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Major S1

Major S1

Alternative Titles

Japanese: メジャー (第1シリーズ)

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 13, 2004 to May 21, 2005
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.471 (scored by 15295 users)
Ranked: #1242
Popularity: #1240
Members: 26,668
Favorites: 452
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2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

drama sports

Synopsis

Honda Shigeharu is a Major League batter on the rise. His son Goro is a Little League pitcher who one day hopes to follow in his father's footsteps. Hoshino Momoko is Goro's schoolteacher, and the first woman Shigeharu has been interested in since the death of Goro's mother. The destines of these three individuals will become intertwined as father and son experience both heartbreak and triumph on the baseball diamond. But when an unspeakable tragedy visits the family, it will take everything they have to pick up the pieces and reclaim their dreams.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Major
Sequel: Major S2, Major: Yuujou no Ikkyuu

Characters & Voice Actors

Honda, Gorou
Honda, Gorou
Main
Kumai, Motoko
Japanese
Kumai, Motoko
Komori, Daisuke
Komori, Daisuke
Main
Kugimiya, Rie
Japanese
Kugimiya, Rie
Yeo, Min Jeong
Korean
Yeo, Min Jeong
Sawamura, Ryouta
Sawamura, Ryouta
Main
Sasajima, Kaoru
Japanese
Sasajima, Kaoru
Hong, Beom Gi
Korean
Hong, Beom Gi
Shimizu, Kaoru
Shimizu, Kaoru
Main
Sasamoto, Yuuko
Japanese
Sasamoto, Yuuko
Han, Chae Eon
Korean
Han, Chae Eon

Staff

Kasai, Kenichi
Director, Storyboard
Takakuwa, Hajime
Sound Director
Yoshida, Reiko
Script
Yoshioka, Takao
Script



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Feb 13, 2010
Korotoko
I'll keep this short and simple.

Major is the definition of the word underrated. It is very unfortunate that people often overlook this series simply because it falls under the sports category. It is SO much more than that. I have recommended this anime to people countless times and will continue doing so because not only do I love it, but I believe it has the power to inspire.

The main character of the story is named Honda Goro (changed to Honda Shigeno after a tragic event). He is gifted in pitching and is absolutely in love with baseball. He has the tendency to bring out read more
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May 18, 2008
godlikeng
Before you read this review, I would like to say that before watching Major I have never watched or played in a baseball game before. (My country has no baseball love >_>) Despite that, I knew some of the basics from a few video games I've tried a little of before. I cannot vouch for those who are already familiar with baseball as I will be reviewing from the point of view of a newbie.

Story
This is actually pretty typical. Boy strives to become the best in something, which in this case is baseball. Honda Goro tries to take after his father as a pitcher who read more
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Apr 23, 2008
lowell
I started watching Major with the expectation that it would be your stereotypical sports anime. And if you boil it down to its bones, it sort of is. But it's the meat of the story, the actual conflicts and the actual relationships and the actual characters makes this a really entertaining series to watch.

Story: The story focuses on Honda Goro, who is in kindergarten when the show starts. The first quarter or so of the series focuses on Goro in kindergarten and just establishing his personality, life and family and friends. The rest of the series jumps ahead to when read more
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Apr 11, 2009
IcehawkDown
I was MAJORly excited to watch Major. I was afraid of it being a MAJOR disappointment, but it ended up being MAJORly fun!

Ok no more major puns, I promise! Major Season 1 is pretty much your standard sports shounen. It's very well made, but it has a lot of the same strengths and weaknesses as other sports related shows.

The best part about Major would have to be the characters. They spend quite a bit of time developing most of the players on the team, as well as other characters, like Goro's rivals (the main character). It's pretty easy to get into the baseball games read more
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Recommendations

Well both are about baseball and they have several other similarities; however, i don't want to give anything away so you'll just have to watch to find out!! ^_^
Both main heros have similar traits and pitch straight balls only.
Both shows have a good humour.
they're both über addictive and the stories both have substance. coO_Oolness!!!
Okay, the only real similarity is that they're both about pitchers in baseball. Honda (Major) is the very antithesis of Mihashi (Oofuri), but if you like baseball -- or sports animes in general -- they are both good/great shows in their own way.
Enjoy watching people play a sport and get better and better at it? Hajime no Ippo and Major (all seasons) both give you exactly this.

While Goro (Major) is more on the "genius" side, and Ippo is more on the "hard working" side, they both strive toward their goals with extreme passion. If you enjoyed one, you'll definitely enjoy the other.
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Both Anime's Are Sports Related but where Honda (major) is a genius in baseball, Sena (eyeshield) is just a beginner in american football, both anime's follow the characters showing both strengths and weakness with both animes showing team spirit, friendship and so on..

Opening Theme

"Kokoro e" by Road of Major

Ending Theme

#1: "Step'' by Beni Arashiro (eps 1-16)
#2: "Faraway" by Paradise GO!! GO!! (eps 17-25)
#3: "Kokoro e" by Road of Major (ep 26)

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