FANDOM


Ace!
Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 01·02
Cover of the magazine where the series debuted
Author Yoichi Takahashi
Publisher Shueisha
Original run #1990-01-01 ~ #1991-06-17, 1991-Summer, 1991-Autumn, 1992-Winter
Magazine Weekly Shonen Jump
Demographic Shonen
Volumes 9

Ace! (エース!) is a sports manga by Japanese cartoonist Yoichi Takahashi in which baseball is featured.

The comic was serialized in Shueisha shonen magazine Weekly Shonen Jump from issue #1·2 of 1990 to issue #26 of 1991, cover dates #1990-01-01 to #1991-06-17, plus three more stories published in Weekly Shonen Jump special issues Summer Special (1991), Autumn Special (1991) and Winter Special (1992), achieving a total of 76 chapters. The last three chapters cover the events of the finals of the district tournament. In the regular serialization, the results were only left in text in a similar manner to what happened with the Japan Youth vs. Netherlands Youth match in Captain Tsubasa: World Youth Hen.

The series was originally compiled in nine tankobon volumes from 1990 to 1992. In 1996 the series was reprinted in six aizoban volumes as part of Shueisha Jump Comics Selection line. The six volumes were reprinted in 2007 in bunko format.

The plot revolves around the Wakamiya Fighters (若宮ファイターズ) and their new pitcher Kazuya. To a point, the story has a similar concept to Captain Tsubasa, but with baseball, like a gifted schoolchild who has changed schools, superhuman physical strength beyond a child and over the top manoeuvres. It has several differences beyond being different sports, though, such as incorporating more serious themes like the death of the protagonist's father and a younger brother's abduction.

SummaryEdit

The Wakamiya Fighters were unable to win a single time in the Joto district tournament, so the team is at risk of being disbanded. On top of that, the team only has six members, three below the required minimum, since most members were unable to cope with the severe practice imposed due to the captain's zeal for baseball. A new student arrives to the Wakamiya elementary school (若宮小学校) who has received special baseball training from his father since he was very little...

CharactersEdit

  • Kazuya Aiba (相羽一八, aiba kazuya) - A left-handed pitcher, and main protagonist of the comic. His father gave him special training. His grandfather told Aiba to quit baseball and enter the track and field club when transferring to his new school, Wakamiya elementary school, because their family have a bloody curse with baseball. His uncle lost eyesight due to a throw from his father and his father died when struck by a thunderbolt during a baseball game.
  • Captain Majima (真島大将, majima taishou) - The captain of the Wakamiya Fighters. A good player as a pitcher, catcher and runner. An enthusiast of baseball, but not very good with his studies.
  • Doctor Nomoto (野本博士, nomoto hakase) - A former member of the Wakamiya Fighters. Knows a lot about the theory of baseball. An excellent student
  • Shinji Uchiyama (内山信二, uchiyama shinji) - First baseman of the Wakamiya Fighters and their largest player.
  • Speedster Hida (飛田俊足, hida shunsoku) - A Wakayima elementary school student. Member of the track and field team.
  • Suekichi Yamada (山田末吉, yamada suekichi) - Catcher of the Wakamiya Fighters. Contrary to other members of the team, he is a 5th-grader.
  • Mitsuo Hashimoto (橋本光夫, hashimoto mitsuo) - Third baseman of the Wakamiya Fighters. He has a goofy personality.
  • Noboru Ito (伊藤登, itou noboru) - Shortstop of the Wakamiya Fighters. He has a younger brother.
  • Otoko Tanisawa (谷沢音子, tanisawa otoko) - Outfielder of the Wakamiya Fighters and the only female player of the team.
  • Etsuko Kiyomiya (清宮悦子, kiyomiya etsuko) - Aiba's classmate. She was the first to see Aiba when he came to the town.
  • Ryu Masaki (間崎竜, masaki ryuu) - Captain and coach of the Daiba Dirty Dragons (台場ダーティードラゴンズ).

