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Captain Tsubasa Stage Play Videos, New Visual Revealed

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Videos introduce Tarō Misaki, Hikaru Matsuyama, actors practicing Skylab Hurricane

The official website for Super Experience Stage Captain Tsubasa, the stage play adaptation of Yōichi Takahashi's Captain Tsubasa soccer manga, revealed a new visual and three new videos for the stage play last week. The first and second videos introduce the characters Tarō Misaki (played by Kō Kanegae) and Hikaru Matsuyama (played by Sōichirō Sorihashi), respectively. The third video shows Keita Ōsone and Ryōta Hirono practicing the Skylab Hurricane technique of their respective characters, Kazuo and Masao Tachibana.

The cast members include:

The play will run for 23 performances at the Zepp Blue Theater Roppongi in Tokyo from August 18 through September 3.

Dancer, producer, and choreographer EBIKEN (Kenichi Ebina) is serving as executive producer for the play. Tsuyoshi Kaseda is writing the script and serving as production adviser, and Kazuya Matsunaga is the choreographer. The play will incorporate the latest digital technology with dancing, martial arts, and illusion techniques.

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 37-volume Captain Tsubasa manga ran in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1981 to 1988, and it inspired three television anime series, four anime films, several OVAs, and several spinoff manga. A new oneshot for the series was later published in Shonen Jump in 2008.

Takahashi launched the ongoing Captain Tsubasa: Rising Sun manga (pictured at right) in December 2013. The manga revolves around Tsubasa as he aims to participate in the Olympics as a representative from Japan. Shueisha shipped the sixth compiled volume in Japan on June 2. Including the sequels, the full Captain Tsubasa manga series has 100 volumes and more than 700 million copies in print.

Source: Comic Natalie

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