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Daiya no A  
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It is a manga of high-school baseball. The main character, who starts as pitcher from a country middle school, gets teamed up with a catcher from a school with an elite baseball team. He decides to leave the countryside to attend the school that this catcher plays for...

Winner of the 53rd Annual Shogakukan Manga award (2008) and the 34th Annual Kodansha Manga Award for the Shounen category.


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Associated Names
Ace of Diamond
Ace of the Diamond
Daiya no Ace
Diamond no Ace

Groups Scanlating
Ace of Diamond Brigade
Baseball Manga
Clouds of the Blue Sky

Latest Release(s)
v.35 c.306 by Ace of Diamond Brigade (7d ago)
v.35 c.305 by Ace of Diamond Brigade (24d ago)
v.35 c.304 by Ace of Diamond Brigade (26d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
47 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at 1st season Vol 1, Chap 1, 2nd season Vol 28, Chap 238
Ends at 1st season Vol 27,Chap 237

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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (291 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.31 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 21st 2015, 7:04pm PST



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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #538 decreased(-16)
Monthly Pos #582 decreased(-93)
3 Month Pos #501 decreased(-126)
6 Month Pos #301 decreased(-28)

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On 1699 reading lists
On 480 wish lists
On 41 completed lists
On 44 unfinished lists
On 251 custom lists

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If you find a baseball manga featured in Koshien itself...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by windshadow
September 16th, 2015, 11:13am
You know you should read it.

I read this series after seeing it featured in Koshien's museum. And I really enjoyed it. I liked the fact that it's a team sport. There is competition not just against other schools but among the team.

Besides kaibutsu pitcher Furuya, we see players like Kawakami and how he struggles with those who are naturally better than him. It's very real, playing in a team sports that way. To let the better player out there, waiting for a chance to take over while constantly plagued by a sense of bitterness. Everything revolves around baseball and the team. It's pure sports though, so don't expect out of sports related love troubles, school drama etc. The art is clean and done with a good amount of intensity, especially during crucial points in the game.

And yes. For all the detractors who cant see it, there is definitely a lot of respect, support and rivalry between Furuya and Sawamura. Furuya makes it very clear that he has never looked down upon Sawamura. The ending is a bit open ended (to make way for the sequel) and it's beautifully done.

I'm really glad I picked up the series after watching a match in Koshien this year. If you want a manga with a good, clean sports rivalry and friendship, character growth and no unnecessary drama, read this. There won't be any regrets.
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Great but...   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by twistedlogic
May 27th, 2014, 6:47pm
It's a great baseball manga. Well it's not that realistic but you should've known that. I mean it's shounen, you know. The demographic which targets young boys. Not that it's only for young boys but they are the target audience. I don't really have a problem with that though. The development is well-paced yet it kind of feels really slow. LOL. That was confusing. The char development is great. Their opponents are also developed. And often I find myself confused on who to root for. Then there's the MC. Most people complain that the rival, Furuya, always gets the spotlight. IMO that is this manga's strength and weakness. It is unique that MC's development didn't take a volume or two. Heck it's been a whole lot of volumes. I think that is a charm in it's on way. However, it is great to see his potential unleashed every once in a while. It heightens the excitement. But sometimes I feel like the MC is being sidelined. Like when you read the later chapters without reading the first ones, Sawamura would seem like a supporting char. It don't really have any complaints with that. It's just that there's this really thin line between the M and S characters. And distinguishing one from the other is really hard. Nevertheless, it's an amazing manga.
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The Great Standard Baseball Manga   
Rating: N/A
by emkat
March 16th, 2013, 5:28pm
This is as pure of a baseball manga as it gets. A main character who has unbounded potential yet is unpolished, a genius rival, mentors, harsh but caring coach, and a supporting cast of team members that contribute in their own unique way. There is no real heartfelt moment outside of baseball, there is no love interest, there is no personal squabbles. Everything they do, every event that happens revolves around baseball.

