Shin Captain Tsubasa (新・キャプテン翼, lit. New Captain Tsubasa) is a Japanese original video animation (OVA) animated by Animate Film and produced by CBS Sony Group and Shueisha.

Description[edit | edit source]

The OVA was released from July 1, 1989 to July 1, 1990 in a total of thirteen episodes. This animated direct-to-video series is canon and continues the story immediately after the end of Boys' Fight, which is based in the last part of the Captain Tsubasa arc, J Boys' Challenge, from chapters 85 to 108.

Tournament[edit | edit source]

International Jr. Youth tournament[edit | edit source]

Main article: International Jr. Youth tournament (table)

Staff[edit | edit source]

Opening credits[edit | edit source]

  • Production: Takahisa Abe, Ryuzo Shirakawa, Yutaka Takahashi
  • Production cooperation: WSJ
  • Original work: Yoichi Takahashi
  • Planning: Kazuo Nakano, Mitsuhisa Hida, Nagateru Kato
  • Producer: Kaname Sakamoto, Masaki Sawanobori
  • Music: Osamu Totsuka
  • Series composition: Satoshi Namiki
  • Character design, chief animation direction: Nobuhiro Okaseko
  • Direction: Osamu Sekita
  • Production & publication: Shueisha, CBS Sony Group, Movic

Cast[edit | edit source]

Episodes[edit | edit source]

Ep. Title Released
1 Spread your wings, Tsubasa! Towards the world challenge (翼よはばたけ! 世界への挑戦, Tsubasa yo Habatake! Sekai e no Chosen) 1989-07-01
2 Defeat! A restart from zero (敗北! ゼロからの再出発, Haiboku! Zero kara no Saishuppatsu) 1989-08-02
3 Revival! The Golden Combination (復活! ゴールデン・コンビ, Fukkatsu! Golden Combi) 1989-09-01
4 The gathering! The world rivals (集結! 世界のライバルたち; Shuketsu! Sekai no Rival-tachi) 1989-10-08
5 Confrontation! Defeat Hernandez (対決! ヘルナンデスを倒せ; Taiketsu! Hernandez o Taose) 1989-11-01
6 Takeoff! J-Boys football (発進! J-BOYSサッカー; Hasshin! J-boys Sakkā) 1989-12-01
7 Climax! The genius Diaz vs Japan (白熱! 天才ディアス対全日本; Hakunetsu! Tensai Diaz Tai Zennippon) 1989-12-21
8 Playoffs! Clash of the best four (決戦! ベスト4の激突; Kessen! Best 4 no Gekitotsu) 1990-02-01
9 Counterattack! Break the hometown decision (反撃! ホームタウンディシジョンを破れ; Hangeki! Hometown Decision o Yabure) 1990-03-01
10 Fierce battle! Bloody desperate defense (激闘! 血まみれの死守; Gekito! Chimamire no Shishu) 1990-04-08
11 The final! Challenge the Steel Giant (決勝! 鋼鉄の巨人に挑め; Kessho! Kotetsu no Kyojin ni Idome) 1990-05-01
12 Pursuit! Has the number one in the world been seen? (追撃! 世界一が見えた?; Tsuigeki! Sekaiichi ga Mieta?) 1990-06-01
13 Soar, Tsubasa! Oath to the sky (翼よ翔け! 大空への誓い; Tsubasa yo Habatake! Ozora e no Chikai) 1990-07-01

Ending credits[edit | edit source]

