Today Bandai Namco released a new trailer of its upcoming anime soccer game Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions.
To be more precise, this is the extended version of the story trailer released a couple of weeks ago featuring the Tsubasa Episode mode.
This time around on top of the epic action on the field, we get to see many of the familiar scenes from the original anime and manga that happened outside the field, including a few of the secondary characters like our heroes’ mentors and Hikaru Matsuyama’s girlfriend Yoshiko Fujisawa.
Add to that the game’s own version of the theme song Moete Hero, and the effect is complete.
If you grew up with the anime as I did, prepare to tear up as you watch the trailer below.
While the franchise is certainly very well knon, you may not be familiar with it, as its popularity varies a lot from region to region.
In North America the original Captain Tsubasa anime never rose to similar prominence, I don’t think I’m exaggerating by arguing that in many European and Latin American countries (and of course, Japan) almost every kid grown up in the past forty years knows about it.
In the countries where it has been airing regularly on TV for decases, Captain Tsubasa is an absolute legend, and likely one of the most well-known and loved anime of all time.
Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions is currently developed by Tamsoft, and it will release for PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC worldwide in 2020.