It looks like three new players are stepping up to the plate tonight!
Earlier today, the official Major 2nd anime website updated with three new cast members. The series will add the following:
- Mutsuko Sakura: Kana Hanazawa
- Izumi Shigeno: Natsumi Takamori
- Kaoru Shigeno: Yuko Sasamoto
Major 2nd will air on NHK E-TV starting April 7, at 17:35 (4/7/2018 at 5:35PM).
Ayumu Watanabe (Ace Attorney, Space Brothers) was tapped to direct Major 2nd at NHK Enterprises, with Kenichi Ohnuki (Gundam Build Fighters, Major Season 4) providing character designs. Kenichi Yamashita (Ketsuekigata-kun!, Actually, I Am…) is in charge of series composition for the project.
Kotaro Nakagawa (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens) will score the show’s soundtrack.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Daigo Shigeno: Natsumi Fujiwara
- Goro Shigeno: Showtaro Morikubo
- Hikaru Satō: Kōtarō Nishiyama
- Toshiya Satō: Masakazu Morita
The Major 2nd manga launched in the pages of Weekly Shonen Sunday in March 2015. The series currently spans twelve collected volumes, with the twelfth book hitting Japanese retailers on January 18.
Manga resource Baka-Updates describes Major 2nd as:
Daigo was born as the son of Goro, a father who is too great. What path will Daigo, who is burdened with great expectations, take in baseball?
Major 2nd is the sequel to Mitsuda’s Major manga, which ran from 1994 through 2010 in Weekly Shonen Sunday. The series spans 78 compiled volumes, and received six anime adaptations. The first series aired in 2004, while the sixth and (currently) final show hit the airwaves in 2010. An anime film based on the franchise, titled Major: Yūjō no Winning Shot hit Japanese theaters in 2008.