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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?

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17 Volumes (Complete)

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

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

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Monthly Pos #897 increased(+60)
3 Month Pos #1030 increased(+2)
6 Month Pos #1042 increased(+13)

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Did not like it   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Darknemo2000
October 30th, 2007, 1:31pm
I don't like this manga all that much. Also the fact that I cannot distinguish where is Aoba and where is Koh annoys me to no end. I think it speaks volumes about the style, if one has problems on distinguishing where is male and where is female.

... Last updated on December 12th, 2007, 7:55pm
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Rating: 8.8 / 10.0
by palabasa
June 25th, 2007, 1:55am
I liked it, a typical Adachi manga. the way he builds up the excitement of each match and the character development of the protagonist or even the team is just amazing..Although adachi works are not the bests out there, they have their own charm, with those simple lines but with big meaning and sort of moving, cute love stories usually between close family friends, and some tragic events. I mean i just love his works. Sure there's a pattern in his works and same with the character figures(sure is simple & familiar) but still, they have their own magic..

... Last updated on June 25th, 2007, 2:00am
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by rsktwlght
June 13th, 2007, 10:06am
...and at the same time so predictable. Mitsuru Adachi remains fun to read, with a humor proper to him. As expected.
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first volume   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Yappa
March 18th, 2007, 3:57pm
The tragic event in the first volume makes this manga special! There is always an element of sadness due to what happened--I am hooked biggrin
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Always something to look forward to...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Sosseres
March 3rd, 2007, 10:00pm
The series thus far has had quite a few emotional moments, as to why they are that is hard to define. An every day thing feels as important as it is for the chars in the series. It has all the possibility of turning into Adachi's best one yet, will have to see how it goes along.
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by animus
March 1st, 2007, 1:07pm
Good baseball manga, but it doesn't touch Major imo. Also though this was made 2 years ago, the way he draws people looks quite outdated. Aoba and Koh are hard to distinguish from eachother.

... Last updated on March 2nd, 2007, 6:59am
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Fun and makes you read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by totalanime
January 26th, 2007, 3:32pm
great story that can only get better

The art so simple and warm that you have to love it. I always felt if the mangaka drew a little better, the series would be much better, but this is his style. It has great subtility and geniality to it.

Art put aside, this mangaka is one of the best at story and character development.

... Last updated on April 5th, 2007, 2:04pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by crow_kun
January 26th, 2007, 3:21pm
i read the first 2 volumes and i got hooked stayed up till four in the mourning reading all i could possibly find
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Unique? nope.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Diokhan
January 19th, 2007, 4:37am
if you've read an adachi manga before, you know what to expect. a sports genius (usually baseball), childhood lovers, a dog named punch, a fat friend, romantic rivalry, the show-offy guy who thinks he's the main characters rival but is not, sarcasm and irony, and characters whom look no different from each other. personally, i find the whole concept of all adachi sports manga to be the same, but yet, i can't help but label all of them as masterpieces. and i don't even know the reason!

adachi has no originality, but strangely, his manga has this undescribable charisma to it that just makes you wanna read more of it. its really safe to say that all adachi manga deserves at least an 8, including this golden egg.

... Last updated on January 24th, 2007, 11:12pm
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still a bit early for rating   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by amishmies
January 11th, 2007, 12:55pm
Promising, i've read 8 of adachis longer mangas, i like him, not my all time favorite but he has a certain charm. It can be found here as well. Promises to be one of his best. Drama, some romance, sports and a bit of comedy, a read you should enjoy, if you're into any of the first three genres, the comedy is just a big plus.

... Last updated on October 12th, 2008, 10:47am
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