Cross Game, Volume 1

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VIZ Media, Oct 12, 2010 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 576 pages
52 Reviews
Drama with a light touch, Cross Game will change how you see shonen manga.

Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for T audiences. Cross Game is a moving drama that is heartfelt and true, yet in the brilliant hands of manga artist Mitsuru Adachi, delightfully flows with a light and amusing touch. The series centers around a boy named Ko, the family of four sisters who live down the street and the game of baseball. This poignant coming-of-age story will change your perception of what shonen manga can be.

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Review: Cross Game 1 (Cross Game - Omnibus edition #1)

User Review  - Laurie - Goodreads

This is a slow paced, slice-of-life story centered around two families and baseball. This book didn't have much going on in the story, but I found it to be a very calming read. Read full review

Review: Cross Game 8 (Cross Game - Omnibus edition #8)

User Review  - Nick Fagerlund - Goodreads

This high school baseball melodrama was like five or ten times better than it should have been. I'm not bothering with a story summary, because it will sound terminally corny. But PEOPLE. It is SO ... Read full review


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One of the biggest names in the manga industry today, Mitsuru Adachi made his debut in 1970 with Kieta Bakuon in the pages of Deluxe Shonen Sunday. The creator of numerous mega-hits such as Touch, Miyuki, and Cross Game, Adachi sensei received the Shogakukan Manga Award for all three of the aforementioned series. Truly at the top echelon of the manga industry, his cumulative works have seen over 200 million copies sold, and many of his series have been adapted into anime, live-action TV series and film. A master of his medium, Adachi has come to be known for his genius handling of dramatic elements skillfully combined with romance, comedy, and sports. He along with Rumiko Takahashi, have become synonymous with the phenomenal success of Shonen Sunday in Japan.