A couple of months ago, we got news that Captain Tsubasa was going to return with another anime in 2018. Fans who had already watched the previous series were excited, and I think that was the general consensus in the community. With Spring anime getting closer than ever, it is time we get down to the details regarding the new, and upcoming Captain Tsubasa anime. According to various sources over the Internet, the series is indeed going to begin along with other spring anime, and that is going to be in April 2018. Thanks to Yonkou Production on Twitter, we can confirm that the anime will begin from April 2nd, 2018.
The anime is going to air every Monday, and it will be broadcasted 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.
According to Crunchyroll, Captain Tsubasa will also broadcast on TV Osaka, TV Aichi, TV Setouchi, TV Hokkaido, and TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting. However, no more details have been revealed about the broadcasting schedules on the said media. As expected, the new Captain Tsubasa anime has also been licensed for distribution in North America, and Latin America by Viz Media. It is unknown how many episodes Captain Tsubasa is going to have, but we’ll find out more about that really soon. For now, all we know is Captain Tsubasa Episode 1 is going to air on 2nd April 2018, Monday.
Captain Tsubasa manga was originally serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump manga magazine from 1981 – 1988. Since then, the series has went on to inspire 5 sequel manga. From these 5 manga, the most recent one is Captain Tsubasa: Rising Sun, and it is currently being serialized in Shueisha’s Grand Jump seinen manga magazine. The Franchise has also done exceptional, as it has already been adapted into 3 earlier anime TV series, 4 theatrical anime films, multiple video games, and a stage play.
As for the new, 2018 Captain Tsubasa TV anime, we have news that it is going to be directed by Toshiyuki Kato. The animation will be handled by David Production. As already mentioned before, the new Captain Tsubasa series kicks off on TV Tokyo on April 2nd 2018, and it has also been licensed for distribution in North America and Latin America by Viz Media. As most of you already know, the story of the series follows soccer prodigy, Tsubasa Oozora. The story revolves around him, and his friends as they improve and learn about life via soccer.