Major: Message

OVA (1 ep)
4.331 of 5 from 786 votes
Rank #255

Having flown high in the Major Leagues for many years, Goro is suddenly struck with an injury that destroys his pitching arm. Life has always thrown him curveballs, but this time there’s more at stake than just fame and glory – namely, the respect of Goro's kids and their love of baseball. With the hopes of his family weighing on his shoulders and memories of his dead father clearer than ever in his mind, Goro decides on an unusual route back into professional baseball. But is he right to push for an unlikely dream when it compromises his fatherhood, or should Japan’s greatest pitcher admit defeat and finally hang up his glove?

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VivisQueen's avatar by VivisQueen on Mar 19, 2011
Score: 4/10

There are several reasons why Major: Message is no great work but they all boil down to one thing: it is an ending for ending’s sake. Symbolically, it’s apt, since a middle-aged Goro tries to pass on the love of baseball to his children by repeating the trials... read more

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