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MAJOR 2nd (Second)
Kanji メジャー セカンド
Rōmaji Mejā Sekando
Genre Sports, Drama
Manga
Author Takuya Mitsuda
Publisher Weekly Shonen Sunday
Published by Shogakukan
Original Run 2015 – present
Volumes 19~
Anime
Director Ayumu Watanabe
Screenplay Michihiro Tsuchiya, Kenji Konuta, Mitsuyo Suenaga, Kenichi Yamashita
Character Design Kenichi Onuki
Music Kotaro Nakagawa
Original Run April 7, 2018 ~


MAJOR 2nd (Second) is a sports manga series succeeding the previous MAJOR (series), written by Takuya Mitsuda. The anime adaptation aired on NHK Educational TV, where the first season aired on April 2018, the second on April 2020.

Story

Years after the previous series, Daigo Shigeno who is now in elementary school student, dreams to become a professional baseball player just like father and former major leaguer, Goro Shigeno. Following in his dad's footsteps, Daigo joined the little league team “Mifune Dolphins”, but finds his skills lacking and fell under the pressure from his peer players of becoming the second generation. Eventually, Daigo gave up baseball before even trying it out for a year and lived his life apathetically. Now in the 6th grade, he meets a new transfer student who returned home from America. The boy's name is Hikaru Sato, whose father is Toshiya Sato, a former major leaguer and a longtime friend of Goro. And the wheel of fate concerning these young lads is about to spin!

Characters

Main Characters

  • Daigo Shigeno: The main protagonist and son of the former major league player, Goro Shigeno.
  • Hikaru Sato: The deuteragonist and son of Toshiya Sato, Goro's best friend since childhood.
  • Mutsuko Sakura: The main heroine who has a crush on Daigo.

Rivals

Daigo's Family

  • Izumi Shigeno: Daigo's elder sister.
  • Goro Shigeno: The former protagonist of the previous series, and a former ace pitcher of the major league.
  • Kaoru Shigeno: Former heroine of the previous series, whom she knew since elementary school and later married in the epilogue.
  • Momoko Shigeno: Daigo's grandmother and Goro's step-mother
  • Hideki Shigeno: Daigo's grandfather and Goro's step-father.

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Reception

On April 4, 2018, it was announced that the Major 2nd manga had 5.6 million copies in print, for the first 13 volumes.[1]

References


Trivia

  • The term "second" refers to the second generation, linking the passings between father and son.
  • In the initial NHK-ETV broadcasting of the anime, a "Baseball Kids" message segment is featured after the ending credits per episode. The NHK-ETV site posts an online petition of best photo-to-pick for the upcoming episode, under a theme per season.
    • For the first season, it follows the "generation" theme, where each photo is commented by a professional baseball player with his "message to everyone" quote, and a little league group shot are shown.
    • In the second season, the petition continues the first season following the "middle-school" players theme.

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