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Baseball Manga Characters selected for Samurai Japan!

  • Captain TAKAO TANIGUCHI
  • Touch TATSUYA UESUGI
  • MAJOR GORO SHIGENO
  • Ookiku Furikabutte REN MIHASHI
  • Ace of Diamond EIJUN SAWAMURA

The Aim

Baseball mangas have fascinated generations of both baseball and manga fans.
Now, popular characters ranging from various eras and publishers have unified as one
to play for Samurai Japan in order to...

  • Increase more baseball fans
  • Liven up the baseball manga scene
  • Popularize baseball across the world through mangas

We will continue to promote baseball mangas and plan on expanding the selection of characters on the team.

Selected Manga Characters

Character Name Title Manga Artist Manga Magazine Original run
Takao Taniguchi 【Title】Captain 【Manga Artist】Akio Chiba 【Manga Magazine】Monthly Shonen Jump(Shueisha) 【Original run】1972 - 1979
Tatsuya Uesugi 【Title】Touch 【Manga Artist】Mitsuru Adachi 【Manga Magazine】Weekly Shonen Sunday(Shogakukan) 【Original run】1981 - 1986
Goro Shigeno 【Title】MAJOR 【Manga Artist】Takuya Mitsuda 【Manga Magazine】Weekly Shonen Sunday(Shogakukan) 【Original run】1994 - 2010
Ren Mihashi 【Title】Ookiku Furikabutte 【Manga Artist】Asa Higuchi 【Manga Magazine】Monthly Afternoon(Kodansha) 【Original run】2003 - ongoing
Eijun Sawamura 【Title】Ace of Diamond 【Manga Artist】Yuji Terajima 【Manga Magazine】Weekly Shonen Magazine(Kodansha) 【Original run】2006 - ongoing

Comment from Samurai Japan Manager Hiroki Kokubo

I welcome the induction of five new players into Samurai Japan. I myself grew up reading Captain and Touch as a child playing baseball and I hope that this bonding among baseball mangas will lead to further excitement surrounding Samurai Japan.

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