Major S1

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: メジャー (第1シリーズ)


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 13, 2004 to May 21, 2005
Premiered: Fall 2004
Broadcast: Saturdays at 18:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Hibari
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, SportsSports
Theme: Team SportsTeam Sports
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.221 (scored by 4834048,340 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #3062
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1879
Members: 94,612
Favorites: 1,340

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Gorou Honda, a little boy obsessed with baseball, has always admired his father, Shigeharu. Wishing to follow in his father's footsteps, Gorou dreams of becoming a professional baseball player. In turn, his son's starry-eyed admiration encourages Shigeharu to keep persevering, despite his late wife's death and his unsatisfying position on the second-string team Blue Ocean.

Unfortunately, an elbow injury forces Shigeharu off the team, and he falls into despair. However, after an offhand joke from his childhood friend, Shigeharu reevaluates his choices and decides to keep playing, leaving behind his prime position as pitcher and taking up the bat. Now motivated more than ever, Gorou works hard to carve his way in the Japanese Little League.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kasai, Kenichi
Director, Storyboard
Takakuwa, Hajime
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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"Kokoro e" by Road of Major

Ending Theme

1: "Step'' by Beni Arashiro (eps 1-16)
2: "Faraway" by Paradise GO!! GO!! (eps 17-25)
3: "Kokoro e" by Road of Major (eps 26)

Feb 13, 2010
I'll keep this short and simple.

Major is the definition of the word underrated. It is very unfortunate that people often overlook this series simply because it falls under the sports category. It is SO much more than that. I have recommended this anime to people countless times and will continue doing so because not only do I love it, but I believe it has the power to inspire.

The main character of the story is named Honda Goro (changed to Honda Shigeno after a tragic event). He is gifted in pitching and is absolutely in love with baseball. He has the tendency to bring out ...
Mar 28, 2012
Major, 154 episodes, 3 OVA and 1 movie long series. Normally it takes more than a month for me to watch series this long. Usually I get bored before the ending and start new random series so in the end it can easily take like a year for me to complete all of it. How long did it take from me to go trough all of Major then? 6 fucking days.

Review is to whole Major as you might have guessed. Spoiler free.

The story of Major is pretty bromaculous and manly, but all in all simple. Goro, our MC, is 4 year-old guy who likes baseball ...
May 18, 2008
Before you read this review, I would like to say that before watching Major I have never watched or played in a baseball game before. (My country has no baseball love >_>) Despite that, I knew some of the basics from a few video games I've tried a little of before. I cannot vouch for those who are already familiar with baseball as I will be reviewing from the point of view of a newbie.

This is actually pretty typical. Boy strives to become the best in something, which in this case is baseball. Honda Goro tries to take after his father as a pitcher who ...

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