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Major S1

Honda Shigeharu is a Major League batter on the rise. His son Gorou is a Little League pitcher who one day hopes to follow in his father's footsteps. Hoshino Momoko is Gorou's school teacher, and the first woman Shigeharu has been interested in since the death of Gorou's mother. The destines 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. (Source: ANN)

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Start Date13th Nov 2004
Next ReleaseInvalid date
Popularity Rank1683
Rating Rank701
Age RatingPG
Age Rating GuideTeens 13 or older


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Major was my first baseball anime. One of the longest and most popular baseball anime, I am honestly surprised that no one has made a review for this show yet. After enjoying this show a few years ago, I'm now rewatching it and wanted to write a review to help others decide. Story Major S1 is split between two major story arcs. The very early life of Goro and the circumstances of his family make up the first half. The second part of the season deals with Goro's first team baseball experience and their drive to win the regional tournament. While the second half is rather typical of sports anime, the first arc is touching and lays down much of Goro's early motivation character development. Animation/Sound The animation and sound while not being particular good, they do get the job done. The sound of a metal bat hitting a baseball is still very crisp. Character The cast of characters are what you might expect from a shounen sports anime. Head strong main character, supportive family, and the usual bag of teammates. Aside from a couple episodes devoted to his family and teammates, Goro is always the center of the show. Overall The beginning of a long running series will usually make or break your enjoyment of the series as a whole. While the baseball action is rather weak this season (for obvious reasons), more attention is dealt towards Goro's early life development. There's much to like here if sports anime interests you.

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