The Hikaru no Go anime—based on the Go-themed manga written by Yumi Hotta and illustrated by Death Note artist Takeshi Obata—is about to hit a major milestone. October 10 will mark the 20th anniversary of the series’ debut on Japanese TV back in 2001, so anime production house Pierrot decided to celebrate with the release of a new visual and more.
In addition to the illustration, a special website is now live, and a pop-up shop is on the way to Shinjuku Marui Annex.
There’s also a visual for the Hikaru no Go pop-up shop, which will be open from September 23 to October 3. The shop will feature merchandise based on the visual below and new chibi goods by artist Mame Shinoda.
If you’re nostalgic for—or new to!—the Hikaru no Go anime, you can watch all 75 episodes on Crunchyroll. Here’s the official synopsis:
Hikaru Shindo is like any sixth-grader in Japan: a pretty normal kid with a two-tone head of hair and a penchant for antics. His life completely changes when he finds an old bloodstained go board in his grandfather’s attic. The ghost of an ancient go master named Fujiwara-no-Sai was trapped in the board and soon becomes a part of Hikaru’s consciousness. Together Hikaru and Sai make an unstoppable go-playing team!