New anime to relive the legend of Captain Tsubasa

Guess who’s back on the team? None other than Captain Tsubasa, who will be going for the goal in a new anime coming up soon. Along with confirmation of an April 2018 release, we have a teaser promo. So go on, get your kicks and give it a watch.

A shiny new cast was also announced as follows:

Yuko Sanpei (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations‘ Boruto Uzumaki) as Tsubasa Ozora
Kenichi Suzumura (Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny‘s Shinn Asuka) as Genzou Wakabayashi
Ayaka Fukuhara (The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls‘ Rin Shibuya) as Taro Misaki
Mutsumi Tamura (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid‘s Kobayashi-san) as Ryo Ishizaki
Takuya Sato (Fastest Finger First‘s Gakuto Sasajima) as Kojiro Hyuga
Katsuyuki Konishi (Sengoku Night Blood‘s Shingen Takeda) as Roberto Hongo

Yoichi Takahashi’s original soccer-centric manga was launched in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1981, and is still being printed to this very day. After making the switch to Grand Jump magazine, it’s known as Captain Tsubasa: Rising Sun, and its legendary run has been adapted into several anime series and films.

This new anime comes fifteen years after its most recent predecessor, Captain Tsubasa: Road to 2002. The series will take it right back to the beginning of Tsubasa’s story, so fans old and new can live, or relive, the captain’s road to glory. Are you Tsubasa fans, or just excited to see what it’s all about?

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