Major

The WORST episodes of Major

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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.

Last Updated: 4/9/2022Network: NHK
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I Hate You, Daddy!
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5.75
16 votes

#1 - I Hate You, Daddy!

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/27/2004

Goro meets and befriends another little boy named Toshiya, with whom he plays catch. During one of their sessions, they witness a Little League team in play and decide they want to become Little Leaguers. Goro's father forbids it due to the use of hard baseballs. Can Honda reach his son and show him the true reason he won't let him play before they lose their bond?

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Goro Honda, Age Nine!
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6.32
19 votes

#2 - Goro Honda, Age Nine!

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/25/2004

It has been 3 years since his dad passed away, but at age 9 Goro is finally old enough to enter Little League Baseball. He returns to the field of the Mifune Dolphins, but when he arrives he learns they only have 5 players and that the team could be folding. To make things worse the soccer club has gotten permission from the city to fully take control of the field. The coach recommends Goro goes to the other Little League team in the city, but Goro is determined to play for the Dolphins and begins recruiting his classmates to play.

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Tournament Start!
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6.33
15 votes

#3 - Tournament Start!

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/19/2005

Mifune believes they have the talent on the pitch and in the top of the batting order with Goro and Komori, but when they learn they are going to play one of the previous years eight finalists to start the Little League Tourney they must try to overcome the mistakes they make themselves if they hope to have any chance to advance.

The Night Before The Match
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6.40
15 votes

#4 - The Night Before The Match

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 4/23/2005

Komori's sprain will keep him from catching for a month, so the rest of the team is forced to try and catch Goro's pitches. None of them are able to do so, but Shimizu has enough determination to where she says she will spend all week learning how to do so. This day before the match after their final practice both Toshi and Ryoko Kawase approach Goro. They inform him they won't be in the starting lineup and aren't sure they will be able to play against their greatest rival. Goro sees this as a challenge and decides to do everything possible to get these two on the field at the next days game.

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Reckless Practice Match!
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6.44
16 votes

#5 - Reckless Practice Match!

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/12/2005

Goro quickly lets his pride get in the way and challenges the #2 team despite his injury determined to strike them all out. As things begin to develop though Goro hits a batter and starts to get the yips. Can Komori help him overcome this new fear?

This is baseball!
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6.46
13 votes

#6 - This is baseball!

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/16/2005

Sawamura comes up with the idea of a vertical bunt to ruin the perfect game Kyuta has going. Goro decides to have the next few batters feign vertical bunts and loads teh bases. When the opposing coach decides he wants to remove Kyuta for showing emotions, Goro challenges him and is surprised to learn the umpire sides with him. Kyuta remains in the game and decides to have a one-on-one battle with Goro. Whichever player wins this battle will move their team on to the showdown with Yokohama Little League.

Their Friendship
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6.50
18 votes

#7 - Their Friendship

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/20/2004

Goro disregards his father's advice and decides to continue training to become a future Pro pitcher. Meanwhile, his father is visited by his old friend and teammate, Shigeno. Shigeno says Honda's true abilities have always been in pitching and not batting, but Honda must decide on his own whether to continue baseball by focusing on hitting or find an entirely new occupation.

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Chase it! Overcome it!
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6.50
12 votes

#8 - Chase it! Overcome it!

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/7/2005

Yokohama manages to get an early lead off of Goro, and Toshi seems to be leading them to a shutout. Goro is determined though to rally his teammates spirits by starting at the batter box and to not let his Father's picture see a disgraceful game result.

A Birthday One Day Late
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6.53
19 votes

#9 - A Birthday One Day Late

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/4/2004

Due to her consistent care of his son, Goro, Honda begins to see Goro's nursery school teacher, Momoko Shimizu, in a romantic light. He makes the decision to propose to her after Goro advances from her school. Momoko is asked by Honda to take Goro out for his birthday, as he plans to celebrate it with him a day later.

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Team Complete!
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6.56
16 votes

#10 - Team Complete!

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/1/2005

Sawamura decides to get rid of Goro's mitt after Komori decides to play baseball. Komori decides to confront Sawamura about it and is able to prevent the mitt from being thrown into the neighboring river. Neither realize that Goro has followed the two of them. Goro confronts Sawamura about his lack of thinking about people's feelings. After realizing Komori is indeed his own individual Sawamura goes and apologizes to him and Goro. Afterwards he asks permission to join Mifune's baseball.

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The Coach's Feelings
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6.57
14 votes

#11 - The Coach's Feelings

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/19/2005

As the summer camp comes to a close, the Coach decides if his players truly want to defeat Yokohama Little League he must put off his fear of being too nice while coaching and make them pass a timed run up the neighboring hill.

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Alone on the Mound
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6.68
19 votes

#12 - Alone on the Mound

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/8/2005

Mifune begins playing the adult sandlot team in an effort to get privileges back to play on the field, but Goro's new teammates aren't sure if they should trust this arrogant rookie who has never practiced with them before.

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I Quit!
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6.71
17 votes

#13 - I Quit!

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/26/2005

As the team begins their run up the neighboring hill Goro and Komori are easily able to pace themselves, but the rest of the team has doubts and contemplates quitting. The problem is if even one player quits, then Mifune won't be able to play in the upcoming Little League Tourney.

