After leaving Kaido in a promise to meet them at the Koshien tournament, Gorou comes back to his home town once again in an attempt to join up with his old friends. Only this time, things aren't as easy to get back in the groove of.
In Season 2 of Major, Goro was transformed into an unstoppable monster. Someone who could hit and pitch amazingly. Someone who could single-handedly win a game against even the best schools. Obviously, this creates a bit of a problem for the plot. The show needed a way to keep things interesting, to make it so Goro didn't have things too easy.
In order to do this, Major implements two major storylines during season 3. The first one is very similar to season 1, as Goro is forced to essentially make a team from scratch, composed of baseball rookies. The second storyline is something I will leave
as a surprise.
Over the course of season 3, both these storylines are kind of hit or miss, sometimes they annoyed me, sometimes it really did lead to a more exciting show. Because of that, Season 3 definitely isn't as good as season 2.
However, don't let that discourage you from watching the show! Season 3 of Major is once again some awesome sports shounen. It's a bit unrealistic, but the baseball is always exciting. And they really have crafted a fantastic character in Shigeno Goro. It's easy to keep rooting for the good guys solely for how awesome Goro is.
The most important part of Season 3 is the inevitable clash with Kaido. This match has been built up for 2 seasons, and luckily, it lives up to the build and the hype, and the match ends up being very satisfying. It would have been a huge disappointment if after all the build up, the match sucked, but luckily, they delivered.
Basically, everything else is as it always has been. There isn't too much of a need to elaborate. If you liked the first 2 seasons of Major, there is really no reason to not watch this.
Well that's what I really enjoy about this anime. The main character in this anime really believes that putting all your effort to something you really like, definitely there's gonna be a good outcome without any grief.
As this anime goes to its third level (3rd season) all his effort from his childhood up to now went smoothly. The different about it from it's past season is that he will prove to everyone else that nothing will stop his dream and overcome the obstacles he will encounter.
The story is like a "do or die", it really excites me that whenever they're in
a bad situation their true skills shows as the game continues. Other thing that interest me in continuing the show is that their trust, friendship, perseverance, and willingness to the game that leads them to victory.
He's the one responsible in making this anime worth seeing, he's burning every time there's a game, putting all his effort and leaving his enemy restrained after receiving a whack onto their faces. A somewhat (crazy guy) that put all his effort to the maximum level even it's his life is at risk, even though he do this there are some point that it gives an extreme feeling to its crowd and viewer.
After seeing and finished all the episodes it really sent me some superb excitement and intense feeling. The anticipation on each episode will bring you to the much awaited outcome and will lead you to watch all the episodes.
It's a great anime to watch and to follow up to it's ending, I'd give it a 8.
After watching the 1st and 2nd season. I think it's the best season for me for now.
For those you want to watch this anime make sure to watch the 1st and 2nd season for you to truly understand the whole story.
I'm not the best at writing reviews but if I don't write them, I'll never learn =P
If you are about to watch season 3 then I'm sure you have seen the other 2, otherwise why the hell are you here?!
Without season 1 you won't understand Goro and his family and without season 2 you won't understand the plot of this season for everything that happens here is a continuation of a conflict that started in previous season.
Ah! So you did watch them?
Then let us begin!
After season 2, this one might be disappointing for you and the reason is that we are going back to
the start of season 1 where Goro has to build up a team of rookies and keep them playing.
What made season 2 good is a variation of a setting where Goro was surrounded by professionals and training in sport camp. A very different fill while here we are back to the roots.
Disappointing isn't it?
However, don't let it discourage you! Despite going back to the start, things are not the same anymore!
One of main problems in previous two seasons, especially in 2nd one is that Goro was made to look like a self centered egoist with godly powers. In season 2 it was painfully to watch sometimes and that is where season 3 makes a massive improvement.
Yes, Goro is still strong and yes Goro still wants to play for biggest part of the team. But can he play alone as he mostly did till now? Is pitcher alone enough to win the game? That's what we were made to believe in season 2 for Goro struck out everyone without a fail. But is it believable? Is it really the case?
That's where season 3 shines and that's the questions it answers. It tells us if Goro really is a God of baseball or is it just an imagination. And if so, how can it be fixed? Can noobs make any difference or is it the same like if they were not there?
I don't know about you guys but Goro's personality till now was really making me mad. He just asked for a punch in the face!
This season made me actually care about him and look up to him. He finally is a person that we are supposed to admire and author managed to do that without ruining his character and everything we knew about him till now.
This is a development! This is what we needed all this time and this is from where great things will start. At least that's what I believe.
Games and new characters are fun too and we actually see some old faces as well. We get their stories and we get to know them better.
