Major (TV)

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[ adapted from Major (manga) ]

Related anime:
    Major: Message (OAV 1) (sequel)
    MAJOR: World Series Hen - Yume no Shunkan e (OAV 2) (sequel)

Alternative title:
メジャー (Japanese) 
棒球大聯盟 (Chinese (Taiwan)) 
메이저 (Korean) 
Genres: comedy , drama , tournament 
Themes: baseball , sports 
Objectionable content: None 
Plot Summary:
Goro's dream is to become a professional baseball player like his father. As he strives through the path towards the pro league, from infancy to adulthood, his passion for the game galvanizes all of those around him. 
Shigeharu Honda is a Nippon Leauge 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. 
User Ratings: 352 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 99 votes (sub:92, dub:3, raw:2, others:2
1 Russian dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Excellent: 122 votes (sub:112, dub:3, edit.dub:1, raw:1, others:5
2 French subtitled
2 Tagalog dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Very good: 68 votes (sub:61, dub:1, raw:1, others:5
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
)
 Good: 32 votes (sub:26, dub:3, others:3
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Decent: 15 votes (sub:13, dub:1, others:1
1 Korean subtitled
)
 So-so: 7 votes (sub:6, others:1
1 Tagalog dubbed
)
 Not really good: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Weak: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Bad: -
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 659 users, rank: #1448 (of 6011)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.548 (Excellent−), std. dev.: 1.503, rank: #133 (of 6004)
Weighted mean: 8.419 (Very good+), rank: #159 (of 6004) (seen all: 8.56 / seen some: 8.08 / won't finish: 6.93)
Bayesian estimate: 8.390 (Very good+), rank: #102 (of 4571)
Running time: 25 minutes 
Episode titles: We have 154
Vintage:
2004-11-13 to 2005-05-21 (Season 1) 
2005-12-10 to 2006-06-10 (Season 2) 
2007-01-06 to 2007-06-30 (Season 3) 
2008-01-05 to 2008-06-28 (Season 4) 
2009-01-10 to 2009-06-27 (Season 5) 
2010-04-03 to 2010-09-25 (Season 6) 
Opening Theme:
#1: "Kokoro E (心絵)" by Road of Major (eps 1-26) 
#2: "Saraba Aoki Omokage (さらば碧き面影)" by Road of Major (eps 27-52) 
#3: "Play the Game" by Road of Major (eps 53-77) 
#4: "Rise" by Kouhei Ootomo (eps 80-104) 
#5: "Hey! Hey! Alright" by SCHA DARA PARR feat. Kaela Kimura (eps 106-128) 
#6: "Kokoro e (心絵)" by TRIPLANE (eps 131-) 
Ending Theme:
#01: "Step" by Beni Arashiro (eps 1-16) 
#02: "Faraway" by Paradise GO!! GO!! (eps 17-26) 
#03: "Wonderland" by May (eps 27-39) 
#04: "Shoboi Kao Sunna yo Baby (しょぼい顔すんなよベイベー)" by The Loose Dogs (eps 40-51) 
#05: "Saraba Aoki Omokage (さらば碧き面影)" by Road of Major (ep 52) 
#06: "Strike Party!!!" by BeForU (eps 53-67) 
#07: "Yoru ni Nareba (夜になれば)" by The Loose Dogs (eps 68-77) 
#08: "Play the Game" by Road of Major (ep 78) 
#09: "One Day" by The Loose Dogs (eps 79-95) 
#10: "Ame Nochi Niji Iro (雨のち虹色)" by Goro Shigeno x The Loose Dogs feat. Maki Ohguro (eps 96-104) 
#11: "Stay with me" by Hitomi Shimatani (eps 105-120) 
#12: "Jibun Color" by Yuu Nakamura (eps 121-129) 
#13: "Kokoro e (心絵)" by Road of Major (ep 129) 
#14: "Twilight Star (トワイライトスター)" by Megamasso (eps 130-142) 
#15: "For Years..." by French Kiss (フレンチ・キス) (eps 143-) 
#16: "Kokoro e (心絵)" by Road of Major (ep 154) 
Official website:
Links: We have 1
Trivia: We have 3
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director:
Kenichi Kasai 
Riki Fukushima (4th season) 
Series Composition: Michihiro Tsuchiya 
Music: Noriyuki Asakura 
Original Manga: Takuya Mitsuda 
Character Design:
Kenichi Ohnuki (4th season) 
Masaru Oshiro 
Sound Director: Hajime Takakuwa 
Director of Photography: Taro Sato 
Producer: Naohiko Furuichi 

