Major 2nd

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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


Score: 7.381 (scored by 1554715,547 users)
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Ranked: #23652
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Popularity: #3812
Members: 33,911
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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kojima, Hiroaki
Satou, Emi
Watanabe, Ayumu
Kameyama, Toshiki
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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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)

Ending Theme

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


Sep 22, 2018
The very first scene seen in episode 01 offers enormous emotional depth when Daigo talks about his father and tells about his dreams in front of the class. The empty baseball fields at sunset work as the perfect, powerful backdrop while a soundtracks from the original series starts playing. The inability to meet the expectations set for him and the lack of natural talent required to follow his father's footsteps are the very core of his character. But he is not his father. It's time for him to be himself.

When I started watching Major 2nd, I didn't expect it to hit me in the feels ...
Sep 22, 2018
Right at the outset, let me say this. Its Major, but don't expect the first season of Major here in '2nd'. And oh, spoilers in the review.

TL;DR - Its a great anime, but if you hold high expectations of this like i did, then maybe you might be slightly disappointed. However, it's still worth the watch and i have high expectations of subsequent seasons. If you're a fan of Major, definitely go ahead and watch. If you like sports anime in general, give it a chance, see if you like it. I'm sure subsequent seasons will be really good and this might be important for ...
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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