  • Script: Satoshi Namiki
  • Storyboards: Osamu Sekita (ep. 1, 5, 9, 12, 13), Mitsuo Kusakabe (ep. 2, 4), Junya Koshiba (ep. 3, 8, 11), Katsuyoshi Yatabe (ep. 6), Kiyoshi Egami (ep. 7), Hiroyuki Ebata (ep. 10)
  • Ep. direction: Osamu Sekita (ep. 1, 5, 9, 12, 13), Mitsuo Kusakabe (ep. 2), Junya Koshiba (ep. 3), Yoshinori Nakamura (ep. 4), Joshun Hiiro[1] (ep. 6), Kazuhiro Ozawa (ep. 7), Yukina Hiiro (ep. 8, 11), Hiroyuki Ebata (ep. 10)
  • Animation direction: Nobuhiro Okaseko (ep. 1, 3-10), Kazuo Iimura (ep. 2), Hideto Kojima (ep. 11-13)
  • Art direction: Yoko Furumiya (ep. 1-5), Chikara Nishikura (ep. 6-13)
  • Sound direction: Noriyoshi Matsuura
  • Key animation: Studio Victory (ep. 1, 3-6, 8-13), Hideto Kojima (ep. 1, 3-6, 8-10), Satoru Shiraishi (ep. 1, 3-6, 8-13), Kazuo Kono (ep. 1, 3-6, 8-13), Yumiko Kanno (ep. 1-6, 8-13), Kumiko Kasuga (ep. 1-6, 8-13), Eiji Uemura (ep. 5-8), Masaharu Morinaka (ep. 5-8), Keiichiro Kimura (ep. 7), Masaki Nakao (ep. 7), Yoshio Noguchi (ep. 7), Shinko Uematsu (ep. 7), Shigeyuki Teraji (ep. 11-13)
  • In-between animation: Studio Victory (ep. 1, 3-13), Takeshi Ito (ep. 1, 3-13), Takahiro Hosoki (ep. 1, 3-13), Yoko Noguchi (ep. 1, 3-13), Keiko Abe (ep. 1, 3-10), Takako Inatomi (ep. 1, 3-10), Naoki Nemoto (ep. 1, 3-13), Tokiko Sei (ep. 1, 3-10), Noriko Nishinomiya (ep. 2), Junko Iraha (ep. 2), Sanae Kurihara (ep. 2), Mamiko Komiya (ep. 2), Kayoko Wakayama (ep. 2), Noriko Ogawa (ep. 2), Tadako Oki (ep. 4-13), Koichi Fukai (ep. 11-13)
  • In-between animation check: Miyuki Shimabukuro (ep. 2)
  • Color specification inspection: Miyoko Ichinose (ep. 2)
  • Finishing/clean-up: Ryu Production (ep. 1, 3-13), Suzuki Matsuko (ep. 1, 3-13), Shizuko Hirai (ep. 1, 3-13), Midori Sugawara (ep. 1, 3-13), Nobuko Igarashi (ep. 1, 3-13), Chieko Machida (ep. 1, 3-13), Studio Toys (ep. 2), Yuko Kobari (ep. 2), Kumiko Oka (ep. 2), Kazuko Sato (ep. 2)
  • Color specification: Tsuyoshi Okano (ep. 1-8), Reiko Yoshida (ep. 9-13)
  • Special effects: Noriyuki Ota
  • Backgrounds: Studio Aqua (ep. 1, 3-5, 7-13), Noriko Tsutsui (ep. 1, 3-5, 7-13), Tomie Kato (ep. 1, 3-5, 7-13), Chikako Yokota (ep. 1, 3-5, 7-13), Studio Who (ep. 2, 6), Goichi Katanosaka (ep. 2, 6), Motohiro Murakami (ep. 2, 6), Tomoko Shimomoto (ep. 2, 6)
  • Photography: Studio Partner (ep. 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13), Kazunori Hashimoto (ep. 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11), Mitsuru Sugiura (ep. 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11), Studio Wood (ep. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12-13), Toshio Shirai (ep. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12), Seicho Sakamoto (ep. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12), Keiichi Shingu (ep. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12)
  • Editing: Hajime Taniguchi
  • Film processing: Tokyo Genzosho
  • Titles: Maki Pro
  • Production manager: Kenji Yuki
  • Asst. production manager: Yuji Maehashi (ep. 1-7), Tadashi Kishimoto (ep. 12-13)
  • Sound effects: Daisuke Jinbo
  • Recording: Haruhisa Otsuka (ep. 1-6), Yoshio Obara
  • Recording studio: Seion Studio
  • Asst. sound direction : Jun Watanabe
  • Sound work manager: Keizo Inoue (ep. 1-6)
  • Sound work: Gen
  • Music work: From East
  • Music producer: Toshio Oguri, Yukio Nagasaki
  • Production generalisation: Eiji Abe (ep. 1-7), Masanori Kobayashi, Michihisa Abe (ep. 8-13)
  • Work assistance: J.C.Staff
  • Assistance/cooperation: Plus One
  • Work: Animate Film

