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Yoshitaka Waya
Kanji 和谷義高
Rōmaji Waya Yoshitaka
Also known as Zelda
Gender Male
Birthday August 12th
Age 14 (debut), 16 (end)
Blood Group 0
Sign Leo
Occupation Go player
Affiliation Insei
Go Level 2 Dan
Rivals/Friends Hikaru Shindo
Shinichiro Isumi
Kosuke Ochi
Manga Debut Game 29 (as Zelda)
Game 31 (in person)
Anime Debut Episode 15 (as Zelda)

Episode 16 (in person)

Japanese Voice Actor Reiko Takagi
English Voice Actor Matthew Erickson
Image Gallery

Yoshitaka Waya (和谷義高, Waya Yoshitaka) is firstly an Insei who often plays Go on the Internet as Zelda (ゼルダ, Zeruda), then 2 Dan Pro.


Waya anime
In the anime


Waya tends to be hot-headed, short-tempered/quick tempered. and brash, and is very protective of his friends. Especially Isumi. (Proof being that he puched Mashiba.)

He was abit immature and strongly devoted to go and had a dislike for Akira Toya due to how he treat most of his opponent 

He also dislike school because he consider boring to sit in class for hour everyday and that if he past the pro exam he would not need to attend high school as most pro who are still school mostly skip when there a game scheuale for them 


Yoshitaka Waya took the Pro Exam three times and failed. The fourth time he began as an Insei he met Hikaru Shindo, who was about to take the Insei Test.


Internet Go Arc

Waya First appear where he play against an opponent on the internet where Hikaru happen to witness it when the player left the game after making a simple mistake and lost most stone Waya made a reply on this and express frustration how his opponent give up because he just loose some stone

Insei Arc

Training Arc

Pro Exam Arc

Sai vs Meijin Arc

Sai Disappearance Arc

China Go Association Arc

Return Arc

Hokuto Cup Arc


Games Played


Hikaru Shindo

Shinichiro Isumi

Kousuke Ochi

Yuta Fukui




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