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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 series written by Ikki Kajiwara and illustrated by Noboru Kawasaki. It was serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine from 1966 to 1971. It is about the actual baseball team 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] It was adapted into an anime television series broadcast in Japan in 1968. It later spawned two anime sequels and different anime movies.

Star of the Giants
Cover of the first volume of Kyojin no Hoshi, as published in Japan by Kodansha
巨人の星
(Kyojin no Hoshi)
GenreSports
Manga
Written byIkki Kajiwara
Illustrated byNoboru Kawasaki
Published byKodansha
MagazineWeekly Shōnen Magazine
DemographicShōnen
Original run19661971
Volumes19
Anime television series
Directed byTadao Nagahama
StudioTokyo Movie
Original networkYomiuri Television
Original run March 30, 1968 September 18, 1971
Episodes182
Anime film
Kyojin no Hoshi: Chizome no Kesshōusen
StudioTokyo Movie
ReleasedJuly 26, 1969
Runtime90 minutes
Anime film
Kyojin no Hoshi: Ike Ike Hyūma
StudioTokyo Movie
ReleasedDecember 20, 1969
Runtime70 minutes
Anime film
Kyojin no Hoshi: Dai League Ball
StudioTokyo Movie
ReleasedMarch 21, 1970
Runtime70 minutes
Anime film
Kyojin no Hoshi: Shukumei no Taiketsu
StudioTokyo Movie
ReleasedAugust 1, 1970
Runtime60 minutes
Anime television series
Shin Kyojin no Hoshi
StudioTokyo Movie Shinsha
Original networkYomiuri Television
Original run October 1, 1977 September 30, 1978
Episodes52
Anime television series
Shin Kyojin no Hoshi II
StudioTokyo Movie Shinsha
Original networkYomiuri Television
Original run April 14, 1979 September 29, 1979
Episodes23
Anime film
Directed bySatoshi Dezaki
Tadao Nagahama
StudioTokyo Movie Shinsha
ReleasedAugust 21, 1982
Runtime110 minutes
Anime and manga portal

Contents

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. Ittetsu was once a 3rd baseman until he was injured in World War II and was forced to retire; now an impoverished and bitter widower, he's raised Hyūma and his older sister Akiko in a very severe environment. 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, Hyūma would have to take out his best pitching magic to step up to the challenge.

Manga

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Anime

Beginning in 2001, the series was re-released on DVD format. On June 2013, a five set Blu-ray release was released.

Films

The first Star of the Giants movie debuted in July 26, 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 the Giants vs. Mighty Atom TV special reached the United States and was renamed to Astro Boy vs. the Giants.

Japanese Name English Name Release Date Type Run time
Star of the Giants vs. Mighty Atom June 9, 1969 TV special 30 mins
巨人の星 Star of Giants the movie July 26, 1969 movie 90 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 March 21, 1970 movie 70 mins
巨人の星 宿命の対決 Star of Giants: Shukumei no Taiketsu August 1, 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 December 1, 1977 movie
新巨人の星II New Star of Giants II 1979 series 23 Episodes
Stars of Giants Special Edition: Fierce Tiger Mitsuru Hanagata 2002 series 13 Episodes

Video games

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

On TV Asahi's Manga Sōsenkyo 2021 poll, in which 150.000 people voted for their top 100 manga series, Star of the Giants ranked #38.

The anime series ranked #15 on TV Asahi's Top 100 Anime 2005 poll.

Professional baseball player Ichiro Suzuki used Star of Giants as a reference to his grueling childhood baseball training. The anime was remade in India in 2012 as Suraj: The Rising Star where cricket was substituted for baseball. Episode 18 of Kyatto Ninden Teyandee (dubbed and released in North America as Samurai Pizza Cats) includes a pitcher named Puma Pochi, voiced by Tōru Furuya, as a direct parody of Hyūma Hoshi. In English, the character is renamed Fernando Curtainzuela.

  1. Clements, Jonathan. McCarthy Helen. [2006] (2006). The Anime Encyclopedia: Revised & Expanded Edition. Berkeley, CA: Stone Bridge Press. ISBN 978-1-933330-10-5.
  2. テレビ朝日『国民15万人がガチで投票!漫画総選挙』ランキング結果まとめ! 栄えある1位に輝く漫画は!?. animate Times (in Japanese). Animate. January 3, 2021. Archived from the original on January 3, 2021. RetrievedJanuary 3, 2021.
  3. Macdonald, Christopher (September 23, 2005). "TV Asahi Top 100 Anime Part 2". Anime News Network. RetrievedNovember 1, 2016.
  4. Whiting 2009, p. 6.
  5. Correspondent, A (3 December 2012). "Colors to air Japanese 'anime' remake from Dec 23". MxM India. Retrieved20 October 2016.
  6. Samurai Pizza Cats Official Fanbook. Udon Entertainment. January 2019. p. 56. ISBN 978-1-77294-038-1.

Whiting, Robert (2009). The Meaning of Ichiro. Grand Central Publishing. ISBN 9780446565226.

