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Captain Tsubasa: Rising Sun (キャプテン翼 ライジングサン) is the most recent regular series of the Captain Tsubasa manga series. It is the sequel to Captain Tsubasa: Golden-23 and also to both Kaigai Gekito Hen short series, Captain Tsubasa: Kaigai Gekito Hen in Calcio and Captain Tsubasa: Kaigai Gekito Hen en La Liga.

After the Japanese team classified to the Olympics in Madrid, the story covers the beginning of Olympic football tournament. The Japanese team is now at full force with the addition of the overseas players Tsubasa, Hyuga and Aoi, while Akai declines to join due to a serious injury that he suffered while helping his team ascend to the Serie A in the Italian league.

The manga started being published in issue #3 (2014) of Shueisha's seinen magazine Grand Jump, released for sale on 2013-12-28 (cover date #2014-01-01). The series so far has nine tankobon volumes.

SummaryEdit

Main article: Rising Sun

After winning La Liga, Tsubasa's Barça parades around the city of Barcelona celebrating. A few days later, Tsabasa and Sanae return to Japan, where Sanae will stay until the end of her pregnancy, while Tsubasa just stays a few days before joining the training camp that will decide the members of the Japanese Olympic team.

In Mexico, Japan faces two teams in preparation for the Olympics, New Zealand and Mexico. Against New Zealand, Japan has three short matches to determine the line-up against Mexico, all of which are easily won. In the match against Mexico, despite some initial difficulties in the first half thanks to Ricardo Espadas, Japan dominates Mexico.

While in Madrid the groups are decided, Tsubasa collapses in Toluca from accumulated fatigue, so he stays in Mexico to recuperate. The rest of Japan travel to Spain. In the first match, Spain's Michael makes his team easily win against Cameroon. Before Japan's first match, Tsubasa returns to the team.

Japan's first match against Netherlands is dominated at the beginning by Brian Cruyfford's team as Cruyfford scores the first goal with relative ease, but before the end of the first half, Japan takes full control and leads the game 3-1.

SerializationEdit

# Chapter Magazine Cover Cover date On sale
Summary
1 "Liga's glory" (リーガの栄光) Grand Jump #3 (2014) Grand Jump 2014-01-15 #2014-01-15 2013-12-28
Tsubasa is in Japan in the neighbourhood of his house in Nanakatsu remembering how it all started years ago as he gets ready to challenge the Madrid Olympics. Three months prior, Tsubasa's Barcelona defeated Granada after going behind during the first half, with Tsubasa scoring in the second half with a PK, a Drive Shoot and and a bicycle kick to reverse the score. With this result, Barcelona conquered La Liga despite Natureza's efforts with Real Madrid.
2 "23/38" [sic] Grand Jump #4 (2014) Grand Jump 2014-02-05 #2014-02-05 2014-01-15
Barça celebrates La Liga championship by parading around the city. As Sanae is pregnant, she is unable to attend, but the team decides to change the route to pass across Tsubasa's house so that Sane can directly see his husband with the trophy. Tsubasa tells his teammates that he and his wife will return to the city of Nankatsu for some time. Now in Japan, Tsubasa meets with his parents and brother and they all go to Nazakawa' house. Sane will stay in Japan until giving birth while Tsubasa will stay a little before going to Mexico with the rest of the Japanese team. In the training camp in Mexico, there are 33 candidates for the 23 spots that will be chosen for the Olympic team. The team tense mood changes when Tsubasa arrives. The last training matches against New Zealand and Mexico will determine the chosen 23. With New Zealand, three 30-minute matches will be held. The first match with the overseas players crushes New Zealand 7-0, making the other candidates aware that they must perform strong if they want to stay on the selected 23. The last two matches ended 5-1 and 4-1. Coach Kira comments that he will know the true value of the team once it faces Mexico, a team used to the climate. The last preparation match is about to begin.
3 "Champion's true worth" (強豪の真価) Grand Jump #5 (2014) Grand Jump 2014-02-19 #2014-02-19 2014-02-05
In the Aztec Stadium, Espadas and Tsubasa reminiscence about their encounter during the World Youth. For the match and the Olympics, Mexico will use three overage players, while Japan will use none. After a hard handshake with Mexico's captain, Tsubasa and Misaki decide to go all out from the start. Aftet the kick-oof, Misaki immediately goes against Hugo Ramirez, #10 and captain of Mexico, and does a back-pass to Tsubasa who does a Heel Lift and easily passes Ramirez. After playing in combination with Misaki, Tsubasa does a Drive Shot. As the ball comes, Espadas remembers his special lucha libre training to improve his skills. Thanks to this training, he is able to effortless catch Tsubasa's Drive Shot.
4 "The spirit to cheer up" (奮い立つ心) Grand Jump #6 (2014) Grand Jump 2014-03-05 #2014-03-05 2014-02-19
After catching the shot, Espadas immediately goes outside his penalty area to start Mexico's attack, evading Aoi's sliding tackle to center a long ball towards Suarez and Saragosa, avoiding an offside. Both Mexican players execute a Jumping Volley Twin Shot, but Wakabayashi catches it. The match became a stalemate thanks to both defenses and Espadas stopping all long shots. After Hyuga and Wakashimazu try unsuccessfully to catch Espadas off-guard when he is about to overlap, Hyuga recalls the meeting that he had with Aoi and Tsubasa the prior night.
5 "The decision of the overseas group" (海外組の決意) Grand Jump #7 (2014) Grand Jump 2014-03-19 #2014-03-19 2014-03-05
In the meeting, Tsubasa recalls that coach Kira didn't call the overseas players to allow them to focus on their teams in Europe. Thanks to this the Hyuga, Aoi and Tsubasa were able to achieve their goals. Tsubasa even won the MVP title in La Liga. Tsubasa feels that they must show what they can bring to the team or decline their places in the team if they aren't able. The three make a vow accepting this. Hyuga realizes that it will be difficult. In the game, coach Kira directs Hyuga and Wakashimazu to change to leave Wakashimazu as the single top. With Hyugain the middle, he uses his Straight Line Dribble to open up something, apparently going against Kira directions (as Kira expected). The defense stop Hyuga, but was right behind to pick up the ball and continue the play.
6 "In waves! Overseas group" (波状!海外組) Grand Jump #8 (2014) Grand Jump 2014-04-02 #2014-04-02 2014-03-19
Tsubasa gets past two defenders and inside the penalty area he jumps Manatis sliding tackle to immediately shoot and overhead kick. Espadas was expecting it so he is able to stop it right in front of Tsubasa's leg, but the rebound is taken with a Jumping Volley Twin Shot by Wakashimazu and Hyuga. Espadas somehow manages to react to the shot, but the strength of the shot beats his hand and the ball continues to go the goal to hit the crossbar and rebound over the goal line until Aoi dives to finally score.
7 "The chosen ones" (選ばれし者たち) Grand Jump #9 (2014) Grand Jump 2014-04-16 #2014-04-16 2014-04-02
Aoi, Hyuga and Tsubasa are glad they showed what they can add to the team in the first half. Espadas is left with an injured left hand after the last shots. Coach Kira shows to the staff a team a bronze medal that he won as a member of the Japan football team after beating Mexico in the third place match in the 1968 Summer Olympics in that very stadium. With this, he encourages everyone to win the gold medal at the Madrid Olympics and announces that he will use all six possible substitutions. Wakabayashi stops Mexico next attack and comments that he's performing better than usual due to Tsubasa's presence. Tsubasa starts another attack with the objective of testing their skills by scoring more goals. Espadas' teammates notice his injured hand and wan thim to be subbed, but Espadas refuses to leave even if it's a test match. Next day in Nankatsu city, Tsubasa father returns to his house with a newspaper with the result of the match (Japan 8, Mexico 0) and the 23 members selected for the Madrid Olympics.
