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ComiXology Lists Ace of the Diamond, All-Rounder Meguru Manga

posted on by Karen Ressler
Baseball manga, MMA manga debut on March 7

Digital reading platform Comixology is listing the first volumes of Yūji Terajima's Ace of the Diamond and Hiroki Endo's All-Rounder Meguru manga for digital release on March 7 from Kodansha Comics.

Comixology describes Ace of the Diamond (Daiya no A):

eijun Sawamura had his heart set on the middle-school national baseball championships. But his team is eliminated thanks to a wild pitch thrown by eijun himself. He's planning to go to high school with his teammates and try again next year when he's scouted by the famous Seido High School Baseball team. When he goes for a campus visit, he finds himself on the receiving end of a baptism by fire! His experience forming a battery with up-and-coming catcher Miyuki rekindles his passion for baseball!!

Terajima launched the baseball manga in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine in 2006, and began the second part, Ace of Diamond Act II, in August 2015. Kodansha published the first series in 47 compiled volumes and published the sixth volume of Act II on February 17.

The original manga won the shōnen category of the 34th Kodansha Manga Awards in 2010. Yahiro Magome drew the Daiya no B!! comedy spinoff manga from 2015-2017.

The manga inspired a television anime that premiered in 2013, and a second season in 2015. Crunchyroll streamed both series as they aired in Japan. The manga also inspired three original anime DVDs and a stage play.

Comixology describes All-Rounder Meguru:

High schooler and budding Shooto mixed martial arts fighter, Meguru Takayanagi, reunites with his old friend from grade school, Takashi Segawa, in the ring for the first time in seven years. However, while the two used to be good friends, due to the difference in their upbringings, Takashi now sees Meguru as an enemy. Without a moment of joy to commemorate their reunion, the old friends' match begins...

The manga ran in Kodansha's Evening magazine from 2008 to 2016. Kodansha published the series in 19 compiled volumes.

Dark Horse Comics has released 14 volumes of Endō.'s Eden - It's an Endless World! manga and both volumes of Endō.'s Tanpenshu manga in English.

[Via GeordiMad, Conner Crooks]

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