It looks like five new players are making their way to the pitch.
Earlier today, the official Captain Tsubasa anime reboot’s website updated with five new cast members and a key visual. We break the details down below.
The new image features lead character Tsubasa Ōzora kicking a soccer ball into the camera. the remaining characters stand behind, bunched into a small crowd.
The series will add the following:
- Hanji Urabe: Miho Hino
- Kōdai Ōzora: Masaki Terasoma
- Natsuko Ōzora: Rina Satou
- Tatsuo Mikami: Tomomichi Nishimura
- Yūzō Morisaki: Tasuku Hatanaka
Visuals for the characters were also unveiled, which you can check out below.
The series will air on the following networks:
- TV Tokyo: 4/2/2018 at 25:35 (4/3/2018 at 1:35AM)
- BS Japan: 4/9/2018 at 24:30 (4/10/2018 at 12:30AM)
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.
Johnny West’s Start Dash will be the opening theme song 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
- Takeshi Sawada: Megumi Han
- Ken Wakashimazu: Yuichiro Umehara
- Masao Tachibana: Ayako Takeuchi
- Kazuo Tachibana: Yurina Watanabe
- Jun Misugi: Sōma Saitō
- Hikaru Matsuyama: Wataru Hatano
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