Baseball Video Anime "Major" Adds 15 Minutes of Unseen Footage
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The Disney XD channel in Japan will air the two-part MAJOR: World Series Hen - Yume no Shunkan e video anime series with 15 minutes of previously-unreleased footage on June 17. The "MAJOR: World Series Hen - Yume no Shunkan e Special Edition" feature will air at 4:00 p.m. and then again at 10:00 p.m.
The station will also air the 2008 Major: Yūjō no Winning Shot film on the same day at 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. The channel will additionally air selected episodes from the franchise's sixth television anime series on the same day.
The MAJOR: World Series Hen - Yume no Shunkan e OVA project adapted the previously-unanimated World Series arc and the story's illusive final matchup. The project featured the return of the "Golden Battery" in America. The OVA project originally shipped in December and January bundled with a special compiled book volume (tankōbon) of the manga.
Takuya Mitsuda's manga ended in July of 2010 after a 16-year run. The story follows Gorō, the son of a major league batter who dreams of making it big himself. The manga began in the magazine in late 1994.
The manga inspired its first television anime series in 2004, and the sixth television anime series launched in 2010. The 78th and (at the time) final limited-edition manga volume shipped in December 2010 with a special OVA.
Source: Anime! Anime!