Single cover of the first released version.

"Moete Hero" (燃えてヒーロー, translated as "Burning Hero") is the most recognizable theme song of the whole Captain Tsubasa franchise.

Description[edit | edit source]

It first appeared as theme song in the original 1983 anime, and also accompanied the Shin Captain Tsubasa (1989 OVA) as instrumental insert song as well.

In a similar way, it was also revamped as a recognizable ending and insert song for the 2018 anime. This song has been covered several times, both by other Captain Tsubasa anime and by several other unrelated artists. The song was composed by Hiroshi Uchiki and the lyrics were written by Osamu Yoshioka.

Credits (original)[edit | edit source]

  • Performance: Hiroyuki Okita
  • Lyrics: Osamu Yoshioka
  • Composition: Hiroshi Uchiki
  • Arrangement: Hiromoto Tobisawa

Japanese lyrics[edit | edit source]

ちょっとあれ見な エースが通る
すぐれものゾと 町中騒ぐ
蝶々サンバ (蝶々サンバ)
ジグザグサンバ (ジグザグサンバ)
アイツの噂で チャンバも走る
それにつけても俺たちゃなんなの
ボールひとつに キリキリ舞いさ
ダッシュ ダッシュ ダッシュ
キック・エンド・ダッシュ
いつかキメるぜ 稲妻シュート
そんとき俺が
スーパー・ヒーローさ
ダッシュ ダッシュ ダッシュ
キック・エンド・ダッシュ
燃えて青春 かけぬけろ

ちょっと惚(ほ)れそな エースが笑う
ネコもくわえた サンマを落とす
罪だねサンバ (罪だねサンバ)
ジグザグサンバ (ジグザグサンバ)
アイツに夢中な すずめも三羽
それにつけても俺たちゃなんなの
イモというなら 勝手にいいな
ダッシュ ダッシュ ダッシュ
キック・エンド・ダッシュ
いつか光るぜ ヘディング・シュート
そんとき俺が
スーパー・ヒーローさ
ダッシュ ダッシュ ダッシュ
キック・エンド・ダッシュ
燃えて青春 かけぬけろ

Romaji lyrics[edit | edit source]

Chotto Aremi na Ace ga Tooru
Suguremonozo to Machijuu Sawagu
Chouchou Samba (Chouchou Samba)
Zigzag samba (Zigzag samba)
Aitsu no Uwasa de Chamba mo Hashiru
Sore ni Tsuketemo Oretacha Nan na no
Ball Hitotsu ni Kirikiri Maisa
Dash Dash Dash
Kick End Dash
Itsuka Kimeruze Inazuma Shoot
Sontoki Ore ga
Super Hero sa
Dash Dash Dash
Kick End Dash
Moete Seishun Kakenukero

Chotto Horeso na Ace ga warau
Neko mo Kuwaeta Sanma o Otosu
Tsumida ne Samba (Tsumida ne Samba)
Zigzag Samba (Zigzag Samba)
Aitsu ni Muchuu na Suzume mo Sanba
Sore ni Tsuketemo Oretacha Nan na no
Imo to Iunara Katte ni Ii na
Dash Dash Dash
Kick End Dash
Itsuka Hikaruze Heading Shoot
Sontoki Ore ga
Super Hero sa
Dash Dash Dash
Kick end dash
Moete Seishun Kakenukero

English translation[edit | edit source]

An ace who has a bit rude glance is passing
It is said all over the town, that he is an extraordinary person
Butterfly's samba (butterfly's samba)
Zigzag samba (zigzag samba)
Due to the rumour of this guy, even Chamba runs
Despite that, we are here
We go mad for a ball
Run, run, run
Run till the end of the match
The lightning shoot that one day will be decisive
At that moment, I'll be a super hero
Run, run, run
Run till the end of the match
Burn up and run through, young boy

