VIZ Media has announced that Televix Entertainment has secured broadcast placement for the new Captain Tsubasa series on Cartoon Network Latin America July 1, 2018. Captain Tsubasa is one of the most beloved manga and anime properties worldwide, featuring exciting soccer action and flashy, fantastic footwork. The series premiered on April 4, 2018 in Japan and further premieres are launching around the world.
The new anime recounts the events of the original manga of the same name by Yoichi Takahashi, which ran in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1981 to 1988. The manga triggered a huge soccer boom in Japan and inspired 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 Ozora, the new series is from David Production, with Toshiyuki Kato 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.