Star of the Giants
Star of the Giants Language Watch Edit Star of the Giants Japanese 巨人の星 Hepburn Kyojin no Hoshi is a Japanese sports manga series written by Ikki Kajiwara and illustrated by Noboru Kawasaki It was serialized in Kodansha s Weekly Shōnen Magazine from 1966 to 1971 It is about the actual baseball team 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 It was adapted into an anime television series broadcast in Japan in 1968 1 It later spawned two anime sequels and different anime movies Star of the GiantsCover of the first volume of Kyojin no Hoshi as published in Japan by Kodansha巨人の星 Kyojin no Hoshi GenreSportsMangaWritten byIkki KajiwaraIllustrated byNoboru KawasakiPublished byKodanshaMagazineWeekly Shōnen MagazineDemographicShōnenOriginal run1966 1971Volumes19Anime television seriesDirected byTadao NagahamaStudioTokyo MovieOriginal networkYomiuri TelevisionOriginal runMarch 30 1968 September 18 1971Episodes182Anime filmKyojin no Hoshi Chizome no KesshōusenStudioTokyo MovieReleasedJuly 26 1969Runtime90 minutesAnime filmKyojin no Hoshi Ike Ike HyumaStudioTokyo MovieReleasedDecember 20 1969Runtime70 minutesAnime filmKyojin no Hoshi Dai League BallStudioTokyo MovieReleasedMarch 21 1970Runtime70 minutesAnime filmKyojin no Hoshi Shukumei no TaiketsuStudioTokyo MovieReleasedAugust 1 1970Runtime60 minutesAnime television seriesShin Kyojin no HoshiStudioTokyo Movie ShinshaOriginal networkYomiuri TelevisionOriginal runOctober 1 1977 September 30 1978Episodes52Anime television seriesShin Kyojin no Hoshi IIStudioTokyo Movie ShinshaOriginal networkYomiuri TelevisionOriginal runApril 14 1979 September 29 1979Episodes23Anime filmDirected bySatoshi Dezaki Tadao NagahamaStudioTokyo Movie ShinshaReleasedAugust 21 1982Runtime110 minutes Anime and manga portal Contents 1 Story 2 Characters 3 Media 3 1 Manga 3 2 Anime 3 3 Films 3 4 Video games 4 Reception and legacy 5 References 6 External linksStory EditThe 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 Ittetsu was once a 3rd baseman until he was injured in World War II and was forced to retire now an impoverished and bitter widower he s raised Hyuma and his older sister Akiko in a very severe environment 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 Hyuma would have to take out his best pitching magic to step up to the challenge Characters EditHyuma Hoshi Tōru Furuya Ittetsu Hoshi Seizō Katō Akiko Hoshi Fuyumi Shiraishi Ban Chuta Jōji Yanami Mitsuru Hanagata Makio Inoue Kawakami Tetsuharu Tadashi Nakamura Masaichi Kaneda Teiji Ōmiya Kyōko Reiko Mutō Hosaku Samon Shingo Kanemoto Mina Hadaka Yoshiko MatsuoMedia EditManga Edit This section is empty You can help by adding to it January 2021 Anime Edit Beginning in 2001 the series was re released on DVD format On June 2013 a five set Blu ray release was released Films Edit The first Star of the Giants movie debuted in July 26 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 the Giants vs Mighty Atom TV special reached the United States and was renamed to Astro Boy vs the Giants 1 Japanese Name English Name Release Date Type Run timeStar of the Giants vs Mighty Atom June 9 1969 TV special 30 mins巨人の星 Star of Giants the movie July 26 1969 movie 90 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 March 21 1970 movie 70 mins巨人の星 宿命の対決 Star of Giants Shukumei no Taiketsu August 1 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 December 1 1977 movie新巨人の星II New Star of Giants II 1979 series 23 EpisodesStars of Giants Special Edition Fierce Tiger Mitsuru Hanagata 2002 series 13 EpisodesVideo games Edit Kyojin no Hoshi The Anime Super Remix was released for the PlayStation 2 by Capcom on June 20 2002 There were also a number of other games on the same platform Reception and legacy EditOn TV Asahi s Manga Sōsenkyo 2021 poll in which 150 000 people voted for their top 100 manga series Star of the Giants ranked 38 2 The anime series ranked 15 on TV Asahi s Top 100 Anime 2005 poll 3 Professional baseball player Ichiro Suzuki used Star of Giants as a reference to his grueling childhood baseball training 4 The anime was remade in India in 2012 as Suraj The Rising Star where cricket was substituted for baseball 5 Episode 18 of Kyatto Ninden Teyandee dubbed and released in North America as Samurai Pizza Cats includes a pitcher named Puma Pochi voiced by Tōru Furuya as a direct parody of Hyuma Hoshi In English the character is renamed Fernando Curtainzuela 6 References Edit a b Clements Jonathan McCarthy Helen 2006 2006 The Anime Encyclopedia Revised amp Expanded Edition Berkeley CA Stone Bridge Press ISBN 978 1 933330 10 5 テレビ朝日 国民15万人がガチで投票 漫画総選挙 ランキング結果まとめ 栄えある1位に輝く漫画は animate Times in Japanese Animate January 3 2021 Archived from the original on January 3 2021 Retrieved January 3 2021 Macdonald Christopher September 23 2005 TV Asahi Top 100 Anime Part 2 Anime News Network Retrieved November 1 2016 Whiting 2009 p 6 Correspondent A 3 December 2012 Colors to air Japanese anime remake from Dec 23 MxM India Retrieved 20 October 2016 Samurai Pizza Cats Official Fanbook Udon Entertainment January 2019 p 56 ISBN 978 1 77294 038 1 Whiting Robert 2009 The Meaning of Ichiro Grand Central Publishing ISBN 9780446565226 External links EditStar of Giants Official anime site by Tokyo Movie Shinsha in Japanese Kyojin no Hoshi manga at Anime News Network s encyclopedia Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Star of the Giants amp oldid 1050244054, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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