Captain Tsubasa Returns to TV! Season 2 Arrives This October

In case you felt that your time with soccer anime is over for 2023, hold that thought. There is no doubt that Blue Lock is ending its first season, but soccer anime will continue. In fact, a classic has emerged once again to keep your love for soccer alive.

On Thursday, manga publisher Shueisha announced that Captain Tsubasa will return for a second season. The season, titled Captain Tsubasa: Junior Youth Arc will premiere on TV Tokyo and related networks in October.

Viz Media has also licensed the series for international broadcast. A teaser and a visual were revealed as a part of the announcement.

TVアニメ『キャプテン翼シーズン2 ジュニアユース編』ティザーPV/2023年10月放送決定
TV anime ”Captain Tsubasa Season 2 Junior Youth Edition” teaser PV/Broadcast in October 2023

The teaser shows two characters in particular, Tsubasa Ōzora and Karl-Heinz Schneider. Some popular moves are also shown, like Hyūga’s Tiger Shot, Matsuyama’s Eagle Shot, and Schneider’s Fire Shot.

In the visual below, Schneider is shown on the top and Tsubasa on the bottom, with both characters in a ‘striker’s shot’ pose in the background.

The following cast will return for the second season of the 2018 series, with Jun Fukuyama joining the team as Schneider.

CharacterVoice ArtistOther Works
Tsubasa ŌzoraYuko SanpeiBoruto Uzumaki (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations)
Genzō WakabayashiKenichi SuzumuraTakehisa Hinawa (Fire Force)
Kojirō HyūgaTakuya SatōSabnock Sabro (Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun)
Tarō MisakiAyaka FukuharaSera (To Your Eternity)
Ken WakashimazuYuichiro UmeharaGoblin Slayer (Goblin Slayer
Ryō IshisakiMutsumi TamuraNat (Made in Abyss)
Hikaru MatsuyamaWataru HatanoGajeel Redfox (Fairy Tail)
Jun MisugiSōma Saitō Miyabi Nagumo (Classroom of the Elite)
Karl-Heinz SchneiderJun FukuyamaKing (The Seven Deadly Sins)
Captain Tsubasa Returns to TV! Season 2 Arrives This October
New Visual for Captain Tsubasa: Junior Youth Arc | Source: Comic Natalie

For the main staff, a few changes have been made. Katsumi Ono will be the new director, replacing Toshiyuki Kato. Instead of david production, Studio KAI will handle the animation.

Atsuhiro Tomioka will return to compose the series along with character designer Hajime Watanabe.

The first season of Captain Tsubasa did not get as much publicity as it needed, concerning fans. But considering the revived love for soccer from the recent FIFA World Cup, they might address it this time.

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About Captain Tsubasa (2018 Series)

The 2018 Captain Tsubasa series retells the story of the original manga by Yōichi Takahashi. The theme of the series is soccer and a boy’s journey of becoming the best in the sport.

The story is about Tsubasa Oozora, who loves soccer and dreams of winning the FIFA World Cup for Japan. Roberto Hongo, an elite Brazilian football player and a friend of Tsubasa’s father recognizes his talent and trains him.

Source: Comic Natalie


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