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Touch

TV, ep.101 (~25 min.), 1985

 

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Genres: Comedy, Drama, Ganbatte, Romance, Sports, School, Slice of Life
Tags: Baseball, Present, School, Baseball, Comedy, Drama, Love Triangle, Romance, School Life, Shounen, Sports
Release Date: 24.03.1985 ‑ 22.03.1987
Studios: GALLOP, Group Tac Co., Ltd.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
Type: TV (1985)
Episodes: 101, ~25 min.

Alternative names:

タッチ
Touch TV
Bateadores
The story centers around three characters - Uesugi Kazuya, his twin older brother Tatsuya, and Asakura Minami. Kazuya is the darling of his town as he’s talented, hardworking, and the ace pitcher for his middle school baseball team. Tatsuya is a hopeless slacker who’s been living the life of giving up the spotlight to Kazuya, despite the fact that he may be more gifted than him. Minami is the beautiful childhood girlfriend and for all intents, sister from next door who treats both of them as equals. Society largely assumes Kazuya and Minami will become the perfect couple, including Tatsuya. Yet as time progresses, Tatsuya grows to realize that he’s willing to sacrifice anything for the sake of his brother, except at the expense of giving up Minami to Kazuya. And thus the story is told of Tatsuya trying to prove himself over his established younger brother, how it affects the relationship between the three, and both brothers' attempts to make Minami's lifelong dreams come true.
Twins Kazuya and Tatsuya, and their neighbor Minami have played together since they were children and built an unbreakable bond. But with puberty, the twins realized something: Minami is a girl, and three is a crowd. As the trio tries to preserve their relationship, Kazuya's pledge to make Minami's dream come true by taking her to Koshien with his baseball pitching skills makes the slackerish Tatsuya wonder about himself, and his own goals. But Minami has another dream she wants fulfilled, and as the twins continue to push themselves, with Minami in the middle, a life-changing tragedy leads one twin down a path he once never would've considered...
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Related anime:

Touch TV, 1985
Touch, The ace without a number Movie, 1986, Alternative version
Touch: Miss Lonely Yesterday - Arekara, Kimi Wa TV-Special, 1998, Sequel
Touch 2, Farewell Gift Movie, 1986, Alternative version
Touch 3, After You Passed By Movie, 1987, Alternative version

Related manga:

Touch Manga, 1981, Adaptation

Related characters:

Isami Nishimura
Isami Nishimura
Tatsuya Uesugi
Tatsuya Uesugi
Minami Asakura
Minami Asakura
Kazuya Uesugi
Kazuya Uesugi
Eijirou Kashiwaba
Eijirou Kashiwaba
Koutarou Matsudaira
Koutarou Matsudaira
Shouhei Harada
Shouhei Harada
Akio Nitta
Akio Nitta
Shingo Uesugi
Shingo Uesugi
Yuka Nitta
Yuka Nitta
Punch
Punch
Takeshi Yoshida
Takeshi Yoshida
Kudou
Kudou
Sakata
Sakata
Natsuko Yamakura
Natsuko Yamakura
Katagiri
Katagiri
Shigenori Nishio
Shigenori Nishio
Tomoko Terashima
Tomoko Terashima
Haruko Uesugi
Haruko Uesugi
Toshio Asakura
Toshio Asakura
Kaori Shinozuka
Kaori Shinozuka
Takeshi Kuroki
Takeshi Kuroki
Sachiko Nishio
Sachiko Nishio
Master
Master
Brother Terashima
Brother Terashima
Moriyama
Moriyama
Captain of Boxing Team
Captain of Boxing Team
Ishigaki
Ishigaki
Mihara
Mihara
Suzuko
Suzuko
Mother Yoshida
Mother Yoshida
Fumiko Shimizu
Fumiko Shimizu
Mother Nitta
Mother Nitta
Aoki
Aoki
Kusaka
Kusaka
Sasaki
Sasaki
Yuuji Narita
Yuuji Narita
Nakajima
Nakajima
Kubota
Kubota
Ikeda
Ikeda
Eiichirou Kashiwaba
Eiichirou Kashiwaba
Reiko Kashiwaba
Reiko Kashiwaba
Miho Kashiwaba
Miho Kashiwaba
Morita
Morita
Nagao
Nagao
Hirose
Hirose