|Bats & Terry|
Cover of the first volume of Bats & Terry, as published in Japan by Kodansha
(Batsu & Terii)
|Written by||Yasuichi Oshima|
|Magazine||Weekly Shōnen Magazine|
|Original run||1982 – 1987|
|Directed by||Nobuo Mizuta|
|Written by||Tatsumi Yano|
|Released||March 14, 1987|
|Platform||Nintendo Entertainment System|
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. 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.
The manga was adapted into a side-scrolling action game for the Famicom. The game was developed and released by Use Corporation on July 22, 1987.
Kodansha published the manga's 24 tankōbon volumes to December 1987.The manga was re-released into 12 kanzenban volumes between March 1991 and August 1991. 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.
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