News Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team Mobile Game Launches
posted on 2017-12-07 05:30 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Mobile game developer KLab Inc. released the worldwide version of its Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team smartphone game on Tuesday. The game is available worldwide except in Japan, Mainland China, and South Korea, and supports English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Traditional Chinese.
The game is free to play with in-game purchases. Players are able to create a "dream team" of characters in the series and compete against players worldwide. There is also a story mode where players can "experience all the greatest scenes from the original Captain Tsubasa storyline and more."
The iOS and Android game launched in Japan on June 13 and has reached 4 million downloads, including players who have downloaded the game more than once.
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 a stage play that ran in August-September. The manga is available in about 20 countries — including France, Italy, and Mexico — and an Arabic edition shipped in the Middle East in January.
The manga spawned additional sequels and spinoff series, including Captain Tsubasa: World Youth Tokubetsu-hen Saikyō no Teki! Oranda Youth, Captain Tsubasa: World Youth, Captain Tsubasa: Road to 2002, Captain Tsubasa Golden-23, Captain Tsubasa: Kaigai Gekitō-hen in Calcio, Captain Tsubasa: Kaigai Gekitō-hen En La Liga, and the ongoing Captain Tsubasa: Rising Sun. In total, the manga series has 100 compiled volumes and 70 million copies in print. The manga has also spawned three novel volumes.