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Major: Message

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Synonyms: Major OVA
Japanese: メジャー・メッセージ


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 17, 2010
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Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: SynergySP
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.301 (scored by 11,869 users)
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Ranked: #2472
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Popularity: #3050
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Thirteen years have passed. Following an injury that put Gorou's career as a pitcher into a standstill, he prepares to restart his baseball career as a fielder. His family struggles with his decisions, especially his daughter Izumi, who doesn't know enough about her father to understand why he is so absent from their lives. Gorou will stop at nothing until he's in the game once again; everything is now for the sake of the only gift he has to offer his children: Baseball.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Fukushima, Toshinori
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Morikubo, Shoutarou
Theme Song Performance
Mitsuda, Takuya
Original Creator
Oonuki, Kenichi
Chief Animation Director, Character Design

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"Kokoro e" by Morikubo Showtaro

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Dec 30, 2014
Cosmicblaze454 (All reviews)
Major does not have a recurring family team before Major: Message came. Although a sports anime, Major: Message is a wonderful family drama. I am gonna evaluate this anime as a special because it functions as one so my evaluation will be different

Major is all about struggles. But Message is a different one, a family struggle. Unlike those generic sports anime, Major portrays real life responsibilities. Responsibilities between two things: work and family. In Major: Message, Goro's responsibilities are his kids and Shimizu and baseball. Those two are the main conflicts in the story that generate drama. And I found this actually compelling for a read more
Aug 20, 2015
x3Rampage (All reviews)
As an OVA, Major: Message's point is just to bring the entire series to a close. Gorou, who has faced many many struggles so far, but have always received support from his friends and family, becomes the one to support his family, with his only gift he can give to his kids, baseball.
Throughout all seasons of Major, we've seen Gorou grow from a talented reckless kid, to a championship-winning professional in Major League Baseball in USA, while retaining his recklessness. But the biggest influence he's had is arguably from his dad. So now that Gorou has become the father, he sought to be the role read more
Aug 23, 2015
Z-X-E (All reviews)
Easily one of the most inspirational and heart-warming OVA out there. The plot is basically a follow-up on what happened during Goro Shigeno's career in the Major League. The reason why this OVA is inspirational because of Goro;s struggle and the way that he fought against it. HE changed his destiny and found a new path that. In addition to this, there is also a teeny-bit of love, compassion, and idolization going on in here( I won't go over the details since i don't want to spoil anything). In Conclusion( even though this review is pretty short) This OVA is a MUST watch, BUT ONLY read more


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