admire all the mangaka that create such beautiful artwork~

  5. Alessandra says

    The experience for me would have to be writing. Most of my favorite characters and novelist’s such as Shigure from Fruit Baskets, and Kantaro from Tactics, plus many others. Those types of characters inspire me to keep and improve my writing abilities.
    My email in and I twittered i just dont know how to put it on here….-_-” Twitter:!/Sandrabbunnyfan

  6. I always feel a little embarrassed admitting it, but ‘Kitchen Princess’ got me into baking; I started trying some of the recipes in the volumes, and found that I really enjoyed it. It’s quite funny, I’ve never been one for cooking in a form, and now I’m the family baker! :)


  7. I discovered that manga with strong mythological, folklore, or religious aspects actually made me want to read and study up on what it was based on or drew influence from. For example, Inuysha. Inuyasha has mountains of Japanese mythological creatures. I can’t say whether or not all of the are based on something, but there is definitely a strong base in the mythology. I’ve only read a little here and there so I’m unable to elaborate on it, but reading Rumiko Takahashi’s interpretations of different creatures made me want to read up on Japanese myths and various folklore.

    To be honest any manga that has derived something from folklore, mythology, or religion fascinates me. It’s a shame a lot get passed up on, especially the ones with strong mythological roots. Although the ones that do sneak through with mythological aspects (xxxHolic, Mushishi, Inuyasha, Kekkaishi, Fruits Basket, etc.) really make me smile. Even Darker than Black has a Japanese mythological aspect. More prominently in the second season when they refer to “Izanami” and “Izanagi” who, according to Japanese mythology, are the ones who created Japan. What I certainly have a hard time piecing together on my own is Neon Genesis Evangelion. I should have paid closer attention in Sunday school. XP

    While a tend to not dig too deeply into studying such things I do enjoy reading even just the surface of it all. It adds an extra layer of sprinkles on top of my reading experience.

  8. One manga that inspired me to take up a hobby was Bakuman. I know it seems kind of ridiculous, but after reading Bakuman I started drawing manga like crazy!
    I’m a little bit past that faze,though being a mangaka would be awesome ^.^

  9. ^Oh and my gmail account is “”^

  10. OH! I forgot to add a way to contact me! Spell my name funny and you get Quarteni.

    My Twitter user name is @Quarteni. Probably the fastest way to get my attention these days! XD Retrospect: probably should’ve just put that to begin with. Oh well. ^^;;

  11. From Voldie Moldie:

    After I read Death Note & Bakuman which happen to have the same artist as Hikaru No Go, I realized my passion for writing and drawing and decided to go with it. I became deemed successful by my friends and they too, in turn, have been inspired by both manga and anime. We now enjoy conversing about which mangas we enjoy reading and rant about the super pervy ones! Thank you so much for using this topic for a giveaway, it was a joy reading your blog!

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