Animation producer: Seiji Mitsunobu 
Theme Song Arrangement: Hirofumi Asamoto (END#1) 
Theme Song Composition:
Hirofumi Asamoto (END#1) 
Ken'ichi Kitagawa (OP) 
Theme Song Lyrics:
Hideyuki Obata (END#1) 
Ken'ichi Kitagawa (OP) 
Yasushi Akimoto (ED 15) 
Theme Song Performance:
Beni Arashiro (END#1) 
Hitomi Shimatani (ED11) 
Maki Ohguro (ED 10) 
May (ED3) 
PARADISE GO GO (ED2) 
Road of Major (OP) 
Showtaro Morikubo (ED 10) 
The Loose Dogs (ED 4, 7, 9, 10) 
TRIPLANE (OP6) 
Masakazu Morita as Toshiya Satou(ep 27-) 
Motoko Kumai as Goro Honda -> Goro Shigeno 
Showtaro Morikubo as Goro Shigeno(ep 27-) 

Daisuke Namikawa as Joe Gibson Jr. 
Fuyuka Oura as Toshi-kun(Toshiya Satou) 
Hideki Ogihara as Yamane(ep 27-) 
Junko Noda as Momoko-sensei(Mrs. Momoko Hoshino) 
Kouji Ochiai as Joe Gibson 
Kouki Miyata as Daisuke Komori(ep 27-) 
Romi Park as Taiga Shimizu(ep 59-) 
Sayaka Ohara as Shizuka Saotome 
Takeshi Kusao as Fujii(ep 53-) 
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Jeff Keene 
Yuko Sasamoto as Kaoru Shimizu 

