Bats & Terry

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Bats & Terry
Bats & Terry volume 1.jpg
Cover of the first volume of Bats & Terry, as published in Japan by Kodansha
(Batsu & Terii)
GenreTournament, Drama, Baseball
Written byYasuichi Oshima
Published byKodansha (former)
Ichijinsha (current)
MagazineWeekly Shōnen Magazine
Original run19821987
Anime film
Directed byNobuo Mizuta
Produced byMasanori Ito
Masuo Ueda
Yoshihide Kondo
Written byTatsumi Yano
ReleasedMarch 14, 1987
PublisherUse Corporation
PlatformNintendo Entertainment System
  • JPN: July 22, 1987
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Bats & Terry (バツ&テリー, Batsu & Teri) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yasuichi Oshima. It was serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine from 1982 to 1987. Batsu & Terī received the 1984 Kodansha Manga Award for the shōnen category.[1] Kodansha published the manga's 24 tankōbon volumes to December 1987. The manga's license was transferred to Ichijinsha and was published into four wideban volumes.

The manga was adapted into an animated movie by Sunrise. Directed by Mitsuko Kase and Tetsuro Amino, the movie was released in Japan on March 14, 1987. A VHS was released for the movie on April 21, 1987.[2]

The manga was adapted into a side-scrolling action game Nintendo Entertainment System game. The game was developed and released by Use Corporation on July 22, 1987.[3]


Kodansha published the manga's 24 tankōbon volumes to December 1987.[4] The manga was re-released into 12 kanzenban volumes between March 1991 and August 1991.[5][6] The manga's license was transferred to Ichijinsha. Ichijinsha published the manga into four aizoban (wide-ban) volumes between July 27, 2008 and November 25, 2008.[7][8]


The player controls a baseball superhero named Batsu (Bats) who must use baseballs to defeat his opponents. Being hit once reverts him to "normal" Terii (Terry), who swats at his opponents using a baseball bat. Opponents include machinery, humanoids, and animals. Killing opponents while in Terii form results in a larger energy bar.


  1. ^ Joel Hahn. "Kodansha Manga Awards". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Archived from the original on 10 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-04.
  2. ^ "バツ&テリー [VHS]" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-04-04.
  3. ^ "Bats and Terry". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2008-11-25.
  4. ^ バツ&テリー 24 (少年マガジンコミックス) (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-07-21.
  5. ^ "バツ&テリー 1 (KCスペシャル)" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-07-21.
  6. ^ "バツ&テリー 12 (KCスペシャル)" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-07-21.
  7. ^ バツ&テリー 愛狂抗争編(前) (in Japanese). Ichijinsha. Archived from the original on 2008-10-23. Retrieved 2009-07-21.
  8. ^ バツ&テリー αα死闘編 (in Japanese). Ichijinsha. Archived from the original on 2008-12-24. Retrieved 2009-07-21.

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