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Captain Tsubasa (キャプテン翼) is a 2018 anime series broadcasted by TV Tokyo in Japan on April, and on Cartoon Network on June 2018. The anime is made honoring the 2018 FIFA World Cup which was held in Russia.[1]

SynopsisEdit

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[n 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.

SeasonsEdit

  • Season 1: The first set of 28 episodes[2] 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 [3].
  • Season 2: Also known as Boys' Fight (2018 TV series), consists of 24 episodes. There's a prologue in episode 28 which clearly connects both arcs. Here, Tsubasa is now a teenager and aims to win the V3 championship in order to have the football association help him to go to Brazil to become a professional player. On the other hand, his rival Kojiro Hyuga is aiming as well to surpass him and beat him in the tournament finals, but there are also some other rivals who seek to beat Tsubasa's Nankatsu.

CharactersEdit

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 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.
  • Kojiro Hyuga: Tsubasa's main rival (and later deuteragonist) with a strong and raw playstyle which is the opposite of Tsubasa's style. He later develops a power shot to outmatch Tsubasa.

Support charactersEdit

Other playersEdit

This is a list of support characters that were part in both Kids' Dream and Boys' Fight arcs.

EpisodesEdit

# Title Airdate
1 Soar Toward the Great Sky! (大空にはばたけ!, Ozora ni Habatake!) 2018-04-03
2 Take Flight! (とんだっ!, Tonda!!) 2018-04-10
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) 2018-04-17
4 Tsubasa and Roberto (翼とロベルト, Tsubasa to Roberto) 2018-04-24
5 On their Way to the Inter-School Tournament (対抗戦へ向けて, Taikousen e Mukete) 2018-05-01
6 Kick-off! Nankatsu vs Shutetsu (キックオフ! 南葛VS修哲) 2018-05-08
7 Fantasista Tsubasa (ファンタジスタ翼) 2018-05-15
8 Birth! Nankatsu Golden Combi (誕生! 南葛黄金[ゴールデン]コンビ, Tanjo! Nankatsu Golden Combi) 2018-05-22
9 A Refreshing Ending (さわやかな幕切れ, Sawayaka na Makugire) 2018-05-29
10 Kojiro Appears (小次郎あらわる, Kojiro Arawaru) 2018-06-05
11 A Surprisingly Difficult Match (思わぬ苦戦, Omowanu Kusen) 2018-06-12
12 Crushing Wakabayashi (若林つぶし, Wakabayashi Tsubushi) 2018-06-19
13 And then, the Nationals! (さァ全国だ!, Sa Zenkoku Da!) 2018-06-26
14 Burn Nankatsu SC: Defeat Meiwa! (燃えろ南葛 明和を倒せ!, Moero Nankatsu: Meiwa o Taose!) 2018-07-03
15 I Can't Lose Because it's my Dream! (夢だから負けない!, Yume Dakara Makenai!) 2018-07-10
16 This Is Acrobatic Football! (これがアクロバットサッカーだ!, Kore ga Acrobat Soccer Da!) 2018-07-17
17 The Remaining 4 Minutes! Decisive Air Battle (のこり4分! 空中決戦, Nokori 4 Pun! Kuchu Kessen) 2018-07-24
18 Let's go! The Decisive Tournament (いくぞ! 決勝トーナメント Ikuzo! Kessho Tournament) 2018-07-30
19 Fierce fight! Meiwa vs Furano (激闘! 明和VSふらの Gekito! Meiwa VS Furano) 2018-08-06
20 Musashi's Secret Plan (武蔵の秘策, Musashi no Hisaku) 2018-08-13
21 The Ace of Glass (ガラスのエース, Glass no Ace) 2018-08-20
22 Additional Time of Destiny (運命のアディショナルタイム, Unmei no Additional Time) 2018-08-27
23 The Genius Goalkeeper Revival! (天才キーパー復活!, Tensai Keeper Fukkatsu!) 2018-09-03
24 Tenacity, Definitely Tenacity! (執念... まさに執念!!, Shunen... Masa ni Shunen!!) 2018-09-10
25 Blazing Counter Attack (炎のカウンターアタック "Honō no Kauntā Atakku") 2018-09-17
26 Illusory Goal (幻のゴール, "Maboroshi no Gōru") 2018-09-24
27 Moment of Glory (栄光の瞬間, "Eikō no Shunkan") 2018-10-01
28 Everyone's Setting Off (それぞれの旅立ち, "Sorezore no Tabidachi") 2018-10-08
29 The Summer Starts! (夏の開幕!, "Natsu no Sutāto!") 2018-10-15
30 Prefectural Tournament Final Game! Hayabusa Shot Appeared!" (県大会決勝戦! 隼シュート登場!, "Kentaikai Kesshōsen! Hayabusa Shūto Tōjō!") 2018-10-22
31 Hayabusa vs. Tsubasa (隼対翼, "Hayabusa tai Tsubasa") 2018-10-29
32 Overthrow Tsubasa! Hyuga versus Misugi (打倒翼! 日向対三杉, "Datō Tsubasa! Hyūga tai Misugi") 2018-11-05
33 Tokyo Tournament Conclusion (東京大会決着, "Tōkyō Taikai Kecchaku") 2018-11-12
34 Fierce Battle Opening! Tournament Start (激戦開幕! 大会スタート, "Gekisen Kaimaku! Taikai Sutāto") 2018-11-19
35 Razor Power Explosion (カミソリパワー爆発, "Kamisori Pawā Bakuhatsu" ) 2018-11-26
36 Everyone's Decision (それぞれの決意, "Sorezore no Ketsui") 2018-12-03
37 Skylab Hurricane! (スカイラブ・ハリケーン!, "Sukairabu·Harikēn") 2018-12-10
38 Assault! Tachibana Twins (攻略! 立花兄弟, "Kōryaku! Tachibana Kyōdai") 2018-12-17
39 Nankatsu versus Hanawa conclusion! (南葛対花輪 決着!, "Nankatsu tai Hanawa Kecchaku!") 2018-12-24
40 Furano goes to the Front! (ふらの出陣!, "Furano Shutsujin!"!) 2018-01-07
41 The Fearful Dark Horse (恐怖の伏兵, "Kyōfu no Dāku Hōsu") 2018-01-14
42 Phoenix Tsubasa (不死鳥・翼, "Fenikkusu・Tsubasa") 2018-01-21
43 The Fierce Tiger Encouragements (猛虎ゲキる, "Mōko Gekiru") 2018-01-28
44 Number 10 vs Number 10 (背番号10対背番号10, "Sebangō 10 tai Sebangō 10") 2018-02-04
45 Tears in Airport (涙のエアポート, "Namida no Eapōto") 2018-02-11
46 Kick off of the Century (世紀のキックオフ, "Seiki no Kikkuofu") 2018-02-18
47 Confrontation of Destiny Once More (宿命の対決ふたたび, "Shukumei no Taiketsu Futatabi") 2018-02-25
48 King Toho (王者・東邦!, "Ōja Tōhō!" ) 2018-03-04
49 Incandescent Fighters, the Fierce Tiger and Tsubasa (灼熱の闘士 猛虎&翼, "Shakunetsu no Tōshi Mōko & Tsubasa") 2018-03-11
50 All-out war of Tenacity (執念の総力戦, "Shūnen no Sōryoku-sen" ) 2018-03-18
51 Miracle Drive Shot! (ミラクルドライブシュート!, "Mirakuru Doraibu Shūto!") 2019-03-25
52 Endless Dream (エンドレス・ドリーム, "Endoresu Dorīmu") 2019-04-01

