Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Cross Game

There some people asking about the Cross Game クロスゲーム manga by Adachi Mitsuru. Cross game is the newest manga series produced by the well-known mangaka Adachi Mitsuru. He is the mangaka behind H2, Touch, NINE, KATSU and MIYUKI.

Cross game depicts the story of Koh Kitamura and the Tsukishima four sisters; Ichiyo, Wakaba, Aoba and Momiji. The theme of the manga is baseball. Adachi's manga always center around a sport theme. The previous instalment KATSU! was about boxing.

Volume 1 is titled Seasons of Wakaba. It tells the story of Koh in fifth grade, with his friends and baseball. Wakaba likes Koh a lot but the mangaka decided to end her life with an accident (drown) in chapter 10.

Volume 2 starts with Koh as 15th years old, high school student. The story focus on his friend encouraging him to play baseball and also feud with Aoba.

Volume 3 would be about the baseball life in the high school, with Koh in the freshie team and Aoba playing baseball too. I think the mangaka would develop the story in such way, Aoba and Koh will be together at the end.

This is one of the manga I anticipate every week apart from Suzuka. I like Adachi's style and flavour. Though he can be long-winded sometimes... but I like his illustration on himself throughout his manga series.

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At 12:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup! I agree that the mangaka seems to end this manga by the scence that Koh is falling in love with Aoba.

In addition, I love the way the mangaka designs the story, the way he draws, and the way he ends the srory like Touch, Katsu, Jinbe, Niji-iro Tougarashi, etc.^^

I'm waiting for the next vol.


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