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
Genre: SportsSports
Theme: Team SportsTeam Sports
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.141 (scored by 1751717,517 users)
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Ranked: #4272
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Popularity: #3979
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Thirteen years after achieving major success with the Indiana Hornets, Gorou Honda's career as a pitcher ended abruptly after sustaining a horrible injury. Inspired by his father, who continued playing baseball despite major setbacks, Gorou plans to restart his baseball career and play in a new position. However, his strong dedication to train has puzzled his family, especially his young daughter Izumi, who is frustrated with the absence of her father from her lives. Faced by another tough obstacle, Gorou once again decides to prove his resolve through his beloved sport.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Hatta, Masanobu
Hasegawa, Yuuki
Assistant Producer
Fukushima, Toshinori
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Iizuka, Kouichi
Sound Director


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Ending Theme

"Kokoro e" by Morikubo Showtaro


Dec 30, 2014
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 ...
Aug 20, 2015
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 ...
Aug 23, 2015
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 ...

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