With an immense circulation in paper copies alone (70,000,000 copies to be precise), Captain Tsubasa has for sure made its mark on the anime and manga industry. This does not even count the digital era, where viewers online could make the sales even higher. Adaptations of the manga have been prominent with high TV rating and high poll results, stating it was the most impactful anime of all time.
The main character, Tsubasa, was immortalized as a metal statue in the city of Katsushika, Tokyo. Animes with sporty plots were prominent in the 1980’s, so the football plot of the influential anime inspired a new generation of football players. One example is the player Hidetoshi Nadaka, who says he was entranced by the character.
What Have Fans Seen From The Previous Episodes
An 11-year-old Tsubasa Oozora became obsessed in the game of football and playing it. This sprouted from playing it recreationally with his friends at a mere age. His thoughts about the future are entirely about soccer and his passion for it.
To maximize his potential as a soccer star, although still in elementary school, Tsubasa and his mother moved to Nankatsu city. In this city, there is a prominent elementary school soccer team. In his previous town, he is well known, but in this new town he now must muster up as much talent as he can to stand out from the other students.
In this new schools he encounters friends and foes, one of his friends is an aesthetically pleasing girl named Sanae Nakazawa and a goalkeeper with lots of potential named Genzo Wakabayashi, whos dreams are one in the same with Tsubasa. In the future, he will prove to be a true friend and help Tsubasa towards his dreams. One of those dreams is playing for Japan in the FIFA world cup, but, there is still a lot of work to do, and more than just talent, to pursue that dream.
Captain Tsubasa Season 2 Release Date
The anime lined up with the 2018 FIFA world cup, but an anime with such impact could preserve even without that kind of context. The reboot quite possibly may have a second reason as well, with that being said, it would depend on how the Blu-Ray sells and how supply and demand paves out to be, especially if the nostalgia driven reviews are positive. As of now, there has not been official word from the production team, but many are hopeful for a sequel.
Captain Tsubasa Trailer
If you haven’t watched the first season of Captain Tsubasa, here is a short trailer of this awesome anime!