The series has been adapted into an anime series produced by NHK and Studio Hibari titled Major (メジャー Mejā) (using katakana instead of the manga's English characters).The first episode aired on November 13, 2004. The series ran for six seasons [3] and the final episode originally aired on September 25, 2010. An animated film telling the story between the first and second seasons of the anime was released on December 13, 2008. Two OVAs were released on December 16, 2011, and January 18, 2012. They deal with The World Series chapter, which was skipped in the TV series.[4]

In 2015, Shogakukan started publishing Major 2nd, a sequel series featuring the life of Gorō's son Daigo. The sequel series received an anime adaptation that premiered on April 2018 on NHK-EThe story of Major follows the life of Gorō Honda, from kindergarten to being a professional baseball player, seeking and overcoming tremendous challenges.

Subsections are divided according to how the official website split the story. Kindergarten ~ First grade Edit
Gorō's father, Shigeharu Honda, was a pitcher struggling between the major and minor teams of the NPB. Nonetheless, Gorō looked up to his father and wished to be a professional baseball player just like him. Gorō's mother Chiaki Honda died from an unknown disease when he was younger. Aside from his father, Gorō was very close to two other people—Momoko Hoshino and Toshiya Sato. Momoko was Gorō's kindergarten teacher and especially watched out for Gorō because there are no other kids of Gorō's age at the kindergarten. Toshiya was another kid in the neighborhood, the only one Gorō could find of his own age and to whom Gorō taught baseball.

The father and son were struck a cruel blow when Honda's arm injury prevents him from continuing his baseball career as a pitcher. Gorō was especially shaken by the fact that his father would not be able to continue as a baseball player anymore. To Honda, his son and baseball are all he has left in his life; his wif