Not to be mistaken with the late, great Adam West.
Earlier today, J-Rock group Johnny West held a concert at Hyogo’s Kobe World Memorial Hall, as part of the group’s “Johnny’s WEST Live Tour 2018 WESTival.” During the show, the MC announced that Johnny West’s Start Dash will be the opening theme song for the upcoming Captain Tsubasa reboot.
Captain Tsubasa will hit Japanese TV in April 2018. TV Tokyo will air the show, along with other networks.
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
Viz Media currently holds the rights to the Captain Tsubasa reboot.
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
Source: Comic Natalie