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Baseball Manga Major to Resume After 5-Year Hiatus

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Takuya Mitsuda to continue manga in March after 78 volumes, 53 million copies

Takuya Mitsuda will continue his long-running Major manga series on Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine in March. This will be the first new chapter in the manga in the five years since it ended in 2010.

Mitsuda first serialized Major in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine from 1994 until 2010. The story begins when Goro Honda's father, a professional baseball player, dies in an accident. This gives him the motivation to try and become a pro baseball player himself. Shogakukan published 53 million copies of the manga's 78 compiled book volumes. The final (at the time) limited-edition volume shipped in December 2010 with a special original video anime.

The manga inspired its first television anime series in 2004, and the sixth television anime series ran in 2010. The manga also inspired an anime film titled Major: Yūjō no Winning Shot in 2008.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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