Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Manga fuels 'go' craze

Taiwan's Taipei Times is the latest media outlet to note the increased intererest in the traditional game of "go," triggered by the popular Hikaru No Go manga series:

"Early last year, an annual go tournament held in Taipei attracted 3,600 young players -- an astonishing sixfold increase from the first tournament in 1998, when just 600 people participated."