Captain Tsubasa is coming back! Here’s everything we know so far about Captain Tsubasa Season 2, including the release date, trailer and other related news.
Captain Tsubasa, the popular soccer anime series based on the manga by Yoichi Takahashi. Fans might be excited to hear that a second season has been announced for the 2018 reboot of the franchise, which will continue the story of Tsubasa Ozora and his teammates as they pursue their dreams of becoming world-class players. In this article, we will give you all the details you need to know about Captain Tsubasa season 2, including its release date, news, cast, trailer and plot.
Captain Tsubasa Season 2 Release Date
The official Twitter account of Captain Tsubasa 2018 revealed on April 3, 2023 that the second season will premiere in October 2023 on TV Tokyo and other channels in Japan. The exact date and time slot have not been confirmed yet, but we will update this article as soon as we get more information.
The first season of Captain Tsubasa 2018 aired from April 2018 to April 2019, with a total of 52 episodes. The series was simulcast by Crunchyroll, which also released it on DVD and Blu-ray in four volumes with English and Japanese audio options. It is not clear yet if Crunchyroll will also stream the second season, but we hope they will.
Captain Tsubasa Season 2 News
The second season of Captain Tsubasa 2018 will be titled “Captain Tsubasa: Junior Youth Arc” and will cover the events of the manga chapters that follow the elementary school arc. The series will be produced by Studio KAI, which is a new studio founded by former members of Studio David Production, which handled the first season. The director will be Katsumi Ono, who previously worked on Skeleton Knight in Another World and Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V. The scriptwriter will be Atsuhiro Tomioka, who also wrote for the first season. The character designer will be Noriko Ogura, who was an animation director for several episodes of the first season.
The cast of the first season will reprise their roles for the second season, with some new additions. The main cast includes:
- Yūko Sanpei as Tsubasa Ozora
- Kenichi Suzumura as Genzō Wakabayashi
- Takuya Satō as Kojirō Hyūga
- Ayaka Fukuhara as Tarō Misaki
- Mutsumi Tamura as Ryō Ishizaki
- Sayuri Hara as Sanae Nakazawa
- Katsuyuki Konishi as Roberto Hongō
Some of the new characters that will appear in the second season are:
- Sōma Saitō as Jun Misugi
- Wataru Hatano as Hikaru Matsuyama
- Yūichirō Umehara as Ken Wakashimazu
Captain Tsubasa Season 2 Trailer
A first trailer for Captain Tsubasa season 2 was released along with the announcement on Twitter. You can watch it below:
The trailer shows some scenes from the upcoming season, such as Tsubasa joining Nankatsu Middle School, competing against other teams in the national tournament, and meeting new rivals and friends from different regions and countries. The trailer also features the opening theme song “Kizudarake no Ai” by Johnny’s West, who also performed the second opening theme song for the first season.
Captain Tsubasa Season 2 Visual
A key visual for Captain Tsubasa season 2 was also revealed on Twitter. You can see it below:
The visual shows Tsubasa and his teammates wearing their Nankatsu Middle School uniforms and holding a soccer ball, with a stadium in the background. The visual also has the title and logo of the second season.
Captain Tsubasa Season 2 Storyline
Captain Tsubasa is a popular anime series based on the manga of the same name by Yōichi Takahashi. The series follows the adventures of Tsubasa Ozora, an 11-year-old soccer prodigy who dreams of winning the FIFA World Cup for Japan. The first season of the anime aired in 2018 and adapted the manga’s Elementary School arc and part of the Middle School arc. The second season, which is expected to premiere in October 2023, will cover the rest of the Middle School arc and the Junior Youth arc.
The second season will continue the story of Tsubasa and his friends as they compete in various soccer tournaments at the national and international level. Tsubasa will face new challenges and rivals, such as Kojiro Hyuga, a fierce striker who leads Toho Academy; Jun Misugi, a talented but frail defender who plays for Musashi FC; and Karl Heinz Schneider, a German prodigy who leads the European Junior Youth team. Tsubasa will also meet new allies, such as Hikaru Matsuyama, a hardworking midfielder who captains Furano FC; and Shingo Aoi, a passionate fan who idolizes Tsubasa.
The second season will also explore the personal lives and backgrounds of some of the characters, such as Tsubasa’s relationship with his father, who is a sea captain who travels around the world; Hyuga’s struggle to support his poor family; Misugi’s heart condition that limits his playing time; and Schneider’s rivalry with his father, who is a former soccer star. The second season will also feature some of the iconic scenes and matches from the manga, such as Tsubasa’s bicycle kick against Hyuga; Misugi’s last-minute goal against Nankatsu; and Japan’s epic showdown against Germany in the Junior Youth World Cup final.
Fans of Captain Tsubasa can look forward to an exciting and emotional second season that will showcase the passion, friendship, and drama of soccer. The second season will be produced by David Production, the same studio that animated the first season. The main cast and staff will also return for the second season. The second season will be broadcast on TV Tokyo and streamed on Crunchyroll.