The 12 -year-old Hikaru Shindo brings bad grades home and gets pocket money deleted. Therefore, he is looking in the attic of his grandfather after carding , he can make money . He finds an old Go- table. In this go- table dwells a spirit , Fujiwara no Sai , who seizes the opportunity and takes root in Hikaru's consciousness in order to come closer to the "Hand of God " , a perfect in all aspects Go game . Hikaru is it not at all excited because Go is considered as a game for old men. But Sai sake he goes look in a Go club , where it meets the 12 -year-old Akira Tohya , the son of three- times at the time honoree Kohyo Tohya . Akira is a natural talent and could actually long to be a professional player , but he is not against Sais game. Driven by the idea of being as good as Akira himself, growing interest in Hikaru's Go, so he plunges deeper and deeper into the ancient Asian board game.