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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 (Sequel)

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

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Latest Release(s)
v.26 c.248-257 (end) by Adachi-Manga (2305d ago)
v.25 c.247 by Adachi-Manga (2305d ago)
v.25 c.246 by Adachi-Manga (2312d ago)
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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
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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (434 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.57 / 10.0
10
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Last Updated
September 7th 2014, 4:38pm PST

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Year
1981

Original Publisher
Shogakukan (1981; 2005; 2012)

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Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #701 increased(+292)
Monthly Pos #1453 increased(+204)
3 Month Pos #1880 increased(+51)
6 Month Pos #1877 decreased(-97)

List Stats
On 346 reading lists
On 378 wish lists
On 1168 completed lists
On 33 unfinished lists
On 167 custom lists

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Forum Posts
For those that have read Adachi's Touch... 323 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes ago
Touch , The anime or the manga? 1024 days, 13 hours, 4 minutes ago
Touch/Adachi-Manga 2304 days, 20 hours, 9 minutes ago
Tis finally done 2304 days, 21 hours, 2 minutes ago

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Wow   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by dea3334
July 8th, 2008, 10:24pm
This is the first time I actually sat down to read his work and I have to say Adachi Mitsuru can rightly be called a genius. At first when I saw the art the series didn't really appeal to me, being to simplistic and crude and as such I didn't read his series. However, I was surprised to see the depth of the characters as well as the how they grew. There aren't many fillers and the plot moves pretty well and his story has humor that doesn't actually keep on repeating itself. Overall, a well thought out story and though the art isn't anything to die over, you gradually seem to enjoy his simple yet elegant picture though all the characters seem to look alike.
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remaining chapters...   
Rating: N/A
by Rainie
March 2nd, 2008, 1:51am
lol only 2 volumes and 8 chapters left to go...meaning 28 chapters
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A stepping stone to excellence later   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by gomting
February 21st, 2008, 8:35pm
I decided to read this because I enjoyed H2 so much. But after reading H2 first, I can see a lot of "weak" points in Touch, which were later addressed in H2. H2 had much better story, characters, and jokes. Still, Touch is pretty enjoyable to read overall.
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Touching...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Sosseres
February 16th, 2008, 11:54am
This manga touches the heart of the reader. Both in good and bad ways.

The humor is spot on and the characters are likable.

The biggest issue I have with the manga is the fact that he always has to have those images of bikini clad females thrown in. More tasteful than most fan service, but still detracting.
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Good   
Rating: N/A
by lalamesilly
January 22nd, 2008, 4:18pm
I like the humor in this manga, yea it did have its sad parts... But I think its worth it, its more like a classic that makes you feel all warm inside ^0^
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great!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ranmaru
October 12th, 2007, 11:33am
this is a classic work of Adachi, i've been putting it off for a while cause i didin't like the Description much, but i finally decided to read it, i've reached volume 12 by now and i gotta say this was suprisingly great! I love it! I can't get enough of it~<3 so i recommend it to anyone with a taste for Adachi's works smile
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Amazing manga. Only for those who understand   
Rating: N/A
by HolyAvenger
August 24th, 2007, 10:32pm
If you are into bleach, naruto, one piece, kind of manga, get the hell out of here. You'll have nothing like what you get there on this piece of art.
Instead, you'll get REAL characters with REAL life-styles and REAL fellings.

This is a calm, sensitive manga about everyday life, in a sense, you might compare it's pace to Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou's, although the stories share nothing in common.

I won't spoil a thing except that you should give this a read through if you enjoy literature beyond panty-flashes and killing moves.
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Hard to read   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Artimidorus
May 14th, 2007, 3:21pm
I do enjoy this authors humor, and how he displays his characters.
However, this manga is a bit hard to keep reading for me, I got up pretty high (Volume 17 or so) and just lost complete want to pick it back up. I prefer H2, and Katsu. I can see from his manga just how his stories and abilities have gone up. I like that his manga isn't all about action, and this follows suit.

If this was the first one I read from his, it might be a bit easier to have kept up with, but as its the third or fourth.. I have to put it down and pick at it. I will say, if this book was available in stores, I would still buy it. This author is great; and his particular bit of style is something that sits well with me.

ps: To Sole who wrote :
To the comment that gave it a 5, just because you didn't see it coming, and it's depressing, you think it's a bad manga? Maybe that's what the whole story was actually about, giving it a bad rating just because you can't take a twist in the story is just immature.

-- Thats exactly what rating is. Even if it disagrees with you, to bad. If I deem this to be a 1, then I am going to vote 1. I didn't like how the plot went? Boom, points off. If it goes against what you want, then I might feel your immature and voting high just because you like the general amount of the authors books. So, sorry, I am voting this a 6 because I didn't like it much; great how that system works. smile Love baka-updates. smile

... Last updated on May 14th, 2007, 3:24pm
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love it!!   
Rating: N/A
by yuu-pyon
February 21st, 2007, 9:37pm
one of my favourite adachi so far!!
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One of the best by Adachi Mitsuru   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Sole
January 23rd, 2007, 7:27pm
*spoilers*

This is one of the classic by Adachi Mitsuru, it wasn't just only about baseball and the such, it's actually about the burden the characters had to carry through their highschool years, while fulfilling their childhood dreams, and how one choose his own path and think for himself.

The main character have to fight with something that doesn't actually 'exist' anymore, the sibling rivalry they promised each other turned into something that's more complicated than they ever thought it would be.
It's not just a matter of doing it for himself, but for his brother. The struggle was one of the main theme in the story. The characterization was one of the best in the Adachi's line of works. To me, this is Adachi at his best, and one of the longest successful work he had pulled off.

To the comment that gave it a 5, just because you didn't see it coming, and it's depressing, you think it's a bad manga? Maybe that's what the whole story was actually about, giving it a bad rating just because you can't take a twist in the story is just immature. Not to mention you ignored the next 20 volumes or so of story which would be the core of the whole series.

PS: To Artimidorus:
I did not care what the rating the person gave it, I never said he have to agree with me or anything, I'm just not happy with the person rating something when he did not see the whole picture, that's as rating a movie when you only saw 1minute of it, yes I gave it a 9 because I thought the story was totally well done, you can point out the whole story is a mess and give it a 1, but at least give valid points, yes opinion is opinion, but I never said he was immature because he disagreed with me, but I thought if you're to criticize something, you should at least know what you're criticizing about, not just because you don't like how a story is.

Just a sidenote I didn't rate it a 9 because the amount of authors book I read and liked, this is the first manga I ever read by this author.

... Last updated on May 16th, 2007, 2:07pm
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