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 fictionall 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 01974-05-15 May 15, 1974[2] and as of 02010-05-28 May 28, 2010 ninety-six 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.


  1. "小学館漫画賞:歴代受賞者" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 2008-01-22. 
  2. "あぶさん 1" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved September 30, 2010. 
  3. "あぶさん 96" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved September 30, 2010. 
  4. "Become a Manga Character". Anime News Network. 2004-09-02. Retrieved 2007-12-31. 


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