Nankatsu SC redirects here. For the elementary school team, see Nankatsu elementary school. For the middle school team, see Nankatsu middle school.
Nankatsu SC (南葛SC, "SC" stands for Soccer Club) is a fictional team of the Captain Tsubasa series from the best players of Nankatsu City school clubs.
Nankatsu SC consists of grade school players among the schools in the Nankatsu city: Nankatsu elementary, Shutetsu institute, Nishigaoka, Yamabuki and Mizukoshi, who were selected for the entrance exams.
At first, the captain is Genzo Wakabayashi, and the vice-captain Izawa Mamoru  from Shutetsu, but he is injured from an accident on a friendly match against Matsukawa elementary school and later on his efforts with Shimizu FC in a preliminary group match of the Shizuoka region tournament and, from that moment on, Tsubasa Ozora from Nankatsu elementary, the star of the team, became the captain. Tsubasa demonstrated a great leadership in leading the team to win the 6th Yomiuriland national junior tournament against fierce opponents such as Hanawa FC, Musashi FC and Meiwa FC, among others.
As shown in the 2018 version, their default formation is a variation of 4-3-3 (1 (sweeper)-3-2 CM-1 AM-2 wingers, with Tsubasa as center-forward). A team known for their passing. They have also shown that they play poorly in the rain, only when they utilized their aerial abilities that negated the effects of the wet pitch.
In order to become successful during matches and since Genzo was not playing for the tournament except for the finals, the defense had to put extra effort with Urabe, Nishio, Nakayama and Kishida as a quartet core (with some help of either Misaki or Tsubasa for defending headers) and the midfield was covered with Misaki, Izawa in order to do reception and do wall passes to either the Taki/Kisugi combi, or rely on the Golden Combi to overlap to the offensive, since Tsubasa was the main Ace striker of the team. If Golden Combi fails, Shutetsu quartet also covers to provide second-wave support
6th Yomiuri Land - National juveniles tournamentEdit
Shizuoka prefecture tournament
- ○ Nankatsu SC 7 - 0 Fuji FC ● (Tsubasa scored a 1st half time hat-trick)
- ○ Nankatsu SC 10 - 0 Ikawa SC ●
- ○ Nankatsu SC 11 - 0 Kakegawa FC ●
- ○ Nankatsu SC 8 - 0 Hatsukura SS ●
- ○ Nankatsu SC 9 - 0 Nakano FC ●
- [Quarterfinal] ○ Nankatsu SC 7 - 0 Hamana FC ●
- [Semifinal] ○ Nankatsu SC 3 - 2 Shimada SC ●
- [Final] ○ Nankatsu SC 3 - 0 Shimizu FC ●
- ● Nankatsu SC 6 - 7 Meiwa FC ○
- ○ Nankatsu SC 9 - 0 Ozu SS ●
- ○ Nankatsu SC 8 - 0 Kitayama ●
- ○ Nankatsu SC 7 - 0 Shimabara FC ●
- ○ Nankatsu SC 3 - 2 Hanawa FC ●
- ○ Nankatsu SC 5 - 1 Naniwa FC ●
- [Quarterfinal] ○ Nankatsu SC 7 - 0 Shinjou FC ●
- [Semifinal] ○ Nankatsu SC 5 - 4 Musashi FC ●
- [Final] ○ Nankatsu SC 4 - 2 Meiwa FC ● (aet)
8th Yomiuri Land - National juveniles tournamentEdit
- Home: White shirt with blue round collar, three blue stripes on shoulders and Nankatsu kanji on chest, white shorts with three blue stripes and white socks with three blue stripes.
- Away: The away kit is a red shirt with the Nankatsu kanji in black/dark green, white shorts and red socks with three black stripes. The keeper wears a red shirt with white collar and black shorts and white socks or black tracksuit trousers with a white line on the sides.
- 1983 Anime: White shirt with azure round collar and an azure stripe on the sleeves, white shorts with an azure stripe and white socks with the top section azure. The goalkeeper wears a orange shirt with white collar and red tracksuit trousers with white stripes (Wakabayashi) or an orange shirt with blue collar, blue shorts with white stripes and the same socks as the other players. The logo is a rounded green and yellow "N".
- 1994 Anime: White shirt with blue collar, blue stripes on sleeves, blue sleeve borders, yellow horizontal stripe on chest with the lower half being blue, white shorts with blue stripes and white socks with a blue stripe on top. The goalkeepers wear a red shirt with white collar and black trousers with a white stripe (Wakabayashi) or an orange shirt with blue collar and white stripes on the sleeves, blue shorts with dark blue stripes and the same socks as the other players. On the shirts, it is present the "N.S.C." monogram.
- 2001 Anime: White shirt with royal blue round collar and royal blue stripe on sleeves, separated by a thin black line, white shorts with royal blue stripe with a thin black line separating them and white socks with two parallel royal blue stripes on top. The goalkeepers wear a red shirt with white collar and black trousers with white stripes (Wakabayashi) or a blue shirt with white collar, black shorts and white socks. The logo is a silver shield with blue on the top and a big blue N.
- 2018 Anime:White shirt with royal blue round collar and royal blue stripe on sleeves, separated by a thin black line, white shorts with royal blue stripe with a thin black line separating them and white socks with two parallel royal blue stripes on top. The goalkeepers wear a red shirt with white collar and black trousers with white stripes (Wakabayashi) or a blue shirt with white collar, black shorts and white socks. The logo is a silver shield with blue on the top and a big black 南葛 running down the left chest (not to be confused with Nankatsu high school, which has the kanji written across the sternum).
Other well-known players Edit
8th Yomiuriland National junior tournamentEdit
- Nankatsu was named "Niupi" for Latin America and "New Team" for Spain and some European countries.
- As for series, before Tsubasa became a pro, he had lost only one game in his whole life, on the tournament against Meiwa FC on the opening match. Meiwa won 7:6 in a last second decisive shot from midfielder Takeshi.
- ↑ Genzo Wakabayashi was injured during the preliminary round, therefore Tsubasa became captain for the final tournament.
- ↑ In the semifinals of the Shizuoka prefecture tournament, Genzo Wakabayashi was injured, so Izawa became captain in Captain Tsubasa (2018 anime) episode 11.
- ↑ Takeshi Sawada was the captain for this rival squad.
- ↑ As seen in Golden-23 / Rising Sun arcs.