Mitsuru Adachi's New Mix Manga Set in Touch's World
posted on by Egan Loo
The new series that manga creator Mitsuru Adachi will launch next month is set in the same high school as Touch — an earlier Adachi title that became one of the most popular sports manga series and one of the most acclaimed manga series in general. The new manga Mix will debut in the June issue of Shogakukan's Gessan (Monthly Shonen Sunday) magazine on May 12.
The story of Mix takes place in the same Meisei Gakuen high school as Touch, only it is set 26 years later. (Touch debuted in Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine in 1981.) Like Touch, Mix revolves around brothers, and promotional images indicate that Mix will also have the sport of baseball as a theme.
The May issue of Gessan will have a preview of Mix on Thursday. To celebrate the new series launch, the June issue will bundle a clear file and offer all of its readers a set of postcards with famous lines and art from Adachi's Touch.
Adachi is best known for such coming-of-age sports manga as Touch and Cross Game. He launched a new baseball manga series called Asaoka Kōkō Yakyū-Bu Nisshi - Over Fence (Asaoka High School Baseball Team Journal - Over Fence) in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine last April. Adachi also drew Cross Game from 2005 to 2010 in Weekly Shonen Sunday, and he has been serializing Idol Ace (Weekly Shonen Sunday) and Q and A (Gessan) on an irregular basis. (Q and A is ending in the May issue of Gessan.)
Viz Media began releasing the Cross Game manga in North America in 2010, and the seventh volume is shipping this month. Viz previously published Adachi's Short Program compilation of short stories. The Cross Game manga inspired a television anime series that ran from 2009 to 2010, and Viz streamed the anime.
Source: Comic Natalie
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