Mitsuru Adachi (安達 充, written as あだち 充 in his professional works) is a Japanese manga artist and one of the longer running artists of the 70s generation mangaka.
If you notice, the majority of his works and the most popular of them are about baseball—even at present, he continues to work on baseball manga, making him a very iconic figure in that niche of the sports genre. However, that doesn't mean it's all he wrote; he's dabbled in other sports as well, such as boxing, and even wrote for a few shoujo magazines back in the day. Overall his work is usually lighthearted or comedic as well.
- Author Appeal: He really really really likes baseball.
- Friendly Rivalry: With Rumiko Takahashi. As contemporaries and popular mangaka in Shounen Sunday, they often competed with each other in popularity, with Adachi losing to Takahashi many times. There are no hard feelings either way; they both liked to work with one another, and Takahashi even confessed to wanting "Mitsuru Adachi" as an alternate pen name.