Kyojin no Hoshi

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Star of the Giants
Japanese: 巨人の星


Type: TV
Episodes: 182
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 30, 1968 to Sep 18, 1971
Premiered: Spring 1968
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, SportsSports
Theme: Team SportsTeam Sports
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


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Ranked: #30542
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Popularity: #9896
Members: 2,952
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The story is about Hyuma Hoshi, a promising young baseball pitcher who dreams of becoming a top star like his father Ittetsu Hoshi in the professional Japanese league. His father was once a 3rd baseman until he was injured in World War II and was forced to retire. The boy would join the ever popular Giants team, and soon he realized the difficulty of managing the high expectations. From the grueling training to battling the rival Mitsuru Hanagata on the Hanshin Tigers, he would have to take out his best pitching magic to step up to the challenge.

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Suraj: The Rising Star, a cricket remake of the Japanese baseball anime Kyojin no Hoshi, was aired on India television from December 2012. This collaborative effort brings together content creators such as KODANSHA Inc., TMS Entertainment, Colors and DQ Entertainment to mark the 60th anniversary of bilateral ties between India and Japan. In Japan, it was distributed on Niconico Channel from August 2013.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Nagahama, Tadao
Director, Episode Director, Script, Series Composition
Saitou, Hiroshi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Animation Director
Dezaki, Tetsu
Episode Director, Storyboard
Tsuji, Masaki
Script, Screenplay


Opening Theme

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"Yuke Yuke Hyuuma (ゆけゆけ飛雄馬)" by Ensemble Bokka

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Oct 16, 2011
This is the one anime that every Japanese person must watch for sake of their 'common knowledge.' Although this is not very popular in the United States and other countries, due to the long history since its airing in the late 1960s, many of its aspects has become iconic for Japanese culture. Even the recent anime industry incessantly refers to this anime, such as Bakemonogatari and Doraemon. I was born in 1993, but had the opportunity to watch this when I was young as a result of my parents' recommendation, and I had never regretted once that I ...
Apr 15, 2022
Essentially this series is a story about a boy and his father, their relationship and struggle they share together during the youth of the boy. It is also about the relationship that someone can have to a sport, what that means and how it relates to the human relationships outside and inside of that sport. The series also explores youth, growth success and the price of that success.

You might notice similarities in the presentation and some of the themes if you're familiar with series such as Ashita no Joe, Attack No 1 and Ace wo Nerae, however Kyojin no Hoshi is more about family, and ...

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