Stella Cornelia of JKT48 to star on new Indonesian super hero series

May 9, 2013 by
Stella Cornelia - Bima Satria Garuda

JKT48′s Stella Cornelia, photo by Nugroho Budianggoro / Christophe Soekirno

JKT48 1st generation member Stella Cornelia will take a role in a new Indonesian live action super hero TV series Bima Satria Garuda. The series will be aired every Sunday starting from June 30th, 2013 on the local Indonesian channel, RCTI.

The series is produced by MNC Media and Ishimori Production who created the popular Kamen Rider Series.

Similar to Kamen Rider, which was popular in Indonesia back in the 90′s, Bima Satria Garuda will feature super hero action and special effects. The series was intended for teenagers. Bandai, the company who manufactured toys and merchandise for renowned brands such as Gundam, Power Rangers, and Ultraman, will produce official merchandises of Bima Satria Garuda.

In developing the licensing business of Bima Satria Garuda, MNC Media cooperates with ITOCHU Corporation, which is one of the largest conglomerate company in Japan.

Cast of Bima Satria Garuda

Cast of Bima Satria Garuda, photo by Nugroho Budianggoro / Christophe Soekirno

Bima Satria Garuda’s name derived from Indonesian folklore hero, Bima, who is one of the five Pandawas in the folklore. Meanwhile, Satria means warrior and Garuda is a mythical bird from local folklore, which also appear in Indonesia’s national emblem.

The story of Bima Satria Garuda revolves around a young man named Ray Bramasakti (Bima Satria Garuda) who is striving to save humanity from monsters that come from a parallel universe. The enemy is evil organization Vudo – led by the evil Rasputin, whose goal is to take over the earth.

Hero’s Love Interest

JKT48's Stella CorneliaStella will play a role as Rena Iskandar, the sister of Ray’s best friend, Randy Iskandar.
Rena will be the girl who will be hurt and abducted by the enemy. As you could probably guess, Rena has a love interest on Ray.

Regarding her part in Bima, Stella said: “I feel very happy because this is the first time I act in a TV series as JKT48 and it’s only me (JKT48 member who participate in the project). So I feel proud to be able to show the good reputation of JKT48 in the acting world.

She also added, “So far there has been no problem in balancing between my activities in JKT48 performances, in Bima, and in college study. So I can still participate in JKT48 performance activities.

Teaser trailer for Bima Satria Garuda

Bima Satria Garuda Press Conference

Bima Satria Garuda Press Conference, photo by Nugroho Budianggoro / Christophe Soekirno


Special thanks to Nugroho Budianggoro of Motret JKT48 and Christophe Soekirno for all the photos that are used in this article

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  • Ryan

    I’m so happy to see one of JKT48 member will join Super Heroes TV series. And i think this Project will be a good one, because some of fans said this is the first tokusatsu in Indonesia that seriously produced i hope this TV Series will be a good one ^^

  • hesseljw

    tokosatsu isn’t it?

    • Gui

      Yes!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Buddy-Sokarijo/100002394605022 Buddy Sokarijo

    I love this, seems she is folowing Itano Tomomi and Kasai Tomomi footsteps who played in Kamen Rider W. I hope there will be a cross over in the superhero taisen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bobby-Sokarijo/100001499807237 Bobby Priyantono Sokarijo

    I really want to see this!

  • LuphKira ‘Alan’

    i’am glad JKT48 is start to doin some drama.
    even that only one member, they choose Stella.
    that’s a great choise, because Stella is one of member who have many fans.

    not as much like Melody & Nabilah, but i hope this gonna be a new start for JKT48 in Drama.

    btw i hope the Opening will be JKT48 – River.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Buddy-Sokarijo/100002394605022 Buddy Sokarijo

      Would be very awkward though. I mean if you hear “JKT… 48″ at the beginning of the opening then it would be strange because the show isnt about JKT. Though i think the song of JKT undergirls(whatever that may be) might be it. If its original and cool sounding then i dont see a problem. In fact i hope it is.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sederhanaz Zainal Sederhana

    :o

  • Swardiansyah

    Awesome! Can’t wait to see it!! ^^