Rough is a romantic comedy swimming manga by Mitsuru Adachi, author of Touch
and Cross Game
. The story is about high school student Keisuke Yamato, a 100m freestyle swimmer, and Ami Ninomiya, the diver he falls in love with.
Tropes used in Rough:
- Cock Fight: When Hiroki feels that Ami is giving Keisuke too much attention, he turns their friendly rivalry into a bitter competition for Ami's love.
- Feuding Families: The Ninomiya's toward the Yamato's. Keisuke's dad sees it more as a rivalry though.
- Put on a Bus: After being unable to go to Koshien, Takeshi Ogata left Eisen High School and returned home to care for his ailing mother.
- We Named the Monkey Jack: Subverted. It was a pun filled coincidence that the baby chick was named Keisuke.