Over Fence (Adachi's latest baseball series)
This one feels like it has the Adachi magic. :)
Lemme see... if I were to compare it with previous Adachi works, this feels like the baseball version of Rough. Strong cast of supporting characters introduced quickly, each with their own quirks. Family legacy is a recurring theme, with children inheriting the burdens of their parents. A playful dynamic between the male and female lead that sorta feels like Minami (Touch) is being paired up with Hiro (H2). And told from the girl's perspective this time.
Anyway, read it for yourself and see: Over Fence
If only it wasn't irregularly serialised! :( I mean, I'm happy for Adachi that he finally won the battle against his editors hounding him for deadlines... and the man's pushing sixty, so he deserves a slower pace, but... this kind of story really needs to be told in a weekly format to do well.
Anyway, what are your reactions to the first chapter? I loved the threats based on their father's occupations, and the captain-manager dynamic seemed pretty good (for once, no childhood friends!). The whole contradictory thing seems like a pretty interesting quirk too. And I'm really hoping for a good ensemble story like Rough or Niji-Iro-Togarashi. The two twists at the end (tragic and romantic) leave me pretty optimistic.