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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.

Note: Won the 41st Shogakukan Manga Award in the Shounen category in 1996.


Related Series
Major 2nd (Sequel)
Major: Yuujou no Ikkyuu (Side Story)

Associated Names
Major Dramatic Baseball Comic

Groups Scanlating
Eien Scans
Endless Abyss
Flying Cow

Latest Release(s)
v.7 c.54-56 by Eien Scans & The Fire Sky (83d ago)
v.7 c.53 by Eien Scans & The Fire Sky (178d ago)
v.7 c.52 by Eien Scans & The Fire Sky (222d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
78 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 78, Chap 747 (OVA 1)

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (144 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.47 / 10.0
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 5% (7 votes)

Last Updated
December 2nd 2015, 8:44am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Manga One (Shogakukan)
Shuukan Shounen Sunday (Shogakukan)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #890 increased(+74)
Monthly Pos #1781 increased(+213)
3 Month Pos #2410 decreased(-7)
6 Month Pos #2600 decreased(-330)

List Stats
On 538 reading lists
On 448 wish lists
On 123 completed lists
On 24 unfinished lists
On 160 custom lists

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Baseball Manga Major to Resume After 5-Year Hiatus 602 days, 5 hours, 41 minutes ago
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best sports manga ever...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by [4gy5ky]
May 18th, 2007, 4:35am
[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.
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Hey, a MAJOR skip?   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by palabasa
March 8th, 2008, 12:13pm
it really got me interested seeing the latest release have reached around volume 47..and reading the great comments about it, i was prepared for a long interesting read..

but guess what? after volume 2 it skipped to volume 33? what was that all about? do i have to watch the anime to be able to fill-up the Major gap?

well i 've read a few chapters and it seems quite promising, i guess it wouldn't reach volume 66 for nothing..

... Last updated on March 8th, 2008, 12:16pm
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Good sports manga   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Lupin
October 7th, 2006, 12:01pm
This manga is very good, except for the first issues based on the childhood of Goro, but at middle school and high school period, this is just becoming too good.
Story line is good, you have all basic elements like a sad past, a strong spirited hero, some rivals appearing on the way, real challenges. You don't need to like baseball to really enjoy this manga. So I give a 9/10 rating based on the v25 to 58.

If you like this one, try H2 from mitsuru Adachi, another great baseball story, with a little more romance and comedy

... Last updated on October 8th, 2006, 12:56am
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defenitely one of the best sports mangas out theire   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by trunks84
September 30th, 2007, 8:03am
Well the anime is so far great, and it's a shame that the manga translations aren't even further. At the rate it's going the animation is going to get much further then the manga translations. Still one of the best sports animes / mangas out theire, Goro has to be one of the most imba protaganists I ever saw. Tho they should nerf his injuries.
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Read it, read it not?   
Rating: N/A
by fieryeagle1
April 18th, 2008, 2:40pm
From the look of it, this manga must be continuously progressive so I wonder if I should read it while leaving such a big gap between volume 2 and 33? If it is very good, that is even more the reason not to.

... Last updated on April 18th, 2008, 2:42pm
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by ironwolf
April 6th, 2007, 8:38pm
This anime got me into baseball though i do think your right it starts off when hes a kid and thats good and all, great for a back story and explaining who he is and how he got there but its not something that will hook you right away, i started with the anime with season 2, then i went back and watched season 1 when he was a kid. The manga at least the fansub just isnt far enough into it to truly grab peoples eye. But its great none the less
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Rating: N/A
by xin0728
August 27th, 2007, 2:21am

Mayumura RuleZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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