New True Tears album due in 08/02/2012. Lol wtf. I have to question P.A.'s marketing strategy regarding it because I'm pretty sure by now the anime is long forgotten. I swear P.A. is desperately crying out "BUY THIS ANIME DAMMIT!" due to being butthurt that it didn't sell well back when it was airing (Bluray boxes did alright though).
Iirc, this is the 4th album they will be releasing now, in which 2 of them came were from this decade (True Tears aired in Winter 2007/08).
Just hurry up with Hanasaku Iroha season 2 P.A. and don't muck around this time. Maybe then it might be somewhat worthy to be called a True Tears spiritual sequel .
Just wanting to second what Enzo is saying,because I really do also think that Cross Game is really not that similar to the other titles you've mentioned.The first thing that comes to mind is chihayafuru (and even if it comes close sometimes I wouldn't call it adachiesque)
Look at this thread Maison Ikkoku often gets suggested to people who like Adachi and it's not even a sports manga,showing that it's not for the sports that people like adachi.
In fact I'd rather speak of adachi style slice of life/drama without including the words "sport".
Adachi has wrtten a few non sports mangas series and plenty of non sports short stories but the ones that got an anime are very hard to find because they're from the 80s and 90s
Well I do enjoy Yuri from time to time so I decided to put that there as part of a joke that almost nobody will get.
See,I expect 99.9% of people to react the way you did,still there might be 0.1% left out there that might recognize the girl in my avatar who's name is Yuri and realise that in fact it's her I'm talking about