Like Kazuya, he loves Minami Asakura, the girl next door and their childhood friend, but initially cedes this relationship to his brother as well.When Tatsuya starts high school he nearly joins the baseball club but, when he hears that Minami has joined as the club manager, he can't go through with it.Instead, Harada cons him into joining the boxing club with him.
His pitching skills, perfect manners, and perfect grades makes him the idol of his parents, his schoolmates, and the neighborhood.
He and everyone else sees himself and Minami as the perfect couple who will eventually marry.
He strives to lead Meisei to win the prefectural tournament and advance to the national tournament at the Koushien, fulfilling a childhood promise to take Minami there.
Though he projects a image of confidence he is actually always wary of his brother, knowing that, if Tatsuya tried, he could be a better athlete than he is and also steal Minami away.
is a Japanese high school baseball manga by Mitsuru Adachi.
It was originally serialized in the weekly manga magazine Shōnen Sunday from 1981–1986.
The manga was also adapted into a 101-episode anime TV series Touch follows the twin brothers Tatsuya and Kazuya Uesugi and the girl next door they grew up with and both grew to love, Minami Asakura.
As they move from middle school to Meisei High School Kazuya devotes himself to being the ace pitcher of the baseball club and bringing the team to the Koshien, the national high school baseball tournament, fulfilling a childhood promise to Minami.
Tatsuya leads a more frivolous life, avoiding conflict with his dear brother in sports or over their shared affection for Minami.