The anime adaptation of Takuya Mitsuda’s (満田拓也) baseball manga Major 2nd (メジャーセカンド) confirms a second season that will premiere on 4th April. A new visual, staff and new cast members are also revealed.
Daiki Yamashita (山下大輝) joins the cast as the rookie player Akira Nishina (仁科明), joining returning cast members Natsumi Fujiwara (藤原夏海) as Daigo Shigeno (茂野 大吾), and Kana Hanazawa (花澤香菜) as Mutsuko Sakura (佐倉 睦子).
Ayumu Watanabe (渡辺 歩) returns as director at OLM, with returning writer Michihiro Tsuchiya (土屋 理敬) in charge of series scripts. Tsuchiya is also penning the scripts together with returning writers Kenji Konuta (古怒田 健志) and Kenichi Yamashita (山下憲一), with Akiko Inoue (井上亜樹子) joining as scriptwriter.
Years after the previous series (MAJOR), Daigo Shigeno who is now in elementary school student, dreams to become a professional baseball player just like his father and former major leaguer, Goro Shigeno.
Following his father’s footsteps, Daigo joined the little league team “Mifune Dolphins”, but finds his skills lacking and fell under the pressure from his peer players of becoming the second generation. Eventually, Daigo gave up baseball before even trying it out for a year and lived his life apathetically.
Now in the 6th grade, he meets a new transfer student who returned home from America. The boy’s name is Hikaru Sato, whose father is a former major leaguer and a longtime friend of Goro. And the wheel of fate concerning these young lads is about to spin!
▍Cast and Characters
■ Daigo Shigeno (茂野 大吾) – CV: Natsumi Fujiwara (藤原夏海)
■ Mutsuko Sakura (佐倉 睦子) – CV: Kana Hanazawa (花澤香菜)
■ Akira Nishina (仁科明) – CV: Daiki Yamashita (山下大輝)