8 "The fated drawing of lots" (運命の組み合わせ) Grand Jump #11 (2014) Grand Jump 2014-05-21 #2014-05-21 2014-05-07
In Madrid, before the drawing lots of all classified teams take place, the Spain team is presented. Meanwhile in Brazil, the Brazilian Olympic team is having a test match against the regular Belgium national team. Rivaul handles the midfield. Now fully recovered, he expect to face Tsubasa and win the gold medal as a Brazilian representative. Natureza and Carlos Santana overwhelm Belgium on the attack. In the bench, coach Joan Aragones and his assistant Roberto Hongo chat about bringing the gold medal. Natureza an Santana want to take revenge on Tsubasa, but even more against an Spanish guy that made Real Madrid miss the chance to win La Liga. In Toluca, Mexico, as the Japan squad continues their high altitude training camp, Ide arrives announcing how the groups were allocated.
9 "The rest of a soldier" (戦士の休息) Grand Jump #12 (2014) Grand Jump 2014-06-04 #2014-06-04 2014-05-21
In Nankatsu, Sanae, accompanied with her mother and stepmother, leaves the hospital after a routine check up on her pregnancy. The childbirth of her twins is expected to be on the same date as the final of the Olympic football tournament. A Tokyo publishing company prints their gold medal predictions, putting Brazil as favorites and expect that Japan will face them. They receive news from Mexico. Tsubasa collapses with high fever and is hospitalized. Sanae's former cheering squad, "Team Tsubasa", tell her that they will take care of Tsubasa. Tsubasa is fatigued from playing full power in La Liga and in the high altitude of Mexico, similar to what Hyuga experienced in elementary school. Natureza is worried about this, but Roberto knows that Tsubasa will rest enough to restore his physical condition. In the hospital, "Team Tsubasa" take care of Tsubasa who also receives the visit of three former Aztec Warriors that are now luchadores with a message from Espadas and a special soup. In the Netherlands, coach Otto Leigatt chats with Brian Cruyfford about their calculations for the Madrid Olympics. Cruyfford will be key for any medal aspiration of Netherlands.
10 "The Madrid Olympics are beginning" (マドリッド五輪サッカー開幕) Grand Jump #13 (2014) Grand Jump 2014-06-18 #2014-06-18 2014-06-04
As Tsubasa is recovering with the help of "Team Tsubasa" in Mexico, the Japanese team are getting accustomed to Spain. The first match is Spain vs Cameroon, closely watched by Robert, Natureza and Santana to analyse Michael, the man that defeated Real Madrid. In the match, Cameroon dominates the game until its two overage aces are easily stopped by Michael who takes the ball back. Playing a volante, Michael starts the attack and shows his riding ball technique.
11 "Michael's miracle" (ミカエルの奇蹟) Grand Jump #14 (2014) Grand Jump 2014-07-02 #2014-07-02 2014-06-18
After getting down from the ball, Michael does a shot so powerful that China's Shunko Sho recognizes it as the dragon from his own Hando Shu Soku Jin Ho. However, the shot, which hits the crossbar, is actually a well planned pass for Fersion Torres to score a goal. Only his Michael's friend, Raphael, notices Michael's play. After watching such a superb play, Roberto, Natureza and Santana notice the true extent of Spain's potential. Thanks to Michael's "lucky shots", Spain wins comfortably. Japan also realize Spain's power. Some members worry that Tsubasa might not be with them in the group stage, but Misaki and Hyuga are confident that they will qualify without needing Tsubasa. But Tsubasa couldn't resist playing, so he arrives with the rest of the team.
12 "Camp Nou, the dream stage" (夢の舞台カンプノウ) Grand Jump #15 (2014) Grand Jump 2014-07-16 #2014-07-16 2014-07-02
In the Camp Nou, Japan and Netherlands play their first match. Tsubasa starts the game despite fears of being unable due to his physical condition. Tsubasa is happy to be playing in his pitch and being able to face former rivals. As the match starts, Tsubasa back passes the ball to allow the rest of his team to get familiar with the pitch and ease their tension. After circulating the ball and returning it to Tsubasa, he starts Japan's attack. Cruyfford immediately rushes to challenge him and Tsubasa obliges.
13 "Opening art" (オープニングアート) Grand Jump #18 (2014) Grand Jump 2014-09-03 #2014-09-03 2014-08-20
The first clash between Tsubasa and Cruyfford ends with the ball in the air. As both try to head the ball, Misaki beats them to the punch and passes the ball to Aoi, who quickly gets stopped by Luikal, but Misaki once again takes the ball. After advancing forward, Misaki passes the ball to Hyuga, but Davi cuts the bass with a sliding tackle and mocks Hyuga for playing in Serie C after leaving Serie A's Juventus. Davi does a long pass to Luikal, but Wakabayashi catches the ball. Moments later, Cruyfford starts the next attack in the midfield.
14 "It whirls around! "The eye of a typhoon"" (渦を巻く!“台風の目”) Grand Jump #19 (2014) Grand Jump 2014-09-17 #2014-09-17 2014-09-03
In their new one-on-one duel, Cruyfford using his new Spiral Turn to easily pass Tsubasa. He then evades Aoi's sliding tackle and gets ready to shoot. Luikal, meanwhile, purposely gets in front of Wakabayashi's view to allow Cruyfford's Spiral Shot to score despite Jito's effors to block it. With Netherlands dominating and Cruyfford beating both Tsubasa and Wakabayashi, coach Kira calls Wakashimazu.
15 "The other genius" (もう一人の天才) Grand Jump #20 (2014) Grand Jump 2014-10-01 #2014-10-01 2014-09-17
As Wakashimazu starts to warm up, Nitta acts and helps Tsubasa with a 1-2 play, but a tense Aoi inadvertently clashes with Tsubasa, which allows Cruyfford to take the ball and initiate an attack. Wakabayashi quickly sweeps and stops Netherlands' attack, and initiates a counterattack with Soda. Soda in turn centers the ball with a Kamisori Pass to Hyuga who heads the ball to the goal despite being marked by three men, but the ball hits the crossbar. Despite this, the team gets pumped up. They quickly recover the ball and Aoi passes the ball to Matsuyama for an Eagle Shot. Reizfer blocks the shot, but Misaki recovers the ball to do a high pass to Tsubasa for an Overhead Kick which Cruyfford blocks. Tsubasa, however, does a pass in the air to Misugi who is also preparing an bicycle kick.
16 "Contest of geniuses" (天才たちの競演) Grand Jump #21 (2014) Grand Jump 2014-10-15 #2014-10-15 2014-10-01
Finishing Tsubasa's aerial play, Misugi scores with a bicycle kick and ties the game. This surprises Cruyfford, who didn't expect Misugi, and coach Kira decides against making substitutions. Yoshiko and Yayoi have a girl talk about Misugi and Matsuyama. Netherlands attacks once again with Cruyfford leading and shooting with an aerial manoeuvre, but it is stopped by Jito on the first instance and Misugi on the second, to finally have Wakabayashi get the ball and start a quick counter attack with Ishizaki, who overlapped during the play. Ishizaki moves on the right side and evades a defender, leaving him close to the 6-yard box and ready to shoot.
17 "Another golden combination" (もう一つの黄金コンビ) Grand Jump #22 (2014) Grand Jump 2014-11-05 #2014-11-05 2014-10-15
Instead of shooting, Ishizaki centers the ball. The ball passes high over a heavily-marked Hyuga, but Tsubasa takes the chance to score a header, completing the play started by Ishizaki. After the restart, Cruyfford is closely marked one-on-one by Matsuyama, hindering the space he has to move. Despite this, he manages to shoot. Wakabayashi repels the shot and, as Luikal appears to be ready to shoot, Shingo takes the ball and evades two Dutch players plus Cruyfford's sliding tackle. Shingo then passes the ball to Tsubasa, who, along with Misaki, starts another counterattack.
18 "Proof of growth" (成長の証) Grand Jump #23 (2014) Grand Jump 2014-11-19 #2014-11-19 2014-11-05
With their combined play, Misaki and Tsubasa arrive to the penalty area, where Tsubasa feints a shoot to back-pass the ball to Misaki who then passes the ball to Hyuga. Hyuga shoots, but is blocked by Davi, so Hyuga takes the chance to jump above Davi with the ball to score with a Jumping Tiger Volley. At the end of the first half, with a 3-1 score in favor, in the dressing room coach Kira writes the tactic for the second half: "Attack is the best defense!!"
