So here we have yet another of Adachi's baseball mangas. You can found the same childhoodfriend setting, only this time we have two girls and one boy. Both of these concentrate mainly on baseball and getting to Koshien, but have a nice romance going on all the way through the series.
Both were written by same author and storywise I feel both mangas have similar settings, both Tatsuya and Kou at first didn't really like playing baseball but after one incident they felt they must really give their all to win the koushien.
Both mangas also have "Adachi's way" feeling in handling the romance.
So if you like reading Touch, pretty much you will also like reading Cross Game
These series are very similar. In both series the main protagonist takes on the dream of a deceased person with who both the male and female lead were very close to go to the Koshien. The main characters are also very much alike though Touch has more and slightly different supprting roles.
if there was anything that is similar in terms of manga it is these two series. is like the author just took the original title make changed the name... well not quite that similar the plot are a little different. i have trouble remembering which scenes came from which series.
Both of these manga focus on romance and sports plus both of these manga have some degree of drama in it. While Cross Game focuses a little bit more on sports and is about baseball instead of track and field both of these manga have a main female character who introduces the sport to the main male character. The fact that the main male character and the main female character are neighbors are also similar as well as both the male and female characters are pretty good at their sports.
The protagonists in both mangas end up following in the footsteps of an amazing girl in their corresponding sports, starting worse, trying to catch up and trying to surpass them. Kou and Azuma show similar aspects in their developments throughout their stories.
Similar story about romance with sports background. Both follows the path of MC's sports career. As Cross Game has a subtle romance, in Smash it has more impact to the whole story. In both stories both MC's are sports prodigies.
Both follow the same principal of following up on a deceased love interest's dreams. Hell, the deceased LI and MC in both manga were born on the same day. But Fuuka is more dramatic and is about music while Cross Game is more of a simple RomCom and about baseball. But in my mind, both are masterpieces that should not be overlooked.
Both mangas are about sports, where the main female characters are both interested in the male category of a sport, due to the limitations of being female in comparison to a male's physique . In the case of Nononono, female ski jumpers are not allowed in the Olympics, and in case of Cross Game, female players are not allowed in the Koshien.
Both mangas also contain tragedy.
However, Nononono contains darker undertones, while Cross game has more comical reliefs.
These two shounen sports stories share a few similarities. In both titles the main character isn't interested in the sport at first. It all changes when tragedy strikes in his life. From that moment he starts to change himself, in order to become an oustanding player. Also both series have realistic approach to the sport theme. Both mangas catch the reader into a story full of feelings related to sports and what it takes practice one. If you liked Cross Game, you may as well like Area no Kishi.
Sport manga where Death of a person plays an important role in the character's development. Therefore if you are up for a story with a bit of bittersweet feeling you might like them both. CG is baseball and 1/11 is football.
If you like slice of life stories with baseball in it, plus the progress where 2 characters are slowly starting to like each other then both are for you.
Cross Game is quite known actually, but I was amazed how much I like Yugami-kun manga in those similar themes.
Monaco no Sorae's storytelling is akin to that of the many shounen sport series by Mitsuru Adachi. Both of these sports titles have slice-of-life aesthetics that mixes comedic, dramatic, and romantic elements in their narratives.
They're about different sports, but a good chunk of the plot of both series is the competition between two teams at the same school -- the jerkwad coach's handpicked crew of golden boys, and our neglected, ignored, ragtag bunch of hardworking heroes.
From the same author, both manga have the elements of losing someone and how each of the main characters deal with it(except Q&A has more of a supernatural theme to it)
If you've read any of Adachi's past work(Rough, Miyuki, Katsu etc), you will definitely like either of his latest manga.