The BEST Episodes of Major

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 12, 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.

Ace Full of Injuries

#1 - Ace Full of Injuries

Season 3 - Episode 25 - Aired Jun 23, 2007

star 8.50
8 votes
Towards Your Dreams

#2 - Towards Your Dreams

Season 3 - Episode 26 - Aired Jun 30, 2007

star 8.50
8 votes
A Close Fight

#3 - A Close Fight

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired Jun 9, 2007

star 8.25
8 votes
Goodbye!

#4 - 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

#5 - 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
Willpower vs. Willpower

#6 - 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
Head to Head Battle

#7 - Head to Head Battle

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired Jun 2, 2007

star 8.11
9 votes
I'll Do It!

#8 - 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
Try And Aim For It

#9 - Try And Aim For It

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 15, 2008

Goro and Saunders have the goal of taking the Bats to the Triple A Championship. However Saunders is worries that the rest of the team and the Bats manager are just worries about being promoted. Realizing that Goro and Saunders realize the only way they can change the minds of their teammates is by giving it their all on defense out on the field. Can the Bats get their mindsets changed before it's too late to contend?

star 8.11
9 votes
A Stupid Bet

#10 - 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

#11 - 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

#12 - 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...

#13 - 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

#14 - 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

#15 - 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

#16 - 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

#17 - 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
Where To Aim

#18 - Where To Aim

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 26, 2008

After struggling to gain control of some of his fast ball pitches Goro decides to attend a Major League game on his day off. While there he sees the Japanese sensation Itao but is also shocked to see Gibson on the mound. Meanwhile Shimizu's friends fear for her love life and set her up on a blind date, but can she stop thinking of Goro?

star 8.00
9 votes
Get Out!

#19 - 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
Full Swing!

#20 - Full Swing!

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 14, 2007

With the score now tied at 4, Goro vows he will endure the game til the end pitching. Shimizu arrives only to see the game has ended. She asks who has won and is surprised to learn that Seishuu has advanced. In the next game Goro once again uses freezing. Taiga returns to shortstop with a dislocated thumb, and Miyazaki returns to 1st base. Scouts come from all over, including the Blue Oceans, to watch Seishuu take on the #2 team in the region. Shigeno comes expecting it to be Goro's last high school game. Instead Goro strikes out all 27 batters and begins to be recruited by the Blue Oceans. However the longer he pitches, the more likely he is to need surgery to fully repair his tendon.

star 7.89
9 votes
From Father to Son

#21 - From Father to Son

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 20, 2007

Seishu's baseball team is officially recognized. Yamada Ichiro is placed over the club as the club adviser. We learn why Fuji quit baseball, and we see a side of Shigeno no one has seen before, the side of him getting ready for his retirement.

star 7.86
7 votes
Toshiya's Secret Plan

#22 - Toshiya's Secret Plan

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired May 26, 2007

star 7.86
7 votes
Tryouts

#23 - Tryouts

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 12, 2008

Despite losing his bag, ball, and glove Goro has successfully made it to tryouts thanks to Ginumachi Yaginuma, a fellow Japanese who played in Koshien earlier. Goro's first batter is none other than Bolton, who homers off of him on his third pitch, but Goro is advanced in the tryouts. A challenge is given to the 7 rookies who tried out and passed the first test- if they can defeat the Salmons Single A team, they'll all advance to at least the Rookie League. Will Goro fare any better with these Minor League players, especially when only one member of his team can understand him?

star 7.86
7 votes
The Baseball Club Starts!

#24 - The Baseball Club Starts!

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 24, 2005

After seeing what Goro has done Yamane decides to rejoin the baseball club and move to first base. Just as the teams practices are getting under way they learn they have an annual scrimmage game with Mifune West that is about to occur. As the game begins Mifune West manages to get players on base, leading to a bunt. They quickly learn that Yamane can't throw with his right hand, so they begin bunting every play. Seeing how Mifune West is playing Goro decides to put off his rehab and start pitching in the game. Little do they know that Toshi has decided to do a little spying. Seeing Goro at bat and pitching Toshi realizes his biggest rival is back. Mifune East goes on to win the game.

star 7.86
7 votes
Unselfish Fastball

#25 - Unselfish Fastball

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 14, 2009

Realizing that his forkball breaks too early Goro decides to try and expose the weaknesses the All Japan team has and relys solely on his fastball. At first glance it seems to backfire as the Young Japan team falls even further behind at 9-0. Making things worse is the communication between Goro and Toshi is struggling, but once the two sync back up they show all of Japan how dangerous his fastballs can be. At the end of the episode Goro returns to America to begin spring training with the Hornets.

star 7.86
7 votes