Kyojin no Hoshi

Japanese name: Kyojin no Hoshi
Japanese name: 巨人の星
English name: Star of the Giants
Italian name: Tommy, la stella dei Giants
Dates: March 30, 1968-September 18, 1971
Broadcast time: Saturday, 7:00=7:30 pm (19:00-19:30)
Number of episodes: 182
Animation Studio: Tokyo Movie Shinsha (TMS)
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Yomiuri Television (YTV)
Creator(s): Ikki Kajiwara and Noboru Kawasaki (manga)
Series Director: Tadao Nagahama
Episode Director(s):
Art Director: Isamu Kageyama
Character Designer(s): Tsutomu Shibayama
Animator(s): Daikichirou Kusube (director), Shingo Araki, Yoshiyuki Tomino
Music: Takeo Watanabe
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Toru Furuya (Hyuuma Hoshi), Seizo Kato (Ittetsu Hoshi), Fuyumi Shiraishi (Akiko), Makio Inoue (Mitsuru Hanagata)
Genre(s): drama, sports (baseball)
Home Video

Note(s): This series is continued by Shin Kyojin no Hoshi (1977).

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Kyojin no Hoshi go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

Last update: December 22, 2007
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