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Wiki founding: September 19, 2010
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Last checked: March 26, 2015

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Anime, Manga

Major is a sports manga series by Takuya Mitsuda. It has been serialized in Shōnen Sunday and has been collected in 78 tankōbon volumes. In 1996, it received the Shogakukan Manga Award for shōnen.

The manga series concluded in the 32nd issue of Shōnen Sunday for 2010, while the 78th and final volume of the manga series was released in the middle of December 2010 together with a special original video animation (OVA).

The series has been adapted as an anime series produced by NHK and Studio Hibari titled Major (メジャー, Mejā) (using katakana instead of the manga's English characters). The first episode was broadcast on November 13, 2004 and has completed six seasons. The final episode originally aired on September 25, 2010. An animated film telling the story between the first and second seasons of the anime was released on December 13, 2008. Two OVAs were released on December 16, 2011 and January 18, 2012. They deal with The World Series chapter, which was skipped in the TV series.


Goro Honda, the son of a Japanese professional baseball player, has aspirations of becoming a pro player. Shigeharu Honda, the father, is quickly becoming a star for the professional Blue Oceans. However, when disaster strikes Shigeharu and consequentially Goro, they must find their paths to the pros.

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