The BEST Episodes of Major

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 27, 2020

Network: NHK

Major is a drama about emotional joy and heartbeak on the baseball diamond. As father, son and teacher (now turned Goro's mom since his first mom's death). More than ever these three will be closer than ever to becoming a complete family. Until an unthinkable tragic event visits the family in a harsh way. Now, Momoko Hoshino (Goro's new mom) and Goro will have to make their dreams come true and reach for the victory in the baseball scene. To make that happen, Goro trains everytime to live up to his father's legacy. And he also forms a new team of little leaguers. Called; The Dolphins. Which he pitches for the team. Emotions of joy and sadness, victory and defeat will now play a part in Goro's everyday training and game as he plays for the Dolphins and eventually steps into the majors.

Beyond Capability

#1 - Beyond Capability

Season 6 - Episode 23 - Aired Sep 11, 2010

Keene's two run homer has tied the game 8-8. Thanks to Boston winning the wild card only the winner of Minnesota/ Indiana will advance. With extra innings looming Goro decides to risk his health to do all he can to help the Hornets advance to the playoffs, but exactly how long will he be able to endure the low blood circulation before the pain sets in?

star 8.86
7 votes
To the Future

#2 - To the Future

Season 6 - Episode 25 - Aired Sep 25, 2010

In the final episode of Major Goro is followed to Japan by Sophia who hopes to steal him away from Shimizu as well as keep an eye on his rehab. Shimizu and Sophia don't have the closest feelings for each other, but they realize that only one of them can win. While in Japan Goro is visited by Toshi, and the two contemplate how they can become a tandem in the Major Leagues. Goro makes his final decision. A few seasons pass by. Goro is back as the closer for the Hornets. Watts is his set up man. Toshi is the catcher, and the World Series features the Hornets against the Raiders. The Raiders have only continued to improve as they acquired Keene from the Hornets and now have a pitching coach named Joe Gibson. Mayumura is their closer. The Hornets lead by one run, and Goro is on the mound facing Gibson Junior. Clips are shown of all the stars in Major, including their final outcomes. The final episode has arrived, but it's one you won't want to miss.

star 8.71
7 votes
Ace Full of Injuries

#3 - Ace Full of Injuries

Season 3 - Episode 25 - Aired Jun 23, 2007

star 8.50
8 votes
Towards Your Dreams

#4 - Towards Your Dreams

Season 3 - Episode 26 - Aired Jun 30, 2007

star 8.50
8 votes
That`s Not Being a Man!!

#5 - That`s Not Being a Man!!

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 21, 2009

Tendo is demoted from being the closer for Japan and is replaced by Goro. Tendo is upset that he has been replaced, but both Goro and the Japanese manager realize Tendo has an arm injury that hasn't healed and can place him in danger. Still, the manager is determined to show his trust in Tendo and places him into the game against Korea as the set-up man. Will Tendo willingly end the game on his own and acknowledge his injury, or will Tendo's pride knock Team Japan into an elimination game against the Dominican Republic?

star 8.33
6 votes
That Dream

#6 - That Dream

Season 6 - Episode 20 - Aired Aug 21, 2010

Due to Watt's injury the Hornets make some pitching changes. Goro is made the closer and Watts is moved to the bullpen. The hornets manage to take 2 from the Coyotes and tie the division lead, but Goro begins to have numbness occur in his hand and gets it looked into. He learns he has poor circulation that could affect his entire pitching career if he doesn't have surgery to fix it. Goro decides to hide it from the Hornets, but what will be the end result? Meanwhile both Chicago and the Texas Raiders qulify for the playoffs in the West, meaning Goro's two biggest rivals could be awaiting him in the World Series if things go right.

star 8.33
6 votes
An Oath

#7 - An Oath

Season 4 - Episode 26 - Aired Jun 28, 2008

Goro's efforts send the game into the 10th inning, and a surprise awaits everyone when Goro manages to hit a homerun and put the Bats up 4 to 3. The bottom of the 10th quickly begins with the Bats getting two outs, but the Falcons aren't dead quite yet as they follow up with two consecutive hits leading to a showdown between Goro and Junior to decide the game. Goro calls for the walk, but every fielder on the Bats comes and talks him out of it. Goro winds up despite the runners being on base and allows them to steal second and third. Now any hit will win the game for the Falcons, but Goro's pitches continue to speed up. In the end Goro pitches a 102 mph fastball to Junior which shatters Juniors bats, and the Bats win the championship. After the game Junior asks for directions to Honda's grave. Goro tells him to forget it, instead saying he'll tell him himself. The two commit to face each other as often as possible in the Majors, and Gibson congratulates the two for their great showdown but informs them they won't get past him and the other Major Leaguers so easily.

