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New Captain Tsubasa Anime Reveals Visual, Additional Cast

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

The official website for the Captain Tsubasa franchise revealed revealed a new key visual and additional cast members for the new anime on Monday.

The new cast members are:

Yūto Uemura as Shun Nitta

Yūsuke Kobayashi as Makoto Soda

Daisuke Hirakawa as Hiroshi Jito

Hiroyuki Yoshino as Mitsuru Sano

Kazuhiko Inoue as Makoto Kitazume

Daisuke Namikawa as Munemasa Katagiri

The anime's "Middle School" story arc will begin in episode 29 on TV Tokyo on October 15.

The new anime based on Yōichi Takahashi's 1981-1988 Captain Tsubasa manga premiered on April 2 on TV Tokyo and other stations. The anime retells the story of Takahashi's original manga from the beginning.

Viz Media has licensed the anime. The license includes digital streaming, electronic sell-through (EST), home video, and merchandise rights for North America and Latin America. The English dub of the anime began airing on Primo TV in the United States on August 4.

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.

Toshiyuki Kato (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable, Full Moon o Sagashite) is directing the anime at the studio david production. Atsuhiro Tomioka (Inazuma Eleven, Pokémon XY) is in charge of the series scripts, and Hajime Watanabe (Ginga e Kickoff!!, School Rumble) is serving as character designer and chief animation director. Hayato Matsuo (Hellsing Ultimate, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, The World God Only Knows) is composing the music, and Yoshikazu Iwanami is directing the sound. The Johnny's West idol group is performing the anime's opening theme song "Start Dash!"

Sources: Captain Tsubasa franchise's website, Comic Natalie

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