19 "Dutch prestige" (オランダの威信) Grand Jump #15 (2015) Grand Jump 2015-07-15 #2015-07-15 2015-07-01
As soon the match restarts, Shingo steals the ball and passes it to Tsubasa, who then quickly gives it to Misaki. Misaki starts the attack with Ishizaki, who is stopped by Kouman. But Shingo recovers the ball and gives it to Tsubasa. Davi appears to stop Japan's offensive, but Tsubasa is able to pass the ball to Hyuga. Hyuga does a volley that's blocked in the air by Cruyfford, who recovers the ball and starts the Netherlands attack.
20 "Stijn and Brian" (スタインとブライアン) Grand Jump #16 (2015) Grand Jump 2015-08-05 #2015-08-05 2015-07-15
While Cruyfford starts the attack, the chapter opens to a flashback in the Nehterlands when Cruyfford was 6 years old and his older brother Stijn was 14. The action resumes as, Cruyfford evades Nitta and Shingo tackles. As he faces Tsubasa, another flashback shows that Stijin died in a car accident at 20 years old. Back at the game, Cruyfford pases the ball to Davi who is alone as Ishizaki can't return to mark on time.
21 "Trap of lions" (獅子たちの罠) Grand Jump #17 (2015) Grand Jump 2015-08-19 #2015-08-19 2015-08-05
Davi attracts Misaki and Misugi to mark him and passes the ball to Cruyfford with a bicycle kick. As Tsubasa marks him, Cruyfford fakes going for the ball, forcing Tsubasa to jump and miss the ball and allowing Luikal to win the jump challenge against Jito. Luikal re-centers the ball towards Cruyfford and immediately executes his Spiral Jumping Volley.
22 "SGGK's gamble" (SGGKの賭け) Grand Jump #18 (2015) Grand Jump 2015-09-02 #2015-09-02 2015-08-19
Wakabayashi jumped quickly to block Cruyfford's shot by gambling where the ball would go, which allows him to deflect it towards the post. After the post, the ball goes towards the crossbar and back to the penalty area where Wakabayshi barely beats Cruyfford to the ball. Soda then clears the ball and Matsuyama picks it up. He is then fouled by Van Rhijn, but not before he passes the ball to Tsubasa, so the referee lets the play continue as the Golden Combi starts Japan's counterattack.
23 "Chain attack" (連撃) Grand Jump #19 (2015) Grand Jump 2015-09-16 #2015-09-16 2015-09-02
Despite Kouman's efforts, Tsubasa continues his offensive and passes the ball to Misaki. Rensenbrink tries to stop Misaki by fouling him, but Misaki is able to pass the ball back to Tsubasa. Tsubasa fakes a Drive Shot and passes the ball below Neelsen towards Hyuga. Nitta goes to the left as Hyuga turns towards the right faking a shot and doing a back-pass to the Golden Combi, who are clear thanks to Nitta's and Hyuga's play. Dolman manages to block the Twin Shot of Tsubasa and Misaki, but is unable to stop the Twin Volley Shot that followed the rebound, making Japan lead 4 to 1.
24 "Argentina's superiority" (アルゼンチンの雄) Grand Jump #20 (2015) Grand Jump 2015-10-07 #2015-10-07 2015-09-16
With a three goal lead and a stunned Dutch side, coach Kira replaces Ishizaki with Igawa, Shingo with Izawa and Nitta with Soga to tighten Japan's defense. Japans wins 4 to 1. A disappointed Cruyfford is cheered by his temamates as the Netherlands can still qualify. In the other match of the group, Argentina beats Nigeria 5-2, with Diaz easily winning the battle of the 10s against Nigeria's Ochado by scoring a hat-trick. The next match will be Japan vs Argentina.
25 "Festival of glory" (栄光の祭典) Grand Jump #3 (2016) Grand Jump 2016-01-20 #2016-01-20 2016-01-06
Results and highligths of several matches are shown in this chapter. In group B, Brazil beats China easily 6-2 with hat-tricks from both Santana and Natureza, who together easily countered Sho's efforts. In another match of the group, Schneider and Germany defeat Senegal, with Schneider scoring a hat-trick and Müller blocking all shots. From group B, France defeated Ghana while Mexico and South Korea tied.
26 "A man called Diaz" (ディアスという男) Grand Jump #4 (2016) Grand Jump 2016-02-03 #2016-02-03 2016-01-20
As the olympics continue, Tsubasa calls Sanae, while Hyuga watches Maki compete in softball. As the match between Japan and Argentina is about to start, Diaz in a flashback recalls how he was injured during the previous World Youth, and how after recovering he joined Boca Juniors and lead them to win the Copa Libertadores. As soon as the match starts, Diaz challenges Tsubasa.
27 "Miracle overhead" (ミラクルオーバーヘッド) Grand Jump #5 (2016) Grand Jump 2016-02-17 #2016-02-17 2016-02-03
Diaz dribbles Tsubasa with great technique. As Shingo tries to steal the ball, Diaz recovers it without problems and keeps up going and dribbling Matsuyama. When confronted by both Misugi and Igawa, Diaz passes the ball to Pascal and quickly does a cartwheel to evade them and receive the ball from Pascal to shot an overhead kick. Wakabayashi, however, immediately blocks the shot at point-blank range.
28 "Miracle overhead 2" (ミラクルオーバーヘッド②) Grand Jump #6 (2016) Grand Jump 2016-03-02 #2016-03-02 2016-02-17
Wakabayashi starts Japan's counterattack by passing the ball to Tsubasa. Combining with Misaki first, and then Shingo, Tsubasa get to Argentina's defense and passes the ball to Misaki to immediately replicate Diaz's cartwheel manouver and score with an overhead kick after a pass from Misaki. However, the goal is annulled for offside. Seeing Tsubasa's skill, Diaz vows to score a hat-trick while Tsubasa vows to win the game.
29 "Argentine cannon" (アルゼンチンの大砲) Grand Jump #7 (2016) Grand Jump 2016-03-16 #2016-03-16 2016-03-02
At the re-start of actions, Matsuyama steals a pass, but Diaz quickly recovers the ball. Misugi faces Diaz and stops Diaz's heel lift. As Pascal tries to get the ball, Igawa slides and recovers the ball to pass it to Soda. Soda does a 1-2 combination with Aoi, and then centers the ball to the area, where Nitta lets the ball pass to Hyuga. Hyuga's volley shot is stopped by two Argentinian defenders, so he backpasses the ball to Tsubasa. Tsubasa and Misaki do a Twin Shot, but Diaz coms quickly from behind and stops it with his body. Diaz then passes the ball to Pascal, who easily dribbles Aoi and then passes the ball to Galvan. Galvan executes his Galvan Cannon, a shot identical to Hyuga's Raiju Shot.
30 "Deadly corner kick" (必殺のコーナーキック) Grand Jump #8 (2016) Grand Jump 2016-04-06 #2016-04-06 2016-03-16
Wakabayashi traps Galvan's shot easily, suprising everyone. The action continues. After eluding Galvan, Tsubasa manages to use his Drive Shot despite Diaz efforts. But Galtoni is able to deflect the shot with one hand. The Japanese squad quickly gets ready for the corner kick. Tsubasa executes the corner kick which instead of going to the Japanese attackers in the box, goes behind towards a running Igawa that heads the ball towards the goal. Diaz, however, is able to save the goal at the last moment.
31 "End-to-end" (エンド・トゥ・エンド) Grand Jump #9 (2016) Grand Jump 2016-04-20 #2016-04-20 2016-04-06
Now with the ball and with most Japanese players out of position, Diaz quickly runs towards the Japanese goal, evading Soda and Aoi without stopping. Diaz faces Wakabayashi with Misaki chasing him from behind. As Misaki and Wakabayashi try to stop Diaz, he heel lifts the ball over them and towards the goal and manages to score, despite Tsubasa late attempt to stop the ball.
32 "Japanese treasure" (日本の宝) Grand Jump #10 (2016) Grand Jump 2016-05-04 #2016-05-04 2016-04-20
While Argentina celebrate their lead goal, Tsubasa thinks on the situation while laying on the grass. Afterwards, he motivates his teammates to get back on track. With the lead, Argentina now plays defensively and snatches the ball from the Japanese attack. Pascal keeps the ball for awhile until Soda recovers it and the Golden Combi start the Japanese attack. Galvan fouls Misaki and is given a yellow card. Japan prepares to execute a free kick just outside the penalty area.