An ace that looks in love is laughing
Everyone is astonished by what he can do <meaning of the phrase> (literal translation: even the cat drops off the fish of it's mouth)
Great samba (great samba) <meaning of the phrase> (literal translation: criminal samba)
Zigzag samba (zigzag samba)
Even a sparrow keen on this guy is dancing
Despite that, we are here
If you say he is a potato, that's up to you
Run, run, run
Run till the end of the match
A heading shoot that one day will shine
At that moment, I'll be a super hero
Run, run, run
Run till the end of the match
Burn up and run through, young boy

English translation by Pablo Miranda

Versions[edit | edit source]

1983 anime[edit | edit source]

The original version of the song, also referred as "Moete Hero '83", is performed by Hiroyuki Okita and is the opening theme of the first anime from episode 1 to 87. It is collected in the following albums:

The second version of the song, also known as "Moete Hero '85", is performed by Takayuki Takemoto with a new arrangement by Shiro Sagisu. It is used as the opening theme of the first anime from episode 88 to 128 and is also the insert song used in the film Captain Tsubasa: Europa Daikessen. It is collected in the following albums:

  • Captain Tsubasa Best 11 (1993-10-21) [CD]
  • Captain Tsubasa Complete Collection (2005-12-07) [CD]

1989 OVA series[edit | edit source]

The third version of the song, called "Moete Hero '89", is performed by Chika Sakamoto, Yoko Ogai and Eiko Yamada with a new arrangement by Osamu Totsuka. This version is used as the insert song for the 1989 OVA series Shin Captain Tsubasa. It is collected in the following albums:

2018 anime[edit | edit source]

The most recent versions of the song, all simply titled "Moete Hero" and arranged by Hiroshi Sasaki, are used as the ending theme of the 2018 anime. A peculiarity of the 2018 series is that the song is performed by several voice actors in the roles of their respective characters. Some voice actors who have performed the song are Yuko Sanpei (Tsubasa Ozora); Kenichi Suzumura (Genzo Wakabayashi); Takuya Sato (Kojiro Hyuga); Ayaka Fukuhara (Taro Misaki); Soma Saito (Jun Misugi); and the voice actores of Hikaru Matsuyama and Ken Wakashimazu.

These versions have been collected in the following albums:

Other versions[edit | edit source]

Other versions and arrangements also exist. These are some of them:

  • Remix with Hiroyuki Okita and Yoko Ogai. Availabe in:
    • Captain Tsubasa Complete Collection (2005-12-07) [CD]
  • Remix with Yoichi Mitsuhashi, Eiko Yamada, Yoko Ogai, Chika Sakamoto. Available in:
    • Ninki TV Anime Dai Shuugou! (人気TVアニメ大集合!) (1986-07-21) [CD]
    • Captain Tsubasa Complete Collection (2005-12-07) [CD]
  • Cover performed by Akira Yamanaka. Available in:
    • Ketteiban!! "Yoi kono (TV) Anime" Best (決定盤!!「よいこの(TV)アニメ」ベスト) (2008-10-08) [CD, digital]
  • Cover performed by Satoshi Hino, image song of the 2010 TV anime series Bakuman.. Available in:
    • Bakuman. DVD 2 <Limited Edition> Bonus disc (2011-02-23)
    • Bakuman. Blu-ray 2 <Limited Edition> Bonus disc (2011-02-23)
    • Bakuman. Character cover song album: Utaman (バクマン。 キャラクターカバーソングアルバム UTAMAN) (2013-07-24) [CD]
  • "Supercampeones". Official adapted version for Latin America. Performed by Ricardo Silva and used for the Captain Tsubasa (1983 TV series).
  • Cover performed by Keita Brasil. Avaiable in:
    • Moete Hero: Brazil e no Michi! (燃えてヒーロー ~ブラジルへの道!) (2014-05-27) [Digital single]
  • Cover performed by Keita Brasil in samba style. Avaiable in:
    • Moete Hero: Brazil e no Michi! (samba version) (燃えてヒーロー 〜ブラジルへの道! (SAMBA version)) (2014-06-19) [Digital single]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

On episode 18 of the 1983 anime, the Nankatsu gang was singing a verse of the song when they hitchhike with the Nankatsu truck driver.

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