Latest adaptation of classic soccer manga by Yoichi Takahashi heads to TV Tokyo on April 02, 2018
New details have been revealed about the Japanese broadcast of Captain Tsubasa, the latest animated adaptation based on Yoichi Takahashi's classic sports manga about a young genius soccer player, his friends, and his rivals. Captain Tsubasa will broadcast on TV Tokyo and BS Japan according to the following schedule:
- TV Tokyo: every Monday during the 25:35 time slot beginning on April 02, 2018.
- BS Japan: every Monday during the 24:30 time slot beginning on April 09, 2018.
Captain Tsubasa will also broadcast on TV Osaka, TV Aichi, TV Setouchi, TV Hokkaido, and TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting, but the exact details of these broadcast schedules have not yet been revealed. Captain Tsubasa has also been licensed for distribution in North America and Latin America by Viz Media.
The original Captain Tsubasa manga was serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump manga magazine from 1981 - 1988, and the series has since inspired 5 sequel manga, including the most recent, Captain Tsubasa: Rising Sun, which is currently serialized in Shueisha's Grand Jump seinen manga magazine. Captain Tsubasa has also been adapted into 3 earlier anime TV series, 4 theatrical anime films, multiple video games, and a stage play.
The 2018 Captain Tsubasa TV anime is directed by Toshiyuki Kato and features animation by David Production. The story of the series follows soccer prodigy Tsubasa Oozora as he and his teammates grow and learn through the practice of soccer.
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