Akiko Kimura as Joe Gibson Jr.(child) 
Akimitsu Takase as Inui 
Aruno Tahara as Yoshiharu Honda 
Atsuko Enomoto as Alice Jinnai 
Ayako Ito as Tanabe 
Ayumi Hasegawa as Masataka Oobayashi 
Ayumi Tsunematsu as Hasegawa 
Daiki Matsubayashi as Kenichi Terakado 
Daiki Nakamura as Tetsufumi Egashira 
Daisuke Kirii as
Muta(ep 27-) 
Yakushiji 
Daisuke Namikawa as Natsume 
Daisuke Sakaguchi as Tokashiki 
Eiji Takemoto as Masata Sengoku 
Fumie Mizusawa as Majima 
Hanawa as Kamigauchi 
Hirofumi Nojima as Sawamura(ep 126) 
Hiroyuki Yoshino as Takigawa 
Junko Noda as Sawamura's friend(ep 8) 
Junko Takeuchi as Okamura Trio(eps 17-18) 
Juurouta Kosugi as Tendou(ep 114-) 
Kahoru Sasajima as Ryouta Sawamura 
Kana Ueda as Miho Nakamura(ep 54-) 
Ken Takeuchi as Oikawa(ep 27-) 
Kenichi Suzumura as Hayato Yaginuma(ep 68) 
Kenta Miyake as
Fox 
Taizou Saotome 
Kenyuu Horiuchi as Ichirou Yamada 
Kikuko Inoue as Mrs. Oliver(133-) 
Kishô Taniyama as
Akutsu 
Hayashida 
Kouichi Toochika as Kusakabe 
Kouji Ishii as Sanders 
Kousei Hirota as Akio Oonuki 
Kumiko Endou as Ryouko Kawase 
Mako Hyoudou as Joe Gibson's Wife 
Makoto Yasumura as Mayumura 
Mamiko Noto as Miho Satou (Waka Onodera) 
Marina Inoue as Sophia Reed 
Masakazu Morita as Parker 
Masaki Mimoto as Hirosaki 
Megumi Toyoguchi as Emily 
Michio Miyashita as Yousuke Miyake 
Miharu Iijima as Tsuruta 
Minako Tsutsu as Sawamura's friend(ep 8) 
Minori Chihara as Ayane 
Mitsuki Saiga as
Takafumi 
Takeshi Saotome(young) 
Naoya Uchida as Coach Usami 
Norihisa Mori as Tashiro(ep 54-) 
Noriko Hidaka as Chiaki Honda("Okasan") 
Reiko Kiuchi as Natsume 
Rie Kugimiya as Daisuke Komori 
Rikiya Koyama as Dr. Oliver(133-) 
Rina Satou as Tateishi(ep 62) 
Ryu Itou as Takeshima 
Sachi Matsumoto as Esumi 
Sayaka Aida as Murai 
Shigenori Sôya as Bolton 
Shigeru Mogi as Yabe 
Shiho Hisajima as
Date 
Oomura 
Yumi(27-) 
Shinichi Namiki as Kuramoto 
Shinji Kawada as Katori 
Shunsuke Sakuya as Hideki Shigeno 
Souichiro Hoshi as Uchiyama(ep 54-) 
Susumu Akagi as Yoneda 
Tadashi Mutou as Kentarou Kodama 
Taiten Kusunoki as Shuuichi Kashimoto(Coach) 
Takafumi Kawakami as Katsuragi 
Takahiro Sakurai as Naoki Enomoto(Season 2) 
Takao Ishii as Director/Supervisor Andou 
Takayuki Kawasugi as Atsushi Kokubu 
Takehito Koyasu as Shigeharu Honda("Otosan") 
Tetsuharu Ohta as Yuuichi Izumi 
Tokuyoshi Kawashima as Takeshi Saotome 
Toshiyuki Morikawa as
Alex(American Team) 
Toshi's Dad 
Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Shibuya 
Touko Aoyama as Maehara 
Tsuyoshi Koyama as Hilbert Sanchez(ep 82-) 
Wataru Hatano as
Amano 
Miyazaki(ep 54-) 
Yoshimitsu Shimoyama as
Hideaki Kusano 
Karasawa 
Yukitoshi Tokumoto as Kawabe 
Yuko Kato as
Kyuuta Usami 
Shigeharu Honda(childhood) 
Yuwata Kouno as Miyamoto 
Japanese companies
Animation Production:
Studio Hibari (Seasons 1-3) 
SynergySP (Seasons 4-6) 
Co-Production: NHK Enterprises 21 
In-Between Animation:
A-Line (season 5) 
AIC (season 5) 
Anime Spot (season 5) 
Bee Train (season 5) 
Dr. Movie (season 5) 
F.A.I International (season 5) 
feel. (season 5) 
GAINAX (season 5) 
GoHands (season 5) 
Hal Film Maker (season 5) 
I & S Factory (season 5) 
K Production (season 5) 
Nomad (season 5) 
Oriental Light and Magic (season 5) 
Statelite (season 5) 
Studio 4°C (season 5) 
Studio ADD (season 5) 
Studio Elle (season 5) 
Studio Gallop (season 5) 
Studio Live (season 5) 
Studio Mark (season 5) 
Studio Read (season 5) 
SynergySP (season 5) 
Tamazawa Animation (season 5) 
Tatsunoko Production (season 5) 
Triple A (season 5) 
Key Animation:
A.C.G.T (Season 5) 
APPP (season 5) 
Bee Train (season 5) 
Big Bang (season 5) 
feel. (season 5) 
Front Line (season 5) 
GAINAX (season 5) 
GoHands (season 5) 
I & S Factory (season 5) 
Last House (season 5) 
Mushi Production (season 5) 
Nomad (season 5) 
Studio Gallop (season 5) 
Studio Giants (season 5) 
Studio Graffiti (season 5) 
Studio Live (season 5) 
Tatsunoko Production (season 5) 
TNK (season 5) 
Wao World (season 5) 
Wish (season 5) 
Tagalog staff
Tagalog cast
Dubbing Director:
Wendy De Leon 
Wendy Villacorta 
Mark Muñoz as
Goro Honda 
Goro Shigeno 
Rafael Miranda as Toshiya Satou 

Gwen Masilongan as Miho Nakamura 
Lemuel Jana as Fujii 
Lyrah Padilla as Taiga Shimizu 
Rose Barin as Momoko-sensei(Mrs. Momoko Hoshino) 

Arnold S. Abad as
Kawaguchi 
Uchiyama 
Gwen Masilongan as Ayane 
Joel Masilongan as Tetsufumi Egashira 
Ronald Indico as Hideki Shigeno 
Tagalog companies
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Licensed by: Mighty Media Co., Ltd. 
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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