Kyojin no Hoshi
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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
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.871 (scored by 215215 users)
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Ranked: #40972
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Popularity: #8787
Members: 1,672
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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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Nagahama, Tadao
Director, Series Composition
Saitou, Hiroshi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Animation Director
Tsuji, Masaki
Script, Screenplay
Itou, Tsunehisa

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

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Oct 16, 2011
NadeshikoDamashi (All reviews)
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 read more

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