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Captain Tsubasa (2018)

Alternative Titles

Japanese: キャプテン翼


Type: TV
Episodes: 52
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2018 to ?
Premiered: Spring 2018
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 01:35 (JST)
Licensors: Viz Media
Studios: David Production
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Sports, Shounen
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.491 (scored by 9,435 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #16932
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2016
Members: 38,072
Favorites: 165
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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.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Kato, Toshiyuki
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Suzumura, Kenichi
Theme Song Performance
Saitou, Souma
Theme Song Performance

Edit Opening Theme

#1: "Start Dash! (スタートダッシュ!)" by Johnny's West (eps 1-28)
#2: "Kizudarake no Ai (傷だらけの愛)" by Johnny's West (eps 29-??)

Edit Ending Theme

#01: "Moete Hero (燃えてヒーロー)" by Tsubasa Oozora (Yuuko Sanpei)
#02: "Moete Hero (燃えてヒーロー)" by Genzou Wakabayashi (Kenichi Suzumura)
#03: "Moete Hero (燃えてヒーロー)" by Kojirou Hyuuga (Takuya Satou)
#04: "Moete Hero (燃えてヒーロー)" by Tarou Misaki (Ayaka Furuhara)
#05: "Moete Hero (燃えてヒーロー)" by Jun Misugi (Souma Saitou)
#06: "Moete Hero (燃えてヒーロー)" by Tsubasa Oozora (Yuuko Sanpei) & Tarou Misaki (Ayaka Furukawa)
#07: "Moete Hero (燃えてヒーロー)" by Genzou Wakabayashi (Kenichi Suzumura) & Kojirou Hyuuga (Takuya Satou)
#08: "Moete Hero (燃えてヒーロー)" by Tsubasa Oozora (Yuuko Sanpei), Genzou Wakabayashi (Kenichi Suzumura), Kojirou Hyuuga (Takuya Satou), Tarou Misaki (Ayaka Furuhara), Jun Misugi (Souma Saitou)
#09: "Moete Hero Junior High Arc Arrange (燃えてヒーロー(中学生編アレンジ))" by Tsubasa Oozora (Yuuko Sanpei)
#10: "Moete Hero Junior High Arc Arrange (燃えてヒーロー(中学生編アレンジ))" by Kojirou Hyuuga (Takuya Satou), Jun Misugi (Souma Saitou)
#11: "Moete Hero Junior High Arc Arrange (燃えてヒーロー(中学生編アレンジ))" by Genzou Wakabayashi (Kenichi Suzumura), Tarou Misaki (Ayaka Furuhara)
#12: "Moete Hero Junior High Arc Arrange (燃えてヒーロー(中学生編アレンジ))" by Hikaru Matsuyama (Wataru Hatano)
#13: "Moete Hero Junior High Arc Arrange (燃えてヒーロー(中学生編アレンジ))" by Ken Wakashimazu (Yuuichirou Uemura)

More reviewsReviews

May 6, 2018
junmisugi (All reviews)
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 read more
May 12, 2018
Iki_ (All reviews)
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 read more
May 8, 2018
Pok- (All reviews)
So far so good!!!

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 read more
Sep 23, 2018
Halpher (All reviews)
This is my first exposure to anything Captain Tsubasa related. Honestly, I'm not impressed with this anime, but I neither find it outright terrible. I find it below-average and just "meh". This is out of 10 episodes and honestly I'm losing interest to keep watching.

Story: 4
Captain Tsubasa's story is a simple one. The story of a young prodigy who as a young child survived a potentially fatal hit-and-run by having his Soccer Ball serve as cushion. Now, I found that scene stupid in the anime with the way they presented it. It's so unrealistic and...hilarious. The story is typical based off the 10 episodes I've read more


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