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Captain Tsubasa Season 2 Announced + Release Date Confirmed

Captain Tsubasa Season 2 gets a sequel!

The sports genre in anime has seen a massive shift in terms of characters, storytelling, and animation quality.

Not only is their more representation of various sports but also fans have made such animes mainstream. 

Speaking of various sports, Football or soccer is generally considered the most popular game worldwide. Unsurprisingly, numerous anime series like Ao Ashi, Ginga e Kickoff, and Blue Lock have been inspired by it.

But the one series which started it all is the anime adaption of Yōichi Takahashi s’ manga series, Captain Tsubasa.

The story follows an 11-year-old elementary school student, Tsubasa Oozora, who is deeply passionate about football and aspires to represent Japan at the FIFA World Cup.

From childhood, Tsubasa has considered the ball his friend, and according to his mother, he was only born to play football, so much so that he was also called a “heaven-sent child of football.”

Despite his young age, Tsubasa is blessed with agility, stamina, amazing dribbling skills, and shot power.

To fulfill his dream. Tsubasa, along with his mother, moved to Nankatsu city, which is renowned for its elementary football teams. 

Tsubasa meets a similar boy with a mutual passion for football called Ryo Ishizaki and a girl named Sane Nakazawa who cheers for the school team. 

Genzo Wakabayashi is a highly talented young goalkeeper he soon challenges to a game in Nankatsu’s annual sports festival.

He also meets Roberto Hongo, one of the best Brazilian footballers in the world who is a friend of Tsubasa’s father and who starts living with Tsubasa and his mother in order to train Tsubasa.

Can Tsubasa fulfill his dream of representing Japan on the world stage amidst such high competition is the central plot of the show.

Captain Tsubasa Season one was a relative success as fans who watched the original series took a trip back memory lane with the remake.

After the conclusion of season one, fans wondered if the series would be renewed for a sequel. 

Luckily, there is good news on that front, so keep scrolling as we bring you all the latest news and updates on Captain Tsubasa Season 2.

Captain Tsubasa is rated 7.4/10 and ranked #2112 with 69k members on MyAnimeList


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Captain Tsubasa Season one aired from 2nd April 2018 to 1st April 2019 for 52 episodes.

On 23rd March 2023, the show s’ official Twitter account announced the second season and confirmed the Captain Tsubasa Season 2 release date as October 2023.

Captain Tsubasa Season 12nd April 2018
Captain Tsubasa Season 2Yet to be Announced

Captain Tsubasa Season 2 will also see a change in production studio as Studio Kai takes over from David Productions, who produced the first season.

Additionally, the sequel is titled “Captain Tsubasa Season 2: Juniors-hen” or Captain Tsubasa: Junior Youth Arc, which essentially will be the main plotline for season two.

You can watch the Captain Tsubasa Season 2 trailer below:


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Captain Tsubasa manga is Written and illustrated by Yōichi Takahashi. It first began serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump from 13th April 1981 to 9th May 1988. 

The manga has been collected into 37 volumes with the latest issue released on 10th March 1989.

A direct sequel titled Captain Tsubasa: World Youth was released between 1994 and 1997 by Shueisha. 

Other sequels were serialized in the same publisher, Weekly Young Jump magazine since 2001: Road to 2002 (2001–2004), Golden-23 (2005–2008), and Kaigai Gekito Hen (2009–2012). 

Since 2013, Rising Sun has been serialized in Shueisha’s Grand Jump magazine.

As of March 2023, Captain Tsubasa manga has sold 90 million copies, including sequels and spin-offs worldwide.

Captain Tsubasa manga is rated 7.4/10 and ranked #2875 with 6.2k members on MyAnimeList 


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The first season was split into two arcs wherein Elementary School Arc: A retelling of the Kids’ Dream arc consisted of 28 episodes, and Middle School Arc: A retelling of the Boys’ Fight arc ran for 24 episodes.

Captain Tsubasa Season 2 will feature the Junior Youth Arc, wherein International Junior Youth Tournament will commence in Paris. Chapters 85 to 114 of the manga cover the Junior Youth Arc.

The International Jr. Youth Tournament takes place in a group stage, with four groups of three teams each, followed by a knockout stage, where the winners of each group qualify for the semi-finals.

Captain Tsubasa Season 2 characters will be gearing up for this tournament, i.e., Tsubasa, Misaki, Wakabayashi, Hyuga, and Wakashimazu.

Top-class footballers from all over the world will look to beat Japan s’ best team, with a host of new competitors, including Schneider from Germany, Pierre from France, Diaz from Argentina, and Hernandez from Italy, awaiting Captain Tsubasa.



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Captain Tsubasa season 2 will be directed by Katsumi Ono with series composition by Atsuhiro Tomioka. Characters are designed by Hajime Watanabe, who also serves as the Chief Animation director. 

Captain Tsubasa Season 2 will also see a change in production studio as Studio Kai takes over from David Productions, who produced the first season.

You can find the list of Captain Tsubasa characters and voice cast below:

 Tsubasa ŌzoraYuko Sanpei
 Tadashi ShiroyamaAtsushi Imaruoka
 Tarō MisakiAyaka Fukuhara
 Masao TachibanaAyako Takeuchi
 Hiroshi JitoDaisuke Hirakawa
 Munemasa KatagiriDaisuke Namikawa
 Hajime TakiHiroyuki Yoshino
 Roberto HongōKatsuyuki Konishi
 Makoto KitazumeKazuhiko Inoue
 Genzō WakabayashiKenichi Suzumura
 Teppei KisugiKōdai Sakai
 Takeshi SawadaMegumi Han
 Hanji UrabeMiho Hino
 Mamoru IzawaMutsuki Iwanaka
 Ryō IshisakiMutsumi Tamura
 Sanae “Anego” NakazawaSayuri Hara
 Jun MisugiSōma Saitō
 Kazuki SorimachiTaishi Murata
 Kojirō HyūgaTakuya Satō
 Shingo TakasugiTarō Kiuchi
 Yūzō MorisakiTasuku Hatanaka
 Hikaru MatsuyamaWataru Hatano
 Ken WakashimazuYuichiro Umehara
 Yayoi AobaYūki Kuwahara
Kazuo TachibanaYurina Watanabe
 Makoto SodaYūsuke Kobayashi
 Shun NittaYūto Uemura


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Captain Tsubasa Season 2 is all set for kick-off in October 2023. 

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