Captain Tsubasa

Original Creator: Takahashi, Yoichi

plot summary

Tsubasa Ohzora is a young Japanese elementary school student who is deeply in love with soccer and dreams of one day winning the FIFA World Cup for Japan. When he transfers to his new school in Nankatsu he soon becomes the star of the local soccer team. Initial rivalries with other talented players from schools in the district quickly pass as they form an all-district team and together make their way toward the national tournament. His Japanese-Brazilian coach, Roberto Hongo, notices the potential of the young athlete and soon offers him a once-in-a-lifetime chance of going to Brazil and training with the professionals. Young Tsubasa trains harder and harder and is with each passing game more confident in his abilities. Old enemies become his friends and the World Cup seems ever closer for him...