is a Japanese high school baseball manga by Mitsuru Adachi. It was originally serialized in the weekly manga magazine Shōnen Sunday from 1981–1986. The manga was also adapted into a 101-episode anime TV series—which was one of the highest-rated anime television series ever—three theatrical anime movies which summarized the TV series, two anime TV specials which take place after the events in the TV series, a live-action TV drama special, and a live-action movie released in 2005. Touch was one of the winners of the 1983 Shogakukan Manga Award for shōnen or shōjo manga, along with Adachi's Miyuki.

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  1. An act of touching, especially with the hand or finger.
    Suddenly, in the crowd, I felt a touch at my shoulder.
  2. The faculty or sense of perception by physical contact.
    With the lights out, she had to rely on touch to find her desk.
  3. The style or technique with which one plays a musical instrument.
    He performed one of Ravel's piano concertos with a wonderfully light and playful touch.
  4. A distinguishing feature or characteristic.
    Clever touches like this are what make her such a brilliant writer.
  5. A little bit; a small amount.
    Move it left just a touch and it will be perfect.
  6. The part of a sports field beyond the touchlines or goal-lines.
    He got the ball, and kicked it straight out into touch.
  7. A relationship of close communication or understanding.
    He promised to keep in touch while he was away.
  8. The ability to perform a task well; aptitude.
    I used to be a great chess player but I've lost my touch.


  1. Primarily physical senses.
    1. To make physical contact with; to bring the hand, finger or other part of the body into contact with.
      I touched her face softly.
    2. To come into (involuntary) contact with; to meet or intersect.
      Sitting on the bench, the hem of her skirt touched the ground.
    3. To come into physical contact, or to be in physical contact.
      They stood next to each other, their shoulders touching.
    4. To make physical contact with a thing.
      Please can I have a look, if I promise not to touch?
    5. To physically disturb; to interfere with, molest, or attempt to harm through contact.
      If you touch her, I'll kill you.
      1. To physically affect in specific ways implied by context.
      Frankly, this wood's so strong that sandpaper won't touch it.
    6. To consume, or otherwise use.
      Are you all right? You've hardly touched your lunch.
    7. Of a ship or its passengers: to land, to make a short stop (at).
      1. To lay hands on (someone suffering from scrofula) as a form of cure, as formerly practised by English and French monarchs.
      2. To sexually excite with the fingers; to finger or masturbate.
Her parents had caught her touching herself when she was fifteen.
  1. To fasten; to take effect; to make impression.
    1. To be brought, as a sail, so close to the wind that its weather leech shakes.
  1. Primarily non-physical senses.
    1. To imbue or endow with a specific quality.
      My grandfather, as many people know, was touched with greatness.
    2. To deal with in speech or writing; to mention briefly, to allude to.
      1. To deal with in speech or writing; briefly to speak or write (on or upon something).
      2. To concern, to have to do with.
        1. To affect emotionally; to bring about tender or painful feelings in.
Stefan was touched by the song's message of hope.
  1. To affect in a negative way, especially only slightly.
    He had been drinking over lunch, and was clearly touched.
  2. To give royal assent to by touching it with the sceptre.
    The bill was finally touched after many hours of deliberation.
  3. To obtain money from, usually by borrowing (from a friend).
    I was running short, so I touched old Bertie for a fiver.
  4. To disturb the mental functions of; to make somewhat insane; often followed with "in the head".
    You must be touched if you think I'm taking your advice.
  5. To be on the level of; to approach in excellence or quality.
    1. To mark (a file or document) as having been modified.
  1. To try; to prove, as with a touchstone.
  2. To mark or delineate with touches; to add a slight stroke to with the pencil or brush.
  3. To infect; to affect slightly.
  4. To strike; to manipulate; to play on.
    to touch an instrument of music
  5. To perform, as a tune; to play.
  6. To influence by impulse; to impel forcibly.

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