It was officially announced at the press conference held at TV Tokyo today that a new TV anime adaptation based on Yoichi Takahashi’s long-running soccer-themed manga series Captain Tsubasa is set to premiere in April 2018.
The original manga series was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump from 1981 to 1988, then compiled
in 37 tankobon volumes. It has been followed by many sequels and spin-offs, and the latest installment Capatin
Tsubasa: Rising Sun has been running in the publisher’s Grand Jump since 2014. It was previously adapted into
TV anime three times: Captain Tsubasa (128 episodes/1983-1986), Captain Tsubasa J (47 episodes/1994-1995),
and Captain Tsubasa (52 episode/2001-2002). The 4th TV anime will retell the manga story from its beginning.
Toshiyuki Kato (Maria Watches Over Us, Level E) directs the new TV anime alongside series composition writer
Atsuhiro Tomioka (Inazuma Eleven) and character designer/chief animation director Hajime Watanabe (Kaleido
Star, School Rumble). David Production (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) works on anime production.
The main voice cast are all renewed as below:
Tsubasa Ozora: Yuko Sanpei (Boruto Uzumaki in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations)
Genzou Wakabayashi: Kenichi Suzumura (Shinn Asuka in Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny)
Taro Misaki: Ayaka Fukuhara (Rin Shibuya in The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls)
Ryo Ishizaki: Mustumi Tamura (Kobayashi-san in Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid)
Kojiro Hyuga: Takuya Sato (Gakuto Sasajima in Fastest Finger First)
Roberto Hongo: Katsuyuki Konishi (Shingen Takeda in Sengoku Night Blood)
— コミックナタリー (@comic_natalie) 2017年12月13日
Katou Toshiyuki ( Level E, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure ) will be directing, with animation by david production.