Mitsuru Adachi is a Japanese manga artist. He is best known for serial drama sports stories, including Touch, H2, and Miyuki. Many of his mangas have become best-sellers and adapted for animation, live-action TV and films. Adachi has created more than 280 books, and as of 2011, his works had sold over 200 million copies.
He was born 1951 in Isesaki City, Japan. In 1967, at just 16 years old, Adachi was a finalist in a COM Magazine contest. After he graduated from High School in 1969, he worked as an assistant for manga artist, Isami Ishii. In 1970, Adachi made his manga debut with Kieta bakuon (The Faded Explosion) in Deluxe Shōnen Sunday.