33 "Diaz's Trap" (ディアスの罠) Grand Jump #11 (2016) Grand Jump 2016-05-18 #2016-05-18 2016-05-02
The Japanese try to do a team decoy with their free kick. It succeeds in tricking the Argentinian wall and allows Matsuyama's Eagle Shot to pass through. But Galtoni once again deflects the ball with one hand towards a corner kick as the first half ends. Meanwhile, Brazil is watching closely the match and each player gives their own prediction for the score. Once the second half starts, the Golden Combi initiate Japanese attack, but this time Diaz and Pascal use their own defensive combination to steal the ball and Diaz starts Argentina's counterattack.
34 "Hand of God" (神の手) Grand Jump #12 (2016) Grand Jump 2016-06-01 #2016-06-01 2016-05-18
Diaz manages to escape the tight grip of Tsubasa, Misaki, Matsuyama and Aoi by sending the ball towards the corner and making it rebound in the corner flag towards the field, where Pascal picks it up. Pascal centers the ball towards the penalty area where Diaz is arriving. Diaz's shot is deflected by Wakayabashi at close range. Diaz tries to reach the rebounded ball with his head, and manages to score. Wakabayashi protests the goal at once as it turns out that Diaz scored the goal with his hand, not his head. But the referee didn't see the hand, neither his linesman, so he has no choice but to validate the goal. The Japanese are dumbfounded, but Tsubasa quickly makes them regain their composure.
35 "Betting on "Reversal"" (「逆転」への賭け) Grand Jump #13 (2016) Grand Jump 2016-06-15 #2016-06-15 2016-06-01
The Brazilian team is watching Japan's match against Argentina and most are convinced that Japan will respond. Tsubasa and Diaz clash, and Tsubasa takes advantage of Diaz weak point, his short stature, which allows Tsubasa to win the aerial header contest since he is taller than Diaz. As the rest of the team is well marked, Tsubasa decided to dribble alone. He manages to advance forward until encountering Varon and Simeore, and when Galvan appears to be about to block Tsubasa bicycle kick, Tsubasa lets the ball fall and shoots toward the other side of the goal where Hyuga is ready to do a cooperative Reactive Fast Kick Quick Gun.
36 "Surrounded" (四面楚歌) Grand Jump #14 (2016) Grand Jump 2016-07-06 #2016-07-06 2016-06-15
Just as Maki and the softball team have just defeated Mexico in their first match, Hyuga scores against Argentina. Natureza and Santana comment how Tsubasa quickly reversed the negative mood and restored Japan's confidence while making Diaz impatient thanks to losing the confrontation against Tsubasa. After Wakabayshi catches a Drive Shot from Diaz, Japan counterattacks taking advantage of the psychological moment. When Tubasa has the ball, it appears that the Argentinians are successfully enclosing Tsubasa.
37 "Mount Fuji and Lavender" (富士山とラベンダー) Grand Jump #15 (2016) Grand Jump 2016-07-20 #2016-07-20 2016-07-06
Tsubasa's plans of making four opponents surround him succeeds and he proceeds to do a bicycle kick pass just like Diaz did previously. As Ishizaki re-passes the ball, in Tokyo, Misaki's father is preparing is exhibition. Mr. Murayama, a fan of Ichiro's work, takes attention to two of Ichiro's paintings, want of Mounf Fuji and one of Furano's lavender field. Back in Spin, the Ishizaki's pass goes to Misaki and Matsuyama, the pair that meet as children when Ichiro was creating those paintings, and perform a Twin Shot that Galtoni manages to deflect. Nitta quickly reacts and ties the match.
38 "The divine surpassing the miracle" (奇跡を超えた神技) Grand Jump #16 (2016) Grand Jump 2016-08-03 #2016-08-03 2016-07-20
Robecaro, Radunga, Rivaul, Natureza, Santana and Roberto comment about how everything went as they expected: Tsubasa used the strength of his teammates to counter Diaz individualistic efforts. With the stalemate, coach Barbas makes two substitutions two allow Diaz keep on using his genius abilities. At the same time, Wakashimazu enters as a forward, changing Japan formation to play with three forwards to try to win the game. When the match restarts, Diaz relies on Pascal to do a play in which, after cartwheeling, he slides with the ball as if surfing and with his individual skill he avoids all defender to shoot mid air inside the penalty area.
39 "The divine surpassing the miracle 2" (奇跡を超えた神技②) Grand Jump #17 (2016) Grand Jump 2016-08-17 #2016-08-17 2016-08-03
Wakabayashi barely manages to stop Diaz' shot, but in the rebound he catches the ball despite Diaz best effort, taking advantage of Diaz' short height. Wakabayashi sends a long ball towards Wakashimazu, who, despite being marked by two defenders, manages to head the ball towards Tsubasa. Instead of passing the ball, Tsubasa slides with the ball just like Diaz. Pascal tries to stop him, but Tsubasa passes to ball to Misaki. Misaki dribbles an opponent and then sends the ball back to Tsubasa, who is now cartwheeling like Diaz did to do what appears to be bicycle kick. As Galvan is about to block the shot, Tsubasa instead uses both his legs to stop the ball, bounce with hit and do a bicycle pass as Galtoni tries to stop him.
40 "Adios" (アディオス) Grand Jump #18 (2016) Grand Jump 2016-09-07 #2016-09-07 2016-08-17
Thanks to Tsubasa play, Misaki easily score with a diving header, reversing the score with just few minutes to play. While Argentina team is crestfallen, Diaz realizes that Tsubasa copied him in such a situation only because it was fun, the same reason why he and Pascal used to create techniques as kids. Diaz admits his defeat as he wasn't playing to enjoy football like Tsubasa did. Japan ends up winning the match which means, Roberto, Santana and Natureza won the bet. Tsubasa thanks Camp Nou, his favorite stadium, and says goodbye to it for the moment.
41 "Warriors' celebration" (戦士たちの祭典) Grand Jump #23 (2016) Grand Jump 2016-11-16 #2016-11-16 2016-11-02
Several events at the Madrid Olympics have taken place and Japan has won some medals already. In the last match of the group, Japan football team is leading over Nigeria 2-0. Sawada substitutes Aoi and tells Tsubasa of the new directives by coach Kira. Kanda Koshi, Tsubasa's former love rival, gets ready for his match as he reflects his rivalry with Tsubasa and hopes to achieve a similar dream in the world of boxing. Meanwhile, the Japanese softball team watches the powerful American team. The coach decides to use Maki Akamine as the starting pitcher against the American team in the group stage. Back in the football match, Matsuyama and Tsubasa are playing as defensive midfielders while Sawada works as the playmaker. Sawada connects with Hyuga and the latter scores the third goal, securing Japan's victory.
42 "The Emperor's humiliation" (皇帝の屈辱) Grand Jump #24 (2016) Grand Jump 2016-12-07 #2016-12-07 2016-11-16
With Japan victory over Nigeria and Argentina's over Netherlands in group C, the attention is in the last match of group D between Brazil and Germany. Both already qualified, the result will determine Japan's next opponent. Outside the Riazor stadium, several fans flock towards Tsubasa to ask for his autograph, something that doesn't occur with the other Japanese players, even those in Europe, something that makes them realize that is closer to achieving his dream of being the best worldwide. When they check the line-up they notice that Brazil will not play with Santana, Natureza and Rivaul, meaning that the match will depend in German's attitude. The Germans all remember the humiliation they faced against Brazil during the World Youth due to the injuries of Muller and Schneider at the time. This time, Germany plans to play with their full strength to return the favor.
43 "Bullet of fire" (炎の砲弾) Grand Jump #1 (2017) Grand Jump 2017-01-01 #2017-01-01 2016-12-07
As soon as the match starts, Schneider starts dribbling players, even blowing away Leo. These surprises the Brazilians who were expecting a friendly match since neither team needed to win. When faced with Radunga, Schneider appears to slow down the game by passing the ball bak, but it's instead the start of a fast attack with Katlz and Teigerbran. Teigerbran centers the ball and Margus feints going for it. Schneider also dodges his opponent and quickly score with a jumping volley with his left leg. Despite that, Brazil doesn't try to equalize as their aim is to preserve their best stamina for the next game. Germany, however, has a different plan. Kaltz steals the ball makes aplay with Schester, who passes the ball to Margus. Margus quickly does a one-touch toward Schneider scores again with a Fire Shot.
