*Hoshizora no karasu*
Just recently, Xinwen met this very stunning news, “Hoshizora no Karasu (星空のカラス)”,a new Japanese manga series with the game of Go implemented inside as a shojo (少女) or “young girl” genre!
The synopsis acquired from internet is as followed:-
“Karasuma Waka (烏丸和歌) is a 13 years old girl who adores go. She received this passion for the game from her grandfather, a professional go player. She loves go so much that she even forgets to make her hair cut ! However, her mother doesn’t authorize her to play go, since she has a bad image of his father, who once left playing his game when his wife was dying.
One day, Waka sees a game of a very strong professional player called Sagizaka Sôji (鷺坂総司). Impressed by his style, she decides to become pro despite the objection of her mother. The young girl proposes her a bet : if she wins the next tournament, her mother will authorize her to become pro, otherwise she will abandon her dream. Can she win her bet and realize her dream ?”
In Japan, go is also called “uro”, (“heron and crow”) which recalls the colour of stones. Can you see the author playing on words with the names of the caracters ?
Let’s hope the new manga will attire the young female public !
quoted from eurotv.com