manga04_jpg login_tab_left_jpg
Username:   Password:    Forgot Password?
App
Try out our new iPhone application!
App
Manga Poll
For background art in manga, you prefer...
Lots of detail
An average amount of detail
Very little detail
Sparkles and patterns that fit the mood is just fine
I don't really pay attention to the backgrounds
I don't care
 
See Old Polls

Manga is the Japanese equivalent of comics
with a unique style and following. Join the revolution! Read some manga today!

Coded in ConTEXT

Join #baka-updates @irc.irchighway.net

RSS Feed
 
center_left_tab Manga Info center_right_tab
 
ALL    A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L    M    N    O    P    Q    R    S    T    U    V    W    X    Y    Z   
Touch  
Login to add items to your list, keep track of your progress, and rate series!
Description
Touch is a shounen story about two twin brothers, a pretty girl next door, and that good old pastime of baseball. The manga was written by one of the most well known manga-ka out there, Adachi Mitsuru in the early 80's (1981-1986). He's a wonderful writer who tends to write stories that are related to baseball and Koshien, the stadium where the All High School Baseball Tournament is held.

Won the 28th Shogakukan Manga Award in the Shounen category.

Type
Manga

Related Series
Mix (Spin-Off)
Mix (Sequel)

Associated Names
タッチ
ทัช
Bateadores
Prendi il mondo e vai
Tầm với
Theo ou la batte de la victoire

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)
v.26 c.248-257 (end) by Adachi-Manga (2249d ago)
v.25 c.247 by Adachi-Manga (2249d ago)
v.25 c.246 by Adachi-Manga (2256d ago)
Search for all releases of this series

Status in Country of Origin
26 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1

User Reviews
N/A

Forum
4 topics, 27 posts
Click here to view the forum

User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (429 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.56 / 10.0
10
 30% (129 votes)
9+
 30% (130 votes)
8+
 24% (102 votes)
7+
 10% (41 votes)
6+
 4% (16 votes)
5+
 1% (5 votes)
4+
 0% (0 votes)
3+
 0% (1 votes)
2+
 0% (1 votes)
1+
 1% (4 votes)

Last Updated
August 14th 2013, 10:52am PST

Sponsored Links
Game advertisements by <a href="http://www.game-advertising-online.com" target="_blank">Game Advertising Online</a> require iframes.


Genre

Categories

Category Recommendations

Recommendations

Author(s)

Artist(s)

Year
1981

Original Publisher
Shogakukan (1981; 2005; 2012)

Serialized In (magazine)
Shounen Sunday (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #840 increased(+187)
Monthly Pos #1566 increased(+49)
3 Month Pos #1822 decreased(-49)
6 Month Pos #1793 decreased(-13)

List Stats
On 345 reading lists
On 374 wish lists
On 1146 completed lists
On 33 unfinished lists
On 164 custom lists

Note: You must be logged in to update information on this page.

Forum Posts
For those that have read Adachi's Touch... 267 days, 5 hours, 24 minutes ago
Touch , The anime or the manga? 968 days, 18 hours, 25 minutes ago
Touch/Adachi-Manga 2249 days, 1 hours, 29 minutes ago
Tis finally done 2249 days, 2 hours, 23 minutes ago

Click to view the forum

tickmark preloadxmark preloadxmark preload
User Comments [ Order by usefulness ]
 

You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.

avatar
<3   
Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
by AndyProk
October 3rd, 2012, 4:47pm
I already loved this manga years ago, I'll admit.
Having recently decided to learn Japanese, I chose this manga to help me with that (due to its Furigana). I'm still at the very first table of contents and already discovered a pun that's too awesome to translate:
Would you ever have expected that Tatchan and Katchan would have their first syllables written like they were foreign words in the chapter title? In other words Tatchan≃Touch and Katchan≃Catch?
I already liked Adachi-sensei's humor before, this raises him even higher biggrin

... Last updated on October 3rd, 2012, 4:48pm
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Great overall, but a few complaints   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by merlockmagus
May 15th, 2011, 10:38pm
I really like the slice-of-life and offbeat humor that Adachi offers in his manga. It's just so fun to read. I'm not here for the baseball -- just for the character interactions. Wow, Adachi really understands how people think.

However, you can tell how important a character is based on how 'good' they look. Henceforth, Harada doesn't even have a chance to compete with the Uesugi family for a romance. I really like Harada and Koutarou's characters, but it seems only pretty-type characters like Nitta and Tatsuya have 'raw' potential. In this respect, this is similar to Cross Game (and I suspect Adachi's other manga, as well).

I don't like the fact that most of the baseball team, save for the coach and Koutarou, hardly play a role in the story (or with the Uesugis). It's just given that Uesugi is the ace -- that he's the one that can pull the team forward. This is the same with Nitta on his team. I would've liked for a stronger team connection, considering how much the Koushien is sought after. But it seems to be all about fulfilling personal dreams and requests for the Uesugis and Minami. It would've hardly mattered what school they had chosen because even the school connection is so weak.

I'm not asking for pretty faces, but I would like for stronger relationships between characters. What we really see is a story about Tatsuya and Kazuya. This manga focuses a little bit about Minami and other characters, but this is all about a strong brotherly bond.