An Invitation From Gibson
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6.72
18 votes

#14 - An Invitation From Gibson

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/29/2005

Goro is sent two tickets to the All-Star game by Gibson. When his mom gets sick he invites his friends. The three hold a drawing and Shimizu wins it. Along with the interpreter the two go to the All-Star game. Shimizu accidentally breaks Goro's arm during the trip. At the game Gibson states he will only pitch fastballs. He manages to strike out the side for the three innings he pitches. Afterwards he invites Goro and Shimizu down to let Goro get his revenge by beaning him, but Goro asks Gibson to wait until he gets older because he can't pitch and he thinks Gibson has a lot to provide the fans of the world.

Goro's Mistake!?
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6.75
16 votes

#15 - Goro's Mistake!?

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/9/2005

During the second game in the Little League Tournament Komori falls and sprains his wrist while batting. With no one else able to catch his fastballs Goro is forced to take over the catcher's position and Sawamura becomes the games pitcher. The problem is Sawamura doesn't have any game experience. Will Goro's plan to make Sawamura the backup pitcher backfire on him?

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Summer! Baseball! Training Camp!
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6.76
17 votes

#16 - Summer! Baseball! Training Camp!

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/5/2005

Despite his injury Goro convinces the coach to take them to a baseball summer camp where all the top teams from the area are participating. Goro is determined to build up some of his teammates abilities as well as his own experience by playing the best, but will it destroy their self esteem instead?

Goro's Dream and Daddy's Dream
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6.84
49 votes

#17 - Goro's Dream and Daddy's Dream

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/13/2004

Goro is a young 5 year old boy who admires his Father. His father is one of the star pitchers for the Yokohama Blue Oceans, but when his father injures his shoulder, young Goro must decide what is more important to him- following his love of the game or following his Father's wishes

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Showdown in the Rain
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6.88
17 votes

#18 - Showdown in the Rain

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/15/2005

The adult sandlot team has been taking it easy on the kids. When rain begins to fall the city wants them to call the game and give the adults the win, but the sandlotters are determined to let the Little Leaguers have this one shot at glory. Can Goro keep pitching control in the rain?

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The Narrow Gate to Kaido
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6.92
12 votes

#19 - The Narrow Gate to Kaido

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/25/2006

The Kaido baseball entrance test begins. More than 200 people have shown up, but Kaidoh says they won't advance more than 5 to their baseball team. Now Goro, Toshi, and Komori will put all their skills to the test to see if they can contend with new rivals, but when Toshi and Komori are matches up head-to-head in the third test, it will be time to say goodbye to an old favorite.

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The Man From the Majors
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6.94
17 votes

#20 - The Man From the Majors

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/11/2004

Joe Gibson, a Major League pitcher, has come over to Japan due to a wealthy amount of money he is to receive. Honda decides he will hit a home run off of Gibson at all costs.

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The Team Dad Played On
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6.94
18 votes

#21 - The Team Dad Played On

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/22/2005

Despite gaining the ability to practice once against, the Mifune coach insists Goro go to Yokohama Little Leagues field at least once. Goro learns his old childhood friend, Toshi, is now the starting catcher, and he also learns his father played for Yokohama. Will Goro betray his team to join the one his father played for?

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There is One Dream!
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7.00
10 votes

#22 - There is One Dream!

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/17/2005

Yamane agrees to quit the baseball team leaving only Komori and Oobayashi as members. Goro shows off he is one of the best at soccer and Sawamura offers him any position he wants as a regular, but Goro turns the offer down saying he's still only serious about one thing. When Komori finally recruits some members he goes to the locker room to learn it has been vandalized. With witnesses having seen Yumane doing it Goro goes to confront them and learn Yamane has hated baseball since he ruined his shoulder. Goro says that hating something is no excuse, and if he really loved the game he would just change hands. The episode ends with Goro throwing a soft baseball with his left hand and stunning everyone on the roof.

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Egashira's Expectations
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7.00
9 votes

#23 - Egashira's Expectations

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/20/2006

Egashira cancels Goro's leave form from Kaido and reveals he plans to turn Goro into the marketing publicity of Kaido over the next two years. Goro learns the plot and reveals he has other plans. Goro wants to defeat the varsity team in the intrasquad scrimmage and then leave Kaido for good. After being locked in a confinement room for 4 days and being forced to rest his shoulder, Goro learns he still needs to learn how to manage his body. If he does so, his fastball will become one of the top fastballs even in the majors, and he should have the ability to beat the varsity team.

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No Intention of Losing!
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7.00
15 votes

#24 - No Intention of Losing!

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 4/30/2005

Trouble begins immediately for the Dolphins when their coach throws out his back. Luckily Momoko has come to the match to watch. The team calls her in, and she becomes the temporary coach. However Momoko doesn't know what she's doing, and even though he is there Hideki can't help her. The Dolphins are determined not to lose, but can they really beat the defending champs and their crosstown rivals?

Everyone together
star
7.00
15 votes

#25 - Everyone together

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 5/14/2005

Exhaustion has come upon Goro, and Hideki realizes that Goro has stopped pitching normally as a result. If Goro continues to pitch the way he is, he will throw out his shoulder and ruin any chances he has of playing baseball in the future. However Momoko doesn't want to stop him because they all appear to be having fun and they realize this could be one of their last games together. What will be the ultimate result between Yokohama and Mifune now that all the main players are out?