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Star of the Giants
Star of the Giants
(Japanese: 巨人の星, Hepburn: Kyojin no Hoshi) is a Japanese sports manga written by Ikki Kajiwara
Ikki Kajiwara
and illustrated by Noboru Kawasaki. It was adapted as the first sports anime television series broadcast in Japan, in 1968.[1] It later spawned two anime sequels and different anime movies.The anime was ranked #15 on TV Asahi's Top 100 Anime.[2] The manga appeared in Weekly Shōnen Magazine
Weekly Shōnen Magazine
about the actual baseball team Yomiuri Giants
Yomiuri Giants
using fictional characters. It was launched by the "Yomiuri Group" which at the time owned not only the actual baseball team, but the TV network Nippon Television, the newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun, as well as Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation.[citation needed]

Contents

1 Story 2 Characters 3 Adaptations

3.1 Anime

3.1.1 Staff 3.1.2 DVD

3.2 Movies 3.3 Video games

4 Impact 5 References 6 External links

Story[edit] The story is about Hyūma 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
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 in the Hanshin Tigers, he would have to take out his best pitching magic to step up to the challenge. Characters[edit]

Hyūma Hoshi: Tōru Furuya Ittetsu Hoshi: Seizō Katō Akiko Hoshi: Fuyumi Shiraishi Ban Chūta: Jōji Yanami Mitsuru Hanagata: Makio Inoue Kawakami Tetsuharu: Tadashi Nakamura Masaichi Kaneda: Teiji Ōmiya Kyōko: Reiko Mutō Hosaku Samon: Shingo Kanemoto Mina Hadaka: Yoshiko Matsuo

Adaptations[edit] Anime[edit] Staff[edit]

Original creator: Ikki Kajiwara, Noboru Kawasaki Director: Tadao Nagahama, Yoshio Kabashima, Tadaaki Tamazaki, Mamoru Sasaki Script: Masaki Tsuji, Seiji Matsuoka, Tooru Sawaki, Ryohei Ito, Toru Sawaki, Yoshiaki Yoshida Music: Takeo Watanabe Art director: Isamu Kageyama Animation director: Daikichirou Kusube Editing: Kazuo Inoue

DVD[edit] Beginning in 2001, the series was re-released on DVD format. On June 2013, a five set Blu-ray release was released. Movies[edit] The first Star of the Giants
Star of the Giants
movie was debuted in 1969 as part of the vacation anime festival on large screen theatres in color. The draw was that most people had black and white TVs at the time. The Star of Giants vs Mighty Atoms TV special reached the U.S and was renamed to Astro Boy vs. the Giants.[1]

Japanese Name English Name Release Date Type Run time

巨人の星 Star of Giants the movie 1969 movie 90 mins

Star of Giants vs the Mighty Atom 1969 TV special 30 mins

巨人の星 行け行け飛雄馬 Star of Giants: Ike Ike Hyuma December 20, 1969 movie 75 mins

巨人の星 大リーグボール Star of Giants: Big League Ball 1970 movie 70 mins

巨人の星 宿命の対決 Star of Giants: Shukumei no Taiketsu 1970 movie 60 mins

新巨人の星 New Star of Giants 1977 series 52 Episodes

新巨人の星 New Star of Giants the movie 1977 movie

新巨人の星II New Star of Giants II 1979 series 23 Episodes

Stars of Giants Special
Special
Edition: Fierce Tiger Mitsuru Hanagata 2002 series 13 Episodes

Video games[edit] Kyojin no Hoshi (The Anime
Anime
Super Remix) was released for the PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
by Capcom
Capcom
on June 20, 2002. There were also a number of other games on the same platform. Impact[edit]

Professional baseball player Ichiro Suzuki
Ichiro Suzuki
used Star of Giants as a reference to his grueling childhood baseball training.[citation needed] The anime was remade in India in 2012 as Suraj: The Rising Star where cricket was substituted for baseball.[3]

References[edit]

^ a b Clements, Jonathan. McCarthy Helen. [2006] (2006). The Anime Encyclopedia: Revised & Expanded Edition. Berkeley, CA: Stone Bridge Press. ISBN 978-1-933330-10-5. ^ "TV Asahi Top 100 Anime
Anime
Part 2". Anime
Anime
News Network. Retrieved 2016-11-01.  ^ Correspondent, A (3 December 2012). "Colors to air Japanese 'anime' remake from Dec 23". MxM India. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 

