Major 2nd

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: メジャーセカンド
German: Major 2nd
Spanish: Major 2nd
French: Major 2nd
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Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2018 to Sep 22, 2018
Premiered: Spring 2018
Broadcast: Saturdays at 17:35 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: OLM
Source: Manga
Genre: SportsSports
Theme: Team SportsTeam Sports
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 7.411 (scored by 1585715,857 users)
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Ranked: #24432
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Popularity: #3814
Members: 34,280
Favorites: 75

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Synopsis

Daigo, the son of renowned baseball player Gorou Shigeno, believes he has to live up to his father's name by becoming an all-star player himself. With great dreams, as soon as he reaches fourth-grade, he promptly joins the same little league baseball team his dad played on, the Mifune Dolphins. However, things don't go as planned. After only the first couple of practices, Daigo's lack of talent and inherent baseball sense shows, and his confidence is crushed. Unable to bear the pressure of living up to his father, a baseball prodigy, he quits the team in less than a year.

Two years later, now in sixth-grade, a transfer student joins Daigo's class. This student turns out to be Hikaru, the son of Gorou's lifelong friend and fellow baseball star, Toshiya Satou. One day, Daigo's mother receives a call from the Dolphins requesting players for a game, so she forces Daigo to attend. To Daigo's surprise, he finds Hikaru there. Even more shocking is that despite his father's occupation, Hikaru has never played baseball before!

Unlike Daigo, though, Hikaru immediately picks up the game demonstrating excellent performance. Needless to say, Daigo and Hikaru are polar opposites of each other. But this friction will inevitably thrust both of these inexperienced children into the world their fathers cherish—the world of baseball.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Staff

Kojima, Hiroaki
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Satou, Emi
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Watanabe, Ayumu
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Kameyama, Toshiki
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1: "Koeteike (越えていけ)" by Kyuso Nekokami (キュウソネコカミ) (eps 1-13)
2: "Dream Catcher (ドリームキャッチャー)" by Berry Goodman (eps 14-25)
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Ending Theme

1: "Pride (プライド)" by Yu Takahashi (eps 1-13)
2: "SAIREN" by Reol (eps 14-25)




Reviews

Jan 17, 2022
I've typed it as a total, but, assuming I've expressed plenty of my internal beliefs and feelings, I'll just paste it to the beginning, so that you'll be able to just read the total and make a fast decision.
This is what I think 2nd lacks, just the harmony with itself, the high IQ baseball it made intended, with highly detailed RPG, like Hajime no Ippo had. Instead, they've nearly dropped detailes overall WHILE pruning character power levels, at the same time making characters show their big feelings, making it hard to use empathy there, because not much happened, can only say "omg just play normally ...
Jun 7, 2020
For reference, I watched the entirety of the original Major series from S1 to S6 in one go, including all OVAs and movies. While I consider myself a fan, I think the original series is far from perfect and suffers from consistent flaws from start to finish.

One of my biggest issues with the previous show was how similar each arc was. This may be a controversial statement, but the original Major kept retreading on the same conflicts, some you even see in other baseball manga before and after its inception. Goro's development, at least to me, peaked in S2, and we've only seen micro-improvements ...
Dec 29, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (7/25 eps)
The original "Major" is one of my favorite animes of all time. Although Im not a baseball fan (I like sports though), it was very wholesome, inspirational and unpredictable.

Major 2nd was unwatchable to me by episode 7. The "Satou" 2nd is very flimsy as far as background and character development go. Very "friendship and baseball" with the only substance being young Shigeno's (2nd) trying to step out of his fathers shadow.

But instead of focusing on that its mostly the mother and sister talking about the boy constantly and manipulating him into playing baseball. I was very annoyed by those two as the first 7 episodes ...

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