Astroboy's thrilling baseball fight

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Astroboy's thrilling baseball fight

Postby Mustachio » 1 month ago

https://mobile.twitter.com/doctoruwatso ... 3525168128

This video was aired in a Japanese TV variety show,in 1969.

https://ja.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%B7% ... 8%E3%83%A0

This describes a fight between Astroboy and the protagonist of a famous anime "Kyojino hoshi[ it means "Yomiuri Giants' star"]".
Yomiuri Giants is a professional baseball team in Japan.

I like this background music and thrilling fight.

In 1969,Astroboy's popularity had already gone, "Kyojino hoshi" was very popular, instead.

"Kyojino hoshi" describes struggle and growth of a Yomiuri Giants' baseball pitcher. He is the pitcher in this video.
His name is 星飛雄馬.Some say he is named after 天馬飛雄[Temma Tobio ,of course, Astro]. Because 天 means "sky", and 星 means "star". Both names are too similar to be a coincidence.

This video was directed by Tomino Yoshiyuki, who is famous for "Mobile suits Gundom". He worked on Astroboy in 1965-66, and "Kyojino hoshi" around 1969 .

Unfortunately, this video is not full and is not sold at full version.

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Postby Shiyonasan » 1 month ago

I've seen pictures of that episode before, but had never seen video of it. Very fascinating. Thank you for sharing, Mustachio! :)

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Postby DrFrag » 1 month ago

That was great! I had no idea it existed.
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Postby Genshi-san » 1 month ago

funny to think they had a baseball team, and we also have the seibu saitama lions

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Postby jeffbert » 1 month ago

Cute! Thanks for sharing!
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Postby Tetsuwan Penguin » 4 weeks ago

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