This is a sports manga probably in its purest form, with all of the surprises and drama stemming from the unique opponents that they face. Sports manga done well. If you don't enjoy sports manga, then stay away from it - you won't get anything else.

... Last updated on March 16th, 2013, 5:29pm
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For those that read a bit and are complaining.   
Rating: 7.4 / 10.0
by klos
January 5th, 2013, 4:49am
In the beginning I also felt that it was childish, somewhat unreal and exaggerated. But as they advance, the main character corrects his form, windup and learns to grip the ball and so on. So itís not some weird ability and stays that way for the rest of the manga. No, they get really into the form and abilities required to play baseball. As he corrects his form, the bond and the development of the characters occur. Not to say that pitchers with deceptive pitches, form and movement exists. So itís not unreal if you look at this perspective. Not to mention that the games are not exaggerated, so it is enjoyable and they keep it real.
The expressions and actions are well described and characterize as they go deep in the tournament and it gets better. Iíve already looked at the raw far beyond the tournament, so I can say that with some base. Unfortunately the scans are slow.
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This is one of those great mangas that needed scanlators   
Rating: N/A
by 4050561
July 15th, 2012, 2:53am
I've rated this nine cause it needs scanlators lol. Well, this is one of those mangas that you might say it's a cliche, yup they're right but if you think about it, those guys saying as such, they're narrow minded lol. Guys, this is a manga, where everything you might think of might happens or not. If you guys want some realistic or something, you guys simply just go back to your pathetic lives. Anyway, about this manga, it is one of those mangas that will make you wonders what will happen. You can feel the urge of what will Sawamura will do next. An unpredictable pitcher with an unpredictable pitching form. Ooops sorry for the spoiler but this is one of those mangas, that every chapter will make you want more. I hope that this manga will have a anime too like Major.
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Rating: N/A
by momomilk
September 30th, 2011, 6:55pm
I really enjoyed this manga a lot. Some may call it realistic but you know, its a manga and I'm not expecting it to be realistic. The plot is interesting, the characters are interesting and I just find it a really great read. I love that the main character isn't some whiny loser but is happy and isn't so pessimistic and a whiner. Great manga with beautiful art. Worth the read. If you like baseball or sports genre, give this a try! I'd love to see it animated someday like Major and Ookiku Furikabutte smile
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Horrible Characters   
Rating: N/A
by liquidsin
August 22nd, 2011, 12:08am
Not a single character feels real in the 36 chapters that I've read so far. Hell, the whole concept of baseball feels just as fake as the characters themselves. You have a pitcher whose only talent is to throw unpredictable pitches and requires a genius catcher to be able to catch them. Add in some random gags that never produce a laugh with a heap of awkward "I'll never give up, we're fighting as a team" and you've got the basis for this series.

... Last updated on June 19th, 2012, 10:29pm
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Why is no one scanlating this?   
Rating: N/A
by kalocho08
July 28th, 2011, 1:59am
This manga is fun to read, seriously, why is no scanning this? This is easily better than anything in WSJ right now (except for Gintama). It is a generic sports manga so I admittedly didn't expect much but once I started reading the advantages started to become apparent. The humor is enjoyable and art is similarly pleasant.The characters are likeable and the action itself is pretty good .
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I've read 22 volumes of this raw...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by az_zu
May 29th, 2011, 7:48am
...And while it did start to drag on after a while - with chapters of matches that seemed to describe every second from numerous different views so that it was proceeding very, very slowly - I still enjoyed it very much. The story was exciting enough to keep me going through 15 or so raw volumes with my not-too-good Japanese, the characters were likable, art was good... Its just too bad not much of this is out in English, I hope a dedicated group will pick this up one day. c:
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by naomi
April 15th, 2010, 1:16pm
This is good. Really good. One of the very few series that made me want more. I picked this up thinking it was just another typical sports series. In a way you can say that, but there's just something else about it that's so compelling... Maybe the anticipation in finding out how well the main character will do or in just seeing what he will achieve? Art is good, plot is average but the telling of the story? Awesome. Extra plus - it had me in laughter more than a few times. Definitely recommended.
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