The Captain Tsubasa series gave us our first taste of the junior high arc as it adapts the original manga back in 2018 that ran into 2019. Now, it looks like we’re finally able to have it in our library as Viz Media has made the 52-episode run available ahead of the debut of the new series. The show is available in split form of two seasons with twenty-eight episodes in the first and twenty-four in the second. They’re available only with the English dub and through Amazon, Google Play, iTunes Store, Microsoft Store, and VUDU. Episodes are $2.99 each while the seasons can be bought for $39.99 each.
The show saw Katsumi Ono stepping in to direct it based on the series composition by Atsuhiro Tomioka. Hajime Watanabe served as character designer and chief animation director with David Productions handling the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes Yuko Sanpei as Tsubasa Ōzora, Kenichi Suzumura as Genzō Wakabayashi, Ayaka Fukuhara as Tarō Misaki, Mutsumi Tamura as Ryō Ishisaki, Takuya Satō as Kojirō Hyūga, Katsuyuki Konishi as Roberto Hongō, Megumi Han as Takeshi Sawada, Yuichiro Umehara as Ken Wakashimazu, Ayako Takeuchi as Masao Tachibana and Yurina Watanabe as Kazuo Tachibana, Sōma Saitō as Jun Misugi, and Wataru Hatano as Hikaru Matsuyama.
Plot Concept: 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.