Ranked #215

Major (Manga)


Alternative Titles

Japanese: MAJOR


Type: Manga
Volumes: 78
Chapters: 747
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 13, 1994 to Jul 7, 2010
Authors: Mitsuda, Takuya (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Sunday


Score: 8.411 (scored by 529 users)
Ranked: #2152
Popularity: #3279
Members: 1,722
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The story of Major follows the life of Gorou Honda, from kindergarten to being a professional baseball player, seeking and overcoming tremendous challenges.


Major won the 41st Shogakukan Manga Award for best shounen manga in 1995.

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Manga: Ganbare Genki
Both have a journey story going with along with and similar thing happen in the being of major that happen in Ganbare Genki and the similar thing led to believe that creator of major main inspiration was Ganbare Genki because similar these two are. 
reportRecommended by Warriors_of_God
Manga: Diamond no Ace
Both mangas are about a boy who plays Baseball. Major is better :P 
reportRecommended by DarkAngelz
Manga: H2
both are baseball-comedies with love as a side story 
reportRecommended by gorobei
Manga: Go Ahead
kinda alike. in go ahead, yuuki wishes to be a professional hockey player, while in major goro wants to be a professional baseball player.

they're both about sports and trials and being there for each other. 
reportRecommended by staypee

Recent News

Manga 'Major' Sequel Begins in March

It was announced that the baseball manga Major will get a sequel in Weekly Shounen Sunday starting in March this year. The manga by Takuya Mitsuda was serialized ...read more

OVA of Manga Major To Be Bundled With The Final Volume

According to GIGAZINE, a special OVA of Major will be bundled with the final volume 78 to be released this December. Manga Major has ended its 16 year serialization ...read more

Recent Forum Discussion

Manga Major returns in march 2015
Wojtini21 - Jan 30, 2015
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Mar 15, 2015 3:47 AM
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