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Feb 15, 2010 7:28 AM

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THIS IS A MANGA ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS ANYTHING BEYOND THIS CHAPTER.
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Nice end..don't know with you guys but i'm pretty much satisfied with this end..nice series Adachi-sensei

Wait no kiss? that won't do XD
 
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Feb 15, 2010 12:06 PM

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Laevantein said:
Wait no kiss? that won't do XD


Aoba running back to get a copy of the picture some random guy took of her and Koh and both of them holding hands in public is enough to satisfy me. :)
 
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Feb 15, 2010 1:53 PM

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As for me... yet again hopelessly unsatisfying ending after a great series. :/
 
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Feb 15, 2010 5:06 PM

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The ending is very ...subtle.

I don't know, but I think this is the first romantic comedy that I saw that ended with the words "hate" in it. :D (not even Ranma or Urusei Yatsura comes to mind).
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Feb 16, 2010 12:48 PM
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As for me... yet again hopelessly unsatisfying ending after a great series. :/

Yeah. Also got me that they used the baseball metaphor for the first time in this chapter.

I'ma read some other Adachi at some point soon, now...
 
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Feb 16, 2010 9:08 PM

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Kitsu_ne said:
Rudgald said:
As for me... yet again hopelessly unsatisfying ending after a great series. :/

Yeah. Also got me that they used the baseball metaphor for the first time in this chapter.

I'ma read some other Adachi at some point soon, now...
I hope you can stand the other Adachi's manga end..i think this one is better than Rough or H2's end
 
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Feb 16, 2010 10:51 PM

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wow wtf, what a wacky end, they didn't go to the grave of wakaba and tell her "we did it" or some shit like that, i did like the akane's part with akaishi but that aoba part was just unfinished i should say. lets hope the tv series get an ova or something alone the line to bring us some lights



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Feb 17, 2010 12:18 AM
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As I missed the news that this manga is ending I was rather shocked that Cross Game ended so sunddenly. What about the Koshien? How does it continue with Koh and Aoba? well. ... many open questions. I am looking forward to the next manga of Adachi-sensei
 
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Feb 18, 2010 12:27 PM

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Laevantein said:
I hope you can stand the other Adachi's manga end..i think this one is better than Rough or H2's end


I agree about H2's end as I wasn't happy with that one. However, I thought the ending for Rough was quite well done. I also liked the end to this one. This is now one of my favorites. I even did a review of it, so everyone should go read it. ^_^

http://myanimelist.net/manga/1183/Cross_Game
 
Feb 19, 2010 9:34 AM

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really nice ending to a great series
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Feb 19, 2010 3:07 PM

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I don't really know what I think. It felt so... sudden.
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Feb 21, 2010 12:34 PM

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This was a satisfying ending, all the buildup until their greatest victory, I was pretty excited until that final moment with both of them holding hands out of "hate" (lol).

Yay for Akaishi getting close to Akane, he deserved it :)

I was amazed how the anime is following the manga, they did an awesome job !

Now I wonder when will Adachi start a new series to follow.

 
Feb 22, 2010 2:34 PM
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I don't like the end, because is the end of the manga... Many open questions. I love this manga (i am 25 years old). I never find a story so interesting, emotionally, funny, heart rending and so much more... I will read and watch session 4.
What is with Azuma, he loves aoba, too? He asked Kou whether he had any problems, if he would go out with Aoba - and kou said no...so is it no fair... And wakaba said in the past to Aoba, dont take Kou from me away... so is it no fairm, too... PLZ PLZ PLZ continue, keep up the manga

I am crying. I don't have anything to watch on Mondy evening... *weep*
 
Feb 22, 2010 6:44 PM

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this ending was satisfying....-ish. i really expected a more romantic ending but o well. great manga.
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Mar 8, 2010 8:52 PM
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felo said:
wow wtf, what a wacky end, they didn't go to the grave of wakaba and tell her "we did it" or some shit like that, i did like the akane's part with akaishi but that aoba part was just unfinished i should say. lets hope the tv series get an ova or something alone the line to bring us some lights


haha just like the touch movies and ova.

