Captain Tsubasa: Junior Youth Arc Reveals New Opening Theme

    The new opening theme will debut with the season's third cours.

    The staff for Captain Tsubasa: Junior Youth Arc have revealed the new opening theme for the season’s third cours. The premiere date for the upcoming continuation is currently unknown.

    The original Captain Tsubasa manga was initially published in 1986. The series focuses on 11-year-old Tsubasa Ōzora, a talented soccer player who dreams of competing in the World Cup. Viz Media originally premiered the recent Captain Tsubasa anime from 2018 to 2019. Junior Youth Arc is the second season of the famed anime. It initially premiered in October 2023.

    Captain Tsubasa: Junior Youth Arc Confirms New Opening Theme for Third Cours

    Captain Tsubasa: Junior Youth Arc Available Now on Crunchyroll and Pluto TV

    During AnimeJapan 2024, the staff of the currently ongoing Captain Tsubasa: Junior Youth Arc anime (which serves as season 2 of the original Captain Tsubasa series), revealed the new opening theme song for its third cours. The idol group WEST. will perform the new theme song, titled “Heart.”

    The cast and crew of the series include:


    • Yuko Sanpei as Tsubasa Ōzora
    • Kenichi Suzumura as Genzō Wakabayashi
    • Takuya Satō as Kojirō Hyūga
    • Ayaka Fukuhura as Tarō Misaki
    • Yuichiro Umehara as Ken Wakashimazu
    • Mutsumi Tamura as Ryō Ishisaki
    • Wataru Hatano as Hikaru Matsuyama
    • Sōma Saitō as Jun Misugi
    • Kenta Miyake as Hermann Kaltz 
    • Junya Enoki as Franz Schester
    • Kazuyuki Okitsu as Gino Hernandez 
    • Kengo Kawanishi as Elle Sid Pierre 
    • Yūki Ono as Louis Napoleon
    • Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Juan Diaz 
    • Daiki Yamashita as Alan Pascual 
    • Seeichirō Yamashita as Ramon Victorino 
    • Jun Fukuyama as Karl Heinz Schneider


    • Director: Katsumi Ono
    • Animating Company: Studio KAI
    • Script Overseer: Atsuhiro Tomioka
    • Character Designer: Hajime Watanabe
    • Sub-Character Designer: Noriko Ogura

    Crunchyroll describes the series as follows:

    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!

    Lastly, the third cours of Captain Tsubasa: Junior Youth Arc will premiere at some point in the near future. The anime’s staff will likely reveal more details in the coming weeks.

    Saras Rajpal
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