Tag: adachi mitsuru

Adachi returns to Meisei 26 years after Touch

While this may be old news, it’s still a thrill to see the illustrations for Adachi Mitsuru’s new title in Gessan called Mix. What’s awesome about this is it’s in many ways a sequel to Touch but since it’s happening 26 years after Tacchan’s Koushien win, it’s […]

Cross Game MMF: Living Landscapes

Have you ever thought of something so different when you see a landscape drawn in manga? Say for example, you saw this river from this page in Cross Game. Would you honestly think of what happened next just by seeing this river?

“Touch” is definitely fun to sing in Karaoke

Oricon posts news about the top 10 Anisons (Anime songs) sang in karaoke. I’m quite amused with the list and was surprised with what people have been singing in karaoke. So let me give you guys a run down if you are as guilty of […]

#06 – Touch by Adachi Mitsuru

Touch by Adachi Mitsuru
Published by Shogakukan
Serialized in Shounen Sunday

Touch. I got into Touch one afternoon where there was nothing I could do but watch some free videos online. It was considered as the highest rated anime ever. It is so popular that it’s an institution. It is, as some have noted, a classic among all manga stories. According to my friend’s mother, it was so popular in Japan that TV stations looked for girls like Minami. Koushien became the most popular sports event over the summer. And the manga turned Adachi Mitsuru as the premier mangaka of the 80s. In short, it was the series of the decade.

Years later, a stale lunch, natsu anison, a visit to Manga Kissa 10, and a random curiosity caused me to grab the series from the shelf. So what was it in Touch that touched the hearts of many Japanese? Well… Koko de touch. lol. ^^;;