star 8.29
7 votes
An Electrifying Return

#8 - An Electrifying Return

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired May 22, 2010

The media world is going crazy thanks to Gibson's return, but Gibson's first match is scheduled to be against none other than the Indiana Hornets. Can Goro find that goal he's been looking for and get back to his old self thanks to Gibson's arrival, or will his appearance go down as another disappointment?

star 8.29
7 votes
Remaining Opportunity

#9 - Remaining Opportunity

Season 6 - Episode 22 - Aired Sep 4, 2010

It's in the eighth inning of the Division Championship game. The Hornets trail 8-6, but thanks to the rally in the seventh they have brought out Goro. With Watts out, Silva hurting, and Goro's poor circulation being unknown, both the Coyotes and Hornets will give it their all to see which side will prevail in what could be the final showdown.

star 8.29
7 votes
A Close Fight

#10 - A Close Fight

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired Jun 9, 2007

star 8.25
8 votes
Goodbye!

#11 - Goodbye!

Season 2 - Episode 26 - Aired Jun 10, 2006

The score is tied 1-1, and Goro's speed has increased back to normal. With Toshi finally out of his slump, the JV looks to prove they have what it takes to become the next generation. After 1 1/2 years at Kaido Goro decides he will leave Kaido even if they lose the game, so it's time to say goodbye to Kaido High.

star 8.22
9 votes
To the Home of Baseball

#12 - To the Home of Baseball

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 5, 2008

After learning Joe Gibson is still playing and that he has dedicated his 300th MLB win to his major league fans in Japan, Goro decides that he must fulfill the dream he had as a child of challenging Gibson on the world's grandest stage and so he tries out with the Anaheim Salmons.

star 8.14
7 votes
I'm All Right

#13 - I'm All Right

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 11, 2009

After Miho breaks down to Shimizu and reveals she is actually Toshi's younger sister, both Shimizu and Goro decide to try and keep the two separated from each other. In their efforts to keep the two apart Goro and Toshi go to workout at he park, but it's at the same time Shimizu and Miho are having lunch there. The shock of seeing his sister causes Toshi to have a mental relapse of his parents abandoning him and causes him to start to have a mental breakdown. Another problem presents itself when it's revealed Domoto's leg still hasn't recovered enough to allow him to do more than pinch hit or be the Designated Hitter. Can Toshi pull it together soon enough to allow Japan to defeat Cuba? At the same time Momoko and Shingo arrive in America to root for Japan in the semi-finals and during the championship, but Shingo seems to want to be there only for autographs and for the amusement park.

star 8.14
7 votes
Willpower vs. Willpower

#14 - Willpower vs. Willpower

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 7, 2007

Down 4-0, Goro decides to swing at an intentional ball. He is called out due to stepping out of the batters box, but he has sent his message to Komori and Yamane. He wants a head-to-head challenge. Seeing Goro's attitude provides a spark in taiga's pitching . Taiga is able to pitch into the 7th, until a line drive bounces off his wrist making him unable to pitch. Goro comes in as pitcher. On the batting side Seishuu uses Hattori's speed to score 1 run and cut the lead down to 4-1. Goro comes up with Toshiro and Fuji on base, and this time Yamane refuses to walk him. They challenge Goro, and he answers the challenge with a 3-run homerun to tie the game at 4. Now with an injured Goro and a tiring Yamane, the question is which team can endure longer.

star 8.11
9 votes
I'll Do It!

#15 - I'll Do It!

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 19, 2008

The Battle between the tryout rookies and the Single A squad Tucson Red Rocks continues. Goro has slowly been gaining the trust of 5 of his teammates, but the final two just want to go for the big swing and don't think they can win with a 10-run deficit. Goro is determined to prove them wrong, but which team will ultimately win the game?

star 8.11
9 votes
A Stupid Bet

#16 - A Stupid Bet

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 29, 2008

The Hornets promote the Golden Rookie Jeff Keene from Double A to the Bats forcing Saunders to the bench. Goro doesn't agree with Keene's attitude, so he makes a bet that could cause Goro to stop pitching the way he wishes to permanently, or at least while Keene is present.