Overall I was satisfy with this ending, but I was rooting for Akane+Koh and Aoba+Azuma. Akashi and Akane make a great couple too, he totally deserve it. I just feel bad for Azuma, i was hoping he end up with Aoba.

now Q&A is left to fill my monthly dosage of Adachi manga.
 
Mar 12, 2010 6:15 PM
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I'm not sure which one I like more: Cross Game or Rough. One of Adachi's best in ay case.
 
Mar 20, 2010 12:32 PM
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I quite liked the ending of the series, actually. Felt very fitting, and I thought everything was resolved nicely, tastefully and subtly. Sure, it was rather open-ended, but I've long since come to expect as much from Adachi.
 
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this is adachi's style
his highlight ending always conclude with baseball(or sport) and leave a very subtle romantic ending.

I'm used to this style already
though I too wish to see a little more of those two characters
perhaps a kiss...or a fast forwarded future marriage
 
Apr 16, 2010 11:51 AM

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I rather liked the ending when it came to Aoba and Koh. It seems like everyone, aside from them, knew they were meant to be together. That's why I think Akane and Azuma weren't that surprised with the outcome.

However, I was hoping it'd end with the first pitch at Koshien (since that was Wakaba's dream). =/

Still, a great manga tho.
 
May 2, 2010 6:08 PM

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The first volume from Viz is available for preorder: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1421537583/

It looks like they combined three of the Japanese volumes into one (based on the page count given).
 
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wew,, major is better.. in baseball... no one can defeat...
 
Jun 7, 2010 8:48 PM
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that may be true but Adachi's mangas always been about slice of life with a hint of sports.
 
Feb 23, 2011 10:58 PM

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lol aoba hardcore tsundere till the very end.
 
May 25, 2011 8:24 PM

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^ not too much dere though. haha. nice ending, just a little subtle though.
 
Jun 22, 2012 4:21 PM

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Great ending. Better than all of Rough, H2 and Touch.
 
May 3, 2013 10:14 AM

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well, quite entertaining.
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Aug 19, 2013 6:13 PM

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Really good ending (not as good as Touch though).
 
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I was hoping that He would end up with Akane.. but i still liked the ending.


and still waiting patiently for a 3rd season of Spice & Wolf :'|
 
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A satisfying ending.
The weakest one among Adachi's top 3 (H2, Touch and Cross Game). Still pretty enjoyable and good overall.
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Jan 12, 2015 11:14 AM

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Great manga, great ending.
 
Jul 17, 2015 6:39 AM

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Great ending... my fav manga. :")
Good job adachi mitsuru



 
Jun 11, 2016 8:59 PM

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A satisfying ending.
The weakest one among Adachi's top 3 (H2, Touch and Cross Game). Still pretty enjoyable and good overall.


I think H2 was the weakest TBH
 
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I liked the ending of H2 better. Also I would have like Kou to end up with Akane!
 
Aug 15, 2017 10:58 AM

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Much like the ending with Touch I felt this one was satisfying enough, everything that needed a resolution got one. As I whole I still think I prefer the anime, although the manga had almost a different charm to it. Aside from the fantastic characters, I really loved the artwork and how clean it was.
 
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I enjoy & satisfied with the ending, nice series (y)
 
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So "hate" can also be a way to show affection. :)

Overall a great read. I found the ending of the romance more satisfying compared to Touch and Rough.

But I do wonder what their goals for the future are, after the Koshien. They were in their third year, weren't they? Why didn't Aoba want to pursue a professional career by herself? Did I miss the point or was it never mentioned?
She more or less took the place of being a support-trainer for the baseball team, but what does she aim for in the future? I wish Adachi would give more conclusive answers to these questions.

But the overall journey and the building of the relationships between the characters, the supporting characters and rivals in Cross Game weren't as good as in Touch. Compared to Touch (257 Chapters), the story in Cross Game (160 Chapters) progressed way faster. A bit too fast for my taste, I would have liked to see more content in Cross Game.

Guess I will watch the Cross Game anime adaption next and then give H2 a read.
 
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