Kyojin no Hoshi

Kyojin no Hoshi
巨人の星 (Kyojin no Hoshi)
Type: TV
Genres: Sports, Drama
Start Date: 1968-03-30
End Date: 1971-09-18
Episodes: 182
Episode Length: 25 min
Total Length: 4550 min
Age Rating: G - All Ages
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. (Source: Wikipedia)