Get reach to head back to the pitch for some epic footie action!
Earlier today, an official website opened to announce that the Captain Tsubasa anime will receive a remake. The new show will retell the events of the original manga series from the beginning.
The first trailer and visual, as well as initial cast and crew were unveiled for the project. We break the details down below:
The 90-second promo begins with an announcement of the remake project, before cutting to footage of the new series. The core story beats are conveyed through character dialogue as the major cast members are introduced.
The image features Tsubasa, both in his soccer uniform as he does a flip kick, and in his Wakabayashi Elementary School sports uniform.
Toshiyuki Kato (Full Moon o Sagashite, Level E) is directing the project at David Production, with Hajime Watanabe (Kodocha, Animation Runner Kuromi) providing character designs. Atsuhiro Tomioka (Pokémon XY, Trinity Blood) is in charge of series composition for the show.
Other confirmed crew members include:
- Music: Hayato Matsuo
- Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami
- Animation Director: Hajime Watanabe
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Tsubasa Oozora: Yuko Sanpei
- Genzou Wakabayashi: Kenichi Suzumura
- Tarō Misaki: Ayaka Fukuhara
- Ryo Ishizaki: Mutsumi Tamura
- Kojirou Hyuga: Takuya Sato (Zeppeli in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)
- Roberto Hongo: Katsuyuki Konishi
Captain Tsubasa will hit Japanese TV in April 2018. TV Tokyo will air the show, along with other networks.
Yōichi Takahashi’s Captain Tsubasa manga kicked off in the pages of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in April 1981. The initial series ran through 1988, spanning 37 collected volumes. The title went on to spawn:
- Five sequel manga series by Takahashi
- Four anime films
- Two OVA sequel
- A 128-episode anime TV series that ran from 1983 – 1986
- A 47-episode anime TV series that ran from 1994 – 1995
- A 52-episode anime TV series that ran from 2001 – 2002
- Numerous video game adaptations