Captain Tsubasa: Rising Sun Manga Goes on Hiatus

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Break in serialization is due to author doing research for story

This year's 23rd issue of Shueisha's Grand Jump magazine is announcing on Wednesday that Yoichi Takahashi is putting his Captain Tsubasa: Rising Sun soccer manga on hiatus beginning in the next issue due to the author collecting story ideas.

Rising Sun revolves around Tsubasa as he aims to participate in the Olympics as a representative from Japan. Takahashi began the manga in the magazine last December, and Shueisha will ship the second compiled volume in Japan on Tuesday.

The original soccer manga revolves around 11-year old Tsubasa Ōzora, a boy who loves soccer and is recognized by his coach Roberto due to his skill of the sport. Tsubasa goes with his coach to Brazil in order to train for the World Cup.

Takahashi's original Captain Tsubasa manga ran in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1981 to 1988, and it inspired a television anime series. A new oneshot for the series was later published in Shonen Jump in 2008.

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