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Gyakkyou Nine

Gyakkyou Nine

Persistent mediocrity hasn't dissuaded Fukutsu Toshi, captain of a lame high school baseball team, from his love of the game. But when the principal, dissatisfied with their winless performances, threatens to take away their playing field, Toshi is forced into action to turn things around with all out effort. But facing him at every turn is endless adversity. Nothing is ever easy for him, but luckily, Toshi has the determination to beat it all.

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Stripe Blue

Stripe Blue

Meet Abo Ozawa, ace pitcher. He can’t seem to make up his mind, on or off the baseball diamond. Off the field, he finds himself pulled in either direction by two lifelong friends. On one hand, there is the cute-but-fiery Hana Eguchi, who’s also an ace pitcher, even more famous, and constantly assaulted by reporters and talent scouts. There’s just no controlling this girl. On the other hand, there is the cute-but-controlled Noriko “Norippe” Asai. The third member of the trio, she finds herself overshadowed by her two friends. As events unfold, will he be able to choose between them? But Abo’s mind is on baseball, and he doesn’t have time to deal with these problems. Or does he? On the pitcher’s mound, on the one hand, his left arm has the control to put the ball right where he wants to with absolutely perfect precision. And on the other hand, his right arm is a powerful uncontrolled monster that flails fireballs at the plate too fast to see. Which glove should he wear?

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Aa!! Bishamon Koukou

Aa!! Bishamon Koukou

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Change Up!!

Change Up!!

Tohma Nagasu joins the baseball club to check out girls, but an injury caused him to lose his force when throwing. Only Kaede, the club manager, expects him to heal. Tohma trains hard for Kaede so that he can beat their rival school Shohei, because Kaede's dream is to get to Koshien and Tohma's is to help her out.

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Sand Storm Slugger

Sand Storm Slugger

Asafuji Taisei was in a car crash that killed both his parents and left him severely injured. Despite a miraculous recovery, the prospect of a long rehabilitation process has Taisei feeling hopeless about returning to baseball. However, one day he turns on an old CRT TV that his parents had given him, and while watching the static he remembers that he promised to take his parents to Koushien. It's the spark that finally motivates him, but can Taisei really make it to Koushien after being out of baseball for two years?

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Shin Kyojin no Hoshi

Shin Kyojin no Hoshi

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Ano Natsu: 1959

Ano Natsu: 1959

First year ace pitcher Haigou Natsu is only 3 outs away from bringing Houmiya High School to Koshien for the first time in 60 years. But when a rain delay is called, lightning strikes the stadium, and Natsu is sent back in time to the summer of 1959, the same year that his grandfather lead Houmiya to the school's first ever Koshien victory.

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Kattobase! Kiyohara-kun

Kattobase! Kiyohara-kun

The manga focuses on Kiyohara, a player on the fictional baseball team Seibu Raianz (based on real-life team, the Seibu Lions). Many characters are based on professional baseball players and their teams (with altered names) appear in the manga.

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Go Go! Godzilla!! Matsui-kun

Go Go! Godzilla!! Matsui-kun

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