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Japanese: ラフ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 119
Status: Finished
Published: 1987 to 1989
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, SchoolSchool, SportsSports
Authors: Adachi, Mitsuru (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Sunday


Score: 8.101 (scored by 22942,294 users)
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Ranked: #5142
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Popularity: #2662
Members: 4,453
Favorites: 117
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Yamato Keisuke, a promising freestyle swimmer, and Ninomiya Ami, a talented diver, are the offspring of two rival families owners of confectionery shops. Two generations ago, Grandfather Ninomiya came up with an idea for an owl-shaped cake, but Grandfather Yamato quickly raised to the challenge and thought of a similar cake—but in Yamato's the owl had ears. Because they're priced the same, Yamato's extra ears were crucial, and that made the business of the Ninomiya confectionery suffered. Grandfather Ninomiya then fell ill worrying about his shop. Before his death, his last words were "I was killed by the Yamatos," and since that moment the two families have been sworn rivals.

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Kitano, Kyotarou
Aikawa, Toru
Hiroda, Yoko

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Sep 22, 2009
sukari (All reviews)
So before I start this review, I think I should note that I am quite a fan of Mitsuru Adachi's manga, and Rough was one of the most recent mangas that I've finished.

In comparison with his other works, this manga was relatively short, 12 volumes at around 10 chapters each, this I feel is a plus for the manga overall, because sometimes his longer works (e.g. H2) drags a bit.

So alright, I'll just go through the categories then..

Story - it's been noted and referenced a few times within the manga, that the main characters are like Romeo and Juliet. Having said that should be enough read more
Mar 31, 2010
Dunkjoe (All reviews)
It's a shame, really. This series has an unpleasant ending. Like the scanlators manga downloads said, it's one of the best Adachi comics when they scanlated it.
Ahh... just wished that the mangaka hadn't wasted some pages including some scenes which were totally out of plot, but since it's published in 1989 or something ,it couldn't be helped.

... Cos it seemed like he needed a few more chapters for a more conclusive ending.

Right from the beginning, or somewhere the middle of this 119 chapters series, it had potential to score a 10. Sad thing is, some things were dragged out too long, and some "filler" read more
May 20, 2013
TheNextThing (All reviews)
I’m not going to go on too much at length regarding Mitsuru Adachi’s Rough. I only really wanted to remark on a couple of things about it, which struck me as being significant enough that I should even make a point of laying out why I find them interesting.

Adachi is mostly known to me as The Baseball Manga Guy. I’m aware that he has many other works where has dabbled in other genres, sports, etc., but it would be hard to argue that his reputation isn’t based on his baseball works (primarily Touch, H2 and Cross Game). Before I continue, I should lay out my read more
Aug 30, 2009
Narci (All reviews)
The drawings are not very imaginative and the storyline gets really boring. At times I was like *yawn* is there anything interesting gonna happen? But this manga is deffinitely something for sport lovers, esp. Swimming, it's all about that. So if you're int o swimming this choice of manga might be the right one, altho i can't guarantee even a sports lover not to be bored by it, as it is and I repeat it unwillingly UTTERLY BORING and really LONG!!
Towards the end it eventually got interesting and it really turned out to be cute, altho there might have been a bit more romance and read more

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