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Japanese: MAJOR


Type: Manga
Volumes: 78
Chapters: 747
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 13, 1994 to Jul 7, 2010
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Sports Sports
Theme: Team Sports Team Sports
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Sunday
Authors: Mitsuda, Takuya (Story & Art)


Score: 8.161 (scored by 18661,866 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5272
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3201
Members: 6,461
Favorites: 138


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Volumes: /78
Chapters: /747


The story of Major follows the life of Gorou Honda, from kindergarten to being a professional baseball player, seeking and overcoming tremendous challenges.


Major won the 41st Shogakukan Manga Award for best shounen manga in 1995.

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Jul 30, 2017
The story of Major follows the life of Goro Honda, from kindergarten to being a professional baseball player, seeking and overcoming tremendous challenges.
As far as i know this might probably be the only or one of the very few manga that you can actually follow a character from 5 years old to high school to adulthood to the Major League(as you could see by the manga name) he becomes in the end a man with his own family and children, the way we follow Goro was truly a one of a kind experience, in the end it feels like you gained friends someone you will ...
Aug 29, 2021
I was shocked to see that this gem only has 1 review.This manga has 747 chapters and it was one hell of a ride. I am a massive fan of Cross game and if you are too, definitely give this one a try. This is also not your generic sports manga.

The main character's name is Honda Goro. He's born with the talent to pitch and he's pitching will definitely make you want to see more and more of it.

The character development is probably one of the best part of this manga. As you go more into the manga, you will be able to see how ...
Oct 4, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (270/747 eps)
Hello MAL, Is moOnday here and Welcome to my first ever review.
I'll do my very best to try to breakdown all the aspects I've gathered from this manga, in a very unbiased and easy to follow fashion. It might be a little bit sloppy, but as mentioned earlier on. This is my first time so be gentle with me.

Might be the wrong approach, but I'll put this manga in contrast with Ashita no Joe since I feel this manga took Major inspirations from it.

With Major we have a sports manga based around Baseball. We follow the journey of Honda/Shigeno Gorou. A baseball "prodigy" who ...

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Recent News

Manga 'Major' Sequel Begins in March

Manga 'Major' Sequel Begins in March

It was announced that the baseball manga Major will get a sequel in Weekly Shounen Sunday starting in March this year. The manga by Takuya Mitsuda was serialized in more

OVA of Manga Major To Be Bundled With The Final Volume

According to GIGAZINE, a special OVA of Major will be bundled with the final volume 78 to be released this December. Manga Major has ended its 16 year serialization more

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