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Touch is a shounen story about two twin brothers, a pretty girl next door, and that good old pastime of baseball.

Won the 28th Shogakukan Manga Award in the Shounen category.


Related Series
Mix (Sequel)

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Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)
v.26 c.248-257 (end) by Adachi-Manga over 9 years ago
v.25 c.247 by Adachi-Manga over 9 years ago
v.25 c.246 by Adachi-Manga over 9 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
26 Volumes (Complete)
14 Volumes (Bunkoban) (Complete)
12 Volumes (Complete Edition) (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1

User Reviews

4 topics, 27 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (504 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.57 / 10.0
 29% (145 votes)
 30% (149 votes)
 25% (126 votes)
 11% (54 votes)
 4% (19 votes)
 1% (5 votes)
 0% (0 votes)
 0% (1 votes)
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 1% (4 votes)

Last Updated
August 21st 2017, 9:41am PST



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Original Publisher
Shogakukan (1981; 2005; 2012)

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Licensed (in English)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #553 increased(+129)
Monthly Pos #1032 increased(+125)
3 Month Pos #1675 increased(+134)
6 Month Pos #1719 increased(+167)
Year Pos #1964 increased(+29)

List Stats
On 374 reading lists
On 450 wish lists
On 1377 completed lists
On 42 unfinished lists
On 221 custom lists

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Forum Posts
For those that have read Adachi's Touch... over 4 years ago
Touch , The anime or the manga? over 6 years ago
Touch/Adachi-Manga over 9 years ago
Tis finally done over 9 years ago

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My Favorite Adachi Mitsuru Manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by naikan
February 25th, 2009, 9:49pm
To be honest, I suspect that one's favorite Adachi Mitsuru Manga may depend on which of his works you read first. Nevertheless, this is definitely my favorite work of his for a long time now.

Adachi Mitsuru likes to sometimes put in random twists or new characters to compete for the female lead's affections. A lot of these twists are pretty abrupt and do not further the plot. A lot of those side characters get forgotten only to resurface for a single panel 2 volumes down the road.

Therefore, the reason I like Touch so much is because there's no pointless plot twist and every character that is introduced is developed and not forgotten like in other manga. I say no "pointless" plot twists because although there is a plot twist, it's far from pointless- in fact, it's the whole point of the manga, and it's handled beautifully. It comes just after enough plot development but before it can be called "plot twist of convenience", which Adachi Mitsuru has used in other manga.

Other than that, Touch is pretty characteristic of the mangaka's offbeat humor and slice-of-life romantic stories, plus good sports action. It's my favorite work of his, although recently Cross Game has been really enjoyable too, and I highly recommend reading this.
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miss lonely yesterday   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by pxhai
September 21st, 2008, 11:01pm
It the title of the 4th movie. Please watch the 4th and 5th (Cross Road) movies. They have mature theme, when both Tatsuya and Minami are at college. Honestly, Touch manga is not as good as H2, but the anime was so great, both animation and soundtrack. Give it (the anime) 10/10 smile
PS: still I cant get why some fellows rate it 1 or 2.

... Last updated on September 21st, 2008, 11:03pm
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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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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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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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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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