Captain Tsubasa: Rising Sun Manga to Start 'The Final' Arc (Updated)
posted on by Joanna Cayanan
The 15th issue of Shueisha's Captain Tsubasa magazine revealed on Thursday that Yōichi Takahashi's Captain Tsubasa: Rising Sun manga will start a new arc and rename the manga to Captain Tsubasa: Rising Sun The Final in the magazine's 16th issue, which will ship in early April. The magazine added that the arc will be the "final saga" of the overall Captain Tsubasa series.
Captain Tsubasa: Rising Sun revolves around Tsubasa as he aims to participate in the Olympics as a representative from Japan. Takahashi launched the manga in Shueisha's Grand Jump magazine in December 2013. The manga then moved to Captain Tsubasa magazine, Grand Jump's spinoff magazine that focuses on the franchise, when it launched in April 2020. Shueisha published the manga's 17th volume in August 2022.
The Captain Tsubasa magazine had teased in February 2021 that the manga was headed toward its "final battle."
Takahashi's original 37-volume Captain Tsubasa manga ran in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1981 to 1988, and it inspired four television anime series, four anime films, several OVAs, and a stage play. The manga is available in about 20 countries.
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.
Update: The Captain Tsubasa magazine also stated that the new arc will be the "final saga" of the overall Captain Tsubasa series.
Source: Captain Tsubasa Magazine issue 15
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