Title: Paper Cranes Author: Spontaneite Rating: T Fandom: Hikaru no Go Category: Supernatural Status: WIP, 21 chapters, 190k words Links: FF (first 3 chapters), AO3(All but the most recent chapter), Tumblr (All chapters) (When a new chapter is added to tumblr, the old one is tweaked and added to AO3. They are tweaked further before being added to FF) Summary: Two years passed before Hikaru admitted, reluctantly, that possession by a spirit seemed to have long-lasting side effects which probably wouldn't go away on their own. The story takes place place after the end of the series. Hikaru are dealing with emotional issues because of things that happened at the later part of the series (volume 16 in the manga, episode 60 of the anime). I personally think that you won't really enjoy the series unless you've seen/read the series, since part of the charm is the personality of the old cast being intact. Another reason is that the reader is assumed to know a thing or two about the world and the people in it. One of the more interesting aspects of the story is that, for me at least, it doesn't do what you are expecting of it (at least after reading the first chapter). I'm being vague on purpose to avoid spoiling the experience. I recommend people giving it three chapters (The better parts of the story comes later, but by that chapter you will start to get an idea about things to come). The strength of the story does not lay only in the plot, but also in how it is presented. Hikaru feels like his normal self, making bullshit excuses for everything out of habit and amusement. The support characters also feel like their canon self (with some notable exceptions, Akari is presented way more... assertive? The relationship with Yashiro seems stronger etc.. but it can all be explained with the cast being teenagers, which are prone to changing, as well as over a year ( ? ) having gone by since the end of the story). Also, while Go is ever present in the story, it is reduced to background noise when the plot calls for it (but the story is still about Hikaru, so he will managed to sneak games in, no matter what). I'm not gonna write any more, since I really don't wanna spoil the story. Good HnG stories are impossible to find, especially ones that are being actively written. For me it is a clear 5/5.