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 football 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.
I wasn't sure what to think about new Tsubasa series when I first heard about it. But then when first episode aired it bring so many memories from my childhood that I'm more than happy to watch it. Even if I know the story I'm enjoying all of it and I like that creators choosed original path and they gave us one more time all characters that we love. Tsubasa, Wakabayashi, Roberto, let's just wait for Misaki and Kojiro then I bet all fans even the young ones will fall in love with this anime. If I should rate it as an hardcore anime fan
I will rate it with 8 maybe 9, but because of all memories, because of characters that I remember from time when I was a kid I rate it with highest 10!
From Hunter X Hunter, Digimon Adventure, Dragon Ball and now it's Captain Tsubasa's turn. Feels old yet? All of our childhood-happiness become new series again in the mid of our life but they make us feels like never get old. Captain Tsubasa, being an inspirational football series for worlds-best footballer like Zinedine Zidane, Alessandro Del Piero, Andres Iniesta, Neymar Jr, and many more.
The story start from Tsubasa's (main character) story since he was child to explain the reason why he was attached to football and continue to Tsubasa's football-career from elementary school. Tsubasa is a talented small kid footballer (his presence remind me a
lot of Lionel Messi), by meeting Ishizaki (support character), a character who can make you laugh easily and the best friend material, his football-chapter start from there. The first rival who makes appearance is Wakabayashi, genius goalkeeper who has so much confidence in his skill.
The legend-scene from Captain Tsubasa is still as good as ever, Tsubasa's inhuman shoot to send challange-ball to Wakabayashi will give you goosebumps like good old-days.
Looks like it takes original-story route, my adrenaline go wild because of nostalgic feel, but I'm pretty sure for the new watcher, it's still an enjoyable series especially for the sport-genre fan in general. Starting to wonder what kind of story which can inspire legends and one of the best footballer in the world? Try watching this, I'm sure it will give you a lot of fun.
The pace is also much slower than in Road to 2002, for example in Road to 2002 the first episode started at the 6th episode of the current airing of it. So, if you don't enjoy that then maybe wait for a few more episodes to air before watching. Personally I loved road to 2002 but its also great to see more development of Nankatsu, which I didn't personally get to truly enjoy when Misaki was already partnering up with Tsubasa and started hammering their whammies on everyone.
Looking back at the old series, man the art is a blessing, when we
get to the more intense parts of the story and Tsubasa starts whipping out some mad skills this will definitely better capture the greatness of Captain Tsubasa, and hopefully more so than the older runs. Can't wait for the badass skywing shot to occur and see it animated, its gon be great.
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