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
Genre: SportsSports
Theme: Team SportsTeam Sports
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.211 (scored by 5122351,223 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #3632
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2055
Members: 101,299
Favorites: 1,396

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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


Mitsunobu, Seiji
Kasai, Kenichi
Director, Storyboard
Takakuwa, Hajime
Sound Director
Miyata, Ryou
Episode Director, Storyboard


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 25, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (15/26 eps)
I'm kind of disappointed with this series. I started watching this cause I it was pretty highly rated and I wanted to watch sports anime. I thought the main character's family background was too dramatic and I wasn't really keen to watch a soap opera that was dragged out for way too long. The plot development and struggles were also dramatic. There were bullying issues, death, and injuries.

I consistently thought it shouldn't be this difficult to actually join a team and play baseball. Also, the main character is obnoxious, arrogant, looks down on others, a genius in baseball and kind of sexist. I really ...
Jan 25, 2023
Preliminary (3/26 eps)
I do not think I'm prejudiced at all, dropping Major S1 after a mere 3 episodes, despite it being over 100 episodes long. I do not even think that I'm rating it bad because it's old or meant for kids or whatever. I just's bad. I mean, Hikaru no Go's one of the very few shows I gave a 9/10 in the past years, so when I cannot stand Major S1, it really doesn't really have to do with these factors.

While a show like Hikaru no Go feels timeless, Major just feels old. I do not see any benefit from all of the melodrama ...

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