1point in gote for @smurph. ‘Monkey’ would also be a one-point answer as that was it’s title in the English version. 1978-1980 so I’m not sure about calling it 80’s version.
Incidentely original book contains some pretty neat verses about GO
Approach with extreme caution
As if facing a deep canyon.
Such is the meaning thereof.
The poem says:
The board is the earth; the pieces are the sky;
The colors are light and dark as the whole universe.
When playing reaches that skillful, subtle stage,
Boast and laugh with the old Immortal of weiqi"
*just reading it as it happens
This series (Counterpart) actually made me start playing go
For those not familiar with it:
Known as Son Gokū in Japanese. And probably also related to the Indian Hanuman.
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From a Kamen Rider episode. Would be pleasantly surprised if there’re like-minded individuals who have watched it and know which series this is from.
From the picture of him holding his stones, He either has an unorthodox grip or likely doesn’t play the game, unless he is some tech savvy elder who plays online Go more.
Maybeh I can’t tell from low res pic but how is his grip unorthodox? Looks very much like mine between index and pointing finger, the latter being on top.
Usually the pinky and ring finger are extended out. it’s the most natural when you extend your fingers holding the stone out, all of them will naturally extend out as well.
Oh right, I did not notice that. I also extend thumb actually.
Maybe he has arthritis
The sad possibility is; maybe they did.
“If I may,” Doug said, “I’d like to propose a board game.”
Jeremy nodded. “Okay. For every piece that’s taken, a shot.”
Doug smiled, “That takes Go off the board, for safety’s sake, or a ko situation. Too bad.
from book “Pact” J.C. McCrae
From the well acclaimed Escape Plan 2…
This one – The Row – is not at all light-hearted. According to the AGA E-Journal, the filmmaker chose “the famous Honinbo Sansa Kashio Rigen triple ko game from 1582, with its suggestion of stalemate and ill fortune” (which may be familiar to HnG fans, from the issue about the school play).
Do videogames count as well?
From League of Legends, every time he goes back to base he plays…
Thanks to the son for finding THAT one out!
Edit: and true: A 16x16 board was shown.
If we’re going to include games, the latest story quest for warframe includes a go segment. No pics because
- I haven’t personally played it yet
- I’m told it contains warframe spoilers
Oh! New but not-so-new Go spotting! Arrested Development Go playing by Annyong and Maeby, season 1 episode 22