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Shigeharu Honda is a Japanese 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.
Won the 41st Shogakukan Manga Award in the Shounen category.
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Watch the anime!!
Yeah... there are huge gaps in the manga scanlation, but don't let that make you miss out on this great story. For the missing volumes, I recommend you watching the anime to make up for it. There are 5 seasons out already. The anime is just as addicting as the manga, and it follows the manga closely. So, you don't have to miss out on this manga, and don't have to skip volumes either.
Anyway, this manga is one of the best sports manga out there. It follows the life of one character from childhood to early adulthood. You'll really fall in love with the characters here, as they are all very relatable. The story itself is very well-written. There are tear-jerking moments, and moments that fills you with excitement. There's romance and rivalry, and competition...all the elements that make up a great story. I honestly can't think of any reason why anyone would not like this.
... Last updated on May 29th, 2009, 1:26pm
Major the coolest sports anime ever... [edit by mod, Don't ask for downloads or how to read online, read the rules]
Nothing's like a fastball... unless it's another fastball. And if a fastball doesn't work... then throw another fastball.
Now that's how you play mind games. Pretty soon all the other kids are gonna be on edge wondering why the **** he never threw a curve.
... Last updated on July 31st, 2012, 1:39pm
So exciting! <3 I read all the manga scanalations of the first volumes that were out but since there was a giant gap, I decided to watch the anime until I got caught up. I must say, where in talent-manga/achieving-your-dreams manga are concerned, this one is freakin' top of the line. Its up there with Glass Mask and Skip Beat. Not to mention the sports aspect is good within itself, although I don't really know much about baseball.
A definite read/watch!
Let's be straight here. Major - Dramatic Baseball Manga is half Soap Opera, half baseball and half shounen manga. It is a blend that shouldn't work but totally does. I mean it's got the generic Soap Opera Plots laced into the baseball which is led by the protagonist's Hot-blooded anime personality. It's awesome.
It's a shame you need to cut to the anime because of the gaps but even then it still shines.
The anime is cool and all but the manga is better though to sad no translation. Just looking at the raws its pretty much entertaining and with the aniem to back some up its good. But the manga is better its just to long sometimes and the anime is fast but in a good pace.
Doesn't make much sense though, since vol 3 through vol 32 is missing.
best sports manga ever...
[edit by mod, Warning: Possible spoiler] forget captain tsubasa, touch, slam dunk, hajime no ippo and any other sporsts manga, cause major is the best overall sports manga you can ever find. This is one manga where they focus on character growth, not only physically but mentally. Starting from the age of 6 until 20s, you travel with the main character as he goes through turbulent and emotional moments throughout his journey to become a pro baseball player. In the much much later parts of the manga, you'll even see him going to America to play in the majors.
Watch the Anime!
The manga chapters are missing translations so go watch the anime because i think this is one of the Best adapted Manga-to-Anime i have ever seen
We get to see the whole Goro going from a Small Kid to a fully accomplished brute man spanning 6 seasons of Drama, Comedy , Tragedy and Romance as a sub plot
after watching those Final moments i shed manly tears, what a great journey it was, i think this ranks high up among all the great Shonen Sports out there Slam Dunk, Eyeshield 21 and One Outs Truly one of the best
if you can bare with the First season i assure you great things await you a truly fulfilling journey which only Few Animes can achieve
NOTE: This rating and Review was for the ANIME Version
A good read/watch
The anime hooked me in. Amazingly it still continues. Yhe story is kind of epic, but Goro's undying motivation attracts many viewers, like myself. People, give this story a try! Not too bad art, good storyline, good baseball, good character development, good motivation, good heart pullers (pull you heart in some scenes) and isnt like those romance gooey gooey things--- there is some romance but it concentrates on the other important things---which is a PLUS PLUS for me!!!