News Cross Game Baseball Manga Reportedly to Get TV Anime
posted on 2009-01-09 06:48 EST
This year's seventh issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine will reportedly announce on January 14 that Mitsuru Adachi's Cross Game baseball manga will be adapted into a television anime this spring. The original Cross Game manga has been running in Shonen Sunday since 2005, and 13 volumes have been compiled and published so far. Although the manga is currently on a break, it is scheduled to restart in the spring. This will be the fifth manga by Adachi to be animated for television, and the third baseball manga (after Touch and H2) by him to be animated for television.
The story revolves around Koh Kitamura, a grade-school boy whose family runs the Kitamura Sports store. He gets to know the four daughters of the family who runs the nearby Tsukishima Batting Center, thanks to the store's business and his own batting practice at the center. Aside from playful bantering between Koh and the Tsukishima daughters, all is peaceful in their lives until a tragedy strikes their world. Four years later, Koh continues his baseball training, despite not playing a single game since the tragedy. The manga follows Koh's gradual full return to the sport he loves, and his coming-of-age surrounded by the Tsukishima daughters and others.