Captain Tsubasa is one of the earliest sports anime dedicated to the world’s most popular sport, football. The anime perfectly captures the energy and emotions the game brings through its protagonist, Tsubasa Oozora.
The series started in 1981 and has since made many people fall in love with it and has been a favorite for all football-loving otakus. However, all good things must end, so they remain legendary, and the same goes for this series.
Shueisha’s Captain Tsubasa magazine has revealed in its 15th issue that the Captain Tsubasa: Rising Sun manga will enter its new arc in the upcoming 16th issue.
This storyline will also be the final saga of the entire Captain Tsubasa series, and the manga will be renamed ‘Captain Tsubasa: Rising Sun The Final.’
Rising Sun follows Tsubasa and FC Barcelona’s La Liga win after defeating Real Madrid for the second time. After the team’s celebrations in Barcelona, Tsubasa heads back to Japan with Sanae, where he stays for a few days.
After that, Tsubasa goes on to join the training camp that will decide the players for the Japanese Olympic team. To prepare for the Olympics, Japan faced New Zealand and Mexico. Out of the two, New Zealand was easy to defeat, but the team struggled with Mexico.
Soon the real games start, and Japan’s first opponent is the Netherlands, which pushes them into a corner. However, Japan made a comeback and defeated the Netherlands by 3-1.
The final arc will be the end of the Olympics and Tsubasa’s thrilling journey as one of the top football players ever.
Although it is sad to see this saga end, it was a memorable journey to see Tsubasa become a fine player.
About Captain Tsubasa
Captain Tsubasa is a football manga created by Yoichi Takahashi and was published from 1981-1988 in Weekly Shonen Jump.
However, due to its lasting popularity, it has been adapted into numerous manga, anime, and games.
Source: Captain Tsubasa Magazine Issue 15