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  • Major 2nd baseball manga goes on hiatus as mangaka’s condition ‘worsens’

    Some sad news for all you Major fans out there, as Major 2nd will be going on hiatus. The 52nd issue of Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine has announced that the manga will be going on yet-another hiatus after just returning from a recent 3-week hiatus.

    The reason for the return to hiatus is because of mangaka Takuya Mitsuda’s physical health. It seems that he hasn’t fully recovered yet after his previous break, and going back to work just worsened his physical condition. It will begin its hiatus on the magazine’s next issue.

    Major 2nd is a direct sequel to the original Major manga and anime series. However, it follows Goro’s son, Daigo. Here is the manga’s synopsis:

    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!

    Source: Weekly Shonen Sunday issue 52



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