External links[edit]

Star of Giants Official anime site by Tokyo Movie Shinsha. (in Japanese) Kyojin no Hoshi (manga) at Anime
Anime
News Network's encyclopedia Kyojin no Hoshi (anime) at Anime
Anime
News Network's encyclopedia

v t e

Yomiuri Giants

Formerly the Great Japan
Japan
Tokyo Baseball
Baseball
Club, Tokyo Giants and Tokyo Yomiuri Giants Based in Bunkyō, Tokyo

The Franchise

Yomiuri Shimbun History Seasons Records Players Managers Broadcasters

Ballparks

Korakuen Stadium Tokyo Dome Trainings: Sun Marine Stadium Yomiuri Giants
Yomiuri Giants
Stadium

Culture

Star of the Giants

Rivalries

Hanshin Tigers

Retired Numbers

1 3 4 14 16 34

Japan
Japan
Series Championships (22)

1951 1952 1953 1955 1961 1963 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1981 1989 1994 2000 2002 2009 2012

Central League Championships (36)

1951 1952 1953 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1961 1963 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1976 1977 1981 1983 1987 1989 1990 1994 1996 2000 2002 2007 2008 2009 2012 2013 2014

Japanese Baseball
Baseball
League Championships (9)

Fall 1936 Spring 1937 Fall 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1949

Seasons (66)

1950s

1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959

1960s

1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969

1970s

1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979

1980s

1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989

1990s

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

2000s

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

2010s

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

v t e

TMS Entertainment

1960s

Big X
Big X
(1964–1965) Obake no Q-tarō
Obake no Q-tarō
(1965–1967) Perman (1967–1968) Kyojin no Hoshi (1968–1971) Kaibutsu-kun
Kaibutsu-kun
(1968–1969) Moomin (1969–1970) Attack No. 1 (1969–1971)

1970s

Ashita no Joe
Ashita no Joe
(1970–1971) Shin Obake no Q-tarō
Obake no Q-tarō
(1971–1972) Tensai Bakabon
Tensai Bakabon
(1971–1972) Lupin III
Lupin III
(1971–1972) Akado Suzunosuke (1972–1973) Dokonjō Gaeru
Dokonjō Gaeru
(1972–1974) Jungle Kurobe
Jungle Kurobe
(1973) Kōya no Shōnen Isamu
Kōya no Shōnen Isamu
(1973–1974) Karate Baka Ichidai (1973–1974) Ace o Nerae! (1973–1974) Samurai Giants (1973–1974) Judo Sanka (1974) First Human Giatrus
First Human Giatrus
(1974–1976) Gamba no Bōken (1975) Ganso Tensai Bakabon
Tensai Bakabon
(1975–1977) Hana no Kakaricho (1976–1977) Shin Kyojin no Hoshi (1977–1978) Ie Naki Ko (1977–1978) Shin Lupin III
Lupin III
(1977–1980) Treasure Island (1978–1979) Shin Ace o Nerae! (1978–1979) Shin Kyojin no Hoshi II (1979) Versailles no Bara (1979–1980)

1980s

Mū no Hakugei (1980) New Tetsujin 28-go
Tetsujin 28-go
(1980–1981) Ashita no Joe
Ashita no Joe
2 (1980–1981) Ohayō! Spank
Ohayō! Spank
(1981–1982) Shin Dokonjō Gaeru
Dokonjō Gaeru
(1981–1982) Rokushin Gattai God Mars (1981–1982) Jarinko Chie
Jarinko Chie
(1981–1983) Uchu Densetsu Ulysses 31
Ulysses 31
(1981–1982) Acrobunch
Acrobunch
(1982) Tonde Mon Pe (1982–1983) Ninjaman Ippei (1982) Space Cobra (1982–1983) Perman (1983–1985) Lady Georgie (1983–1984) Chō Jikū Seiki Orguss (1983–1984) Cat's Eye (1983–1984) Lupin III
Lupin III
Part 3 (1984–1985) God Mazinger
God Mazinger
(1984) Mighty Orbots
Mighty Orbots
(1984) Cat's Eye (1984–1985) Meitantei Holmes (1984–1985) Onegai! Samia-don (1985–1986) Robotan
Robotan
(1986) Galaxy High (1986) Bug-tte Honey (1986–1987) Soreike! Anpanman
Anpanman
(1988–present) Ohayō! Spank
Ohayō! Spank
(1989–1991) Bye Bye, Lady Liberty
Bye Bye, Lady Liberty
(1989) Lupin III
Lupin III
television specials (1989–present)