44 "The proud challenge" (誇り高き挑戦) Grand Jump #2 (2017) Grand Jump 2017-01-10 #2017-01-10 2016-12-21
After the second goal, Schneider points his finger towards the Brazilian bench, challenging them to play against Germany at full force. Santana and Natureza react to this by warming up. In the next offensive, Brazil barely manages to stop it by conceding a corner kick. But Teigerbran and the rest of Germany have already prepared a play and Schneider scores once again, this time with a diving header, achieving a hat-trick in the first half. During half-time, coach Aragones leave up to the player whether they want to go for the win at full strength or not. Some players like Pepe want to win, but others like Robecaro remind them that what they are looking for is the gold medal so they should try to preserve their resources for the next game. They decide to leave up the decision to their captain Rivaul.
45 "Wall of steel" (鋼鉄の壁) Grand Jump #3 (2017) Grand Jump 2017-01-18 #2017-01-18 2017-01-05
For the second half, Natureza and Santana enter the game. Rivaul has decided that Brazil will aim to win the match at full strength. Natureza and Santana dribble an pass in combination, like Japan's Golden Duo, which Roberto refers as "Santanatureza", the Brazilian golden combination. When the German defense appears to block Natureza, this instead turns out to be Natureza's deception to lure and free Santana. Natureza heads the ball towards Santana who executes a Jumping Arrow Shot. Surprisingly, though, Muller catches the ball with ease with one hand.
46 "The Brazilian ambush" (ブラジルの伏兵) Grand Jump #4 (2017) Grand Jump 2017-02-01 #2017-02-01 2017-01-18
With the Steel Giant guarding the goal, the Brazilians decide that long and middle shooting will be ineffective. They will instead rely on passes and dribbles. Radunga stops Germany's next attack and Leo starts a counterattack. Successfully circulating the ball and advancing, Kaltz appears to stop the advance, but Natureza and Robecaro continue the play. Robecaro shots very close to the goal, but Muller blocks it. The rebound goes towards Santana, who performs a Rolling Overhead Shot. Muller successfully blocks the shot, but Pepe immediately heads the repelled ball with a diving header and scores. Moments later, Brance is substituted by Rivaul.
47 "Submarine vs Hedgehog" (サブマリンvsハリネズミ) Grand Jump #5 (2017) Grand Jump 2017-02-15 #2017-02-15 2017-02-01
At the restart, Brazil steal the ball and passes it to Rivaul. Kaltz heavily marks Rivaul and appears to be able to keep up with Rivaul. Rivaul gets annoyed, awakening his "Killer Rivaul" face, and shoots point blank towards Kaltz' stomach and continues moving forward despite being booed by the stadium. Rivaul shoots outside the penalty area, which would be an easy catch for Muller, but the shot curves left to become a pass to Natureza. Muller reacts correctly but Natureza still manages to score by doing a loop shot over Muller.
48 "Full metal phantom" (幻の究極鋼弾) Grand Jump #6 (2017) Grand Jump 2017-03-01 #2017-03-01 2017-02-15
Now 3-2 and with an injured Kaltz, Natureza ask Rivaul if he would like to come to Real Madrid, but Rivaul tells him that he'd rather stay in Barcelona and reminds Natureza to focus on the game that they are still losing. To try to stop Brazil flow, Germany substitutes Max and modifies the team formation to a defensive one. Santana is determined to score the next goal. Roberto reminiscences about Santana's and Natureza's training, when they developed a new technique for their combination play. Back in the game Rivaul passes the ball towards the duo and they perform the technique they developed by combining Ryoma Hino's Tornado Shot, Hyuga's Raiju Shot and Xiao Junguang's Reactive Fast Quick Gun to create their own technique: the Full Metal Phantom. Mueller tries to stop the shot but his left hand is smashed and the ball goes in, equalizing the match.
49 "German hot bloodedness" (ゲルマンの血潮) Grand Jump #7 (2017) Grand Jump 2017-03-15 #2017-03-15 2017-03-01
After successfully catching up, Radunga gives the captain armband to Rivaul. The Japanese players are dumbfounded by the power of "Santanatureza". With his injured left hand, it appears Muller will have to leave the game, but Muller opposes it. Coach Schneider sends keeper coach Gunter to check on Muller. Gunter determines that he wont be able to catch the ball, but should still be able to punch it after applying a haphazard treatment. He instructs his disciple Muller to use only punches. Playing now with no left glove due to the heavy tapping, Muller's German spirit display motivates the rest of the team and they regain the psychological momentum. Kaltz retakes the ball and tries to payback Rivaul with the same play, but Rivaul, with his well trained abs, does an abs pass instead to Natureza and Santana.
50 "Rainbow in the Riazor" (リアソールの虹) Grand Jump #8 (2017) Grand Jump 2017-04-05 #2017-04-05 2017-03-15
Santana and Natureza deceive the Germans and, instead of shooting, pass the ball to Rivaul who performs a powerful shot. Despite being aimed at his left side where he should use and perhaps injure his left hand, Muller stops Rivaul's shot with only his right hand and quickly makes a solo counterattack. Playing like a top notch field player, Muller evades Pepe and Radunga and does a long pass toward Schneider.
51 "Burning right leg" (燃える右脚) Grand Jump #9 (2017) Grand Jump 2017-04-19 #2017-04-19 2017-04-05
The "rainbow long feed" provided by Muller approaches Schneider, who is marked by Casagrande and Alberto. Schneider jumps to reach the ball before the Brazilian defenders. In desperation and seeing that they are outside the penalty area, both defenders foul Schneider. Despite this, while still in the air and with only his right leg free, Schneider does a Compact Control Fire Shot and beats Salinas, putting Germany ahead once again and showing that he is currently the best world class ace striker. As Germany celebrates the goal, coach Schneider makes two substitutions to send Margus and Schester to the bench and the Schmidt brothers to the field.
52 "Matchless workmen" (双璧の仕事師) Grand Jump #10 (2017) Grand Jump 2017-05-03 #2017-05-03 2017-04-19
The Schmidt brothers manage to stop Natureza and Santana with their pressure marking. Despite their best efforts, Natureza and Santana attempts to escape are fruitless. When the ball is in Rivaul's feet, he once again sends the ball towards the Brazilian duo, a message to them that they must do something about their markers. The Brazilian duo keeps on trying, but the Schmidt brothers turn out to be too much for them, so the ball is passed to Rivaul again. Rivaul goes forward, and the Schmidt brothers lose their marking for a little bit before Teigerbran goes to mark Rivaul. Rivaul gives the ball back to Natureza and Santana, who are preparing a Full Metal Phantom with the little space that they gained thanks to Rivaul.
53 "Brazilian golden trio" (ブラジル黄金トリオ) Grand Jump #11 (2017) Grand Jump 2017-05-17 #2017-05-17 2017-05-02
A flashback is shown right after Natureza and Santana mastered the Full Metal Phantom. Rivaul compliments the duo and tells them that he will send them passes for that technique and reminds them they in the Olympics they will show that they are the Brazilian Golden Trio. Back in the match, as soon as the Full Metal Phantom is executed, Kaltz blocks it with his body, knocking back Kaltz with the ball. Rivaul tries to shot the ball near Kaltz' guts, but Teigerbran blocks the shot, sending the ball away. Germany have managed to stop Brazil's attack and the momentum is theirs. Seen that the Golden Trio has been stopped, Brazil's Silver Duo, Pepe and Leo, plan to do something.
