Boys' Fight (BF) or Middle School Arc (中学生編, Chugakusei Hen) is the second story arc of the storyline of the Captain Tsubasa series. The second part of the original manga series after Kids' Dream, this story arc has been adapted in the first TV anime and the first video game.

Boys fight arc (2018)


Boys' Fight and Middle School Arc are terms that started to be used in the Shueisha Jump Remix (SJR) editions of Captain Tsubasa. BF was first used in the 2006 SJR version.


It's the beginning of the last year of middle school for Sanae Nakazawa, Ryo Ishizaki, Tsubasa Ozora, and the rest of Nankatsu middle school. After Roberto Hongo, Taro Misaki and Genzo Wakabayashi leave Nankatsu (and Japan, for that matter), Tsubasa's focus is into become Japan's best player by winning the national tournament three times in a row with Nankatsu middle school team. Following Roberto's suggestions, he became an offensive midfielder.

Kojiro Hyuga meanwhile, has been the runner up the last two years, with Toho losing to Nankatsu in the final match. For that regard, Kojiro decided to bail his team in order to train once again with his mentor Kozo Kira and regain his older "fierce tiger self" and came back stronger in order to become champion. Meanwhile, since Tsubasa aims to become Japan's best player, several new talents emerge, and older rivals return once more.

After the finals of the tournament ends, Tsubasa and Hyuga hold the championship flag.


Main article: 16th National middle school tournament

Manga chapters that cover BFEdit

The chapters named here are how they were ordered and named in the original Tankobon and in the 2006 SJR. The Bunko, SJR and other versions may use a different chapter page length and name depending on the edition. Chapter number and name in the original tankobon has priority over other versions. For stories published outside the original Captain Tsubasa manga, the order established in 2006 SJR has priority over other versions.

No. Chapter name
51 "Opening ceremony" (始業式の巻)
52 "Otomo's challenge" (大友中の挑戦の巻)
53 "Summer's start" (夏の開幕!! の巻)
54 "Rival's burning gaze" (ライバルたちの熱いまなざしの巻)
55 "Hayabusa vs Tsubasa" (隼対翼の巻)
56 "Hyuga vs Misugi 1" (日向対三杉の巻(1))
57 "Hyuga vs Misugi 2" (日向対三杉の巻(2))
58 "Meeting in foreign land" (異郷の出会いの巻)
59 "Reborn in the middle of the storm" (嵐の中の復活の巻)
60 "Kamisori power explosion" (カミソリパワー爆発の巻)
61 "Ace's specialty" (エースの本領! の巻)
62 "Everyone's decision" (それぞれの決意の巻) [in newer editions, this chapter has the whole content of the following]
63 "The new wondrous air combi play" (奇跡の新空中コンビプレイの巻) [only in magazine and the first tankobon edition since other editions merge the content of this chapter into the following one]
64 "To the battlefield again!!" (戦場へふたたび!!の巻)
65 "Furano goes to the front" (ふらの出陣!! の巻)
66 "The fearful dark horse 2" (恐怖の伏兵ダークホースツーの巻 / 恐怖の伏兵2の巻)
67 "Phoenix Tsubasa" (不死鳥・翼の巻) [only in magazine and the first tankobon edition since in other editions the chapter is split in two with the first half in a new one titled "Fighting spirit revived" (よみがえる闘志の巻) and the second half keeping the original name]
68 "Undying team work" (不滅のチームワークの巻)
69 "Semi finals' outbreaks" (準決勝開戦の巻)
70 "The Fierce Tiger encouragements" (猛虎ゲキる! の巻)
71 "Number 10 vs number 10" (背番号10対背番号10の巻)
72 "Oath to reverse the score" (逆転への誓いの巻)
73 "Collective attack" (攻撃も全員で!! の巻)
74 "The phoenix flew..." (不死鳥とんだ…の巻) [only in the magazine and the first tankobon edition since in other editions it's renamed "Airport of tears" (涙のエアポートの巻)]
75 "The Fierce Tiger's written challenge" (猛虎の挑戦状の巻)
76 "Kick-off of the century" (世紀のキックオフの巻) [in some editions this chapter is divided in two parts]
77 "The new destined confrontation" (宿命の対決ふたたびの巻)
78 "The king Toho" (王者・東邦!! の巻)
79 "At last we break into the second half!" (ついに後半戦突入! の巻) [only in magazine and the first tankobon since in other editions this chapter is merged into the following one]
80 "Incandescent fighters, the Fierce Tiger and Tsubasa" (灼熱の闘士 猛虎&翼!! の巻)
81 "The setting off goal!" (旅立ちのゴールへ! の巻)
82 "Miracle Drive Shoot" (ミラクルドライブシュートの巻)
83 "V1 vs V3" (V1対V3の巻)
84 "Departure for tomorrow" (明日への旅立ちの巻) [only in magazine and the first tankobon since in other editions the previous chapter has all the content of this one]
ES "Merry X'mas Captain Tsubasa" (メリーX'mas キャプテン翼)