Cross Manage (クロス・マネジ Kurosu Maneji) is a Japanese mange series serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump by author KAITO. he series was originally published Jump NEXT! as a one-shot manga. Cross Manage is also featured in English in Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha by Viz Media on a two week delay from Japan.
"Hard working" or "passionate" was not in Sakurai’s vocabulary and joining a team sports in school was out of the question. But one day, he accidentally walks in on his female classmate Toyoguchi naked in the locker room and in return for keeping it a secret from everyone else, he is forced to become the manager for the female lacrosse team. Toyoguchi is passionate about lacrosse and was responsible for creating the team for the school. Sakurai reluctantly begins his role as manager but is slowly drawn into Toyoguchi’s personality and begins researching and enjoying the sport. The once lazy Sakurai who was scared of failure now learns to put himself out there and put serious effort into something worthwhile.
Cross Manage started on September 17, 2012, and currently has no volumes released in Japan, while it is currently unknown if any volumes will come out in North America.
Chapters Not Yet In VolumesEdit
These chapters have yet to be published in a tankōbon volume. They were originally serialized in issues of Weekly Shōnen Jump from September 2012 onwards.
- The Search and the Lacrosse Girl
- Misora Toyoguchi
- The Lacrosse Club
- Cross Manage (Jump NEXT)