54 "High-speed dribble & shot" (高速のドリブル&シュート) Grand Jump #12 (2017) Grand Jump 2017-06-07 #2017-06-07 2017-05-17
Restarting with a throw-in, Casagrande appears to prepare to do a long center from the side, so Germany sends most men inside its penalty area, but he instead sends the ball near the corner towards Pepe and Leo. They are able to evade a couple of defenders and do a Twin Shot. With his left hand injured, Muller can't catch the moving ball, so he desperately manages to deflect the ball with his body, but the ball goes towards the center of the penalty area. Schneider, using his superior jumping power, beats all Brazilians and lands with the ball. Schneider evades all Brazilian tackles and conducts the ball alone toward Brazil's goal. Santana and Natureza desperately try to catch up as German goal would result in Brazil's sure defeat. As he prepares to shoot, the Brazilian do sliding tackles expecting to block Schneider, but Schenider beats them with his fast Running Fire Shot. Radunga, however, manages to jump in front of the ball with his face, allowing Salinas to catch the ball. Now bleeding due to his sacrifice, Radunga has to momentarily leave the pitch, Rivaul laughs at the desperate way in which Radunga played. This makes Radunga think that Rivaul intends to lose the game. Rivaul corrects him and tells him that he wants to win, but a goal won't come when playing impatiently. With 8 minutes of additional time, Rivaul is confident that it's plenty of time to score two goals.
55 "Joan's signal" (ジョアンのサイン) Grand Jump #13 (2017) Grand Jump 2017-06-21 #2017-06-21 2017-06-07
In the final minutes, Germany contains Brazil. Rivaul does a middle shot that Muller repels with his injured hand. Radunga tells Rivaul that it should be the moment to use all their energy, which includes all defenders and the goalkeeper. With two minutes remaining, coach Aragones tells Salinas to get back to the goal as he expects a counter and gives a signal to the Brazilian players. The signal means to give the ball to their #10, Rivaul, so Robecaro sends the ball to him. Meanwhile Santana and Natureza do a play on the verge of foul to free Natureza. Rivaul quickly passes the ball to Natureza who is alone against Muller in a no angle position on the left side. Natureza does his 0° Shot, beating Muller and the ball is about to go in when Kaltz clears the ball on the line to avoid the goal.
56 "Devil's left leg" (悪魔の左脚) Grand Jump #14 (2017) Grand Jump 2017-07-05 #2017-07-05 2017-06-21
Now that Rivaul's play has been defended, Salinas is instructed to go up for the final corner kick. Robecaro decides to use his Devil's left leg. Robecaro shoots directly to the goal from the corner kick. Muller barely manages to deflect the ball but is unable to due anything else due to the inertia of the play. Schneider and Rivaul clash in the air for the ball. Rivaul wins the clash. Rivaul successfully dribbles the German defenders. With no goalkeeper, it appears he is going to score, but is fouled by Aldovich, who is ejected from the game. The Germans understand that he had to do that. Rivaul ask who wants to take the penalty kick, but the Brazilians tell Rivaul to take it since he is the one that earned it.
57 "Right? Left?" (右か? 左か?) Grand Jump #15 (2017) Grand Jump 2017-07-19 #2017-07-19 2017-07-05
Before the penalty kick, Muller removes the taping on his left hand in order to be able to extend his fingertips. Muller's master, Gunter praises Muller and assures him that he will be watching behind him to make sure to pick up Muller's fingers if needed. Rivaul and others note Tsubasa's presence in the stadium. Wakabayashi asks Tsubasa if he think that Rivaul will target Muller injured hand. Tsubasa thinks it's possible, but also thinks that there is the chance that he might miss the PK on purpose in order to face Japan in the next round. Muller, expecting Rivaul to target his left hand, dives toward his left, but Rival's shot goes the other way and equalizes the match. Rivaul did indeed want to face Tsubasa, but after being given the captain's armband, he couldn't waste his teammates efforts. Schneider immediately takes the ball and goes to the center of the field to try to go for victory in the very last seconds. Kaltz understand it and passes the ball to Schneider who performs a Fire Shot from the center circle.
58 "The end of the great battle" (大戦終結) Grand Jump #16 (2017) Grand Jump 2017-08-02 #2017-08-02 2017-07-19
Rivaul quickly tries to repeal Schneider's Fire Shot with a Reactive Fast Quick Gun. Despite repealing the Fire Shot, Muller easily catches the ball with one hand and the referee whistles the end of the match. Since Schneider's Fire Shot was so fast, Rivaul wasn't able to to match the timing and wasn't able to repel 100% of the power so the reactive shot weakened. Rivaul's leg is also left numb. Gunter tells Muller to hurry up to go to a hospital to properly treat his injured hand if he wants to play the next match against Japan. Rivaul offers a handshake to Schneider, but the latter postpones it until the final. Schneider regrets that he lost his header clash with Rivaul as if he had won it Germany would've defeated Brazil. Tsubasa's knows that Germany is stronger than before but is confident that Japan will prevail. The classified teams are Spain and the USA in group A, France and Mexico in group B, Japan and Argentina in group C and Brazil and Germany in group D.
59 "Vow of fierce battle" (激戦の誓い) Grand Jump #21 (2017) Grand Jump 2017-10-18 #2017-10-18 2017-10-04
In La Coruna, Ishizaki finds Tsubasa and Misaki training on the beach. The Golden Duo tells Ishizaki that they got inspired Santana's and Natureza's Full Metal Phantom to develop their own technique. Nitta also shows up on the beach as he is running to train. At the Melia Maria Pita Hotel, Hyuga checks the softball results and sees that Maki was badly defeated in her match against the USA, so he calls her to cheer her up. At an hospital in La Coruna, Muller and Kaltz chat about their conditions after receiving the Full Metal Phantom. Hyuga finishes his call with Maki when Sawada arrives. Hyuga then smacks Sawada when he jokingly ask if he was calling Maki. Ishizaki informs Tsubasa and Misaki that Kanda won his match. Ishizaki explains to Misaki who Kanda is since he didn't know about Tsubasa's love rival. As part of the conversation, they also chat about how Tsubasa is going to be a father soon and he tells them that he and Sanae are going to have twin boys. As they arrive at their hotel, they meet Muller and Kaltz. Inside, the rest of Japan and Germany notice that both teams share the same hotel. Tsubasa and Schneider chat about each of their sides winning the coming match.
60 "Mexico Aztec vs Spain" (メキシコ・アステカvsスペイン) Grand Jump #22 (2017) Grand Jump 2017-11-01 #2017-11-01 2017-10-18
In the San Mames Stadium, Spain and Mexico will play the first match of the knockout phase. Both Germany and Japan will be watching the game from the lobby. Wakabayashi and Kaltz chat about how Spain is the overwhelming favorite. On the beach, Tsubasa and Misaki have completed their technique as Ishizaki arrives to tell them of the match that the rest of the team is watching. Back in the lobby, Japanese and Germans are astonished at what they have witnessed: Mexico is leading thanks to a goal of goalkeeper turned forward Espadas. After a few minutes more in the game, Espadas is able to score once again thanks to the help of Zaragoza and Suarez when they together use a similar technique to the Tachibana's Skylab Hurricane that they developed during their lucha libre training, beating Bleuno, Payol and Callusias with a high altitude header.
61 "Michael's prophecies" (ミカエルの預言) Grand Jump #23 (2017) Grand Jump 2017-11-15 #2017-11-15 2017-11-01
Prior to the match, Michael prophesied the situation in which Spain found itself and that the team would lose due to their negligence. Back in the match, Payol fiercely tells Michael that they are going to play seriously and win. Meanwhile, Tsubasa and Misaki inform Ishizaki that they won'y watch the match in order to focus on the coming match against Germany and the completion of their new technique. Ishizaki is confident that they'll be able since Misaki and Tsubasa are the original Golden Duo that know each other since elementary school. They ask Ishizaki to help with the process. Back in the match, Spain is slowly gaining control, but Mexico substitutes its GK Gomez for FW Salas so that Espadas can return to be the GK. Michael sends a center into the area for Fersio Torres who heads the ball. Espadas, however, easily catches the ball.
62 "Surprise in San Mames" (予想外のサン・マメス) Grand Jump #24 (2017) Grand Jump 2017-12-06 #2017-12-06 2017-11-15
Spain vs Mexico match continues. Espadas is successfully thwarting Spain's efforts by couching Mexico defense and stopping all shots. Zaragoza and Suarez are carefully marking Michael. Michael takes the ball near his own goal and evades his markers with a fast Right Angle Feint. Michael then does a long pass to Rail, but Espadas predicts the play and intercepts the ball. As the first half ends some nuns from the Monserrat Abbey hold the portrait of bishop Juanito and a fan cheers him. Noticing this, Michael's face brightens.
