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Captain Tsubasa Enters “Junior High” Arc in October, Gets New Key Visual

It looks like this team’s hitting the pitch fairly soon!

Earlier today, the official Captain Tsubasa anime reboot’s website updated with a key visual, as well as an announcement that the show will enter its “Junior High” arc in October.

The new visual features Tsubasa and Kojirou Hyuga aged up, standing against a white background. They’re both wearing their uniforms, colors clashing to denote their rivalry.

Captain Tsubasa 2018 - "Junior High" Arc Visual

The Captain Tsubasa reboot began airing on April 2.

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 is was the opening theme song for the show’s first cour.

The main voice cast includes:

  • Tsubasa Oozora: Yuko Sanpei
  • Genzou Wakabayashi: Kenichi Suzumura
  • Tarō Misaki: Ayaka Fukuhara
  • Ryo Ishizaki: Mutsumi Tamura
  • Kojirou Hyuga: Takuya Sato
  • 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
  • Hanji Urabe: Miho Hino
  • Kōdai Ōzora: Masaki Terasoma
  • Natsuko Ōzora: Rina Satou
  • Tatsuo Mikami: Tomomichi Nishimura
  • Yūzō Morisaki: Tasuku Hatanaka

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

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