Even though winter anime has already started, VIZ is continuing to give us more great announcements in the form of sports anime Captain Tsubabsa. Most of the world is completely in love with with soccer (or what they call football), so it makes sense that VIZ would pick up this soccer eccentric anime! Based on a manga penned by Yoichi Takahashi, its often credited with causing the massive boom in Soccer in Japan in the early 90’s. Now the iconic manga will be transferred to the small screen, and audiences the world over can enjoy the soccer based exploits of young soccer star Tsubasa Oozora.

This series will be a totally new, taking material from the previous Tsubasa cannon and re-using it in a new story. So popular is Tsuba in Japan that it had already spawned three previous television anime series, four anime films, mobile and console video games, and even a stage play.Centered on a young soccer prodigy named Tsubasa Oozora, the new series is from David Production (JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE), with Toshiyuki Kato (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Diamond is Unbreakable, Level E) directing. Each episode is characterized by dynamic and stylish soccer moves, while the characters are fleshed out through Tsubasa’s friendships and rivalries as he trains and competes.

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In addition, VIZ Media is partnering with Televix Entertainment to present CAPTAIN TSUBASA to Latin American buyers at the upcoming NATPE market (Miami, FL, January 16-18).

saysHugo Rose, CEO of Televix

“We are thrilled to be handling one of the most iconic franchises to come out of Japan. We expect audiences will be eager to enter the world of Tsubasa.”