If you’re a baseball fan, or a sports anime fan, you may want to watch the Major anime series online. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to know where to stream this series.
Although Major frequently reaches the top of many best baseball anime articles, including our list, the original series isn’t available in a lot of places outside of Japan. The sequel series, Major 2nd, is easier to find.
We can help you find Major. This article will also explain how to use a VPN, such as NordVPN, to watch more anime.
About the Series
Japanese people have enjoyed baseball for decades, so it makes sense that Major would be one of several popular baseball anime series.
Like a lot of sports anime series, it follows one star player — the victories and the struggles, aiming for championships, and a bit of personal slice-of-life stuff as well.
What makes Major stand out as a series is that it covers an entire lifetime of baseball. When we first meet Goro, he’s in kindergarten. His father plays in the Japanese pro leagues.
Through multiple anime seasons, Major follows Goro from Little League to high school to even Major League Baseball.
Major 2nd continues the story, but it focuses on Goro’s son, Daigo. Major 2nd is to Major what Boruto is to Naruto. Daigo wants to be a great player like his father. But he can’t handle the pressure of high expectations. When he struggles, he tries to quit.
The Major 2nd manga started in 2015. It was adapted into an anime in 2018. A second season ran in 2020.
List of Places to Watch Major Online
- Bandai Channel
- Hulu Japan
- Blu-ray and DVD
Where to Watch Major Online
Crunchyroll has Major 2nd, the sequel series to Major.
For a lot of viewers around the world, Crunchyroll is the one legal, licensed choice for watching Major 2nd. However, if you are having trouble getting Crunchyroll, we have some advice and tips which may help.
If Major 2nd is geo-locked in your region, you may need a VPN to unlock it. Here’s how:
How to Watch Major 2nd on Crunchyroll if The App Isn’t Available in your Country
As of this article, Major 2nd is available on Crunchyroll in the United States. However, if Major 2nd is geo-locked in your area, a VPN can help.
The following method works on both desktop PCs and mobile phones or tablets:
- Purchase (or start a free trial) of a VPN. NordVPN works.
- In the settings, choose U.S. as your location.
- Fire up the VPN and wait.
- Once you’re connected, navigate to Crunchyroll (browser or app).
- Search “Major” in Crunchyroll and you should see Major 2nd pop up.
Enjoy! Please note that if Crunchyroll doesn’t update to reflect the country you selected in your VPN, you may have to clear the Crunchyroll cache and try again.
To do this on mobile, go to settings -> apps -> Crunchyroll -> clear cache. To do this on PC, you have to clear the cache in your browser.
- A large library of recent and classic anime
- Good language options
- Geo-locked in some countries
Languages: Japanese with subtitles in English, German, Latin American Spanish, European Spanish, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, and Arabic.
Price: Free, limited viewing is possible for some shows. $7.99 for “fan” level; $9.99 for “mega fan”; and $14.99 for “ultimate fan.”
If you’re in Japan, or if you have a good VPN, you can watch episodes of both Major and Major 2nd at Bandai Channel.
Here’s the link for the original series. The first episode of each season is free, but you have to rent the rest. Note that the website is designed for Japanese audiences, but PayPal is apparently an option.
All of the episodes are in Japanese with no translation, but this might be your best chance to stream it. Each season is listed separately, but you can find them by scrolling down to the bottom of the webpage.
- Free episodes available
- No translation
Price: Some episodes are free. Individual episodes are 110 yen to rent. The OVA is 220 yen, while the movie is 330 yen. You can also get a 1100 yen monthly subscription, but rentals are apparently separate.
You will still need a Crunchyroll account, and Roku devices aren’t designed to work with VPNs.
- Connects TV with streaming services
- Not VPN compatible
- Still need Crunchyroll
Languages: Same as Crunchyroll
Price: Roku Express starts at $29.99.
4. Hulu Japan
Hulu Japan (no relation to Hulu U.S.) has Major, the Major 2nd sequel, Major The Movie: The Winning Shot of Friendship, and the OVA Major: World Series.
Unlike Bandai, all of the Major episodes are in one place, so you don’t have to hunt for episodes. But Hulu Japan doesn’t offer any free episodes. And the episodes are in Japanese with no translation.
You will need to be in Japan, or have a VPN to watch these.
- All 154 episodes on one webpage
- No translation
Price: 1,026 yen per month. Hulu accepts PayPal.
If these streaming options aren’t what you’re looking for, you may want to purchase a DVD or Blu-ray box. Always check that the discs are playable in your region, since discs are region-locked.
Also, check the language options, as some discs may not include translation.
- Blu-ray discs are permanent
- Discs are more expensive
Language: Depends upon the disc
Conclusion: What About Netflix?
I checked Netflix in the United States, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore, but found no listings for Major.
Even though Netflix struck out, this list can still help you watch Major and/ or Major 2nd no matter where you call home plate. And remember that a VPN can be your anime MVP.