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Captain Tsubasa 2000: Millennium Dream
Millennium Dream
Colored image of the manga.
Author Yoichi Takahashi
Publisher Shueisha
Original run #2000-10-20 (oneshot)
Magazine Weekly Young Jump
Demographic Seinen

Captain Tsubasa 2000: Millennium Dream (キャプテン翼2000 MILLENNIUM DREAM) is an 88-page oneshot released in commemoration of Japan's participation in the football tournament of Sydney 2000. The oneshot was originally published in Shueisha's seinen magazine Weekly Young Jump special issue #2000-10-20. The story was compiled, along with other short stories not related to the main series, in Captain Tsubasa Tanpenshu: Dream Field.

StoryEdit

The story is an imaginary match played in the imaginary game Millennium Soccer 2000 for the DreamStation. In it, the player chooses Japan, which has the real-life footballers of the time, such as Hidetoshi Nakata, and has the option to select play 3 overage players from the cast of Captain Tsubasa. The selected overage players are Tsubasa Ozora, Genzo Wakabayashi and Kojiro Hyuga. Several characters from the series up to that point appear despite not playing, such as Karl Heinz Schneider and Taro Misaki (who in this story is playing for Paris Saint-Germain FC) among others.

The match for the gold medal is being played against Brazil, with Japan losing 1-0. Japan qualified to the knock-out stage behind Brazil, where the team defeated the Czech Republic and Spain to reach the final. Misaki brings Shunko Sho to help Tsubasa recover for the final match with his Chinese medicine knowledge. During the climax of the match, Shingo Aoi (who is under 23 in this story) appears to be about to enter the game, but it turns out that he is not the only substitution. Tsubasa also enters the field after being healed by Sho, substituting Tsuneyasu Miyamoto.

With this lineup, Japan fights back against a powerful Brazilian team commanded by Riveldo (homage to Rivaldo), Romaldo (homage to Ronaldo), Roberto Carolus (homage to Roberto Carlos) and Carlos Santana. Japan manages to tie, but Tsubasa is once again feeling his injury as the effect of the acupuncture used by Sho has started to wear off. As the match enters loss time and Tsubasa has the ball, the game prompts the player to save the game and the story ends with said player commenting that Captain Tsubasa was supposed to have ended with World Youth and that Tsubasa and the others are older than 24 years old.

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