SerializationEdit

# Chapter Magazine Cover Cover date
1 (幻のエース!) Weekly Shonen Jump #1·2 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 01·02 #1990-01-01
2 (暴かれた才能!) Weekly Shonen Jump #3·4 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 03·04 #1990-01-08
3 (悲しき豪速球) Weekly Shonen Jump #5 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 05 #1990-01-15
4 (こみ上げる思い) Weekly Shonen Jump #6 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 06 #1990-01-22
5 (一八、起つ!!) Weekly Shonen Jump #7 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 07 #1990-01-29
6 (一八への挑戦状) Weekly Shonen Jump #8 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 08 #1990-02-05
7 (一八!勘当!?) Weekly Shonen Jump #9 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 09 #1990-02-12
8 (この一球に命を懸けて!!) Weekly Shonen Jump #10 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 10 #1990-02-19
9 (開幕!!) Weekly Shonen Jump #11 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 11 #1990-02-26
10 (一回表の明暗) Weekly Shonen Jump #12 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 12 #1990-03-05
11 (奪え!!先取点) Weekly Shonen Jump #13 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 13 #1990-03-12
12 (好球必打!!) Weekly Shonen Jump #14 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 14 #1990-03-19
13 (思わぬ逆襲) Weekly Shonen Jump #15 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 15 #1990-03-26
14 (恐るべき追撃弾) Weekly Shonen Jump #16 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 16 #1990-04-02
15 (息詰まる投手戦) Weekly Shonen Jump #17 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 17 #1990-04-09
16 (豪砲一発) Weekly Shonen Jump #18 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 18 #1990-04-16
17 (熱投!!) Weekly Shonen Jump #19 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 19 #1990-04-23
18 (一か八かの大勝負!!) Weekly Shonen Jump #20 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 20 #1990-04-30
19 (男だ!!大将) Weekly Shonen Jump #21·22 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 21·22 #1990-05-14
20 (限界に挑め!!) Weekly Shonen Jump #23 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 23 #1990-05-21
21 (エース!復活!!) Weekly Shonen Jump #24 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 24 #1990-05-28
22 (剛球V.S.猛牛打線) Weekly Shonen Jump #25 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 25 #1990-06-04
23 (緊迫!不破V.S.一八) Weekly Shonen Jump #26 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 26 #1990-06-11
24 (浮沈艦怒る!!) Weekly Shonen Jump #27 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 27 #1990-06-18
25 (牛太郎燃ゆ) Weekly Shonen Jump #28 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 28 #1990-06-25
26 (究極の一球) Weekly Shonen Jump #29 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 29 #1990-07-02
27 (好敵手(ライバル)!恐るべし) Weekly Shonen Jump #30 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 30 #1990-07-09
28 (仰天!!酔撃弾) Weekly Shonen Jump #31 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 31 #1990-07-16
29 (決意!新たに!!) Weekly Shonen Jump #32 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 32 #1990-07-23
30 (若宮大特訓) Weekly Shonen Jump #33 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 33 #1990-07-30
31 (不敵なり!赤城) Weekly Shonen Jump #34 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 34 #1990-08-06
32 (伯仲の投手戦) Weekly Shonen Jump #35 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 35 #1990-08-13
33 (剣が峰!!一八) Weekly Shonen Jump #36 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 36 #1990-08-20
34 (燃えよ!!内山) Weekly Shonen Jump #37 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 37 #1990-08-27
35 (強敵!ベスト8!!) Weekly Shonen Jump #38 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 38 #1990-09-03
36 (ファイターズ棄権!?) Weekly Shonen Jump #39 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 39 #1990-09-10
