GenreBaseball, Humor, Slice of life story Duration
Release dateDecember 13, 1980
Ganbare!! Tabuchi-kun!!(がんばれ!!タブチくん!!, lit. "Go for it, Tabuchi-kun!"), is a yonkoma manga series by Hisaichi Ishii which ran in the weekly Manga Action magazine from 1978 to 1979 in Japan. After that series ended, Ishii continued creating more baseball gag comics which were then collected under the title Tabuchi-kun(タブチくん) and released from 1985 to 1989.
The main character of the gag comic series is based on (and named for) Kōichi Tabuchi, a Japanese professional baseball player. While in most instances, the character in the manga is referred to using katakana characters, the kanji used for the real Tabuchi were used in one instance.
A series of three anime films based on the manga were released in 1979 and 1980.
Volume 1, ISBN none, January 1, 1979, Futabasha
Volume 2, ISBN none, June 20, 1979, Futabasha
Volume 3, ISBN none, December 28, 1979, Futabasha
Hello Tabuchi(こんにちはタブチくん,Konnichi wa Tabuchi-kun) (vol.1)
ISBN none, June 30, 1985, Futabasha
Ah! Pro Baseball(ああ!プロ野球,Aa! Puro Yakyū) (vol.2)
ISBN none, December 8, 1985, Futabasha
Everyone's Pro Baseball(みんなのプロ野球,Minna no Puro Yakyū) (vol.3)
ISBN none, November 28, 1986, Futabasha
Our Baseball(わしらのベースボール,Washira no Bēsubōru) (vol.4)
ISBN 4-575-93117-9, April 29, 1988, Futabasha
Your Baseball(あんたのベースボール,Anata no Bēsubōru) (vol.5)