Samurai Giants

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Star Pitcher
Japanese: 侍ジャイアンツ


Type: TV
Episodes: 46
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 1973 to Sep 15, 1974
Premiered: Fall 1973
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Yomiuri Telecasting
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genre: SportsSports
Theme: Team SportsTeam Sports
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.391 (scored by 575575 users)
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Ranked: #74112
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Popularity: #11645
Members: 1,854
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Ban Banjou is an insolent wild boy who was raised on the rough sea in Tosa, southern Japan. He joined the Tokyo Yomiuri Giants in Japanese pro baseball league such a baseball pitcher noted for the blazing fastball and the worst control. He fights hard battles against his rival batters, developing his incredible pitching magics.

Characters & Voice Actors


Nagahama, Tadao
Episode Director
Kaneko, Yutaka
Tomino, Yoshiyuki
Dezaki, Osamu


Opening Theme

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1: "Samurai Giants (侍ジャイアンツ)" by Shigeyuki Matsumoto
2: "Ouja: Samurai Giants (王者・侍ジャイアンツ)" by Royal Knights
3: "Ouja: Samurai Giants (王者・侍ジャイアンツ)" by Masato Shimon, Royal Knights

Ending Theme

1: "Samurai Banbaban (サムライ番場蛮)" by Shigeyuki Matsumoto
2: "Ike! Banbaban (行け!バンババン)" by Royal Knights


Feb 13, 2022
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Its worth mentioning here before i delve into the content how I even ended up watching some random baseball anime from the early 70's with less than 200 completed members in the first place. The truth is, I had been recommended Touch by some friends, and I ...
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Before starting I want to make it clear that I don't know why I'm doing this, but the idea is to visit each and every one of MadHouse's works throughout its history. This is because it is my favorite studio and I am crazy enough to see it all.

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Why does nobody translate this?
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