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Akari Fujisaki
Kanji 藤崎あかり
Rōmaji Fujisaki Akari
Gender Female
Birthday May 17 TAURUS ♉
Age 11 (debut), 15(end)
Blood Group 0
Sign Taurus
Occupation Student
Go player
Affiliation Japan
Haze Middle School
Go Level Poor
Family Mother
Rivals/Friends Hikaru Shindo
Masako Kaneko
Kumiko Tsuda
Yuuki Mitani
Kimihiro Tsutsui
Manga Debut Game 1
Anime Debut Episode 1
Japanese Voice Actor Yumi Kakazu
English Voice Actor Chantal Strand

Akari Fujisaki (藤崎 あかり, Fujisaki Akari) is Hikaru Shindo's childhood friend and a member of Haze Middle School Go Club.


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In the anime

Akari has shoulder-length black hair that is usually tied up in pigtails with bangs hanging on either side and black eyes. In the anime, however, her hair is a dark rose color and her eyes are amber colored.




Beginning Arc

Akari first appears when she follows Hikaru Shindo to his Grandfather's attic to find something to sell after Hikaru's parents cut off his allowance after getting a Low score on his social studies test Akari ran away when Hikaru was acting strangely but went back after hearing some noise and saw that Hikaru had collapsed.

Later at school Akari told the teacher that Hikaru has suddenly collapsed and was taken to the hospital.

Middle School Tournament Arc

Internet Go Arc

Insei Arc

Training Arc

Pro Exam Arc

Sai vs Meijin Arc

Sai Disappearance Arc

China Go Association Arc

Return Arc



Hikaru Shindo

Akari is Hikaru's childhood friend who knows him pretty well, although she doesn't understand him as well as she'd like. She is strongly hinted to have romantic feelings for him. Hikaru is kind of an inspiration for her, shown e.g. when she noticed him working hard and decided to work hard as well.[1]

Masako Kaneko

Kumiko Tsuda


  • The name Akari means "light" (あかり) in Hiragana.
    • However, when written in kanji (明里, 朱里 or 朱莉), it could possibly mean:
      • 明里 - "bright, light, clear" (明) (aka) and "village" (里) (ri).
      • 朱里 - "vermilion red" (朱) (aka) and "village" (里) (ri).
      • 朱莉 - "vermilion red" (朱) (aka) and "white jasmine" (莉) (ri).
  • Akari's surname Fujisaki means "wisteria" (藤) (fuji) and "cape, peninsula" (崎) (saki).



  1. Game 154