Games have more of a variation to them what makes it more exciting even though outcome is obvious for most part.
However, what really made this season almost perfect for me was the last game against Kaidou. I don't want to spoil anything but this showdown has delivered on so many levels in comparison to everything we saw till now.
It had tension, it had conflicting emotions, great animation, side problems and varieties of solutions. So many things going on!
This is what really makes this season shine for me.
At first I planned to give it 8 but after seeing conclusion I just had to raise it to 9.
This season delivered exactly what I was searching for and I'm sure that many others are looking for it too.
So watch it, you won't be disappointed especially with the last game.
Firstly, Major is essentially one of the most complete anime you can find, I will give a list of who can enjoy this anime, and you will see it really does cover a very broad spectrum of watchers.
The first episode of major was incredible, so incredible that I was literally hooked into a marathon. While one of the more well know drama VN/anime maker Jun Maeda requires at least 10 episodes to start the drama, this anime gets you into the drama in the first episode itself. By fifth episode you are literally reeling in
shock about what happened, trying to digest everything thats going on and by eighth episode you have seen stuff that literally a 26 episode anime shows for its full length.
And no the pace isnt rushed at all. While it would be far fetched to say this anime has yuwasa level genius compact presentation, it will not be very wrong to say 8 episodes of the first season can rival few of the "popular" drama anime out there and beat it in its own backyard.
After you reach this point do you realize what the story is about. the drama lessens considerably and sports takes a front seat. Yeah the matches in the first season lack tension, but I would say they are extremely well thought out. thats because the baseball matches are of little league, league of 10 year olds. if you put matches of the nature of Diamond no Ace /One outs in that age it is absolute bollocks, but the author does not falter in that. yeah things are slightly simplified and sometimes matches are overdramatized but cmon, this is an anime, you have to keep people hooked. There are quite a few shounen tropes here and there and some "unreal" powerups, but they never reach levels that damage the slice of life nature in the anime. In fact you will see that these "unreal" power is not without consequences, the consequences are severe and the author seamlessly blends this to form the "drama" background of the anime to make us feel this can happen in real life.
The transition between season 1 and season 2 is slightly abrupt and this you will find in all the cases. the last episode of each season always felt a bit rushed with too many things happening and it felt more like a prologue to next season than a season finale. While that isnt very bad, but that hurts the enjoyment a bit. Season 2 is probably the weakest of all seasons but the games get noticeably tougher and more interesting. Since our boy has grown and so are his side characters, the conflicts attain a much more mature tone, with teenage hatred and malice thrown in in good proportions. But of course things always turn out for the better after the baseball game.
The protagonist is Overpowered, sure, but not so overpowered that he KOs everybody, he loses pretty badly at times and uses it as stepping stones to become better and better. In other words this protagonist is like Lionel Messi/ federer, no one in regional level can hold a candle to them but at the national level or international level everything aint a cakewalk. So for those who get irritated by Overpowered characters bear with it, its not like No game no life or One outs this one, this anime shows proper reasoning and growth of the protagonist to be overpowered, he suffers a lot like you and me and only through diligence has he received his power.
The technical aspects of baseball are extremely accurate as well, but this anime isnt about "only" baseball like its counterparts I have mentioned before. like Cross Game its more about slice of life. And honestly cross game just showed 3 years worth of stuff, while here we stay with the protagonist from when he was a kid. We see his sufferings, his undying love for baseball, his habit of not giving up and literally fighting for his life on baseball mound and then how he deals with the consequences. Even when he is overpowered he is incredibly unlucky in life initially and we see how gradually the people around him gives him happiness. The romance between the two main characters starts blossoming little by little in the second and third season and that romance is realistic. It is obvious that a guy who lives for baseball will not fall in love easily and so thats how it is here. the romance reminded me a nit of my own though.
So overall the first 3 seasons are good, but they are kind of a set up to the brilliant next three seasons. These three are much like the appetizer. Its almost telling the viewers, look baseball in schools are kids stufff, the professional world is a whole different ballgame dont confuse them. but if you love the sport you are going to go the distance. There will be obstacles but only through hard work you can overcome them, talent isnt everything. And that is the absolute truth in this world.
Decent animation, good opening songs that stick to you after it was over, decent games, good drama and some slice of life lessons. thats what sums up the first 3 seasons. Wait for the review of next 3 though, because they are at a whole new level.
people who can enjoy this anime
people who liked:-
1. naruto, dragonballz, fairy tail
2. Cross game, H2, Touch, Diamond no Ace, Giant Killing and the likes
3. Bakuman, Shokugeki no Souma
4. Any shounen romance
5. Inazuma eleven and all the kids cartoons
6. Anohana and even Full metal alchemist brotherhood.