37 (大会屈指の好カード) Weekly Shonen Jump #40 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 40 #1990-09-17
38 (一八!打たれる!?) Weekly Shonen Jump #41 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 41 #1990-09-24
39 (音子!女の戦い!?) Weekly Shonen Jump #42 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 42 #1990-10-01
40 (二度目の対決!!) Weekly Shonen Jump #43 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 43 #1990-10-08
41 (光次郎の決意) Weekly Shonen Jump #44 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 44 #1990-10-15
42 (2点目はどっちだ!?) Weekly Shonen Jump #45 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 45 #1990-10-22
43 (三度目の対決!!) Weekly Shonen Jump #46 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 46 #1990-10-29
44 (最大最強の好敵手!!) Weekly Shonen Jump #47 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 47 #1990-11-05
45 (均衡破れる!?) Weekly Shonen Jump #48 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 48 #1990-11-12
46 (最終回の攻防) Weekly Shonen Jump #49 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 49 #1990-11-19
47 (飛田!!意地を見せろ) Weekly Shonen Jump #50 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 50 #1990-11-26
48 (一八!最終回の試練) Weekly Shonen Jump #51 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 51 #1990-12-03
49 (最後の対決!!) Weekly Shonen Jump #52 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 52 #1990-12-10
50 (激戦の後で…) Weekly Shonen Jump #53 (1990) Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 53 #1990-12-17
51 (虎太郎見参!!) Weekly Shonen Jump #1·2 (1991) Weekly Shonen Jump 1991 01·02 #1991-01-01
52 (竜虎パワー全開!!) Weekly Shonen Jump #3·4 (1991) Weekly Shonen Jump 1991 03·04 #1991-01-08·14
53 (一八V.S.竜!意地の激突) Weekly Shonen Jump #5 (1991) Weekly Shonen Jump 1991 05 #1991-01-21
54 (もう一人の一八!?) Weekly Shonen Jump #6 (1991) Weekly Shonen Jump 1991 06 #1991-01-28
55 (十二年前の秘密) Weekly Shonen Jump #7 (1991) Weekly Shonen Jump 1991 07 #1991-02-04
56 (初対決!!一八V.S.竜虎) Weekly Shonen Jump #8 (1991) Weekly Shonen Jump 1991 08 #1991-02-11
57 (真のエース) Weekly Shonen Jump #9 (1991) Weekly Shonen Jump 1991 09 #1991-02-18
58 (荒波を斬る少年!!) Weekly Shonen Jump #10 (1991) Weekly Shonen Jump 1991 10 #1991-02-25
59 (本塁(ホームベース)上の激突) Weekly Shonen Jump #11 (1991) Weekly Shonen Jump 1991 11 #1991-03-04
60 (虎太郎の秘策) Weekly Shonen Jump #12 (1991) Weekly Shonen Jump 1991 12 #1991-03-11
61 (出た!!竜の必殺投法) Weekly Shonen Jump #13 (1991) Weekly Shonen Jump 1991 13 #1991-03-18
62 (打てるか!?ドラゴンフライ) Weekly Shonen Jump #14 (1991) Weekly Shonen Jump 1991 14 #1991-03-25
63 (掟破りの秘球) Weekly Shonen Jump #15 (1991) Weekly Shonen Jump 1991 15 #1991-04-01
64 (二三八!不敵な笑い!!) Weekly Shonen Jump #16 (1991) Weekly Shonen Jump 1991 16 #1991-04-08
65 (延長十三回の攻防!!) Weekly Shonen Jump #17 (1991) Weekly Shonen Jump 1991 17 #1991-04-15
66 (束の間の休息) Weekly Shonen Jump #18 (1991) Weekly Shonen Jump 1991 18 #1991-04-22
67 (激突!再び!!) Weekly Shonen Jump #19 (1991) Weekly Shonen Jump 1991 19 #1991-04-29
68 (25イニングス目の得点) Weekly Shonen Jump #20 (1991) Weekly Shonen Jump 1991 20 #1991-05-06
69 (取られたら取り返せ!!) Weekly Shonen Jump #21·22 (1991) Weekly Shonen Jump 1991 21·22 #1991-05-13·20
70 (執念の一撃) Weekly Shonen Jump #23 (1991) Weekly Shonen Jump 1991 23 #1991-05-27
71 (闘志!燃ゆる瞬間!!) Weekly Shonen Jump #24 (1991) Weekly Shonen Jump 1991 24 #1991-06-03
72 (若宮ラストチャンス!!) Weekly Shonen Jump #25 (1991) Weekly Shonen Jump 1991 25 #1991-06-10
73 (明日のエースは君だ!!) Weekly Shonen Jump #26 (1991) Weekly Shonen Jump 1991 26 #1991-06-17
74 (七色の変化球投手) Weekly Shonen Jump Summer Special (1991) Weekly Shonen Jump 1991 Summer Special #1991-Summer
75 (ファイターズの猛反撃) Weekly Shonen Jump Autumn Special (1991) #1991-Autumn
76 (燃えよ! 若宮野球) Weekly Shonen Jump Winter Special (1992) #1992-Winter

GalleryEdit

First editionEdit

Jump Comics SelectionEdit

PaperbackEdit

Samples from the comicEdit


External linksEdit

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.