Joined: Jul 2007
It sure does suck that this show isn't longer. Wouldve have been a lot better. More time for development and more time for my Hikari x Hiro relationship to grow : / If only this show was as long as Touch than this anime would surely be part of the great list of Top Anime
Joined: Aug 2018
I didn't read/watch it yet, but I was suprised that they crammed 338 chapters into 41 episodes.
Cross Game 160 chapters > 50 episodes
Touch 257 chapters > 101 episodes
So it has more chapters than Touch, but even less episodes than Cross Game.
Either the manga is full of fillers / the baseball games get dragged out for several chapters, or they cut out a lot of stuff for the anime.
I just read on Baka Updates that the anime only covers 78 chapters of the manga?
"Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol.1,Ch.1
Ends at Vol. 8, Ch78"