Golden Kids Soccer Anime Launches as Worldwide App

posted on 2011-01-21 02:01 EST
Newest anime from Captain Tsubasa's Youichi Takahashi is an iOS app exclusive

Golden Kids, the newest soccer anime from manga creator Youichi Takahashi (Captain Tsubasa), is launching worldwide through an exclusive app for iPhone and other iOS devices on Friday. (The app's menus are in Japanese, but the episodes are dubbed in Japanese, English, Portuguese, and Spanish.) The production committee describes the story as follows:

The Koganedai Downtown FC Golden Kids haven't won a single game since they formed. The captain and goal keeper, Goal Kitagawa is determined to win a game with the current members before he moves away next month. However, even after all the determination to win the next game they lose terribly, extending their losing streak to 22 games. Even the adults in the community who support the team begin to get fed up with all the losses.

At school, the constantly losing Golden Kids members start to get picked on and bullied, and the adults worry that the bullying will only get worse.

When the team members become depressed and lose their will to play, they see Goal practicing outside, silently and as hard as he can. Once again, the Golden Kids start to practice intensely to get that one win. The next game for the Golden Kids will be against the second best team in the Jonan League, the Wild Tigers.

Will the Golden Kids finally get their first win ever? What will the adults decide to do with the team?

The production committee began streaming a 89-second trailer on Thursday.

The app is free, and each of the two current episodes costs US$2.99 in the United States and 350 yen in Japan (via in-app downloads).

Source: Saishin Anime Jōhō

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