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.
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.Stella 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.“
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