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Rough (Manga)

Rough

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ラフ

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 119
Status: Finished
Published: 1987 to 1989
Authors: Adachi, Mitsuru (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 8.211 (scored by 1046 users)
Ranked: #5122
Popularity: #2313
Members: 1,818
Favorites: 51
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.

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Synopsis

Yamato Keisuke, a promising freestyle swimmer, and Ninomiya Ami, a talented diver, are the offspring of two rival families owners of confectionery shops. Two generations ago, Grandfather Ninomiya came up with an idea for an owl-shaped cake, but Grandfather Yamato quickly raised to the challenge and thought of a similar cake—but in Yamato's the owl had ears. Because they're priced the same, Yamato's extra ears were crucial, and that made the business of the Ninomiya confectionery suffered. Grandfather Ninomiya then fell ill worrying about his shop. Before his death, his last words were "I was killed by the Yamatos," and since that moment the two families have been sworn rivals.

(Source: MU)

Characters

 Ami
Ninomiya, Ami
Main
 Keisuke
Yamato, Keisuke
Main
 Keisuke
Keisuke
Supporting
 Narita
Narita
Supporting
 Mitsuru
Adachi, Mitsuru
Supporting
 Toru
Aikawa, Toru
Supporting
Akiyama
Supporting



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Sep 22, 2009
sukari
So before I start this review, I think I should note that I am quite a fan of Mitsuru Adachi's manga, and Rough was one of the most recent mangas that I've finished.

In comparison with his other works, this manga was relatively short, 12 volumes at around 10 chapters each, this I feel is a plus for the manga overall, because sometimes his longer works (e.g. H2) drags a bit.

So alright, I'll just go through the categories then..

Story - it's been noted and referenced a few times within the manga, that the main characters are like Romeo and Juliet. Having said that should be enough read more
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Mar 31, 2010
Dunkjoe
It's a shame, really. This series has an unpleasant ending. Like the scanlators manga downloads said, it's one of the best Adachi comics when they scanlated it.
Ahh... just wished that the mangaka hadn't wasted some pages including some scenes which were totally out of plot, but since it's published in 1989 or something ,it couldn't be helped.

... Cos it seemed like he needed a few more chapters for a more conclusive ending.

Story:8
Right from the beginning, or somewhere the middle of this 119 chapters series, it had potential to score a 10. Sad thing is, some things were dragged out too long, and some "filler" read more
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Story progresses in a slow manner, along with romance, and were published around the same years so art and storytelling methods seem similar.

But, Yume de Aetara is more of the rigours of a couple while Rough is more of the process before it, and has sports in it.
Rough is basically the short version of H2. Instead of baseball, the same type of characters used in H2 and Touch are now talented swimmers.

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