Ranked #1980
Captain Tsubasa

Captain Tsubasa

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Flash Kicker
Japanese: キャプテン翼


Type: TV
Episodes: 128
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 13, 1983 to Mar 27, 1986
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG - Children
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.331 (scored by 14091 users)
Ranked: #19802
Popularity: #1173
Members: 22,059
Favorites: 140
1 indicates a weighted score
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Tsubasa Ozora moves to the town Nankatsu to increase his skills as a soccer player. He is challanged by the Super Goalkeeper Genzo Wakabayashi. He then agree to compete and see who was the best soccer player there.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Captain Tsubasa
Sequel: Shin Captain Tsubasa
Side story: Captain Tsubasa: Europe Daikessen, Captain Tsubasa: Ayaushi! Zen Nihon Jr., Captain Tsubasa: Asu ni Mukatte Hashire!, Captain Tsubasa: Sekai Daikessen!! Jr. World Cup, Captain Tsubasa: Saikyou no Teki! Holland Youth

Characters & Voice Actors

Hyuuga, Kojirou
Hyuuga, Kojirou
Suzuoki, Hirotaka
Suzuoki, Hirotaka
Schulz, Sebastian
Schulz, Sebastian
Ishizaki, Ryo
Ishizaki, Ryo
Maruyama, Hiroko
Maruyama, Hiroko
Misaki, Taro
Misaki, Taro
Yamada, Eiko
Yamada, Eiko
Bösherz, Konrad
Bösherz, Konrad
Ozora, Tsubasa
Ozora, Tsubasa
Hibino, Akari
Hibino, Akari
Richter, Ricardo
Richter, Ricardo


Hiroshi, Fukutomi
Hirano, Yasushi
Nanba, Hitoshi
Taniguchi, Moriyasu
Animation Director

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Oct 27, 2007
I watched this anime when I was in elementary school, and including me all my friends were really into it. This got us all into soccer too lol, I would imagine myself being Tsubasa, or Misaki and try harder at soccer.

I recently watched the first three episodes but couldn't find anymore with english subs, or dubs. If anyone knows anyplace I can find them in please let me know.

But as to the anime it is very enjoyable, it combines both reality and super powers such as Tsubasa's super kick (which, while playing the Japanese only Atari game with my friends and not knowing a read more
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Feb 5, 2009
I watched this anime when I was seven and I still I remember how much I hated it. The plot is about this ELEMENTARY school soccer team (OK the second half is about their junior high life but who gives a @$#). Soccer is a good sports but why elementary school kids? If you want to make a sports-genre anime about passion and dreams and all that stuff, elementary kids are not the way to go, trust me. This naturally leads to horrible characters since they are a bunch of brats anyways. The show literally turned the soccer field into a drama stage, where you read more
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I always knew Hungry Heart and Captain Tsubasa had some relation. Later, I found out it was created by the same person! Hungry Heart is an anime I totally loved and still love as football is my favorite sport! It's story shows courage and determination like you'll never see it! Totally recommended! ^^
One cannot speak of Football anime (or soccer if you prefer) without reminding us of the granddaddy of them all, Captain Tsubasa. Both series are about young boys who love football and work diligently to be as good as they can possibly be. But Captain Tsubasa paved the way for how football anime are executed, being the first well-known and majorly successful in and outside Japan. While Captain Tsubasa does contain elements of shonen and 'super power kicks', they're not as frequent as it's usually made out to be, so most of the time it does feel like a proper football series. The only real difference in story is that CT is purely about football and hardly ever contain any side stories about anything else.

so as not to clutter the page with more Captain Tsubasa recommendations, this rec. also applies to its sequels in the order below.

- Captain Tsubasa: Europe Daikessen
- Captain Tsubasa: Ayaushi! Zen Nihon Jr.
- Captain Tsubasa: Asu ni Mukatte Hashire!
- Captain Tsubasa: Sekai Daikessen!! Jr. World Cup
- Captain Tsubasa: Saikyou no Teki! Holland Youth
- Shin Captain Tsubasa
- Captain Tsubasa J
- Captain Tsubasa: Road to 2002
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Opening Theme

"Moete Hero" by Hiroyuki Okita

Ending Theme

#1: "Fuyu no Lion (冬のライオン; Lion of Winter)" by Hiroyuki Okita (eps 1-49)
#2: "Tsubasa yo Hashire! (翼よ走れ!)" by Captain Tsubasa Ouendan (eps 50-110)
#3: "Asu ni Mukatte Shoot (明日に向かってシュート)" by Youko Ogai (eps 111-128)

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