Ranked #120

Major S1

Alternative Titles

Japanese: メジャー (第1シリーズ)


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


Score: 8.461 (scored by 17,758 users)
Ranked: #1202
Popularity: #1256
Members: 31,387
Favorites: 549
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Honda Shigeharu is a Major League batter on the rise. His son Gorou is a Little League pitcher who one day hopes to follow in his father's footsteps. Hoshino Momoko is Gorou's school teacher, and the first woman Shigeharu has been interested in since the death of Gorou'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)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Honda, Gorou
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Kumai, Motoko
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Shimizu, Kaoru
Shimizu, Kaoru
Sasamoto, Yuuko
Sasamoto, Yuuko
Komori, Daisuke
Komori, Daisuke
Kugimiya, Rie
Kugimiya, Rie
Sawamura, Ryouta
Sawamura, Ryouta
Sasajima, Kaoru
Sasajima, Kaoru


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

More episodes Episodes(26/26)

# Episode Title Aired
1 Goro's Dream and Daddy's Dream
Gorou no Yume, Otosan no Yume (吾郎の夢, おとさんの夢)
Nov 13, 2004
2 Their Friendship
Futatsu no Yuujyou (二つの友情)
Nov 20, 2004
3 I Hate You, Daddy!
Otosan Nante Kirai Da! (おとさんなんてキライだ!)
Nov 27, 2004
4 A Birthday One Day Late
Ichinichi Okure no Tanjyoubi (一日遅れの誕生日)
Dec 4, 2004
5 The Man From the Majors
Major no Otoko (メジャーの男)
Dec 11, 2004

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)

Write a review | More reviewsReviews

Mar 28, 2012
Major, 154 episodes, 3 OVA and 1 movie long series. Normally it takes more than a month for me to watch series this long. Usually I get bored before the ending and start new random series so in the end it can easily take like a year for me to complete all of it. How long did it take from me to go trough all of Major then? 6 fucking days.

Review is to whole Major as you might have guessed. Spoiler free.

The story of Major is pretty bromaculous and manly, but all in all simple. Goro, our MC, is 4 year-old guy who likes baseball read more
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Feb 13, 2010
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
I found this review Helpful
Jun 4, 2015
If there's one word to describe "Major", it's heart-wrenching. There are plenty heart-warming moments in the show as well as heart-breaking ones.There are inspirational moments along with tragic ones, and all in all, it makes for an amazing anime.
As a warning, Major is probably not like most sports animes you may have seen. It cannot be considered what you would call a typical shounen, where there are special moves and crazy physics-defying manuevers being introduced in each episode (I'm looking at you, Prince of Tennis). In fact, as far as things go in Major, most of the games are very believable. Major is more read more
I found this review Helpful
Apr 23, 2015
I signed up on AnimeList especially to give this review, I just got through the 3rd season of Major after watching S1-S2-S3 almost non-stop.

I was skeptical at first to say the least but simply started to watch out of boredom. However, today it hit me that watching Major was probably one of my best decisions ever. The first season was pretty good, but when you get to the last episodes of season 3 you will be watching a complete masterpiece. Episode 24-25 of this season were probably the best two episodes I have ever watched of TV and I have seen over 200 series. Start read more
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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.

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