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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 (2007) and the 34th Annual Kodansha Manga Award (2010) for the Shounen category.


Related Series

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.38 c.337-338 by Team Karaage about 1 month ago
v.38 c.336 by Team Karaage 4 months ago
v.38 c.335 by Team Karaage 5 months 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, 2nd season Vol 46, chap 411

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (322 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.23 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 6th 2018, 4:23pm PST



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English Publisher
Kodansha Comics (8 Volumes - Ongoing; Digital)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #627 decreased(-4)
Monthly Pos #912 increased(+355)
3 Month Pos #1489 increased(+288)
6 Month Pos #1605 increased(+56)
Year Pos #1735 decreased(-125)

List Stats
On 1713 reading lists
On 537 wish lists
On 131 completed lists
On 61 unfinished lists
On 286 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Ace of Diamond's 1st Part Ends over 3 years ago
Ace of Diamond Gets Anime This Fall over 4 years ago
ch40-50, what happens? over 5 years ago

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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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Great Manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Revelmonk
January 3rd, 2009, 8:33pm
Why such low reviews, this is a funny manga that made me laugh out loud more than a few times. The main character is not some whiny loser but heart warming person who loves baseball, although the supporting characters could be developed more this is a great manga with great art.
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Attention scanlators   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by modzquad
March 23rd, 2009, 8:44am
This manga is very funny, so far the plot is really good, in fact it could be up to par with major(another baseball manga) it has lots of volumes out in Japan , so I don't know why no1 is translating this great manga.

P.S the reviews are unfair , we need moar sports manga !!
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best baseball manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by JHax9999
April 29th, 2009, 8:25am
The manga starts off with the main character crying and b*tch slapping 11 members of the opposing team, plus the Umpire. Haha! ...It was funny as hell and gave me a very good first impression.

As the plot picks up, it gets a lot better. I couldn't put it down. This has got to be one of the most exciting baseball manga I've ever read. The cast of characters are so unique and likable. Oh, and the art is very beautiful, too. Not sloppy or messy like many shounen manga. The lines are neat, and clean, and very detailed. I also like the main character a lot. I like that he's so simple and good-natured. His uncomplicated love for baseball, and his willingness to train hard to improve is really great to see.

The most frustrating thing about this manga is that every chapter ends on a really exciting cliffhanger. I had to download the raws to find out what happens next. Yeah, it's that addicting. If you like baseball, or sports manga in general, you've got to try this!

... Last updated on February 1st, 2010, 5:20pm
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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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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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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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Rating: 9.9 / 10.0
by pinUp
June 3rd, 2009, 6:42am
yeah so far i've read chapter 3,it's true the art is beautiful different than any other typical shounen manga.

and yeah,you're right JHax9999,manga like this always makes you curious of what happen next.....and this kind of mangaka is the best for story teller...remind me of onepiece, always makes me curious

... Last updated on June 3rd, 2009, 6:43am
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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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