That would be Mitsuru Adachi’s Cross Game from Viz’s Shonen Sunday imprint. It’s about baseball, and there are few sports I find duller, but Kate assures me that she shares my view of America’s pastime and still found the comic to be a lot of fun. And it wouldn’t be the first time I enjoyed a manga in spite of not sharing any of the interests or obsessions of the characters.
Here’s what Viz has to say:
“The series centers around a boy named Ko, the family of four sisters who live down the street and the game of baseball. This poignant coming-of-age story will change your perception of what shonen manga can be.”
And speaking of Shonen Sunday, several other titles from that imprint are due to arrive in comic shops Wednesday. You can sample big chunks of all of them at Viz’s online anthology site.