63 "Devil of the field" (フィールドの悪魔) Grand Jump #1 (2018) Grand Jump 2018-01-01 #2018-01-01 2017-12-06
With Ishizaki's help, Misaki and Tsubasa have mastered their new technique. When they return to the hotel, they are informed that, in the end, Spain defeated Mexico 6-2. Contrary to all previous matches, this time Michael ended up scoring all six goals, earning the moniker the "Devil of the Field". Schneider comments that Michael finally went all out and expects to face him once they defeat Japan. At night, in Bilbao and the rest of Spain all celebrate the appearance of the hero Michael. In the morning, a guy tries to buy a sports magazine, but finds out that all are sold out due to the frenzy caused by Michael's performance.
64 "Engine" (エンジン) Grand Jump #2 (2018) Grand Jump 2018-01-10 #2018-01-10 2017-12-20
The supporters of Germany and Japan are cheering their teams as they arrive to the Riazor Stadium. Katagiri, Gamo and Mikami meet the Japanese team to congratulate it. In Germany's waiting room coach, Schneider his instructing his son about Germany's defensive formation in order to relieve the burden on the injured Muller and Kaltz as well as to compensate the absence of the suspended member. Karl is confident that even by himself he will score against Wakabayashi. The reason is that he made a wager with Wakabayashi that if Germany defeats Japan, Wakabayashi will join Bayern Munich and if Germany loses, Schneider will have to dance PPAP while naked. Both teams get ready for the match in their locker rooms.
65 "Opening play" (オープニングプレイ) Grand Jump #3 (2018) Grand Jump 2018-01-17 #2018-01-17 2018-01-04
The match between Germany and Japan is finally starting. For Germany, the Schmidt brothers will start and the formation will focus on defense, while Japan will use Soga as a starter instead of Jito and Misugi will play on the right side, as well as playing with Wakashimazu instead of Nitta. Germany starts the game and Schneider immediately goes to the attack. Tsubasa apparently stops him, but Schester gains the ball while Schneider avoid the ball and runs to receive the ball unmarked. Schneider then performs a Jumping Fire Volley.
66 "The man holding the key" (カギを握る男) Grand Jump #4 (2018) Grand Jump 2018-02-07 #2018-02-07 2018-01-17
Wakabayashi catches Schneider's shot without problems and sends a pass to Tsubasa. As he and Misaki are closely marked by the Schmidt brothers, Tsubasa passes the ball to Misugi, who is overlapping on the right side. Instead of sending a center, Misugi crosses the ball to the other side with Soda. Soada sends a Razor Cross. Wakashimazu heads the ball back towards Hyuga, who clashes head-to-head with Teigerbran. While still in the air Hyuga is about to shoot until Kaltz barely pushes the ball away. Tsubasa then takes the ball.
67 "Page 15 and page 76" (15ページと76ページ) Grand Jump #5 (2018) Grand Jump 2018-02-21 #2018-02-21 2018-02-07
Tsubasa does a Drive Shot. His family is watching the match in Japan and Sanae recalls when in her school days Tsubasa always practiced hard to master the shot, in particular a Christmas day when he finally could do a Drive Shot, the same day that he brought her back home for the first time. Back in the game, the ball goes towards Mueller injured side. Despite this, Muller punches the ball away with his injured hand without issues.
68 "Coach Kira's objective" (吉良監督の狙い) Grand Jump #6 (2018) Grand Jump 2018-03-07 #2018-03-07 2018-02-21
Tsubasa takes the corner kick and everyone is wondering if he'll try a Flying Drive Shot towards Muller's left hand again. In Valencia, Roberto, Santana and Natureza are wondering about Japan's match, but they have to concentrate on their match against Argentina. Tsubasa does a Flying Drive Pass to Matsuyama, who immediately performs and Eagle Shot. Muller manages to barely catch the ball with his right hand so there is no rebound. Despite this apparent setback, coach Kira actually instructed Japan to shot long distance in order to avoid a counter. Soda does his Razor Shot and then Misugi a Drive Shot. With this, despite Muller stopping all shots, the ball doesn't circulate to Germany, so they are forced to break their formation, which leaves spaces to Japan to do cooperation play.
69 "Game intuition" (勝負勘) Grand Jump #7 (2018) Grand Jump 2018-03-21 #2018-03-21 2018-03-07
In the Japan's bench, Nitta is annoyed about not being a starter. Ishizaki points to him that he is not paying attention to the game and doesn't notice that Germany has changed its formation and he will have his chance and must be prepared for this. In the field, Japan circulates the ball until it ends with Misugi. Prior to the match, Ishizaki instructed Misugi and Soda to feed high centers towards the Golden Duo. Misugi evades Max and sends a center. Kaltz' intuition warns him of an impeding danger if they get the ball so he marks them. Seeing this, Misaki and Tsubasa allow the ball to go over them. Wakashimazu picks it and passes it to Hyuga, who is unmarked. Hyuga then performs a Raiju Shot.
70 "Mutual defense" (守り合い) Grand Jump #8 (2018) Grand Jump 2018-04-04 #2018-04-04 2018-03-20
Mueller is able to stop Hyuga's shot by punching it with an uppercut, but his injured hand still feels the power of the shot. As Misaki gets ready to take the corner kick, Kaltz speaks with the Schmidt brothers and asks them to act as the link between defense and offense in his place since Germany is losing the tactical battle. When Misaki sends a center, Wakashimazu battles with Teigerbran in the air for the ball, but Kaltz intercedes and sends the ball away despite resenting his injury in the fall. Soda appears to take the ball from a Schmidt brother, but the other takes it back and sends a long pass to Schneider. Schneider blows away Aoi with a Straight Line Dribble and combines with Schester to avoid Matsuyama and Misugi. But Wakabayashi goes outside the area and heads the ball away before Schneider can receive it.
71 "South American training" (南米仕込み) Grand Jump #9 (2018) Grand Jump 2018-04-18 #2018-04-18 2018-04-04
Both teams have successfully defended against each other offense. When Japan starts a new attack, Kaltz, who Tsubasa has identified as the key man for the match, notice Japan's sluggishness and sends Germany's defense up, stealing the ball. Schester, seeing Schneider marked, sends the ball towards Margus, Soga easily stops Margus' header despite the height difference thanks to his South American training. Igawa tackles the ball before Schester can pick it up. With this strong and tall South American Combination to oppose the Germans, it's understood why Jito didn't start and why Takasugi didn't make the cut. The ball is passed to Tsubasa, who also displays his South American skills and evades several defenders. Then Misaki and Tsubasa do a Twin Shot that is blocked by Kaltz. But the power is such that Kaltz is being sent towards the goal.
72 "Midfield supremacy" (中盤の支配権) Grand Jump #10 (2018) Grand Jump 2018-05-02 #2018-05-02 2018-04-18
Muller tackles Kaltz with his shoulder to stop him. In the rebound, Hyuga does a Diving Header that Muller tries to catch with his right hand, just like when Misaki scored against him during J Boys' Challenge. Hyuga, however, defeats Muller and scores, but the referee whistles because he judges the play as a foul by Hyuga. In the stands, Michael is delighted watching the match. Japan is dominating the game thanks to their control of the midfield. Aoi recovers the ball and tries to send a pass to Tsubasa, but the pass is blocked. Misugi takes the ball back and clashes with the Schmidt brothers for possession. Tsubasa joins the clash and manages to sends the ball to Misaki. Kaltz tries to tops him, but Misaki is able to evade Kaltz.
73 "First half's last..." (前半ラストの…) Grand Jump #11 (2018) Grand Jump 2018-05-16 #2018-05-16 2018-05-02
Teigerbrand tackles Misaki in the air and takes the ball back. He sends a long pass to the front where Margus heads the ball towards Schester who in turn quickly passes it toward Schneider, despite being fouled by Soda. Schneider evades Igawa's tackle and uses his power to blow away Soga's midair interception. With the ball in the air, Schneider goes for an Overhead Fire, but Wakabayashi blocks the ball before Schneider can execute it.
