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Crunchyroll, Pluto TV Add Captain Tsubasa Junior Youth Arc Anime in U.S., Canada, Latin America

Crunchyroll and Pluto TV are both streaming , the second season of the 2018-2019 anime, for users in the United States, Canada, and Latin America. Crunchyroll previously added the series to Europe and North Africa. Viz Media is also streaming an English-subtitled trailer for the series.


The series debuted on October 1.

Crunchyroll describes the story:

In preparation for the International Junior Youth Tournament, Japan selects players from the Nankatsu Middle School and Toho Academy Middle School teams: Tsubasa, Taro, Genzo, Kojiro, and Ken. They join some of Japan’s best players in Paris. They’ll need to beat the best teams from around the world to become champions. The competition is fierce. Let the tournament begin!

Katsumi Ono (, ) directs the new season, replacing Toshiyuki Kato. Studio KAI animates the new season, replacing david production. Atsuhiro Tomioka returns to oversee the series scripts.

The recent anime based on Yōichi Takahashi‘s 1981-1988 manga premiered in April 2018 on TV Tokyo and other stations. The anime retells the story of Takahashi’s original manga from the beginning. The anime’s “Middle School” story arc began in episode 29 in October 2022. The anime ended in its 52nd episode in April 2019.

Viz Media has licensed the anime. The license includes digital streaming, electronic sell-through (EST), home video, and merchandise rights for North America and Latin America. The English dub of the anime began airing on Primo TV in the United States in August 2018.

The original soccer manga revolves around 11-year-old Tsubasa Ōzora, a boy who loves soccer and is recognized by his coach Roberto due to his skill of the sport. Tsubasa goes with his coach to Brazil in order to train for the World Cup.

Update: Crunchyroll has updated its Fall 2023 Anime Season Lineup page to list “Africa” in this anime’s regions instead of “North Africa.” Thanks, Glordit

Sources: Email correspondence, Pluto TV, Viz Media‘s YouTube channel



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