After the final game of his Seishuu team against the goal he set himself, Kaidou—the team he left to play against, Gorou has no feelings of remorse anymore. Again he decides to take a step forward and challenge himself.
Saying one more time good bye to Shimizu and his friends, he leaves for the USA, where he plans on competing in the Minor League.
This is where Season 4 starts, in a country that's foreign to him, a baseball style that's unknown to him and new friends and strong rivals who share the same love to the game as him. Accompany Gorou in his never-ending quest for new challenges.
Once again another great season of major has been made with another story to begin with. A well made anime with a little comedy and drama on it. You may look at this season as an appetizer like the 1st and 2nd season because of the story hanging at the end of it.
Most of the episodes are like a tale that gives some entertainment but the point is that some of them are an annoyance with the main plot that decreases the enjoyment of it.
Just like the first impression about it, I’m a bit upset that
the enjoyment of some of the episodes doesn’t connect with the main plot, a high - low feature. Another disappointment is that there are so many plots that ended up quickly without being shown step by step, but even though some of them gives a bit tension on the main character. As the story moves on, there's only a few positive on it, like the continuing development, motivation, faith and perseverance of the main character, and also for the new characters that comes in to the picture with a bit passion about the game and continues to fire up as it goes.
As this season, Shigeno, Goro improves as well. He burns up to a new level, though there's something missing about it. New and old characters also helps to add some good effects on the enjoyment of the season, characters that helps the main character to go smoothly, even though some of them didn’t show some superb skills.
The ending song is a bit catchy and easy to follow as the rhythm goes on but the opening song is the one that needs improvement though.
As this episode, it was a great anime but to think there’s something lacking and being spoil about the story, thus, some of the episodes give a great impact like the first five episodes that brings thought of continuing and finding out the ending of it. Therefore I'm quite happy that it contains some features that a great anime must have, as it forms a nice and deserving one.
A fine made anime that gives enough enjoyment and thrill, even though there are some episodes that I’m displeased. Characters, Sound, and a bit of story will make it as a nice anime to watch.
Watch the prequels to maximize the enjoyment and understanding about the story. Hope it helps =)
One sport that I have never had a particular enjoyment for is baseball. Growing up in the United States usually equates to someone loving America's past time and with the help of Major it might have worked. Major is split up into 6 different seasons and each one has a different tone and way of progressing the story. It is common to hear that Major Season 1 and Major Season 3 are the favorites but Season 4 is usually left out.
The previous installments of Major involves Goro, our baseball protagonist, trying to climb many hurdles of challenges that
he faces on a daily basis. His goal is to play against a certain someone and to become the best baseball player possible. The way the animation studio relayed this to the audience is by placing Goro is almost impossible situations in every season. This is not a bad thing as when Goro achieves these goals it plays out like an underdog story. Season 4 however changes things up as he is on a somewhat capable team and overall just has to watch out for himself. The overall tone for Season 4 is also more aloof and comedy driven than previous seasons. It focuses less on baseball domination and more on the bond Goro forms with his new team members. Many people felt that this season was a let down as they did not care for the new team and thought Goro was simply killing time.
The animation in Season 4 is far better than previous installments but still relatively basic if compared to other series. Facial expressions have been improved as you will be seeing Goro's over-confidant smirk throughout the show's entirety. Scenes from the baseball games are fluid and detailed but become stale after repeated use.
Sound is average at best in terms of title and background music. The opening theme for this season is worse than Major Season 3 which I LOVED to death. In terms of the music that plays during the show, there are a couple compositions that are very good and fit the mood perfectly. There are however other songs that are supposed to capture American and just turn out at stereotypical Texan like country music. Not a huge problem but if you know how America really is then you know how much this show relies on United States stereotypes. The voice actors are pretty well done as Goro and the new team's owner have many back and forth skits. Each character has a distinctive voice and vocal mannerisms that stick throughout the entire season. Background sounds such as baseball hits and when the ball hits the foul ball pole are very well done and fit in the scenes.
Where others think this season lacked in I think has succeeded greatly. The whole season mostly revolves around Goro and his team trying to win the championship (mostly like the previous seasons) but we see less of the games and more of the character bonding. Goro meets a pitcher who very effectively shows him he has a lot to learn before he is ready for the Majors. This season also shows something that has been left out so far in the past; how a team effects the city they play for. There are many parts of this season where different members of the city come to Goro telling him their dreams and hopes are in his hands. Not only does this form a connection between the team and the city, it shows how Goro has mentally improved himself to play under extreme pressure (something that is needed in any sport).
Lots of average scores for each category due to the fact that this season does seem like less of an impact than say Major Season 1. However, with a strong cast that I missed when Goro moved on, something great was achevied in this season that I think Major was missing. We saw more of how baseball affects everyday people's lives and how the pressures of the Major League affect minor league players. The new characters had great personalities and helped Goro mature and grow as a human being and a baseball player. For some watchers of Major, the change of pace will be a turn off but even so this season added new things to Goro's life that at least for me helped change him into a better athlete. If you are thinking of skipping this season to go directly to Major Season 5, I encourage that you give it a shot and just sit back and relax. The final episodes pick up on the baseball battles to give the season a great finish. Not the best season for Major but still a great anime.
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I have not seen many episodes since it just started but you can just tell its a anime not to be taken lightly. Straight away the similarities to the previous seasons are apparent and the quality is nothing but excelled.
The story brings you in straight away slowly relieving your expectations from the previous season. Goro arrives in America seeking entrance into the majors and the expected hardships of his journey are revealed. The progression seems adequately stable and it leaves you wanting more.
As long as it looks somewhat appealing and clearly distinguished I'm not really bothered by the art. However I can confidently say
that it is very acceptable.
The sound is not something very bothersome to me either as I watch it in subs but the Japanese voice characters are very good and professional. unfortunately I am not in a position to review the dubbing as I have not heard them.
The main character has already been build to a acceptable standards from the previous seasons but still somehow growth seems apparent . Experiences from seasons before are used to portray his opinions and interpretations on situations. There is also a new character that has been introduced and his developments on his character are steady. A vague description of his history is presented and it only makes you want to carry on watching so that you could find out. Overall the characters seem great so far and show great promise.
One thing I can say strongly is that I would bet my life on this being a enjoyable anime for me and anyone who liked the prequels. The same atmosphere of mystery within the future and tense characters is restored and it has a great start.
Overall I say if you had the time to complete the seasons before be sure to catch this one. it has even the potential to be better that all the prequels. If they introduce a new little romance like the previous one. This is without a doubt a must see.
YOU MUST WATCH THE PREQUELS BEFORE YOU WATCH THIS SEASON
The best sport anime i have ever seen.
The best seasons are in my opinion 2 and 4.
One reason is that they both have good openings.
I like fourth season because it has a complete change in characters and other good thing is that he's finally playing in some other country than Japan.
Season 2 well i don't really know how it is good apart from the opening.