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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 (2397d ago)
v.25 c.247 by Adachi-Manga (2397d ago)
v.25 c.246 by Adachi-Manga (2404d 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 (447 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.57 / 10.0
10
 30% (133 votes)
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8+
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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 #842 increased(+155)
Monthly Pos #1363 increased(+182)
3 Month Pos #1761 increased(+40)
6 Month Pos #1968 decreased(-75)

List Stats
On 344 reading lists
On 379 wish lists
On 1193 completed lists
On 34 unfinished lists
On 174 custom lists

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Forum Posts
For those that have read Adachi's Touch... 415 days, 11 hours, 38 minutes ago
Touch , The anime or the manga? 1117 days, 0 hours, 39 minutes ago
Touch/Adachi-Manga 2397 days, 7 hours, 43 minutes ago
Tis finally done 2397 days, 8 hours, 37 minutes ago

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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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Best thus far   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Invincible
January 2nd, 2007, 12:03am
I have now read 4 of Adachi's works (Katsu, H2, Miyuki, and Touch) and this is one of the best. To be maybe because it does not really end with any of the ties incomplete, you don't really have some sort of hope that it would turn out differently. It is frustrating seeing Tatsuya struggle with his feelings and yet beautiful to see Minami so patient with him. Tatsuya never really stands out and with that it makes him a much better character. The personalities and charisma of the characters make for very admirable characters. I don't recommend watching either of the movies that take place after the manga story line, they truly ruin that open ended taste Adachi likes so much.
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Me like   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by 2H
October 14th, 2006, 8:45am
My favourite of Adachi's work. Prolly, because the main characters understand each other very well and they make their feelings clear early on.
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Great!!   
Rating: N/A
by Toni
May 28th, 2006, 12:47pm
An absolutly awesome story, with some funny but also sad moments a mustread !!
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Its one of the best manga ever   
Rating: N/A
by banzai
March 31st, 2006, 2:44am
Its all in the title..
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touch!   
Rating: N/A
by voodoo
January 14th, 2006, 9:35am
great manga...
some ppl may not like it cuz of lack of fan service but its still pretty funny.
Mostly its about a rivalry between two twins who seem completely different but both like the same girl...

its refreshing cuz this manga isnt about the art but more the storyline.
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WTF   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
January 2nd, 2006, 9:21am
It started out so well, then BAM, the incident at the end of volume 7 is just screwed up. Out of nowhere, didn't fit at all, too depressing... H2 is much much better, read that instead.
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TOUCH!   
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by Anonymous
October 24th, 2005, 1:36pm
Touch is one of Adachi's best works! It captures the emotions of highschool students who have lost and still hold hope. It's simplicity and complexity is the key to it's popularity. If your looking for no stop action and graphics, this manga is not it. Rather, it's pages of symbolism and mystery.
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