News Major 2nd Anime Casts Yui Horie, Jun Fukushima
posted on 2018-02-13 00:02 EST by April
- Yui Horie as Michiru Mayumura, Ken and Shizuka (Saotome) Mayumura's daughter and a southpaw pitcher (pictured top left in image to the right)
- Jun Fukushima as Wataru Mayumura, Michiru's twin brother who forms a battery with her as the catcher (pictured top right in image to the right)
The anime will premiere on NHK E-TV on April 7 at 5:35 p.m. (3:35 a.m. ET).
Previously announced cast members include:
- Natsumi Fujiwara as Daigo Shigeno
- Showtaro Morikubo as Goro Shigeno
- Kōtarō Nishiyama as Hikaru Satō
- Masakazu Morita as Toshiya Satō
- Kana Hanazawa as Mutsuko Sakura
- Natsumi Takamori as Izumi Shigeno
- Yuko Sasamoto as Kaoru Shigeno
Ayumu Watanabe (Doraemon films, Space Brothers, After the Rain) is directing the anime at NHK Enterprises. Michihiro Tsuchiya, Kenji Konuta, Mitsuyo Suenaga, and Kenichi Yamashita are penning the scripts. Kenichi Ohnuki (Gundam Build Fighters Try, Gurazeni, Golden Kamuy) is designing the characters. Kotaro Nakagawa (Code Geass, Cross Game) is composing the music.
Mitsuda launched the manga in Weekly Shonen Sunday in March 2015 as the first new installment in the manga series in five years. Shogakukan published the manga's 12th compiled book volume on Thursday. The sequel manga inspired an animated commercial in December 2015.
The sequel series follows Daigo, the son of the protagonist of the first Major manga.
Mitsuda serialized Major in Weekly Shonen Sunday from 1994 until 2010. Shogakukan published 78 compiled book volumes for the series. 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.