Colors to air Japanese ‘anime’ remake from Dec 23

03 Dec,2012

By A Correspondent


By A Correspondent


Close on the heels of announcing the mega-acquisition of the Indian rights for international show ’24’, Colors has announced animated teleseries ‘Suraj: The Rising Star’. The show will air on Sunday mornings at 10 am and is scheduled to kick on December 23.


A remake of the Japanese baseball hit manga Kyojin no Hoshi (Star of the Giants), the show is a story of a 16-year-old boy, Suraj, who sets out on a journey to be trained as a young cricketer. It focuses on the hardships and challenges he faces towards attaining this goal, thereby highlighting all the elements of family, action, fantasy and emotions that will appeal to family audiences.


Adapted for Indian audiences, Suraj: The Rising Star craftily integrates Indian culture and Japanese animation (anime) highlighting common characteristics like the importance of family ties, friends and a ‘never say die’ attitude.


The show is an inspiring adaptation based on Japan’s classic masterpiece animation “Star of The Giants. Although animation is popular with children, Colors hopes it will be a hit with adults too.


The opportunities with ‘Suraj’ seem many as the original has been rendered in various forms: in print, as television series, a Playstation 2 game,  and as many as five movies since 1969.


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