Captain Tsubasa (キャプテン翼), is a popular long-running Japanese manga, animation and video game series, originally created by Yōichi Takahashi in 1981. The series mainly revolves around the sport of association football focusing on Tsubasa Oozora (大空 翼). The series is characterized by dynamic and exciting football moves, often stylish and implausible. The plot focuses on Tsubasa’s relationship with his friends, rivalry with his opponents, training, competition and the action and outcome of each football match.
The Captain Tsubasa manga series was originally serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump comic book magazine between 1981 and 1988. Captain Tsubasa has sold over 82 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling manga series. The original Captain Tsubasa manga series was adapted into a TV animation series, produced by Tsuchida Production, whose first season premiered in Japan on the TV Tokyo network between October 10, 1983 and March 27, 1986. Numerous movies and television series have followed. In a poll conducted by TV Asahi in 2005, the Captain Tsubasa anime series ranked 41 in a list of top 100 anime series.
Last Modified: Sept 27, 2017