365 Days of Anime Characters: Day 21/365 Fujiwara no Sai

365 Days of Anime Characters: Day 21/365 Fujiwara no Sai

Day 21/365

Fujiwara no Sai

From the anime Hikaru no Go, Fujiwara no Sai is the mentor to Hikaru that teaches him how to play Go. The weird thing is that he's a spirit that possessed a Go board from the Heian era that Hikaru's grandfather had stored away in his attic. Sai once mentored the Emperor but because he was accused of cheating, so he killed himself before learning his ultimate goal, the divine move AKA the Hand of God.

Why I like him: He's one determined little ghost cookie. Over the years he had come into contact with many people that were willing to help him with his goal yet never reached it. His interactions with Hikaru were often very loving yet a little frustrated. He wanted Hikaru to become what he couldn't be in Go.

Why I hate him: Scroll over for ***SPOILER*** He just disappeared! Leaving Hikaru in a world of depression. He didn't even say good bye!  >.<

Overall: Sai is a super interesting character. Most people would loose interest in such a simple goal after centuries of waiting. But I guess that's why he became a ghost as well. Sai while very loving and awesome has a hard dark side to him that seems pretty harsh at times. He just forgets that he can't be the one to achieve his goals alone anymore and thus steps over his bounds very often with cruel words towards Hikaru.

Playing some Go

Sai & Hikaru

365 Days of Anime Characters: Day 21/365 Fujiwara no Sai, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating


3 Responses to “365 Days of Anime Characters: Day 21/365 Fujiwara no Sai”
  1. Yi says:

    I liked Sai a lot too, more than Hikaru. His friendship with him is also kind of funny and heartwarming at times.

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  2. Canne says:

    He’s my favorite of the series. I love the chibi version of him, too. The only thing that I don’t like about him is the reason he killed himself. I’s quite lame, imo. ^_^

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  3. chii says:

    lol lame for sure but then he wouldn’t have turned into an awesome ghost 😛

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