1990s

Mischievous Twins: The Tales of St. Clare's (1991) Kinkyū Hasshin Saver Kids (1991–1992) Reporter Blues (1991–1996) Jarinko Chie: Chie-chan Funsenki (1991–1992) Watashi to Watashi: Futari no Lottie (1991–1992) Tetsujin 28-go
Tetsujin 28-go
FX (1992–1993) My Patrasche (1992–1993) Ohayō! Spank
Ohayō! Spank
(1994–1995) Soccer Fever (1994–1995) Red Baron (1994–1995) Magic Knight Rayearth
Magic Knight Rayearth
(1994–1995) Virtua Fighter (1995–1996) Kaito Saint Tail
Saint Tail
(1995–1996) Detective Conan
Detective Conan
(1996–present) B't X
B't X
(1996) Wankorobe (1996–1997) B't X
B't X
Neo (1997) Devil Lady
Devil Lady
(1998–1999) Monster Rancher (1999–2001) Shūkan Storyland (1999–2001) Gozonji! Gekko Kamen-kun (1999–2000) Cybersix (1999) Karakurizōshi Ayatsuri Sakon
Karakurizōshi Ayatsuri Sakon
(1999–2000)

2000s

Magic Ball Mondo the 2000 (2000) Hamtaro
Hamtaro
(2000–2006) Shin Megami Tensei: DeviChil (2000–2001) Project ARMS
Project ARMS
(2001) Project ARMS: The 2nd Chapter (2001–2002) Patapata Hikōsen no Bōken (2002) Tenshi Na Konamaiki (2002–2003) Sonic X
Sonic X
(2003–2004) Takahashi Rumic Gekijō (2003) The Wicked and the Damned: A Hundred Tales of Karma (2003) Mermaid's Forest (2003) PoPoLoCrois (2003–2004) Uninhabited Planet Survive!
Uninhabited Planet Survive!
(2003–2004) Aishiteruze Baby
Aishiteruze Baby
(2004) Mankatsu (2004) Futakoi
Futakoi
(2004) Gallery Fake
Gallery Fake
(2005) Buzzer Beater (2005) Glass no Kamen (2005–2006) The Snow Queen (2005–2006) Tide-Line Blue
Tide-Line Blue
(2005) Fighting Beauty Wulong (2005–2006) Mushiking: The King of Beetles (2005–2006) Angel Heart (2005–2006) Fighting Beauty Wulong Rebirth (2006) Trotting Hamtaro
Hamtaro
Hai! (2006–2008) Muteki Kanban Musume
Muteki Kanban Musume
(2006) D.Gray-man
D.Gray-man
(2006–2008) Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple (2006–2007) Pururun! Shizuku-chan (2006–2007) Bakugan Battle Brawlers
Bakugan Battle Brawlers
(2007–2008) Kaze no Shōjo Emily (2007) Buzzer Beater II (2007) Mameushi-kun (2007–2008) Pururun! Shizuku-chan Aha (2007–2008) Moyasimon: Tales of Agriculture (2007) Zenryoku Usagi (2008) Noramimi (2008) Itazura na Kiss
Itazura na Kiss
(2008) CHIKO, Heiress of the Phantom Thief (2008) Telepathy Shōjo Ran Jiken Note (2008) Scarecrowman (2008) Live On Cardliver Kakeru (2008–2009) Bakugan Battle Brawlers: New Vestroia (2009–2010) Kupū~!! Mamegoma! (2009) Genji Monogatari Sennenki (2009) Lupin the 3rd vs. Detective Conan
Lupin the 3rd vs. Detective Conan
(2009)

