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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)

Associated Names

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)
v.26 c.248-257 (end) by Adachi-Manga (3522d ago)
v.25 c.247 by Adachi-Manga (3522d ago)
v.25 c.246 by Adachi-Manga (3529d 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 (501 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.57 / 10.0
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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)

English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #739 increased(+110)
Monthly Pos #1321 increased(+50)
3 Month Pos #1659 increased(+32)
6 Month Pos #1811 increased(+187)

List Stats
On 372 reading lists
On 444 wish lists
On 1363 completed lists
On 41 unfinished lists
On 216 custom lists

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Forum Posts
For those that have read Adachi's Touch... 1540 days, 11 hours, 51 minutes ago
Touch , The anime or the manga? 2242 days, 0 hours, 52 minutes ago
Touch/Adachi-Manga 3522 days, 7 hours, 56 minutes ago
Tis finally done 3522 days, 8 hours, 50 minutes ago

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love it!!   
Rating: N/A
by yuu-pyon
February 21st, 2007, 9:37pm
one of my favourite adachi so far!!
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One of the best by Adachi Mitsuru   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Sole
January 23rd, 2007, 7:27pm

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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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   
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by banzai
March 31st, 2006, 2:44am
Its all in the title..
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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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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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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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