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Major S1

Major S1

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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
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.471 (scored by 14954 users)
Ranked: #1212
Popularity: #1229
Members: 25,992
Favorites: 446
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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..
Actually, the only thing both series have in common are the protagonists, who both play baseball by throwing nothing but fastballs.

The most obvious difference is, that Major was pretty much only about some overly cheery guy, who is the best anyway, gathers some friends and gets them into his hobby - and everyone's performances increases. Touch, which is way older anime, also many of these elements, yet hasn't a story that is as unsurprising as Major. Apart from the romance part, which still is kind of cute.

So if you're looking for another baseball anime, (which, imo, surpasses Major by far,) with a team working their athletic butts of to reach their goal(s), give this series a try!
Baseball anime, both main characters are elite in baseball and take teams from nothing to victory...
Both are sports anime. Major is about baseball and Captain Tsubasa is about football. Both start with the male protagonist's childhood and continue his transition to adulthood. Like any other sports anime, both of them care about friendship, teamwork, and rivalry. Even though they both are long anime, you can watch them without getting bored.
Both male protagonists are a "genius" in their specified sport. However, they start off hopeless and grow with each game and each new encounter.
Character development is evident in both but Major emphasizes this element more with each season (6 in total) as you see the protagonist Goro grow from a baby to an adult.
Both contain similar themes and have a love interest. If you enjoy the sport, you'll love the anime.
Major is a baseball anime and Haikyuu!! is about volleyball. In both series the main characters are aiming for and the passion they show is very addicting.
the whole major series is about goals in life and struggling to achieve that goal and hardships along the way and never giving up :)
If you're into sports anime that have genius MCs, fathers who were pros, and follow the MC as he matures through each of his battles/tournaments, if you enjoy Major, you should definitely check out Initial D. Initial D is a bit older but it still has its charm in terms of exciting showdowns, great music during the suspenseful moments, and love interests. It's also nice that both are long series so you can watch as much as you want, and they both have satisfying endings.
A major difference, besides the sport - Major is baseball, and Initial D is street racing, is the personality of the MCs. Goro is hot-headed and passionate whereas Takumi is more cool-headed and calm, sometimes even aloof or just spaced out. However, you'll find out that both hate to lose, and both constantly surprise their opponents and make friends/supporters who have high expectations. Will not disappoint.

Firstly they are both about baseball and although the main characters are different in how they approach baseball, they always win in the end
Both male protagonists are a "genius" in their specified sport. However, they start off hopeless and grow with each game and each new encounter. Both of them are also very similar in character (hot-headed, dedicated, etc).
Character development is evident in both but Major emphasizes this element more with each season (6 in total) as you see the protagonist Goro grow from a baby to an adult.
Both contain similar themes and have a mutual love interest. If you enjoy the sport, you'll love the anime.
baseball anime too but,in this case, taishou yakyuu musume,shows girls playing.The fact that it’s set in 1925 Japan,which,women should become housewives.And first they have to organise the team. This anime shows how these girls struggle to learn baseball and in the process lots of funny stuffs happens to them.
Moshidora is based on Drucker's management book, but if the games and drama that the series presented got your attention, so try Major! The first half of the season has some high quality drama, and the second half brings all the baseball action that Moshidora only gave a taste to the fans.
Both shows start out with bright eyed youths and show how they become masters of their chosen sport. Both shows have a progression through years (and years!) of work instead of seasons and cover a large chunk of a character's lifespan.
Both concentrated on the life a person aiming to be a pro in some sport. In Yawara, the female is unwilling to play judo but is very skilled at it whereas in Major, the protagonist has a passion for baseball and will eventually as the title suggests, play in the Majors. Major follows the protagonist from childhood till adulthood while Yawara starts from high school life to adulthood.

The love aspect is stronger in Yawara whereas in Major there is barely or slightly any love life involved (only one can be sensed but it doesn't affect greatly on the protagonist's game play as much as in Yawara)
Am surprised that no one mentioned it yet. Yes, Major is not about soccer but baseball.

However, the main connection lies in main heroes backgrounds. Both of them lose someone very dear to them who were really good at sports they were doing but never reached the dream they wanted. Now it is main heroes jobs to take over that dream and move forward in their sport career.
Although Captain Tsubasa(all series) is about soccer and Major(all series) is about baseball, there main characters are quite similiar. Goro and Tsubasa both love the sport they play. They both are outgoing and competitive. They are not afraid of getting hurt, while playing and can be quite reckless sometimes. They also have similar supporting characters. To list a few-----
The cooperative Best friend/ combo: Toshiya Sato (Major),Taro Misaki (Tsubasa).
Then there's the tomboy love interest: Shimizu Kaoru(Major), Sanae Nakazawa (Tsubasa).
The famous older player they admire/ want to play a match against: Joe Gibson (Major), Roberto Hongo(Tsubasa).
Although Major is more realistic, has better quality drawing, and is more recent, give Captain Tsubasa a try (less annoying characters) they both are well known and fun to watch!

Both are inspired by a death of someone close to them to become stronger in their sport. They also both show the main character as he is growing up with his sport through elementary, middle, and high school with Major going farther.
while Kyojin no hoshi may have older art you can see the influence that that Major takes from Kyojin no Hoshi in writing style yes while you could say that it takes more from Adachi baseball stories in style the goes Adachi takes his big influence from this story like all baseball manga/anime take a bit of its influence.

on the other side of the coin Kyojin no Hosh has better music like alot of anime of its time it had Enka style Music as its opening but it also true anison

the fact that Kyojin no hoshi casting is top end too alot of the cast were big at the time or later become huge icons Major has none of this on top of bad Music and so os casting

one draw back Kyojin no Hoshi may have is the fact almost 50 years old
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