We’ve learned (via Shogakukan) popular sports anime Major 2nd is getting a 2nd season.
The news comes via a compilation release of the manga that inspired the TV anime, of which the listing for the manga reported a second season is coming.
Major 2nd follows the story of Daigo Shigeno and Hikaru Satou. Daigo is the son of a pro baseball player, and is faced with the hurdle of living up to his dad’s legend. It’s a coming of age story as he struggle to become his own man and get out from under his father’s shadow and create his own legacy and story.
Here’s a blurb on the story:
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!
The show will be produced and broadcast on NHK Educational TV in April 2020 in Japan. The first season is currently available to stream via Crunchyroll.