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Hikaru no Go fanfic recs

I've been reading a whole lot of Hikaru no Go fics lately so I just decide that I'll take down a list of my favorite of the favorite, (the purpose is mostly in case I want to reread them at the actual site :P)

Oh well, sure it's a short list, 'cause I put down my really favorite only. But I can ensure you that all of these are worth checking out XD


murinae : my all-time favorite Hikaru no Go author. Her works are so well-written, with epic plots and the best-developed characters, as well as terribly precise pacing. Her dialogues are terrific, and trust me, every one of her works is worth reading again and again and again... I especially adore her Square one and Better Days (which can be found in the list below). I haven't read In the forest of night though, since I'm more inclined towards Hikaru and Akira.  So sad she doesn't write much anymore. Her archive is here.

aishuu :  An active multi-fandom writer, and most of her works are simply amazing. She gives insightful perspectives into the fandoms, and her one-shots are often more of character-study. Seance de Go is her trademark, but she also writes a lot of other brilliant pieces as well. I haven't read Brightly Burning, her longest HnG multi-parter, but I definitely will. Her archive is here. (by the way, I also love her PoT fics)

issen4 : An active Hikaru no Go regular writer. Her fics are notable for its well-developed characterization and its plot-driven style. Her works, such as Stone capture or Shadows of a voice are really intriguing. She also recs a lot of HnG fics and quite frequently. A really devoted fan. Her archive is her own LJ.

flonnebonne : my favorite humor writer. Her fics are often fun to read, and yet they are not simple gags. Her ability to amuse the readers with such insightful paragraphs are simply amazing. Her Blind Woe is still my favorite comedy of HnG. Her archive is her own LJ.

LittleNK: She's not a native writer, thus her language are quite simple and not descriptive. But her plots are really well-constructed. I used to fuss over her The forgotten angel and Be with you always (the first is the one that drove me into reading Spiral)

Midou-kun: She has written only 3 fics, yet all of them are beautifully written. She plays Go also, so Go often plays an important part in her fics. Her pieces are also inclined towards supernatural rather than realistic, with more ghosts *squee*. A mind of his own and Through years are most notable pieces.

lundi : a talented writer. Her works feel poetic, and always give me a sense of intangibility. Her writings are superb with various types of structures and intelligent use of alternate italic. It's such a pity that she has deleted all her works and accounts altogether, due to a false-alarm plagiarism incident. (Further details are here)


General (More exactly non-SA :P ):

A Mind of His Own by Midou-kun
"Reality is only an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." ~ Albert Einstein
Hikaru confesses Sai's existance to Touya, but does not get the support he expected. The piece is bitter and angsty, and the ending is unexpected. Warning for major character death.

Be with you always by LittleNK
I don't often read gender switch, but the writer has done a great job albeit her simple language! Girl! Hikaru PWNS! Akira/Hikaru hint.

Better Days by murinae + Part 7a
I'm a sucker for AU, and this is everything I've ever wanted *__* Hikaru woke up in another world where Sai was known in history, and Hikaru was a badass teacher! As always, the characterization works like a charm.

Blank no Go by Shizuka Sen
In which Shindou Hikaru didn't exist, and Touya Akira was an insomnia anorexic Go pro.

Blind Man's Go by ykilel
In which Hikaru was blind. Literally.

Going Under by Maedhros

Jigo by dracostella 
Lessons in How to Make a Bishounen Snap by aishuu 
The forgotten angel by LittleNK
Through the years by Midou-kun
Together with you by LittleNK
Watch and Learn by esama
You May Play the Divine Move by Shizuka Sen


And I am in Arcadia by mirabella  Part 2, 3, 4
Blind Go by aishuu 
Blind Woe by flonnebonne
Concerning him by grey_hunter
Going Under by Silver Thunder
Hikaru's Phoenix by harumi 
In Vino Veritas by issen4
Outside of the lines by aishuu 
Sam Shindou, Private Five by tsukikoushi 
Season of Black Chrysanthemums by corbeaun 
Shadows of a voice by issen4 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
Square one by murinae 
The Extent of Denial by kk-twin/[info]phoenix_averted 



An incomplete and cursory list of hobbies that Hikaru has attempted by zoesque 
Avocation by murinae 
Bloodstone by Sakon76
Driven by murinae 
Gone falling by Eevee
Kuwabara is dead (Long live the Honinbo)
by flonnebonne 
Pain by Fayalargo Winterwoelfin
Prayer to the Gods by fruor
Schizophrenia by aishuu 
Seance de Go by aishuu 
Stone capture by issen4 
Studies in Light and Shadow by lundi (deleted by the author, and I have no intention to share it without the author's consent)
The Hand of God 1,2, Sai by Fayalargo Winterwoelfin
Twenty Diversions by assyrian 
Yin by aishuu 
Your Hand in Mine by murinae

Shounen-ai (slash/ya)

A Proof by Contradiction (Eight Primary Sources, Fragmentary) by petronia 
A resolution of territory by arboretum 
All Strides Lengthen in a Race by issen4 
An extremely unorganized record of the events leading to the cursing and subsequent de-cursing of one Shindou Hikaru by takewing  
Everything Old is New Again by aishuu 
5 of five by chaineddove 
Inertia by rageprufrock 
Staring at the Sun by somekindofen 

Archives and Communities

hikarunogo : fics and meta posts. The navel of the fandom :P
blind_go :  the grand challenge. Plenty of gorgeous fics are here.
igo_yaoi : slash community, with a wide range of pairings
hikago_yaoi :  Aki/Hika or Hika/Aki tribute
fifthmus : give and take - it's a win-win deal. That's how great this challenge is ^_^
hng_prompts : short fics and drabbles
ihikago : record and listen to your own fics XD
best_of_hikago : no longer updated, sadly
Hikaru no Go fanfic archives on FF.net: Of course ^__^

Others' Recs:

toko's Hikaru no Go fic compendium: What can I say 0__0 The whole fandom is here 0__0
issen4's 'hng' tag: Both her fics and recs are found under this tag XD"
aishuu's rec_a_day 'hikaru no go' tag: Pay special attention to the 'rec me day' post. There are tonnes of recs from others as well.
shinra_lackey's 'hikaru no go' tag: Quite a number of fics as well.
hikago_tribune : This one has no longer updated, sadly. I love the idea though.

This list will be constantly updated.