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Description
Niimi Katsuya and his best friend Karasawa Susumu, star sportsmen in track & field and judo respectively, spot a beautiful girl, Nakao Yuri, at their new high school. When they find out that she is the daughter of the baseball team's coach, they immediately volunteer to join the failing team in order to try and get closer to her. But as they learn more about baseball, they start to understand what it means to be one of the nine players on the team, and dream of entering Koshien.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
ナイン

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.25-27 by Manga Downloads (3603d ago)
v.2 c.21-24 by Manga Downloads (3614d ago)
v.2 c.20 by Manga Downloads (3633d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
5 Volumes (Complete)
2 Volumes Wideban (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (145 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.45 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 24th 2015, 9:11am PST


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Year
1978

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1228 increased(+126)
Monthly Pos #2436 increased(+417)
3 Month Pos #3509 increased(+1293)
6 Month Pos #6043 increased(+273)

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On 61 reading lists
On 119 wish lists
On 514 completed lists
On 13 unfinished lists
On 58 custom lists

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An overlooked Adachi Jem   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by great_k
March 17th, 2015, 4:29pm
If I'm not mistaken this is 1st lengthy baseball manga by Adachi. Although 5 Volumes pales in comparison to the length of his other baseball manga.
This manga is often overlooked when people discuss Adachi manga which is a pity.
What makes this manga unusual from his other baseball manga is that the MC is not a prodigious pitcher. His talent is speed and athleticism.
As expected there are strong rivals in both baseball and love to complicate matters.
Anyone who likes Touch, H2, Cross game and Mix will also enjoy this manga.
I am still holding out hope that the anime movie trilogy of this series gets subbed some day

... Last updated on March 17th, 2015, 4:30pm
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Great   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by ThaCriminal
November 27th, 2007, 6:14pm
For someone who doesn't like watching baseball Adachi manages to always get me come for more of his manga.
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Good   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by zeidrich
November 3rd, 2006, 1:50am
While not Adachi's best work, the charm and intelligence don't disappoint. Baseball has always been a big thing with this mangaka, which is illustrated beautifully. The characters are generic, but still carry an interesting story. Wonderful.
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Decent, if generic, early work   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
June 3rd, 2006, 7:46pm
It's fairly understandable considering how long ago this manga was published, but it's a fairly generic baseball manga if you compare it to Adachi's other works.

At the time though, it was probably something to behold.

To read out of curiosity or if you have time to kill. Especially if you've read his other baseball works.

My scoring so far (completed readings):
-Rough 9.2
-Katsu 8.5
-Miyuki 7.5
-Hiatari Ryoukou 7
-Nine 6.5
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