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Subject: Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, Big Comic Original, Shogakukan Manga Award, List of manga series by volume count
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A volume cover of Abu-san
Genre Baseball
Written by Shinji Mizushima
Published by Shogakukan
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Big Comic Original
Original run 1973 – ongoing
Volumes 104
Anime and Manga portal

Abu-san (あぶさん?) is a baseball manga by Shinji Mizushima that has been serialized in seinen manga magazine Big Comic Original since 1973. It tells the story of fictional baseball player Yasutake Kageura (景浦安武 Kageura Yasutake?). Despite enjoying a long serialization spanning over 30 years, it has received no anime or live-action adaptations. In 1977, it received the Shogakukan Manga Award for seinen/general manga.[1] The first manga volume was released on 01974-05-15May 15, 1974[2] and as of 02013-10-01October 2013, 104 volumes have been released.[3]

In 2004, Mizushima auctioned off the right to appear as a character in Abu-san for over ¥3 million, as a fundraiser for Mangajapan.[4]

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks currently honours Squad no.90, which belongs to Yasutake Kageura.


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