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MAJOR 2nd to Return for Its 2nd Season in April 2020

One year after its first season was concluded, the official website for the TV anime adaptation of MAJOR 2nd, the ongoing sequel to Takuya Mitsuda’s baseball-themed manga MAJOR, confirmed that its much-awaited second season is set to premiere on NHK Educational TV in April 2020.

The sequel manga featuring Daigo Shigeno, the son of the protagonist of the original series, Goro, started its serialization in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday in 2015, and its next 17th tankobon volume is scheduled to be released on October 18. The TV anime first season animated by OLM was aired for 25 episodes from April to September 2018. To refresh your memory.

Shigeno Daigo is an elementary school student whose father, Goro, is a professional baseball player. Inspired by his father, who was once a Major League player, Daigo started playing baseball with the Mifune Dolphins, a youth league team. He was unable to live up to the expectations of being the son of a professional, however, and quit baseball after less than a year. Then, in the spring of his sixth-grade year, Daigo’s school welcomes a transfer student who’s just returned from America. The transfer student is Sato Hikaru, and it turns out his father is Sato Toshiya, a former Major League player and Goro’s close friend. The fate of these two young men begins to move forward!

According to the NHK Anime World blog, while the main characters were in the sixth grade at elementary school, they become the second grade at Furin Private Junior High that Daigo’s older sister Izumi also went to, and its story focuses on struggles in their baseball club activities.

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