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Touch


Alternative Titles

Japanese: タッチ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 101
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 24, 1985 to Mar 22, 1987
Premiered: Spring 1985
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Group TAC
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Gallop
Source: Manga
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.161 (scored by 4,275 users)
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Ranked: #3572
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2667
Members: 12,804
Favorites: 276
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Episodes: /101

Synopsis

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

Uesugi, Tatsuya
Uesugi, Tatsuya
Main
Mitsuya, Yuuji
Japanese
Mitsuya, Yuuji
Komiya, Kazue
Japanese
Komiya, Kazue
...
Asakura, Minami
Asakura, Minami
Main
Hidaka, Noriko
Japanese
Hidaka, Noriko
Kishiro, Sakurako
Japanese
Kishiro, Sakurako
...
Uesugi, Kazuya
Uesugi, Kazuya
Main
Fukami, Rica
Japanese
Fukami, Rica
Nanba, Keiichi
Japanese
Nanba, Keiichi
...
Harada, Shouhei
Harada, Shouhei
Supporting
Ginga, Banjou
Japanese
Ginga, Banjou

Staff

Tokita, Hiroko
Tokita, Hiroko
Director
Mochizuki, Tomomi
Mochizuki, Tomomi
Episode Director
Sugii, Gisaburou
Sugii, Gisaburou
Episode Director, Assistant Director
Konparu, Tomoko
Konparu, Tomoko
Script


Edit Opening Theme

#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)

Edit 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)




More reviewsReviews

Veronin
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 read more
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katsup
Apr 20, 2008
I'm sort of surprised there isn't a review for this show already. This is really a great show. It's defenitely a classic.

Story
The story itself may not sound extremely original, but the way that it develops is excellent. The main focus of the series is the growth of the main character, Tatsuya. His brother, Kazuya, is the ace pitcher of the baseball team and everyone loves him. Both him and his brother like the same girl, Minami. Over the series, Tatsuya tries to make himself a better man for Minami, with a lot of influence from his brother Kazuya. The show has a lot of romance read more
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noteDhero
May 2, 2009
Animation - 4
Touch has that signature, old school character design. Big hair, pretty natural to exaggerated bodies, and big, blank, stupid eyes. With that said though, I will say that Touch has the most expressionless faces I've ever seen in any show. The face is completely the same whether or not the character is crying, stunned, happy, or angry. From scene to scene, body proportions change from heads being proportionally larger to smaller to natural. The animation is terrible. For eyes that aren't the type that normally catch lots of mistakes or shortcuts regarding the execution of animation, mistakes read more
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Godai5
Feb 13, 2009
In a sentence, this series will touch your heart - this is a hard anime to find, but if you can get your hands on it and don't mind watching anime from another age (the 80s), sit back and enjoy the ride. Slow but very deliberative and excellent character development, packed with foreshadowing and plot twists; some expected, many more not.

While it is a "sports-themed" anime, don't let that stop you from picking it up - the near-flawless execution triumphs over what on the surface may seem like a fairly simple plot outline.

This is a masterpiece; if you're in the market for a story read more
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