VIZ Media is pleased to announce that Televix Entertainment has secured broadcast placement for the new Captain Tsubasa series on Cartoon Network Latin America on July 1, 2018. Captain Tsubasa is one of the most beloved manga and anime properties worldwide, featuring exciting soccer action and flashy, fantastic footwork. The series premiered on April 4, 2018 in Japan and further premieres are launching around the world.
“There is already hype building around the launch of the brand all over Latin America and we are expecting to see the success of the franchise rise to levels beyond the first two generations! Through our partnership with Cartoon Network Latin America, we can’t wait to bring the excitement of Captain Tsubasa to passionate fans all over the region!” says Hugo Rose, CEO of Televix Entertainment.
“We’re excited to bring the new Captain Tsubasa anime to audiences across Latin America,” says Brad Woods, CMO, VIZ Media. “For almost 40 years, generations of fans around the world have been engrossed by Tsubasa’s soccer exploits & expertise, and we look forward to a new generation of fans and soccer lovers discovering the exhilarating series on Cartoon Network Latin America!”
“Latin America as a region has a passion for soccer and Cartoon Network Latin America has passionate fans. We are delighted to be the home of Captain Tsubasa in Latin America and feel confident that it will be very well received by our fans throughout the region,” said Pablo Zuccarino, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Tooncast Latin America.
The new anime recounts the events of the original manga of the same name by Yoichi Takahashi, which ran in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1981 to 1988. The manga triggered a huge soccer boom in Japan and inspired three previous television anime series, four anime films, mobile and console video games, and even a stage play. Centered on a young soccer prodigy named Tsubasa Ozora, the new series is from David Production, with Toshiyuki Kato directing. Each episode is characterized by dynamic and stylish soccer moves, while the characters are fleshed out through Tsubasa’s friendships and rivalries as he trains and competes.