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Cross Game  
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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.


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c.160 (end) by MangaDownloads over 7 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
17 Volumes (Complete)

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Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 17, Chap 160

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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (826 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.81 / 10.0
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Viz (8 Omnibuses - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #625 increased(+29)
Monthly Pos #797 increased(+119)
3 Month Pos #1041 decreased(-9)
6 Month Pos #1042 increased(+13)

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On 916 reading lists
On 729 wish lists
On 1981 completed lists
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Pokemon~ over 4 years ago
His next work over 5 years ago
In cross game who do you think Koh will end up with? over 7 years ago
Anime or Manga? over 7 years ago
Mitsuru Adachi Ends Cross Game Sports Manga Next Week over 7 years ago

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Very Nice Gem   
Rating: N/A
by Sunfizz98
June 4th, 2008, 3:02pm
Cross Game is the first sports/Adachi manga I have ever read, and I am relatively surprised at Adachi's ability to suck people in with his plot, characters, and excellent art. Although the characters looks old school, they have a nice charm that makes a person feel warm and fuzzy inside.

Adachi sure knows how to blend sports with romance and drama along with a slice of comedy.
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great adachi manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dream22
December 16th, 2006, 9:05am
yaay, another adachi manga, love it
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Pretty damn good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by nail80
September 24th, 2014, 10:51am
I was very surprised with Cross Game when I read it a year ago, behind the cool art I was expecting a bit of a shallow story.
Boy was I in the wrong, it turned out that Cross Game was high on drama and excitement. It didn't really play like I predicted, and that means it is good. That characters while simplistic get good development and the pace of the story was nice.
Probably one of the greatest manga I've read.
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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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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by thagoldensun
February 16th, 2010, 8:39am
Truely, an incredible story. it pulls you toward it, and you cant but continue to read it untill the end, and even further.
As much as I would like a continuation of the series, as much am I satisfied with how it ended. Adachi is truely a master in his profession, a mangaka that is able to use every aspect a manga has to offer and utilises it fully. nothing less than a 10 is appropriate here.

Mitsuru Adachi-sensei, thank you for this great, great story!
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The best of Adachi's works   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Phooeyish
November 4th, 2011, 4:35pm
In my opinion, Cross Game 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. However what Cross Game has that the other mangas lack, is polish. Don't get me wrong, Adachi is a fantastic mangaka and his other works are great. But to me, they've always felt unfinished--like they're missing something more, an extra 'omph' factor. In this manga, Adachi finally achieves perfection.

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 seems superfluous, cliched, or awkward. The plot was always engaging, 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. I hate to put labels on things, but honestly? This might be one of my favorite mangas ever.

... Last updated on March 28th, 2015, 12:27pm
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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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Is an Adachi   
Rating: N/A
by enaikelt
March 26th, 2010, 8:56pm
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Cross Game is better by far than H2 and Touch, and cute, gripping and readable on top of it, but in the end it really remains the same. Adachi's main characters all look the same as each other, there's always a love triangle, and always a tragedy. I'm glad the principal romantic couple got together in the end, though.

It starts off horribly slow, but it does tend to suck you in as time goes by, so stick with it. As a general rule, though, I try to let a few months go by in between each Adachi manga. ^^;
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Rating: N/A
by [][][]
February 16th, 2010, 1:15am
This is the best series i've read so far out of all. Proves that he's matured yet another step with each series he draws. Probably some might not like the ending, but it is indeed one of the most conclusive ending (not like other ambiguous ending he has) I've ever read (Katsu can be counted in that too but well, i just love Cross Game more). But, even leaving the ending aside, i do feel that Cross Game is the better one overall in term of plot and growth of the chara. And it is similar to Touch for some reason, probably the upgrade version bigrazz
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same style yet good work   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by bloody_angel
May 17th, 2009, 7:43am
Adachi is Adachi, if you dont like his style please stop reading his work, we (who like his style) enjoy it big time, ending style might be annoying to some people, and might be best type of ending for some, i like Adachi's style and enjoy it ^^
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