Anime about baseball?? Who would've guessed I would ever watch it. But I did. And I'm happy I did.
Originally, I was just looking for some long shonen, since I saw every single one I was interested in. Then I decided to try sport anime, I haven't seen any before. I looked it up and found Major. Even though I knew nothing about baseball, I liked it.
Major practically tells whole life of baseball player, but in Season 1 it's about a little boy, Goro Honda. Since his mother died, Goro has been living with only his father, Shigeharu Honda, a pro baseball player. Goro shows a great interest and talent for baseball, but life isn't going to be easy. He actually had no one to play with until he met Toshiya Sato, a nerdy boy of the same age. But the again,life isn't going to be easy on them.
When Goro is 9, he has to revive Mifune Little Leage. It's not an easy task, but Goro isn't going to give up.
I liked the story. It was interesting, emotional and surprising. I wish I could tell more about it, but then there would be spoiler, and I don't want that. Sometimes I was surprised by the reactions and acts of the characters, but I guess a sport anime can't have a perfect story.
I didn't really like the animation, but it was more than acceptable. It's old, you know? I have to say that parts with baseball were made amazingly good,the movement, it was realistic, but I just don't like little kids in anime, so...well, it was okay XD
At the first sight(heard) I didn't really notice much. But the opening was kinda cool, although it seemed stupid at first. Sound during anime, well, it's average, but I guess it nicely completes whole thing. When they want you to be sad, you cry. When Goro wins, you smile. I guess that's enough. I noticed the sound while baseball matches. Pretty cool XD
It's always characters what we like about anime, right? I'd say that Major isn't different. It was hard for me to actually like 5 years old character, later 9 years old, but surprisingly, I did like them. I liked also Goro's father, Honda. I guess the characters are supposed to be a normal people, like us, but unfortunately, I have seen just one character that actually was normal in whole anime history(Shinji Ikari from NGE). But I think that's what we like about anime characters, so you can freely like Goro, Toshiya, Honda, Momoko, Shimizu, Komori and the others. Sometimes, I thought that 5 years old Goro acted too much like and adult, but it dissapeared when he was 9. I can't really say much about it, since I personally would never divide anime as Major in parts. Because when I watched older Goro and others in later series, the image of the little ones was kinda rewritten, so I don't really know what to say about them only from season 1.
Hm, let's say...watch it. You know, even if you don't like sport anime, I higly recommend Major to you. It's good, it's entertaining, it's simply great. I liked it a lot. Of course, season 1 isn't enough, so keep going forward with Goro XD XD You'll be surprised how big fan of baseball you'll become XD
P.S.I'm a girl. Yes,I liked sport anime.