|Chief director|| Toshiyuki Kato (supervision)|
Hirofumi Ogura (series director)
|Released||2018-04-02 ~ ongoing|
Captain Tsubasa is a story of 11-year-old Tsubasa Ozora who dreams to become the world's best football player and win the World Cup[note 1]; his thoughts and dreams revolve almost entirely around the joy of football. In order to pursue his dream, Tsubasa moves with his mother to Nankatsu, where he will need the best of his abilities to stand out. He encounters not only rivals, but also friends such as the gutsy Ishizaki, the cheerleader Sanae Nakazawa, genious keeper Wakabayashi, and Roberto Hongo, a retired Brazilian football player who will help him push towards his dreams.
Licensing in other countriesEdit
Viz Media has Licensed the New Captain Tsubasa Anime, and Cartoon Network LA is distributing both Spanish and Portuguese (Brazil) dubbed versions. After a 4-episode premiere in movie theaters within Mexico, Chile, and Peru, the series is being dubbed in sets of 4~5 episodes monthly.
Kid's Dream arcEditSeason 1: The first set of 28 episodes is confirmed to be a retelling of the Kids' Dream arc, combining both original manga and modern-era elements. Most of characters' uniforms, clothes, and color palettes are more faithful to the manga .
Boys' Fight arcEdit
Season 2: TV Tokyo revealed on July 23, 2018 that the anime will enter the story's Middle school (Boys' Fight) arc in October. revealed a visual (seen below) of Tsubasa and Kojiro's middle school appearances in Nankatsu middle school and Toho Academy middle school respectively.
Main Characters Edit
- Tsubasa Ozora: A natural football prodigy. Tsubasa has always been with a ball ever since he was born, even if others did not understand his passion.
- Genzo Wakabayashi: A genius, champion goalkeeper from Shutetsu. After accepting Tsubasa’s duel, he becomes his rival and later friend.
- Ryo Ishizaki: Tsubasa's first friend in Nankatsu. His inherent guts and determination lead him to persevere in his efforts.
- Taro Misaki: Due to his father’s art painting work, Misaki always move from town to town. Since greatly skilled, he's perfectly in sync with Tsubasa who are both known as the Golden Combi.
Friends, family and coaches
- Sanae Nakazawa: "Anego"[note 2] is Tsubasa's #1 fan of Nankatsu. She is the head of Nankatsu's all-boy cheerleading group.
- Roberto Hongo: Tsubasa's mentor and coach.
- Tatsuo Mikami: Genzo's mentor and goalkeeper coach.
- Kyodai and Natsuko Ozora: Tsubasa's parents.
- Tadashi Shiroyama: Nankatsu SC's coach.
Lead team membersEdit
Nankatsu SC teammates
- Main article: Nankatsu SC
This lead team consists of grade school players from Nankatsu city, who were selected for the entrance exams.
Nankatsu MS teammates
- Main article: Nankatsu MS
This is the lead team for the Boys' Fight arc, in the junior high school tournament.
- Main article: Elementary school teams
- Kojiro Hyuga: Tsubasa's main rival (and later deuteragonist) with a strong and raw playstyle which is the opposite of Tsubasa's style.
- Ken Wakashimazu: An unmatched goalkeeper who combines karate-style techniques with some acrobatic play and speed.
- Takeshi Sawada: Hyuga's younger talented football partner, also trained by coach Kira.
- Tachibana twins: The Tachibana twins are a duo who specialize in acrobatic and speed play, and have a secret aerial weapon as well.
- Jun Misugi: A talented star which superior technique and understanding of football than Tsubasa.[note 3]. Misugi has a heart disease, preventing him from playing a full match without endangering his life. However, he decided to play full time in the semifinals, eager to face Tsubasa.
- Hikaru Matsuyama: Though he isn't a football genius, he is a persistent and hard-working player, being able to develop many good skills. He also has true understanding of teamwork.
