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Genres: comedy, drama, tournament
Themes: baseball, sports
Objectionable content: None
Plot Summary: Shigeharu Honda is a Nippon League batter on the rise. His son Goro is a Little League pitcher who one day hopes to follow in his father’s footsteps. Momoko Hoshino, Goro’s schoolteacher, is the first woman Shigeharu has been interested in since the death of Goro’s mother. The destinies of these three individuals will become intertwined as father and son experience both heartbreak and triumph on the baseball diamond. But when an unspeakable tragedy visits the family, it will take everything they have to pick up the pieces and reclaim their dreams.
Number of Episodes: 154
Vintage: 2004-11-13 to 2010-09-25

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Major 2nd

Genres: tournament
Themes: baseball, sports
Plot Summary: Daigo loves baseball, mostly because his dad is a professional player – he’s played for the MLB, the Japanese leagues, and now he’s off to Taiwan to play there. Everyone in Daigo’s family loves the sport; his older sister Izumi is on track to be just as impressive a pitcher as their father, and even their mother played back in school. Now that Daigo’s in the fourth grade, he’s all set to join his dad’s old team and prove that he has what it takes too—except once he starts playing, he’s not sure that he does. Crumbling under the pressure of all the expectations around him, Daigo flubs his first game and immediately quits the sport. Two years later, he’s still beating himself up for his perceived failings, barely trying to succeed at anything anymore. However, the kick in the pants he may need has just arrived at his school, in the form of his dad’s best MLB buddy’s son.
Number of Episodes: 25
Vintage: 2018-04-07

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Major 2nd (TV 2)

Vintage: 2020-04

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Fourth Major Baseball Anime Series Preview Posted

posted on 2007-12-29 13:20 EST by Egan Loo
First episode has main lead Gorō heading to Arizona for big league tryouts

5th Major Baseball Anime Series to Debut Next January

posted on 2008-06-28 16:24 EDT by Egan Loo
Repeats of fourth series to begin airing on July 5

First Major Film Has Title, Dates

posted on 2008-07-15 06:51 EDT by Egan Loo

First Major Baseball Anime Film’s Teaser Streamed

posted on 2008-07-19 13:48 EDT by Egan Loo
Spinoff from Mitsuda’s manga/anime series to open in Japan on December 13

First Major Baseball Anime Film’s Trailers Streamed

posted on 2008-10-25 14:07 EDT by Egan Loo
Spinoff from Mitsuda’s manga/anime series to open in Japan on December 13

Major’s Opening Single Debuts at #10

posted on 2009-01-25 19:34 EST by Egan Loo

Major Baseball TV Anime’s 6th Season to Debut in April

posted on 2009-12-04 00:15 EST by Egan Loo
Based on Takuya Mitsuda’s long-running manga about pitcher’s rise to major leagues

Baseball Manga Major Gets New Final Original Video Anime

posted on 2011-10-21 07:50 EDT by Egan Loo
OVA to ship with Takuya Mitsuda’s exclusive manga book in mid-December

Last Major Video Anime’s 2nd Half Slated for January 18

posted on 2011-12-10 12:58 EST by Joseph First

Baseball Video Anime “Major” Adds 15 Minutes of Unseen Footage

posted on 2012-06-10 17:30 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
MAJOR: World Series Hen’s 1st TV showing to include previously unreleased scenes

Baseball Anime ‘Major’s’ Special Edition Promo Streamed

posted on 2012-06-14 18:00 EDT by Joseph First
2-part series with 15-minutes of previously-unreleased footage slated to air on June 17

Major 2nd Baseball Manga Gets Extended Anime Ad

posted on 2016-07-13 14:30 EDT by Karen Ressler
Mutsumi Tamura, Yūma Uchida star

Major 2nd Manga Gets TV Anime

posted on 2017-10-13 08:15 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Sequel series starring son of protagonist of 1st manga premiered in 2015

Major 2nd TV Anime Premieres in April 2018

posted on 2017-10-16 03:45 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Sequel series to air on NHK-E TV

Major 2nd TV Anime’s Visual Shows Father & Son

posted on 2017-10-18 00:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Major 2nd Anime’s Promo Video Reveals Cast, Staff, April 7 Debut

posted on 2018-01-19 00:03 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Natsumi Fujiwara, Showtaro Morikubo, Kōtarō Nishiyama, Masakazu Morita star

Major 2nd Anime Casts Kana Hanazawa, Natsumi Takamori, Yuko Sasamoto

posted on 2018-02-05 22:50 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Anime of classic baseball manga’s sequel premieres April 7

Major 2nd Anime Casts Yui Horie, Jun Fukushima

posted on 2018-02-13 00:02 EST by April
Pitcher-catcher twins cast in season 2 premiering on April 7

Kyūso Nekokami Performs Opening Theme For Major 2nd Anime

posted on 2018-02-20 00:32 EST by Bayleigh Baker
Single CD for opening theme to ship on April 25

Yuu Takahashi Performs Ending Theme for Major 2nd Anime

posted on 2018-02-27 15:00 EST by Karen Ressler
Anime based on sequel manga premieres on April 7

Major 2nd Anime Adds More Cast Members

posted on 2018-03-08 09:55 EST by Egan Loo
Taichi Ichikawa, Shintarou Oohata, Norihisa Mori, Takeshi Kusao. Shunsuke Sakuya, Junko Noda

Crunchyroll Adds “Major 2nd” to Spring 2018 Simulcast Season

April 06, 2018 1:00pm CDT
TV anime adaptation based on Takuya Mitsuda’s baseball sports manga steps up to the plate on April 07, 2018

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The Spring 2018 Anime Preview Guide - MAJOR 2nd

Apr 7th 2018

Major 2nd, 2nd PV

Berry Goodman Performs Major 2nd Anime’s New Opening Song

posted on 2018-06-05 12:00 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
“Dreamcatcher” debuts in anime on July 7

Reol Performs Major 2nd Anime’s New Opening Song

posted on 2018-06-12 09:00 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
“SAIREN” debuts in anime on July 7

Major 2nd Baseball Manga Briefly Listed With New Anime Series in April

posted on 2019-10-06 21:40 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
1st anime series based on Takuya Mitsuda’s sequel manga premiered in April 2018
Update: The volume’s listing is no longer on Shogakukan’s website.

Major 2nd New Anime Series Confirmed

posted on 2019-10-11 04:22 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Anime premieres on NHK Educational in April 2020

Major 2nd Anime’s 2nd Series Reveals New Cast, Staff, April 4 Premiere

posted on 2020-01-08 22:10 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Daiki Yamashita joins cast with Natsumi Fujiwara, Kana Hanazawa