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Cross Game  
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Description
Kitamura Koh has known the Tsukishima family for years. One of the Tsukishima daughters was even born on the exact same date as Koh! What will become of Koh when his best friend is no longer around?

Cross Game received the 54th Shogakukan Manga Award for shōnen manga in 2009.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
クロスゲーム
幸运四叶草
크로스 게임

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Latest Release(s)
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Status in Country of Origin
17 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 17, Chap 160

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Forum
8 topics, 43 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (696 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.8 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 24th 2013, 2:51pm PST

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Year
2005

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Shounen Sunday (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (8 Omnibuses - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #688 decreased(-10)
Monthly Pos #901 increased(+4)
3 Month Pos #966 decreased(-23)
6 Month Pos #938 increased(+39)

List Stats
On 881 reading lists
On 573 wish lists
On 1585 completed lists
On 47 unfinished lists
On 241 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Pokemon~ 199 days, 6 hours, 0 minutes ago
His next work 665 days, 23 hours, 10 minutes ago
In cross game who do you think Koh will end up with? 1516 days, 12 hours, 40 minutes ago
Anime or Manga? 1521 days, 23 hours, 59 minutes ago
Mitsuru Adachi Ends Cross Game Sports Manga Next Week 1523 days, 22 hours, 34 minutes ago

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ADACHI's Best Work Yet !!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Bleach-No1-Manga
March 4th, 2013, 1:54pm
Another Manga from Adachi and another Hit from him, it's surprising to Note that he first entered the realm of being a Mangaka 30 years ago (u read it right) 30 years ago....and 3 decades later he is still going strong....adachi Rocks!!!!!

Touch, H2 and Cross Game are all very similar in both Character Designs and Relationship and that odd bount of sport called "Baseball" but each story of his has unique Twist to differentiate it from one another and create a Classic Tale out of it

Seriously Adachi knows how to write an engaging story like no other, probably the Best Sports mangaka coupled with Rom-Com factor ever

Look forward to more of his Future work coz remember Adachi NEVER DISAPPOINTS....EVER!

... Last updated on March 4th, 2013, 2:13pm
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Near perfection   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Verix
March 15th, 2012, 1:08pm
Probably my favorite Adachi manga, and overall definitely one of my favorite manga. I liked the anime even more. ONE complaint: could have had a juicier ending. After all that you'd expect some more love in the air. Oh well, one can have some imagination. Oh, and I also found the doppelganger girl a bit unnecessary. Nothing too annoying, though.

The feelings this manga conveys right from the start volume 1 are definitely one of a kind. Not too many manga manage to have you entirely attached to the main characters in such a short time span. The character development is amazing, too. Highly recommended to either read or watch Cross Game at least once.

... Last updated on March 15th, 2012, 1:09pm
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Amazing!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jackblk
February 25th, 2012, 10:52am
The artwork is simple, first when i looked at it, i just ignored it because i don't like the way he draws manga. But that changed!

I'm surprised at everything. I changed my mind, all of it.

The ending i think, is a kind of the open ending. I'd love to read more and more about Aoba and Koh mutual love, but it ends so soon, that somehow makes everyone feel disappointed so i understand why. If only Adachi sensei made some epilogues in 5 or 10 years later, it would be great.

10/10 smile .

... Last updated on June 24th, 2012, 10:16am
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Somewhat of a disappointment (though it depends on a person's tastes).   
Rating: N/A
by Tsuchikage
January 7th, 2012, 12:21am
I was particularly disappointed with the ending. But aside from that matter, this one really doesn't give much focus at all to any romance whatsoever. It's not so much subtle, as there is just less focus on the relationship between the main characters.
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Brilliance and perfection, all rolled up in one manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Phooeyish
November 4th, 2011, 4:35pm
Cross Game, in my opinion, is probably Adachi's best work to date. Like his previous works, it has a great plot, appealing characters, and a never-ending stream of funny situations, but what Cross Game has that the other mangas do not, is polish. Although Adachi's other works are good, I've always thought that they were lacking in some areas. It felt like they were still in the "draft" stage and were good, but not brilliant. However, in this manga, Adachi finally manages to achieve perfection--or as close to perfection as he's ever going to get--in terms of storytelling and artwork.

For me, I think the greatest aspect of this manga was how he manages to presents the story in such a way that it never makes it seem superfluous, cliched, or awkward. The plot was always engaging and quietly dynamic, the dry humour always managed to get a laugh out of me, and in the end, the manga left me completely satisfied despite it's ambiguous ending.

In short, Cross Game is a wonderful example of a slice-of-life manga and brilliant storytelling. I would recommend it to anyone in a heartbeat.

... Last updated on December 22nd, 2011, 9:54pm
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Hmmmm...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by AceD
September 5th, 2011, 5:55am
I read first Adachi work on 25th.... 2nd on 28th and 3rd on 29th and just finished 4rth.

For last 5 years, I had ignored him ..... and now I am his fan (best Sports with slice of life romance...his works).
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Good Humor   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by merlockmagus
May 1st, 2011, 11:03pm
Ah, such good, curt jokes. I wish more manga had this style of humor. I've read far too much manga with panties showing, nosebleeds, or other gag gimmicks for comedy. This doesn't do any of that, but is still on-key with the humor.

The dynamic relationships between the characters is really pleasing too. Although it kind of focuses on Kitamura Koh and the Tsukishima family, the other characters are just as fun to watch and listen to. The mangaka Adachi really understands how people interact, I think.

... Last updated on May 2nd, 2011, 2:12am
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My favourite manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Adj
February 2nd, 2011, 5:11pm
To me, this is the apex of Adachi's work. He seems to basically write the same story over and over again, but they are always (so far as I have seen) worth reading because of the twists he works in.

Cross game is basically perfect. The story has great characters, a plot that is going to a particular conclusion rather than just running on for ever, wonderful Shounen 'we can get stronger and win' drive, fantastic (if old-fashioned) art, and emotional moments that made me cry.

If you haven't read it, and you think that all this sounds good, start now.
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<3   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by fallen_angel93
December 21st, 2010, 3:11am
Aww.. this manga was so cute!! I really loved the way the characters were, I could understand their reactions! I really love that about good manga and that's also where the good mangaka differs from the bad: good, respectable and realistic reactions. Realistic is not only what I think could actually happen, it also shows us what a certain character is like. A character has to be somewhat predictable, because then it means, we, as a reader, are really getting to know someone. I think that's also what Adachi Mitsuri tried to accomplish and he certainly succeeded. I know a lot about real-life issues and I've been through certain situations described in this manga. I thought it was so beautiful how some people mourn and how it differs from person to person, that may sound weird, but I think I'm allowed to say that. The storyline was lighthearted and sometimes funny, but there was also brought that essential tit of unexpected things, what brings the flavour in manga and the urge to read on.
This was a balanced manga, good for a slice-of-life and light read.
I gave this manga an 8.5, because I did sometimes miss the certain attraction towards reading the manga because the storyline was sometimes a bit crooked (a bit, really, a bit) and it didn't seem that well thought-out. That's what I sometimes missed, but really, that may differ from person to person.

... Last updated on April 3rd, 2012, 1:46pm
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Simillar   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by wall
May 23rd, 2010, 4:36pm
Great as all Adachi mangas, but too similar to his previous works. And that is a little annoying by now. Main protagonists looks and acts too alike like in H2 and Touch. In spite of that it was exciting read as ever. Considering its lack of originality - 8,5/10
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