Theme songs[edit | edit source]

Home video[edit | edit source]

The OVA was originally released on VHS and LaserDisc by CBS Sony Group. Years later it was re-released on DVD format by SME Visual Works both in retail and rental version as well as in a DVD Box.

VHS[edit | edit source]

Released by CBS Sony
Ep. Released Catalog no. JAN
1 1989-07-01 35ZS-4033 4988009064772
2 1989-08-02 35ZS-4034 4988009067971
3 1989-09-01 35ZS-4035 4988009070476
4 1989-10-08 CSVW-1113 4988009111377
5 1989-11-01 CSVW-1114 4988009111476
6 1989-12-01 CSVW-1115 4988009111575
7 1989-12-21 CSVW-1116 4988009111674
8 1990-02-01 CSVW-1117 4988009111773
9 1990-03-01 CSVW-1118 4988009111872
10 1990-04-08 CSVW-1119 4988009111971
11 1990-05-01 CSVW-1120 4988009112077
12 1990-06-01 CSVW-1121 4988009112176
13 1990-07-01 CSVW-1122 4988009112275

Besides each episode, an extra VHS titled Shin Captain Tsubasa Character Catalogue Video Special Issue (新・キャプテン翼 キャラクターカタログビデオ SPECIAL ISSUE) was released with catalog #XBZW-91501.

LaserDisc[edit | edit source]

Released by CBS Sony
Ep. Released Catalog no. JAN
1 1989-07-01 35LS-4033 4988009103983
2 1989-08-02 35LS-4034 4988009104584
3 1989-09-01 35LS-4035 4988009105185
4 1989-10-08 CSLW-1113 4988009111384
5 1989-11-01 CSLW-1114 4988009111483
6 1989-12-01 CSLW-1115 4988009111582
7 1989-12-22 CSLW-1116 4988009111681
8 1990-02-01 CSLW-1117 4988009111780
9 1990-03-01 CSLW-1118 4988009111889
10 1990-04-08 CSLW-1119 4988009111988
11 1990-05-01 CSLW-1120 4988009112084
12 1990-06-01 CSLW-1121 4988009112183
13 1990-07-01 CSLW-1122 4988009112282

DVD[edit | edit source]

Released by SME Visual Works (retail)
DVD no. Eps. Released Catalog no. JAN
DVD Box 1-13 2002-05-09 SVZB-7096 4534530001245
1 1-3 2002-09-19 SVWB-7096 4534530001207
2 4-6 2002-09-19 SVWB-7097 4534530001221
3 7-9 2002-09-19 SVWB-7098 4534530001214
4 10-13 2002-09-19 SVWB-7099 4534530001238
Released by SME Visual Works (rental)
DVD no. Eps. Released Catalog no. JAN
1 1-3 2002-05-22 SVRB-2019 4534530001597
2 4-6 2002-05-22 SVRB-2020 4534530001603
3 7-9 2002-05-22 SVRB-2021 4534530001610
4 10-13 2002-05-22 SVRB-2022 4534530001627

Name in other languages[edit | edit source]

  • Italian: Holly e Benji: Sfida al mondo
  • Spanish: Campeones: Desafio al mundo

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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Videos[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Credited as 日色如春, likely a credit mistake intended to be for Yukina Hiiro (日色如夏).

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