Okay, first of all, I want to rank this anime 8/10. Why? Well, the animation was good, the plot were good but the pairings/couple were pretty bad (in my opinion).
Here goes the story, Thor, the protagonist lived in space with his parents and his twin brother Rai. But for some reason, his father were against the man who runs their planet and they were murdered (which I thought at first). As a result, the twins weren't murdered but instead they were thrown out to Prison Planet~ Chimera (as planned, you must watch the anime or read the manga...to prevent the series to be spoiled.. lol).
Chimera, full of murderous people, who have laws on their own, and seek for ultimate survivors, some are cannibals and just plain bloodthirsty murderers, not just that, the place are filled will man-eating plants.
At first, Thor was optimistic that they can go back and avenge their parents deaths but somehow, a man who just saved them told him that if Thor hangs around with his twin, he might be a burden and can cause his own death.
Thor, thinking too much about what the man had said, came to him the intent to kill his brother, Rai being pessimistic about everything and as if he's world revolves around only with Thor, drives Thor "crazy". Thor attempted to kill Rai, but, because of Rai's plead, his senses came back but it was too late, they were surrounded with man-eating plants, the land crumbles and it started to eat them, somehow few people arrived and came to the rescue... but Rai couldn't make it, he was strangled with the veins and unfortunately buried him to death (or he could be eaten afterwards... who knows).
Thor was shocked and felt guilty of actually trying to kill his brother. Thor, faced the truth and focused on one goal, to leave and go back to his planet. But its not that simply, you must have the rank of Jyu Oh, meaning, (as I can remember, watch the series 4-5 years ago..) 1st he must acquire the top of which he conquered RING, since there are 5 rings in Chimera. He must defeat all tops of the 5 rings, so that, he can be the "Jyu Oh" who can only go in/out of Chimera.
But before Thor can be the top and further become the Jyu oh, he had to face many obstacles and challenges, along with those people who helped him, which somehow one of them cannot be trusted on, which eventually helped him made to the top.
Well, I already posted about HnG from my anime blog, I have same thoughts so I would just copy/paste it instead.. of course there would some additionals, ^_^;
Hikaru no go, is one of my favorite classic anime, to the point that when I watched this series for the first time it encourage me to fight my problems and to pursue on my dreams...
I kept saying that, "I can do this" and then I'll think about Hikaru. When, this is not really about me, right? But hey, I really love this series, up to till now, I acknowledge the author of this series because it gave me hope and desire to pursue. Though, it doesn't work on me today... I guess I should find another series that could "encourage" me. Yes, I'm definitely in SLUMP situation today... for sure it will last long too.
Anyway, without further adieu, I would like to introduce you, Hikaru no go, this anime is about a boy, Hikaru Shindou, at first he's just the so-called ordinary guy, doesn't love to play Go boards until he met Sai, who is a spirit trapped in the go board that Hikaru found in his grandpa's basement. Sai came from Heain period, who was a prestigious and veteran in playing GO. But because of some circumstances he experienced, after being defeated and accused as a cheater he ends his life by drowning himself into the lake.
He was not able to rest because he hadn't fulfill his goal in life, he's soul was trapped into the go board until he met Hikaru. At first he forced Hikaru to play GO for his sake, but little by little, Hikaru was curious and astounded by Sai. He then, went to GO salons just to learn how to play go, obviously, Sai helps him too.
After that, Hikaru joins the PRO exams, which Hikaru wants in order to catch up on his "mitomeru" rival, Akira.
Well, I don't want to spoil you guys, so if you haven't seen this anime, I'd prefer or rather, I'd recommend you to watch and buy its original DVD. It will be worth it, even if it will cost you a lot, the series are worth watching for. So grab and take a sit. I'll rank Hikaru no Go, 10/10.