|1||Soar Toward the Great Sky! (大空にはばたけ!, Ozora ni Habatake!)||April 2, 2018|
|2||Take Flight! (とんだっ!, Tonda!!)||April 9, 2018|
|3||New Nankatsu Football Club Start (ニュー南葛小サッカー部スタート, New Nankatsu Sho Soccer Bu Start)||April 16, 2018|
|4||Tsubasa and Roberto (翼とロベルト, Tsubasa to Roberuto)||April 23, 2018|
|5||On their way to the Inter-School Tournament (対抗戦へ向けて, Taikousen e Mukete)||April 30, 2018|
|6||Kick Off! Nankatsu vs Shutetsu (キックオフ! 南葛VS修哲, Kickoff! Nankatsu vs Shutetsu)||May 7, 2018|
|7||Fantasista Tsubasa (ファンタジスタ翼, Fantajisuta Tsubasa)||May 14, 2018|
|8||Birth! Nankatsu Golden Combi (誕生! 南葛黄金[ゴールデン]コンビ, Tanjo! Nankatsu Golden Combi)||May 21, 2018|
|9||Invigorating Last Scene (さわやかな幕切れ, Sawayaka na Makugire)||May 28, 2018|
|10||Kojiro's Appearance (小次郎あらわる, Kojiro Arawaru)||June 4, 2018|
|11||A Surprisingly Difficult Match (思わぬ苦戦, Omowanu Kusen)||June 11, 2018|
|12||Crushing Wakabayashi (若林つぶし, Wakabayashi Tsubushi)||June 18, 2018|
|13||And Then, the Nationals! (さァ全国だ!, Sa Zenkoku Da!)||June 25, 2018|
|14||Burn Nankatsu: Defeat Meiwa! (燃えろ南葛 明和を倒せ!, Moero Nankatsu: Meiwa o Taose!)||July 2, 2018|
|15||I Can't Lose Because It's My Dream! (夢だから負けない!, Yume Dakara Makenai!)||July 9, 2018|
|16||This is Acrobatic Football! (これがアクロバットサッカーだ!, Kore ga Acrobat Soccer Da!)||July 16, 2018|
|17||The Remaining 4 Minutes! Decisive Air Battle (のこり4分! 空中決戦, Nokori 4 Pun! Kuchu Kessen)||July 23, 2018|
|18||Let's go! The Decisive Tournament (いくぞ！ 決勝トーナメント Ikuzo! Kesshō Tōnamento)||July 30, 2018|
|19||Fierce fight! Meiwa vs Furano (激闘！ 明和ＶＳふらの Gekitō! Meiwa VS Furano)||August 6, 2018|
|20||Musashi's Secret Plan (武蔵の秘策, Musashi no Hisaku)||August 13, 2018|
|21||The Ace of Glass (ガラスのエース, Garasu no Ēsu)||August 20, 2018|
Cast and staff Edit
Japanese staff Edit
Japanese cast Edit
- Opening: "Start Dash!" by Johnny's West.
- Main article: Captain Tsubasa (2018 anime)/Gallery
Captain Tsubasa (2018) Teaser (Japanese / Latin American Dub)
- In the third teaser trailer before the release of the 2018 series, it is shown how Tsubasa is training with Nishigaoka elementary school - probably for the football selection test to be chosen for the Nankatsu City Selection Team - using a clothing similar to the Nankatsu junior high uniform (white with red stripes jersey) similar to the used in the 1983 Anime (Boys' Fight arc).
- In the third teaser trailer, it is also revealed that Tsubasa's mentor and coach Roberto Hongo wore the #10 jersey for the Brazil national team at his peak of his career, and that he gave his jersey as a gift to Tsubasa.
- The Latin American/Brazilian versions ditched the original opening and ending themes (Start Dash! and Moete Hero, respectively), using a new song composed for these versions, but keeping the opening and ending animations. The ending theme is the same as the intro, but only instrumental. This led to some criticism from fans, since the 2002 anime had all his songs intact in japanese.
- ↑ Representing Japan in the FIFA World Cup is Tsubasa’s ultimate dream, which will take a lot more than talent to reach it.
- ↑ Anego is a nickname which stands for "Big sis" due to her tomboy personality.
- ↑ Misugi has a keen perception that enables him to read the opposing team’s formation and tactics even when he is not playing on the field; not to mention his ability on how to control his opponent's movements
- ↑ "Captain Tsubasa Soccer Manga Gets New TV Anime in April". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
- ↑ "Viz Media Licenses New Captain Tsubasa Anime". Anime News Network. January 10, 2018. Retrieved January 10, 2018.
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clQkCIc_nEk Youtube Channel for Cartoon Network LA.
- ↑ http://ball-ha-tomodachi.com/anime/#bddvd/ Number of Season 1 episodes is a total of 28 per DVD set.
- ↑ "New Captain Tsubasa Anime Reveals Honey's Highlights!". Honey's Anime, retrieved on March 4, 2018.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/captaintsubasa2018/news/index.html#210992 TV Tokyo's site