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EGAWA and NISHIMOTO

MORITAKA Yuuji / HOSHINO Yasushi

[Japan]

In the 1980s two great players anchored the Yomiuri Giants: “Monster” EGAWA Suguru and “Weed” NISHIMOTO Takashi. As pitching aces for the same team, the two had a legendary rivalry unparalleled in Japanese baseball history. With two real personages as his protagonists, the author based his bold interweaving of fact and conjecture on exhaustive interviews with NISHIMOTO and other featured individuals.

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MORITAKA Yuuji

Japan

Born in 1963. Manga writer. Also works as a manga artist under the name Koji JOKURA.

( 2017 )

HOSHINO Yasushi

Japan

Born in 1969 in Yamagata Prefecture. Manga artist.

( 2017 )

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