Star Tanjō!

Star Tanjō! (スター誕生!, Sutā Tanjō!, lit. A Star Is Born!) is a Japanese talent show from Nippon Television that ran from 1971 to 1983. On October 24, 1982, the series was retitled Shin Star Tanjō! (新・スター誕生!, Shin Sutā Tanjō!) lit. A New Star Is Born! to reflect its switch from monaural to stereo broadcasting. On April 3, 1983, it was again retitled to Star Tanjō! ~ Zenkoku senbatsu uta no senshuken ~ (スター誕生!~全国選抜歌の選手権~, Sutā Tanjō! ~ Zenkoku senbatsu uta no senshuken ~, lit. A Star Is Born! Nationally Selected Song Championship).

Star Tanjō!
GenreTalent show
Created byYū Aku
Presented byKinichi Hagimoto (1971-1980)
Hayato Tani
Tamori
Kyu Sakamoto
Mako Ishino
YasuKiyo
JudgesYū Aku
Toshi Matsuda
Kōichi Morita
Yasushi Nakamura
Takashi Miki
Shunichi Tokura
Production
Executive producerFumio Ikeda
Production locationKorakuen Hall
Running time55 minutes (1971-Mar 1982)
45 minutes (Apr 1982 -Sep 1983)
Release
Original networkNTV
Audio formatStereo (Oct 1982-Sep 1983)
Original releaseOctober 3, 1971 (1971-10-03) –
September 25, 1983 (1983-09-25)

The show was created by songwriter Yū Aku, who also served as one of the judges.

StaffEdit

HostsEdit

JudgesEdit

Hagimoto, Tani/Tamori, Sakamoto/Ishino eras
Nishikawa era
YasuKiyo era

Other staffEdit

  • Tatsuya Takahashi and Tokyo Union (band performance)
  • Akio Okamoto and Gay Stars (band performance)
  • Ryōzō Yokomori (accordion)
  • Hajime Doi (choreography)
  • Reiko Inoue (assistant during the Hagimoto era)
  • Chou a la Creme (ザ・シュークリーム, Za Shūkurīmu) (Horn Yuki, Kūko Shimizu, Yuki Kitahara, and Amami Koyama) (assistants in the beginning of the Hagimoto era)
  • Rinrin & Ranran (worked with Inoue during the Hagimoto era)
  • Yūko Kitamura (assistant during the Hagimoto era)
  • Yukihide Kurobe
  • Seiroku Saitō
  • Yūjirō Fubuki
  • Kōji Nishiyama
  • Nobuko Shima (assistant during the Tani/Tamori era)
  • Sayaka Itō (assistant during the Sakamoto/Ishino era and the first part of the YasuKiyo era)
  • Rabbit Sekine (assistant during the Sakamoto/Ishino era)
  • Aiko Wakamatsu
  • Toshihiko Hori
  • The Birds Seven Plus 1 (selected members of Nippon Television Music Academy)
  • Hidetoshi Itō (narrator during the YasuKiyo era)

Most winnersEdit