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Japanese: タッチ
Spanish: Touch: Bateadores
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Type: TV
Episodes: 101
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 24, 1985 to Mar 22, 1987
Premiered: Spring 1985
Broadcast: Sundays at 19:00 (JST)
Producers: Asatsu DK, Fuji TV, TOHO
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Group TAC
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, SportsSports
Themes: Love PolygonLove Polygon, SchoolSchool, Team SportsTeam Sports
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.011 (scored by 1071710,717 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #6142
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3716
Members: 35,903
Favorites: 582


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The story centers around three characters—Uesugi Kazuya, his twin older brother Tatsuya, and Asakura Minami. Kazuya is the darling of his town as he's talented, hardworking, and the ace pitcher for his middle school baseball team. Tatsuya is a hopeless slacker who's been living the life of giving up the spotlight to Kazuya, despite the fact that he may be more gifted than him. Minami is the beautiful childhood girlfriend and for all intents, sister from next door who treats both of them as equals. Society largely assumes Kazuya and Minami will become the perfect couple, including Tatsuya. Yet as time progresses, Tatsuya grows to realize that he's willing to sacrifice anything for the sake of his brother, except at the expense of giving up Minami to Kazuya. And thus the story is told of Tatsuya trying to prove himself over his established younger brother, how it affects the relationship between the three, and both brothers' attempts to make Minami's lifelong dreams come true.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Sugii, Gisaburou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director
Tokita, Hiroko
Fujiyama, Fusanobu
Sound Director
Mochizuki, Tomomi
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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1: "Touch" by Yoshimi Iwasaki (eps 1-27)
2: "Ai ga Hitoribocchi" by Yoshimi Iwasaki (eps 28-56)
3: "Che! Che! Che!" by Yoshimi Iwasaki (eps 57-79)
4: "Hitoribocchi no Duet" by Yume Koujou (eps 80-93)
5: "Jounetsu Monogatari" by Yoshimi Iwasaki (eps 94-101)

Ending Theme

1: "Kimi ga Inakereba" by Yoshimi Iwasaki (eps 1-27)
2: "Seishun (Youth)" by Yoshimi Iwasaki (Eps 28-62)
3: "Yakusoku" by Yoshimi Iwasaki (eps 63-79)
4: "Kimi wo Tobashita Gogo" by Yume Koujou (eps 80-101)


Nov 9, 2013
Since the birth of the written word, we have been taught that storytelling is most effective through drama. Good triumphing over evil, a mystery solved, a pair of lovers.

But there are also stories that choose to convey something a little bit more ordinary– something more human. A story not about the apocalypse, but one focused on a normal person growing up and finding their place in the world. A story where the antagonist is not some cackling lunatic, but a sibling or a friend.

What is interesting about something so mundane? Adachi Mitsuru's "Touch" has the answer.

Uesugi Tatsuya is a lost soul. He ...
Jul 9, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (63/101 eps)
This anime is incredibly slow and some of the characters are frustrating, it's over rated and yes, I am keeping in mind this was created in the 80s. There are some good rivalries that keep you interested but there is soo much non baseball drama going on and not enough baseball drama considering this is a baseball anime.

Before going further let me start off by saying I'm only 63 episodes in. I plan to watch all but if this doesn't get updated then my rating stands.


Story 6/10: The story is alright. It has some points what make ...
Nov 28, 2023
This anime is ridiculously boring, like to an extent that is incomprehensible. You'd have to be strapped to a chair to watch this plotless disaster of a show with more 2 minute pauses per episode than one piece.

The first 26 episodes are apparently the "setting", yet nothing really happens. A confession is made and the anime should end right there, yet it goes on for 80 or so more episodes.

I recommend not watching this! People get a ego and admiration for old shows with low member counts, to fill their ego of finding "hidden gem anime." This isn't a hidden gem. This is hidden ...

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