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Major: Message (OAV 1)

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Alternative title:
メジャー -メッセージ- (Japanese)
Themes: baseball, sports
Plot Summary: After fourteen years in the Major League Baseball, Goro returns to Japan because of a surgery that forced him to quit his life as a pitcher. He is determined to continue playing the game, but now as a fielder in his home country. Trouble arises as Izumi, his eldest daughter, is unable to understand his actions.
User Ratings: 43 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 3 votes (sub:2, others:1
1 Russian dubbed
 Excellent: 6 votes (sub:5, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Very good: 14 votes (sub:13, others:1
1 Arabic subtitled
 Good: 11 votes (sub:11)
 Decent: 6 votes (sub:6)
 So-so: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Not really good: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Weak: -
 Bad: -
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 68 users, rank: #5779 (of 9318)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.488 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.3872, rank: #1875 (of 9421)
Weighted mean: 7.466 (Good+), rank: #1733 (of 9421) (seen all: 7.47)
Bayesian estimate: 7.470 (Good+), rank: #1453 (of 7096)
Running time: 25 minutes
Vintage: 2010-12-17
Release dates: We have 1
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Riki Fukushima
Screenplay: Michihiro Tsuchiya
Storyboard: Riki Fukushima
Original creator: Takuya Mitsuda
Character Design: Kenichi Ōnuki
Art Director: Hidenori Sano
Chief Animation Director: Kenichi Ōnuki
Sound Director: Kōichi Iizuka
Director of Photography: Taro Sato
Action Animation Director: Junpei Tatenaka
Animation producer: Masanobu Hatta
Assistant producer: Tomonori Hasegawa
Color design: Chiho Nakamura
Editing: Hiromi Komine
Music producer: Norihide Tanaka
Planning: Kiyoshi Yokota
Sound Editor: Nobuto Kojima
Sound Effects: Kiyotaka Kawada
Sound Mixing: Naotsugu Uchida
Sound Production Manager: Hiroki Urakari
Theme Song Arrangement: Kazuhiro Yamahara
Theme Song Composition: Ken'ichi Kitagawa
Theme Song Lyrics: Ken'ichi Kitagawa
Theme Song Performance: Showtaro Morikubo
Showtaro Morikubo as Goro Shigeno

Motoko Kumai as Izumi Shigeno
Yuko Sasamoto as Kaoru Shigeno

Junko Noda as Momoko Shigeno
Kouki Miyata as Daizuke Komori
Masakazu Morita as Toshiya Satou
Miyuki Sawashiro as Daigo Shigeno
Romi Park as Taiga Shimizu
Shunsuke Sakuya as Hideki Shigeno
Takehito Koyasu as Shigeharu Honda
Japanese companies
3DCGI: Studio Easter
Animation Production: SynergySP
Backgrounds: Studio Easter
Digital Paint:
Fan Out
Film Editing: Sony PCL
In-Between Animation:
Fan Out
Studio Zaendou
Photography: SynergySP
Production: Shogakukan
Recording Studio: HALF H·P STUDIO

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