Season 1, Episode 17
The Tournament Begins!
Japanese 大会スタート!
Rōmanji Taikai Sutaato!
Animation Director
Episode 17
Air Date March 19, 2005
Opening Kokoroe
Ending Faraway
Adapted from 074, 075, 076, 077, 078 (½)
Story Arc Little League Arc
Episode Guide
Previous Ep16: I Quit!
Next Ep18: Aim for Victory!
The Tournament Begins! is the 17th episode of the MAJOR anime, and 17th episode of the 1st season. It was aired on March 19, 2005.

List of Characters


The Kanagawa regionals are about to start, and Mifune's first match is against the Honmoku Little, the team that was eliminated by Yokohama Little by a score of only 2-1. As the game begins, the Mifune batters are completely dominated by the Black Triangle of Honmoku. The third inning ends in a 0-0.

Manga and Anime Differences


MAJOR Episodes + Media
Season 1 Episode 1Episode 26
Season 2 Episode 27Episode 40
Season 3 Episode 53
Season 4 Episode 79
Season 5 Episode 105
Season 6 Episode 130Episode 154
Movie + OVA MAJOR: The Winning Shot of FriendshipMessage OVAWorld Series: Moment to the Dream