Japanese Soccer Superstar Shinji Ono Lends His Talent to Shoot! Goal to the Future's Special Trailer
Ono was the mo-cap actor for Yoshiharu Kubo's sequence
The soccer field lit up on July 2 when the Shoot! Goal to the Future TV anime premiered and with it came a continuation of the original 1990s Shoot! anime that featured Toshi and his admiration for Yoshiharu Kubo. Now a generation on, the students of Kakegawa High School and Atsushi Kamiya pick up where the team left off.
To celebrate the premiere of the series, and to show off a cool aspect of production, Shoot! Goal to the Future released a special trailer showcasing how the Kubo sequence came about and how Japanese soccer superstar Shinji Ono, who currently plays for the Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo, was the mo-cap actor for the scene.
Shinji Ono, who is also a soccer technical advisor on the anime, had to act out the scene of dodging 11 players with only one other person.
Noriyuki Nakamura (Dragon Slayer The Legend of Heroes film) is directing Shoot! Goal to the Future at EMT Squared, with the soccer anime airing each week on Saturday nights. Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs. The official Shoot! Goal to the Future website describes the series as such:
Atsushi Kamiya, a former captain at Kakegawa High School and the world-renowned "courageous captain" for a famous Italian soccer team… And Hideto Tsuji, a student at Kakegawa High School, who seems uninterested in the now-weakened soccer team… Their meeting is the start of a new legend...
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.