2010s

Bakugan: Gundalian Invaders (2010–2011) Lilpri
Lilpri
(2010–2011) Magic Kaito (2010–2012) Cardfight!! Vanguard
Cardfight!! Vanguard
(2011–2012) Bakugan: Mechtanium Surge (2011–2012) Tottoko Hamtaro
Hamtaro
Dechu (2011–2012) Battle Girls: Time Paradox (2011) Brave 10 (2012) Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine (2012) Hamtaro
Hamtaro
(2012–2013) Cardfight!! Vanguard: Asia Circuit (2012–2013) Zetman
Zetman
(2012) Moyasimon
Moyasimon
Returns (2012) Kamisama Kiss
Kamisama Kiss
(2012) Bakumatsu Gijinden Roman
Bakumatsu Gijinden Roman
(2013) Cardfight!! Vanguard: Link Joker (2013–2014) Yowamushi Pedal
Yowamushi Pedal
(2013–2014) The Pilot's Love Song
The Pilot's Love Song
(2014) Z/X
Z/X
Ignition (2014) Cardfight!! Vanguard: Legion Mate (2014) Hero Bank (2014–2015) Sengoku Basara: End of Judgement (2014) Gugure! Kokkuri-san
Gugure! Kokkuri-san
(2014) Yowamushi Pedal
Yowamushi Pedal
Grande Road (2014–2015) Hi-sCoool! SeHa Girls (2014) Cardfight!! Vanguard
Cardfight!! Vanguard
G (2014–2015) Kamisama Kiss◎ (2015) Jewelpet: Magical Change (2015) My Monster Secret
My Monster Secret
(2015) Lupin the Third
Lupin the Third
Part IV (2015–2016) Cardfight!! Vanguard
Cardfight!! Vanguard
G: GIRS Crisis (2015–2016) Phantasy Star Online 2
Phantasy Star Online 2
The Animation (2016) Bakuon!!
Bakuon!!
(2016) Cardfight!! Vanguard
Cardfight!! Vanguard
G: Stride Gate (2016) Kamiwaza Wanda (2016–2017) ReLIFE (2016) Orange (2016) Bananya (2016) D.Gray-man
D.Gray-man
Hallow (2016) Sweetness and Lightning
Sweetness and Lightning
(2016) Nobunaga no Shinobi
Nobunaga no Shinobi
(2016–2017) Trickster (2016–2017) All Out!!
All Out!!
(2016–2017) Chain Chronicle
Chain Chronicle
~Light of Haecceitas~ (2017) Yowamushi Pedal: New Generation (2017) Nana Maru San Batsu
Nana Maru San Batsu
(2017) Yowamushi Pedal: Glory Line (2018) Megalo Box (2018) Nobunaga no Shinobi: Anegawa Ishiyama-hen (2018) The Thousand Musketeers (2018) Tsukumogami Kashimasu (2018) Sora to Umi no Aida (2018)