star 8.11
9 votes
Wounded Ace

#17 - Wounded Ace

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 17, 2007

As the episode resumes, Yamamoto and Noguchi, two of the outfielders that were previously 1st years, ground out and fly out leaving the score 8-5. Goro takes over pitching in the 8th and strikes out the side. Seishuu's Takahashi starts the bottom of the 8th with a walk. Goro's ankle is hurting, but he goes up and gets a base hit. Uchiyama follows it up with a dead ball, and then Toshiro hits a grand slam giving Seishuu a 9-8 lead. The next 3 ground out or strike out, and Goro comes out to pitch the ninth. His foot is hurting so much that his fast ball literally becomes a ball. the opposition loads the bases, but Goro's fighting spirit tricks them int striking out and grounding out. As the episode ends Yamada takes Goro to have his leg looked at again, and Komori, Oobayashi, and Yamane reveal they aren't afraid of a team with a wounded Honda.

star 8.00
8 votes
Climax! Mifune Battle

#18 - Climax! Mifune Battle

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 31, 2007

The battles continues, and Taiga begins to tire. Mifune is able to get out to a 1-0 lead thanks to some errors by Taiga and Fuji. Mifune intentionally walks Toshiro whenever he comes to bat. The two teams reach the 4th inning, but bad luck strikes Seishuu again as Miyazaki's glasses break. Goro is put in for Miyazaki at 1st base, but Goro being on the field adds to the tension and sparks some life back into Seishuu.

star 8.00
9 votes
He Returns...

#19 - He Returns...

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 10, 2005

4 years have passed since Shigeno was traded, but the time has finally come for him to be traded back to the Blue Oceans. Having been gone for so long Goro is now unfamiliar with most of the neighborhood. He is enrolled at Mifune East Middle where a few of his old friends now attend. However the baseball club is in danger of being shutdown, and no one seems to recognize Goro nor do they know about his right shoulder being blown out. Goro recognizes Komori and saves him from being bullied, but now he's the target. Can he survive a batting challenge?

star 8.00
7 votes
Powerful Rival! Tomonoura

#20 - Powerful Rival! Tomonoura

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 28, 2006

Toshi makes a deal deal with Goro. The loser of the Tomonoura/ Mifune East game will stop trying to get a scholarship to Kaidoh. Goro doesn't want to attend Kaidoh in the first place, but Toshi is determined to prove he's a better player, and an early homerun put Tomonoura up.

star 8.00
8 votes
The Ticket to Kaido

#21 - The Ticket to Kaido

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 4, 2006

The final 20 people are divided up into 4 teams of 5 people and made to play extra innings of regular baseball. Only 1 team of 5 will advance into Kaidoh. Luckily Goro and Toshi are on the same team, but can these two gain the trust of their teammates who played in the Senior Leagues and question Goro and Toshi's skills because they didn't?

star 8.00
8 votes
Polished-Up Fang

#22 - Polished-Up Fang

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 14, 2009

Goro's first face off as a member of the Japanese Representatives is against none other than Silva. Their interaction at the airport was only the beginning as a new rivalry is born from, but in order for Goro to be successful he must first pull Toshi out of the slump he has gotten stuck into and debut his gyrofork in front of a worldwide audience.

star 8.00
7 votes
Keene's Past

#23 - Keene's Past

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 5, 2008

When Keene has the pitchers walk the #4 man three times in one game despite being up 12 to 0, the rest of the team begins to doubt his leadership at truly knowing what is best during a game. Goro challenges him to another match to show that a pitcher's pride can help the team just as much as his data baseball. In the end it could be Keene that learns another aspect of the game or it could be Goro that is fired for defying his catcher.

star 8.00
9 votes
Get Out!

#24 - Get Out!

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired May 17, 2008

Both the Falcons and Bats advance to the Finals, but before they can ever meet each other on the diamond Goro and Gibson Junior run into each other face-to-face. The horrible reason behind why Gibson hates Goro is finally revealed.

star 8.00
7 votes
A Great Man

#25 - A Great Man

Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired Jun 14, 2008

Junior is called up to the Majors after the Texas Raiders lose their third baseman to injury. When he learns that Goro recovered from his injury and pitched in Game 3 to put the Bats up 2-1 he determines to win the Division Championship for the Raiders quickly so he can face off with Goro in Game 7 of the Triple A Championship. Trailing 3-2 the Bats bring in Goro in Game 6 to close it out, and the series evens up at 3-3. Junior returns for Game 7, and Goro is able to get him to fly out, but when Junior learns his father has come to watch Goro and not him he puts his pride on the line to try and eliminate Goro from baseball in America permanently.

star 8.00
7 votes