Ranked #2058

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
Premiered: Fall 1983
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Tokyo, Studio Jack
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Shounen, Sports
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.351 (scored by 19,604 users)
Ranked: #20582
Popularity: #1335
Members: 31,161
Favorites: 187
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Tsubasa Ozora moves to the town Nankatsu to increase his skills as a soccer player. He is challenged by the Super Goalkeeper Genzo Wakabayashi. He then agrees to compete and see who was the best soccer player there.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Oozora, Tsubasa
Oozora, Tsubasa
Hibino, Akari
Hibino, Akari
Hyuuga, Kojirou
Hyuuga, Kojirou
Suzuoki, Hirotaka
Suzuoki, Hirotaka
Wakabayashi, Genzo
Wakabayashi, Genzo
Hashimoto, Kouichi
Hashimoto, Kouichi
Misaki, Taro
Misaki, Taro
Yamada, Eiko
Yamada, Eiko


Fukutomi, Hiroshi
Fukutomi, Hiroshi
Kuriyama, Yoshihide
Kuriyama, Yoshihide
Episode Director
Hirano, Yasushi
Hirano, Yasushi
Nanba, Hitoshi
Nanba, Hitoshi

More episodes Episodes(0/128)

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Opening Theme

#1: "Moete Hero (燃えてヒーロー)" by Hiroyuki Okita (eps 1-87)
#2: "Moete Hero (燃えてヒーロー)" by Takayuki Takemoto (eps 88-128)

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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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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Jul 13, 2015
"Tsubasa, Tsubasa, Tsubasa!"...I get it he's out of everyone's league.

I am a late anime bloomer which is why I started giving this anime a chance since I am a huge, sports anime fan.

I completed Slam Dunk so the art wasn't that hard to get used to, but the expressions the characters had wasn't good to look at to be honest...they were starting to look the same after few episodes to the point you'll be confused on which one is which half of the time-and that is hard!

Again I need to understand when this anime was created which was in the late read more
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Anime: Inazuma Eleven Go
Both anime are about soccer and various teams and championships...while Inazuma Eleven has some sort of supernatural feeling to it (Because of the whole "hissatsu" techniques) and even different characters that appear to be regular humans but aren't, Captain Tsubasa seems to be a more "normal" type of soccer...

Inazuma Eleven evolves faster than C.Tsubasa, taking only 2-3 episodes for a match to end, while in Tsubasa it takes more than a whole episode for the players to run half the field...

Both anime are enjoyable and have the soccer to kick in! 
reportRecommended by ImpactAlchemist
Anime: Giant Killing
The same kind of anime about football (soccer) life. 
reportRecommended by Cafer
Anime: Moero! Top Striker
Both are popular old school Football "soccer" anime  
reportRecommended by ssjathena
Anime: Major S1
Both are sports anime. Major is about baseball and Captain Tsubasa is about football. Both start with the male protagonist's childhood and continue his transition to adulthood. Like any other sports anime, both of them care about friendship, teamwork, and rivalry. Even though they both are long anime, you can watch them without getting bored. 
reportRecommended by seydakhan
Anime: Akakichi no Eleven
Both are a sports series that focuses on the day-to-day lives of Japanese youth football teams and their respective team captains. Captain Tsubasa is more light-hearted whereas Akakichi no Eleven has its fair share of emotional and tear-jerking moments.  
reportRecommended by DollFishu
Anime: Hajime no Ippo
Same feeling while watching it.
Both about sport/friendship/rivalry. 
reportRecommended by benjee

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