... Last updated on May 15th, 2011, 10:43pm
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Good Story   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by RS456
April 29th, 2011, 10:36am
Touch is a very good story. It really has no plot twisting romances and mainly focused on fulfilling his dead brother's goal and his promise to Minami. It is the exact opposite of H2 and very similar to Katsu including the ending except that is about boxing and they are not childhood freiends in Katsu.
Spoiler (highlight to view)
It ends as life will continue as is eventually leading them to get married especially Touch.
It also has quite a bit of realistic comedy making it more enjoyable.

... Last updated on April 29th, 2011, 10:37am
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
:X   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by imnguyen
September 13th, 2010, 5:44am
Really love it! :X
When I read Cross Game, I thought that "This is the Adachi's manga I like most!"
But after that, I read Touch again, and Touch is still my favorite manga smile
Love Touch! :X
Love papa Adachi! :X
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Better than H2 imo   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by yuri999
March 3rd, 2010, 9:25am
I found this to be much better and more engaging than H2. It was shorter and the characters were much better here. Even the relationships weren't all just "slap, kiss, slap" like they were in H2. However the ending here was totally great. The final baseball match in touch was more intense and actually engaging than the one in H2 which was in comparison tame. Altho I hated H2 and its ending, later on it hit me with how deep it was. Touch on the other hand doesn't have such a deep ending but it is more satisfying, believe it or not. I would suggest you read this first if you are a first time adachi reader.

... Last updated on March 3rd, 2010, 9:57am
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Classic Manga   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by topboy
May 31st, 2009, 7:51pm
198x work from adachi mitsuru, This is so classic.
For me best 3 of baseball manga by adachi are 1.H2 2.touch 3.cross game.My recommendation is to read all of them if you like its, then read all other work from adachi (katsu-boxing,rough-swimming,miyuki-love comedy,nine-baseball,itsumo misora-super natural -- all completed scan)

... Last updated on June 1st, 2009, 1:47am
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
H2 ending   
Rating: N/A
by dark mage
March 30th, 2009, 9:09pm
@Brainskull. About the H2 manga ending, is the main character's relationship really resolved? I thought it didn't show who he ended up with at the end
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
A little of both   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Brainskull
March 13th, 2009, 11:08pm
This is Adachi's first or at least i think first baseball manga and I've seen both H2 and cross game parities in Touch. Even with parities all 3 have, each have there own path/story they follow. In this one the main character is probably the worst out of the 3, in about everything but one
Spoiler (highlight to view)
the girl likes him straight out and with very little strings attached
. On top of that he also has the hardest obstacle to over come out of the three. In terms of endings i liked this one better the H2 and will have to wait for cross game, but cross game looks like it will be a better ending then this one, hopefully.Comparing all three mangas
Spoiler (highlight to view)
Ok ill put Touch as the base and compare the other two to it. Touch vs H2, H2 is pretty much a 180 from Touch in about everything including the ending. In Touch, the main characters relationship is left to the readers, but whether he wins Kohsien is not. In H2 the main characters relationship is told and whether he wins Koshsien is left to the readers. When it comes to Cross game vs Touch, felt Cross game was faster version of Touch, at least what has been shown right now, of course there are some differences between the two but over all it felt like Adachi took Touch's speed dial and just doubled it and bingo Cross game but we will have to see the ending to make sure of that.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
My Favorite Adachi Mitsuru Manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by naikan
February 25th, 2009, 9:49pm
To be honest, I suspect that one's favorite Adachi Mitsuru Manga may depend on which of his works you read first. Nevertheless, this is definitely my favorite work of his for a long time now.

Adachi Mitsuru likes to sometimes put in random twists or new characters to compete for the female lead's affections. A lot of these twists are pretty abrupt and do not further the plot. A lot of those side characters get forgotten only to resurface for a single panel 2 volumes down the road.

Therefore, the reason I like Touch so much is because there's no pointless plot twist and every character that is introduced is developed and not forgotten like in other manga. I say no "pointless" plot twists because although there is a plot twist, it's far from pointless- in fact, it's the whole point of the manga, and it's handled beautifully. It comes just after enough plot development but before it can be called "plot twist of convenience", which Adachi Mitsuru has used in other manga.

Other than that, Touch is pretty characteristic of the mangaka's offbeat humor and slice-of-life romantic stories, plus good sports action. It's my favorite work of his, although recently Cross Game has been really enjoyable too, and I highly recommend reading this.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
miss lonely yesterday   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by pxhai
September 21st, 2008, 11:01pm
It the title of the 4th movie. Please watch the 4th and 5th (Cross Road) movies. They have mature theme, when both Tatsuya and Minami are at college. Honestly, Touch manga is not as good as H2, but the anime was so great, both animation and soundtrack. Give it (the anime) 10/10 smile
PS: still I cant get why some fellows rate it 1 or 2.

... Last updated on September 21st, 2008, 11:03pm
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
  Pages (3) [ 1 2 3 ] Next Page
Show  entries per page 


You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.
Manga Search
MANGA Fu
MEMBERS
TEAM-BU


footer