Viz Media Licenses New "Captain Tsubasa" Soccer Anime

Viz announces digital streaming, EST, home video, and merchandising rights

Last month, plans were revealed for a new Captain Tsubasa anime, based on Yoichi Takahashi's long-running soccer manga. Toshiyuki Kato is directing the fourth TV anime adaptation, and Viz Media has officially announced its license of the new series for both North America and Latin America. 


Captain Tsubasa premieres on TV Tokyo this April, and Viz now has the digital streaming, EST, home video, and merchandise rights to the show. On top of that, Viz is teaming up with Televix Entertainment to present Captain Tsubasa to Latin American buyers at this month's NATPE market in Miami, FL. 



Captain Tsubasa will recount the events of Takahashi's 1981-1988 Weekly Shonen Jump manga, which previously inspired three TV anime, four anime films, video games, and a stage play. David Production (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) produces the new adaptation, which mixes dynamic soccer action with character development between Tsubasa and his various friends and rivals. 



Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox. 

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