Diamond no Ace
Ace of the Diamond
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Diamond no Ace

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Synonyms: Daiya no Ace, Ace of Diamond
Japanese: ダイヤのA〈エース〉
English: Ace of the Diamond
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 47
Chapters: 418
Status: Finished
Published: May 17, 2006 to Jul 15, 2015
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Sports Sports
Themes: School School, Team Sports Team Sports
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Authors: Terajima, Yuuji (Story & Art)


Score: 8.221 (scored by 92949,294 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #4032
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #768
Members: 22,572
Favorites: 951

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Ace of the Diamond
Volume 1


Middle school student Eijun Sawamura has just lost his final baseball game after pitching a unique fastball that cost Akagi Middle School their chance to reach the nationals. As the baseball team captain, he feels responsible for their enormous loss and vows to take his friends there in high school. However, with his terrible grades and no school recommendations in his area, Sawamura sulks as he tries to figure out how to keep his promise.

His pitch during the last game catches the attention of a scout from the prestigious Seidou High School in Tokyo, who soon convinces a begrudging Sawamura to observe their school's nationally-ranked baseball team practice. At Seidou, an impromptu competition between Sawamura and one of their batters causes him to cross paths with Kazuya Miyuki—a catcher who can pull out Sawamura's strengths as a pitcher.

The experience he has accumulated at Seidou changes his initial reluctance to transfer to Tokyo. Although he still feels guilt over betraying his friends, they encourage him to take the offer and enroll in Seidou. Filled with a renewed sense of determination, Sawamura begins the arduous journey of becoming Seidou's team ace and heading for the nationals while carrying the spirit of his former school with him.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Diamond no Ace won the 53rd Annual Shogakukan Manga award in 2008 and the 34th Annual Kodansha Manga Award for the shounen category in 2010. As of March 2015, the series has sold over 22 million copies.

The series has been digitally published in English as Ace of the Diamond by Kodansha Comics USA since March 7, 2017.

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Nov 29, 2020
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this baseball manga, but after it is all said and done, it is an average sports manga that generally anyone can have a good time with.

The story of this manga can be divided into two halves: the first half was really just packed with action that added nothing to the narrative, except until the very end of that first half. The second half was where it became more complex, with more interal struggles on the characters, and also serving to hammering the nature of unpredicatibility, and that *anything* can happen in the world of baseball. All the excellent storytelling in the ...
Oct 14, 2012
Preliminary (90/418 eps)
Since no one wrote a review until now about one of my favorite manga here it is:

The story mainly focuses on a highschool baseball player called Eijun Sawamura a totally different kind of pitcher. The manga bring quite a lot the concepts of baseball.

The story follows how me a country player from a small school is scouted to a elite baseball highschool in tokyo. The rest of the story follows his progress as a baseball player and how him and his team fight for the koushien.

The art of the story is quite clear and able to show very well all the players and their plays.

Each ...
Nov 15, 2013
Preliminary (143/418 eps)
This manga is still ongoing in Japan and I have read the translated chapters from various groups, so first of all I would like to thank all the groups responsible for translating this manga without whom I would not have been able to read it at all. Thank you guys and hope you continue translating this.

Sports mangas are usually written to cater to a specific fan of the sports related and frankly I had never been a fan of Baseball. I somehow felt like reading some of the mangas of the fall 2013 animes before watching the shows and somehow picked up "Ace of Diamond" ...

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