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Captain Tsubasa: Road to 2002

Alternative Titles

English: Captain Tsubasa
Synonyms: Captain Tsubasa (2001), Road to World Cup 2002, Road to Dream
Japanese: キャプテン翼 (2001)


Type: TV
Episodes: 52
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2001 to Oct 6, 2002
Premiered: Fall 2001
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Tokyo
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse, Group TAC
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Shounen, Sports
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.461 (scored by 18,486 users)
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Ranked: #17752
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Popularity: #2300
Members: 29,316
Favorites: 143
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Tsubasa Oozora loves everything about soccer: the cheer of the crowd, the speed of the ball, the passion of the players, and the excitement that comes from striving to be the best soccer player he can be. His goal is to aim for the World Cup, and to do that, he’s spent countless hours practicing soccer, ever since the moment he could walk on two legs. Now, as he plays for the Barcelona team in a fierce game, it seems as though his dreams are on the verge of coming true.

Captain Tsubasa: Road to 2002 tells the story of how Tsubasa climbed his way through the ranks, featuring his roots in the town of Nankatsu as well as his epic journey to master the art of soccer.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Imakake, Isamu
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Fujiyama, Fusanobu
Sound Director
Nitta, Yoshikata
Episode Director
Kawashima, Sumino

Edit Opening Theme

#1: "Dragon Screamer" by Da Pump (eps 1-37)
#2: "Our Relation" by Imai Eriko (eps 38-52)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Feel So Right" by MAX (eps 1-13)
#2: "Katsu" by London Boots Ichi-go Ni-go (eps 14-26)
#3: "Keep On Going" by ??? (eps 27-39)
#4: "Break Off!" by DASEIN (eps 40-52)

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Oct 25, 2014
iorime (All reviews)
Captain Tsubasa: Road to 2002 tells the story of the fictional Japanese national football/soccer team and how they came to represent Japan in the 2002 World Cup held in Japan and Korea. It combines purely ridiculous (in a good way) football with classic anime action.

The series places a strong emphasis on the progression of a few select characters- from talented middle school students to playing for top European football clubs as adults; Tsubasa Oozora, the title character's journey being most prominent.

That said, there are asides about pretty much every minor character's origins as middle school footballers, or their struggles as they try to make read more
Dec 14, 2008
VoDKa (All reviews)
Captain Tsubasa, Road to 2002 is not among the best anime in my list. Having said that, I still think it is good and worth watching. For starters do not make the assumption that you need to be interested in sports in order to enjoy this anime. The fact is that even if you don't have the least bit of interest in football/soccer, you should find this to be a fairly entertaining watch. However, bear in mind that there is only so many episodes that you will be able to watch consecutively. My personal limit was ~7 episodes after which I needed a break from read more


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