Mitsuru Adachi

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Mitsuru Adachi ( Japanese あ だ ち 充 , Adachi Mitsuru , actually 安達 充 ; born February 9, 1951 in Isesaki , Gunma Prefecture , Japan ) is a Japanese manga artist .


After graduating from high school, Mitsuru Adachi went to Tokyo in 1969 , like his older brother Tsutomu before. Even before the move, he had published his first work in the experimental manga magazine COM . After working for a short time as an assistant to the manga artist Isami Ishii , he became known to a broader audience through his short story Kieta Bakuon , which appeared in a special edition of Shōnen Sunday in 1970 .

In the 1970s, Adachi concentrated more and more on shōjo manga and graphically implemented the stories of other authors. He wrote the history of the baseball manga Nine himself. This appeared in a Shōnen magazine from 1979 , and other longer series followed. With Hiatari Ryōkō! From 1980 to 1981 he drew another manga for girls, which was also implemented as a television series in 1982. His mangas Miyuki and Touch were both filmed as anime series. While Miyuki is a purely romantic comedy and was created for the Shōnen Big Comic magazine , which is aimed at a slightly older target group, Touch is about a triangular relationship and, on the side, deals with baseball. For Miyuki , Adachi received the Shogakukan Manga Prize in 1983 , Touch has been adapted as a film several times.

He drew other well-known sports comics with Slow Step , Rough and Katsu! . In 1992 he returned to baseball with H2 , the manga was implemented as a television series in 2005. With his manga Bōken Shōnen , which was published annually from 1998 to 2006, Adachi created a collection of short stories that essentially revolve around the topic of growing up. At the same time, he worked until April 2010 on Cross Game , another baseball manga for Shōnen Sunday magazine, for which he was awarded another Shogakukan Manga Prize in 2009. An anime adaptation followed in the same year. From 2009 to 2012 the series Q & A appeared in Gessan Magazine , since then he has been working on the ongoing series Asaoka Kōkō Yakyūbu Nisshi: Over Fence and Mix .

Works (selection)

  • Kieta Bakuon , 1970
  • Gamushara ( が む し ゃ ら ), 1976, together with Jūzō Yamazaki
  • Hatsukoi Koshien ( 初恋 甲子 園 ), 1976, together with Jūzō Yamazaki
  • Nakimushi Koshien ( 泣 き 虫 甲子 園 ), 1977, together with Jūzō Yamazaki
  • Nine (ナ イ ン ), 1978–1980
  • Hiatari Ryoko! (陽 あ た り 良好! ), 1980–1981
  • Miyuki (み ゆ き ), 1980-1984
  • Touch (タ ッ チ ), 1981-1987
  • Slow Step (ス ロ ー ス テ ッ プ ), 1986–1991
  • Rough (ラ フ ), 1987-1989
  • Niji-iro Tōgarashi (虹 色 と う が ら し ), 1990–1992
  • Jinbē ( じ ん べ え ), 1992–1997
  • H2 , 1992-1999
  • Bōken Shōnen ( 冒 険 少年 ), 1998, since 2005
  • Itsumo Misora ( い つ も 美 空 ), 2000–2001
  • Katsu! , 2001-2005
  • Cross Game (ク ロ ス ゲ ー ム ), 2005–2010
  • My Sweet Sunday , 2009, together with Rumiko Takahashi
  • Q&A , 2009–2012
  • Asaoka Kōkō Yakyūbu Nisshi: Over Fence ( 浅丘 高校 野球 部 日誌 - オ ー バ ー フ ェ ン ス ), since 2011
  • Mix , since 2012

Individual evidence

  1. P. Duffield: Japan's Love Affair with Baseball in Manga and Anime . Animerca 10 (9): 30-32.
  2. [あ だ ち 充] サ ン デ ー に 新 連載 女子 マ ネ 主人公 の 野球 ラ ブ コ メ も の (in the archive). MaiComi Journal , April 23, 2011, archived from the original on April 23, 2011 ; Retrieved April 23, 2011 (Japanese).
  3. 小学 館 漫画 賞 : 歴 代 受 賞 者. Shogakukan, accessed January 20, 2009 (Japanese).
  4. 54th Shogakukan Manga Award Winners Announced . Anime News Network . January 21, 2009. Retrieved January 22, 2009.

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