74 "Half-time" (ハーフタイム) Grand Jump #12 (2018) Grand Jump 2018-06-06 #2018-06-06 2018-05-16
After Wakabayashi successfully defends Germany's last play, the referee whistles the end of the first half. While Japan controlled the pace, Germany managed to avoid conceding a goal as expected from his defensive formation. Michael is interviewed and draws a lot of attention in the stands, so he is taken away to an special seat. In the locker room, Kaltz suggest to Schneider to try outsmarting Wakabayashi with a Non Fire Shot since Wakabayashi knows him very well and is expecting his fast shots. In Japan's locker room, Soga gets checked for a minor injury in his ankle that will not impede him to play. Meanwhile, Michael is taken to a VIP box where Katagiri, Gamo and Mikami are eating, so Katagiri takes the chance to chat with Michael. The three Japanese men comment about the qualities of Michael. Both teams return to the field and the Japanese notice that Germany's formation has changed.
75 "Coach Schneider's tactic" (シュナイダー監督の作戦) Grand Jump #13 (2018) Grand Jump 2018-06-20 #2018-06-20 2018-06-06
Germany is now playing with no visible top in order to stop Japan's midfield. This formation manages to stop Japan's style of play as was used during the first half. Wakabayashi points out to Soga and Igawa that in this situation there is only one thing to do. Igawa then passes the ball to Tsubasa. Tsubasa starts to combine with Misaki, but Margus stops Misaki with a tackle that verges on a foul. Misugi catches the ball and prepares to combine with Tsubasa, but Schneider tackles him. Tsubasa retakes the ball and passes it to Aoi. German defenders are still closely marking the midfielders, which forces Aoi to try to pass to Matsuyama. The pass is intercepted and is going to be a play with three Germans in offense against two Japanese on defense.
76 "Penalty area" (ペナルティエリア) Grand Jump #14 (2018) Grand Jump 2018-07-04 #2018-07-04 2018-06-20
Igawa feints going for Schester which forces him to pass to Schneider. Igawa then tries to tackle Schneider, but the latter lets the ball pass toward Margus and evades the tackle. Now is three against one. Soga desperately tries to take the ball back from Schneider, but Schneider manages to keep the ball. However, Soga won enough time for Soda to come back and try to block Schneider's Fire Shot. Soda is unsuccessful. Nonetheless, Wakabayashi is able to send the ball away despite Schneider being barely inside the penalty area. Due to the previous play, Soga re-injures his ankle, this time more seriously so he has to leave the pitch. With one player short, Kaltz tells Maier and Teiger to go to the front for the corner. This also forces Wakashimazu and Hyuga to go to their area to defend. All Japan is defending inside its area.
77 "Once in a lifetime..." (一世一代の…) Grand Jump #15 (2018) Grand Jump 2018-07-18 #2018-07-18 2018-07-04
Schester takes the corner and sends a high center. Wakabayashi wins the ball over two Germans. Meanwhile, the staff tells coach Kira that Soga won't be able to continue. Instead of sending Jito, he decides to send Ishizaki to move Misugi back as a centre-back to avoid stressing Misugi's physical condition. Not long after, Ishizaki enters the field and relays the instructions given by coach Kira. He also tells the Golden Duo to get ready for his center. At the restart, Tsubasa passes the ball to Soda who returns it. Surprising Germany, Tsubasa sends the ball towards the left side of Germany, where Ishizaki receives it and starts running towards the front. When Max confronts him, instead of passing the ball, Ishizaki pushes forward as he recalls Tsubasa's heel lift when he was in elementary school and how Ishizaki practiced incessantly to be able to do it at least once in a lifetime. Back in the game, Ishizaki surprises allies and foes by performing a heel lift.
78 "Miracle of Riazor" (リアソールの奇跡) Grand Jump #16 (2018) Grand Jump 2018-08-01 #2018-08-01 2018-07-18
Despite catching the ball with his face, Ishizaki succesfully performs his heel lift and goes inside the penalty area. While it appears that Ishizaki is going to shoot, he passes the ball, but instead of a short center towards the penalty area where Wakashimazu and Hyuga are waiting while Kaltz and Schweilteiger are ready to defend, he sends the ball back and high to Tsubasa and Misaki, who are ready to perform their new combination technique inspired by Natureza's and Santanza's Full Metal Phantom: the High Speed Tornado Sky Alpha. Everyone is surprised by what they see. Muller wasn't even able to move against the fast and powerful shot. Tsubasa and Misaki put Japan in the lead 1-0.
79 "Serious Germany" (本気のドイツ) Grand Jump #21 (2018) Grand Jump 2018-10-17 #2018-10-17 2018-10-03
While Japan is celebrating, Germany is stupefied. Japan supporters are ecstatic by the play done by Nankatsu's Trio. Kaltz spits his toothpick, meaning he will play seriously from now on. At the restart, Kaltz now plays as the playmaker and Germany has changed to an offensive formation. Since Kaltz isn't in top physical form, he is forced to pass the ball when Tsubasa and Misaki confront him. Margus then wins the ball in the air and heads it towards Schneider. Schneider tries an Overhead Fire Fired Shot, but Misugi, now playing as a center-back, blocks it with an overhead as well. Wakabayashi then picks up the ball in the air, ending Germany's threat.
80 "Wakabayashi's pride" (若林の矜持) Grand Jump #22 (2018) Grand Jump 2018-11-07 #2018-11-07 2018-10-17
Wakabayashi sends the ball to Soda, who advances with the help of Aoi. The Schmidts successfully take the ball away from Soda and pass it to Kaltz. As Wakabayashi accurately instructs the defense, Mikami recalls his time training Wakabayashi and their relationship, closer to that of a father and child than a coach and student. In order to not stagnate Wakabayashi's growth as a player, Mikami decides to leave Wakabayashi's alone in Germany and two years later he marveled at how much Wakabayashi had grown. In the stands, the Draxler family, who were the homestay hosts of Wakabayashi, are also prod of him. Wakabayashi is proud of the skills he learned in Germany. Kaltz then manages to evade Misaki and Tsubasa with his Hedgehog Dribble. Kaltz passes the ball to Schneider, but Wakabayashi, knowing Kaltz and Schneider since they were kids, is able to foresee their plays and successfully takes the ball before Schneider can do anything. With Germany trying to tie the game, Wakashimazu and Hyuga - the Meiwa Toho combi - are planning to take advantage of that.
81 "Strong defense swift attack" (堅守速攻) Grand Jump #23 (2018)

As Wakabayashi catches Germany's swift attack, in a counterattack, the Meiwa Toho duo attempts to score, surpassing all defenders and Magath tries to block Hyuga but he uses all his might to surpass his tackle with the Straight Line Dribble and succeeds.

82 "The best chance" (絶好のチャンス) Grand Jump #24 (2018)
Now, the Meiwa Toho duo battles Muller who comes out of the goal to erase all shooting courses but Hyuga does a heel pass to Wakashimazu and a desperate tackle from Teigerbran comes and suceeds in making Ken do a deviated bullet shot over the goal bar. But the Referee whistles and determines a PK! Ken has to be benched due to this. Now, Hyuga in order to honor his friend's sacrifice and Hyuga turns around in the PK area, aiming for another goal for Japan.
83 "Safety or risky" (セーフティorリスキー) Grand Jump #25 (2018)
Hyuga does a shot to the center area, and Muller despite diving to the left desperately uses his remaining right leg to save. Hyuga's strong shot blows away the keeper's leg and scores! 25 minutes in the 2nd half-time, Japan now surpasses Germany by 2-0. Coach Schneider rapidly does two changes, with Hain and Goethe entering the field. There's a small cameo of FORMER U-21 European teams impressed by Japan's strength. Nitta replaces Wakashimazu as forward and Germany starts a new swift offensive.
84 "Obstinacy vs persistence" (意地vs執念)
85 "Obstinacy vs persistence 2" (意地vs執念②)
86 "Muller's roar" (ミューラーの咆哮)
87 "Because of furiousness" (激しさがゆえに・・・)
88 "Emergency" (緊急事態)
89 "Fierce attack" (猛攻)
90 "Momentum" (勢い)
91 "Critical offense and defense" (瀬戸際の攻防)
92 "Trick play" (トリックプレイ)
93 "No matter what" (どんなことをしても)
94 "Predicament" (窮地)
95 "2nd round of fortitude" (不屈の2発)

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