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Captain Tsubasa


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Flash Kicker
Japanese: キャプテン翼

Information

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, CBS
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Shounen, Sports
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages

Statistics

Score: 7.351 (scored by 21,713 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #20882
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1405
Members: 34,896
Favorites: 204
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Episodes: /128

Synopsis

Captain Tsubasa is the passionate story of an elementary school student whose thoughts and dreams revolve almost entirely around the love of soccer. 11-year-old Tsubasa Oozora started playing soccer at a very young age, and while it was mostly just a recreational sport for his friends, for him, it developed into something of an obsession.

In order to pursue his dream to the best of his elementary school abilities, Tsubasa moves with his mother to Nankatsu city, which is well-known for its excellent elementary school soccer teams. But although he was easily the best in his old town, Nankatsu has a lot more competition, and he will need all of his skill and talent in order to stand out from this new crowd.

He encounters not only rivals, but also new friends like the pretty girl Sanae Nakazawa and the talented goalkeeper, Genzo Wakabayashi, who shares the same passion as Tsubasa, and will prove to be a treasured friend in helping him push towards his dreams. Representing Japan in the FIFA World Cup is Tsubasa’s ultimate dream, but it will take a lot more than talent to reach it.

Background

Captain Tsubasa has inspired real footballers such as Hidetoshi Nakata, Fernando Torres and Lionel Messi in their own football dreams. A bronze statue of Tsubasa Oozora was erected in Katsushika, Tokyo in 2013, which is the neighbourhood where the original manga creator lived.

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Characters & Voice Actors

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

Staff

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


Edit 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)

Edit 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)



More reviewsReviews

Xalengurth
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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az_0k
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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AnimeDevotee
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.

Art-6/10
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!

Sound-6/10
Again I need to understand when this anime was created which was in the late read more
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Paulo_Goncalves
Aug 5, 2016
I know that 8+8+8+8+10=Overall 10. But that's how I feel.
This is not the best drawn anime. It's not the best character driven or have the best plot or even sound. But this anime has something that most animes nowadays will never had. This anime made people around the world enjoy football (soccer to you americans).

Fernando Torres; Iniesta and plenty other european players were fan of it. Some even say they went to play because of it. I am not even talking about Japanese players (https://www.tofugu.com/japan/soccer-in-japan/)

This show is very good about a boy who will do everything to become a world cup winner and every read more
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