Cast and staff Edit

Japanese staff Edit

  • Director: Toshiyuki Kato
  • Sereies composition: A. Tomioka
  • Music: H. Matsuo
  • Sound Director: Y. Iwanami
  • Character design, chief animation director: Hajime Watanabe
  • Animation Studio: David Production

Japanese cast Edit

Season 1 Edit

Season 2 Edit

Theme songsEdit

GalleryEdit

Main article: Captain Tsubasa (2018 anime)/Gallery

Trivia Edit

  • 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).
  • The Latin American/Brazilian versions ditched the original opening and ending themes 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[4].
  • In the 2018 anime, many main characters have different coloured cleats. Azure for Tsubasa, SkyBlue for Misaki, Dark red for Hyuga, and Silver for Misugi. Also, in Season 2, Orange for Takeshi, and Yellow for Soda.

VideosEdit

Captain Tsubasa (2018) Teaser (Japanese / Latin American Dub)

NotesEdit

  1. Representing Japan in the FIFA World Cup is Tsubasa’s ultimate dream, which will take a lot more than talent to reach it.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Captain Tsubasa Soccer Manga Gets New TV Anime in April". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
  2. http://ball-ha-tomodachi.com/anime/#bddvd/ Number of Season 1 episodes is a total of 28 per DVD set.
  3. "New Captain Tsubasa Anime Reveals Honey's Highlights!". Honey's Anime, retrieved on March 4, 2018.
  4. This led to some criticism from fans, since the 2002 anime had all songs intact or perfectly adapted from the japanese version.

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