Mitsuru Adachi’s manga MIX will get a TV anime adaptation! It is to air in Japan in Spring 2019.
MIX is a baseball manga that takes place at Meisei High School, the same school which was part of Adachi’s famous manga Touch from three decades ago. It tells the story of two stepbrothers who dream of playing at Koshien as part of the National High School Baseball Championship. MIX is has been running in Shogakukan’s Monthly Shonen Sunday since 2012. The 13th volume will be released on 9 August 2018.
In commemoration of the anime adaptation, Shogakukan is holding a campaign where five fans can win signed Meisei uniforms! In oder to participate, please follow the official Twitter account @mitsuru_mix and write either your thoughts or your favorite scenes from one of Adachi’s works by using following hashtag #あだち充読書感想文. The deadline is the 31 August 2018.
Noriko Hidaka, who played the role of Minami Asakura in anime Touch, participated in the campaign and tweeted: ‘My brother had all the volumes of Touch. I too wanted to spend my youth in such an environment where twin brothers share their study room with their childhood friend and fall in love with her. And then there was the triangular relationship of the brothers and the girl, which also gripped my heart. How I envied Minami. I can’t believe that I met that Minami myself (heart mark)’