Films

Kyojin no Hoshi: Chizome no Kesshousen (1969) Kyojin no Hoshi: Ike Ike Hyuuma (1969) Kyojin no Hoshi: Dai League Ball (1970) Kyojin no Hoshi: Shukumei no Taiketsu (1970) Panda! Go, Panda!
Panda! Go, Panda!
(1972) Panda! Go, Panda!: The Rainy Day Circus (1973) First Human Giatrus
First Human Giatrus
(1975) The Mystery of Mamo
The Mystery of Mamo
(1978) The Castle of Cagliostro
The Castle of Cagliostro
(1979) Ace o Nerae! (1979) Ganbare!! Tabuchi-kun!!
Ganbare!! Tabuchi-kun!!
(1979) Ashita no Joe: Gekijōban (1980) Ie Naki Ko (1980) Ganbare!! Tabuchi-kun!!
Ganbare!! Tabuchi-kun!!
2: Gekitō Pennant Race (1980) Makoto-chan
Makoto-chan
(1980) Ganbare!! Tabuchi-kun!!
Ganbare!! Tabuchi-kun!!
Hatsu Warai 3: Aa Tsuppari Jinsei (1980) Chie the Brat (1981) Ashita no Joe
Ashita no Joe
2 (1981) Ohayō! Spank
Ohayō! Spank
(1982) Space Adventure Cobra: The Movie (1982) Kyojin no Hoshi (1982) Six God Combination Godmars
Six God Combination Godmars
(1982) Golgo 13: The Professional (1983) Bōkenshatachi: Gamba to 7-biki no Naka Ma (1984) Legend of the Gold of Babylon
Legend of the Gold of Babylon
(1985) Bug-tte Honey: Megalom Shōjo Rondo 4622 (1987) Akira (1988) Anpanman
Anpanman
films (1989–present) Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989) The Rose of Versailles: I'll Love You As Long As I Live (1990) Anpanman
Anpanman
shorts (1990–present) Gamba to Kawauso no Bōken (1991) Kaiketsu Zorori: Mahou Tsukai no Deshi/Dai Kaizoku no Takara Sagashi (1993) Farewell to Nostradamus
Farewell to Nostradamus
(1995) Dead or Alive (1996) Case Closed: The Time Bombed Skyscraper (1997) Case Closed: The Fourteenth Target (1998) Case Closed: The Last Wizard of the Century (1999) Case Closed: Captured in Her Eyes (2000) Case Closed: Countdown to Heaven (2001) Hamtaro
Hamtaro
(2001–2004) Case Closed: The Phantom of Baker Street (2002) Detective Conan: Crossroad in the Ancient Capital (2003) Detective Conan: Magician of the Silver Sky (2004) Detective Conan: Strategy Above the Depths (2005) Mushiking: The Road to the Greatest Champion (2005) Detective Conan: The Private Eyes' Requiem (2006) Fist of the North Star: The Legends of the True Savior (2006–2008) Fashionable Witches: Love and Berry - Magic of Happiness (2007) Mushiking
Mushiking
Super Battle Movie: The Upgraded Armored Beetle of Darkness (2007) Detective Conan: Jolly Roger in the Deep Azure (2007) Detective Conan: Full Score of Fear (2008) Detective Conan: The Raven Chaser (2009) Detective Conan: The Lost Ship in the Sky (2010) Detective Conan: Quarter of Silence (2011) The Princess and the Pilot
The Princess and the Pilot
(2011) Hal's Flute (2011) Detective Conan: The Eleventh Striker (2012) Fuse Teppō Musume no Torimonochō (2012) Detective Conan: Private Eye in the Distant Sea (2013) Lupin the 3rd vs. Detective Conan: The Movie (2013) Detective Conan: Dimensional Sniper (2014) Lupin III: Jigen's Gravestone (2014) Yowamushi Pedal
Yowamushi Pedal
Re:RIDE (2014) Detective Conan: Sunflowers of Inferno (2015) Yowamushi Pedal
Yowamushi Pedal
Re: ROAD (2015) Yowamushi Pedal: The Movie (2015) Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare (2016) Yowamushi Pedal: Spare Bike (2016) Orange: Future (2016) Chain Chronicle
Chain Chronicle
~Light of Haecceitas~ (2016–2017) Lupin III: Goemon Ishikawa's Spray of Blood (2017) Detective Conan: Crimson Love Letter (2017) Yowamushi Pedal: Re:GENERATION (2017)

OVAs/ONAs

The Rose and Women of Versailles (1980) Sugata Sanshirō (1981) Katsugeki Shōjo Tanteidan (1986) 2001 Nights
2001 Nights
(1987) Fuma Ichizoku no Inbo (1987) Ace o Nerae! 2 (1988) Godmars: The Untold Legend (1988) Ace o Nerae! Final Stage (1989–1990) Tengai Makyou: Jiraiya Oboro-hen (1990) OL Kaizo Koza (1990) Wizardry
Wizardry
(1991) Shizukanaru Don – Yakuza Side Story (1991) Ozanari Dungeon (1991) Maps (1994–1995) Otanjobi Series (1995) Rayearth (1997) Glass no Kamen: Sen no Kamen wo Motsu Shoujo (1998–1999) Aoyama Gosho Tanhenshu (1999) Karakuri no Kimi (2000) Hamtaro
Hamtaro
(2001–2004) Ikiteita Majustushi (2002) Azusa, Otetsudai Shimasu! (2004) Fist of the North Star: The Legends of the True Savior (2007–2008) Green vs. Red (2008) Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas (2009–2011) Kamisama Kiss
Kamisama Kiss
(2013) Yowamushi Pedal
Yowamushi Pedal
(2013) Kamisama Kiss: Kako-hen (2015–2016) Bakuon!!
Bakuon!!
(2016) Baki: Most Evil Death Row Convicts Special
Special
Anime
Anime
(2016) Kamisama Kiss: Kamisama, Kekkon Zenya (2016) Trickster: Episode 00 (2016) ReLIFE (2018) Baki: Most Evil Death Row Convicts (2018–present)

Video games

The Adventures of Batman & Robin (1995) Astal
Astal
(1995) Sonic Jam
Sonic Jam
(1997) Burning Rangers
Burning Rangers
(1998)

Related

Sega
Sega
Sammy Holdings

Sega Marza Animation Plan

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