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Cross Game

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Japanese: クロスゲーム
English: Cross Game
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 17
Chapters: 170
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 2, 2005 to Feb 17, 2010
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Romance Romance, Sports Sports
Themes: School School, Team Sports Team Sports
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Sunday
Authors: Adachi, Mitsuru (Story & Art)


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Popularity: #852
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Kou Kitamura is a fifth grader whose family runs a sporting goods store. One of the regular customers of his family's store is the Tsukishima Batting Center, and so he gets to know the four daughters of the Tsukishima family (Ichiyo, Wakaba, Aoba, and Momiji) very well. Since Kou has spent so much time practicing in their batting cages, he has become a genius hitter, but has no knowledge of any other aspect of baseball. This is in contrast to Aoba, who, despite being a year younger, is an adept pitcher and hitter. Wakaba is a classmate of Kou's, and she seems fully intent on marrying him when she grows up. All seems idyllic in their world, until tragedy strikes. The story then skips ahead to four years later, as Kou has continued the training he began four years ago, but has not played in a baseball game since. As he finally begins playing again, it remains to be seen whether or not he will live up to the expectations of those who know the true talent he has been hiding all this time.

(Source: ANN)


Cross Game was published in English in 2-in-1 omnibus edition's by VIZ Media under the Shonen Sunday imprint from October 12, 2010 to November 13, 2012.

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Feb 18, 2010
"Cross Game" is one of Adachi's best works.

The first volume of manga is one of the very best I've read among all the manga I've read. Adachi does an amazing job of building up the relationship between Koh and Wakaba, showing little details that make you sure they are right for each other, even at a young age. He does an even better job of showing just how jealous Aoba is of all the time Wakaba spends with Koh. Then tragedy strikes.

Adachi's portrayal of all the different reactions from family, friends, and acquaintances is spot-on accurate.

The interplay between the characters often leaves you guessing ...
May 7, 2011
Adachi Mitsuru is popular for his sports dramas from Touch to H2 to Katsu! Cross Game though is his best work to date. Although some purist may disagree, to me, he learned from the faults of Touch and H2 to create a much more compelling and complete story with Cross Game. I read this from a different point of view (perhaps do to the lost of my sister at a young age) and saw it as more than just a sports drama.

Cross Game may have Baseball as the base of its back ground, however the story is about how the short life and the death ...
Feb 16, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Here we go again. Mitsuru Adachi's Cross Game was cool? Not great, but cool. I'm going to take a wild guess and just assume that this is your first Mitsuru Adachi experience. If it isn't, whoops. If it is, great! In my case, I've seen and read many of his previous work; and with very few exceptions, all of it is the same in my eyes. Miyuki and Nijiro Tougarashi stand out more. Not counting Katsu, because it has some baseball in it. Sorry to rain on the parade. This guy has a set formula on how to write an emotional romance story that just ...

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VIZ Media has announced on their site that they acquired Adachi Mitsuru's baseball manga Cross Game. First volume is scheduled for release in Fall 2010. more

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