Captain Tsubasa

Japanese name: Captain Tsubasa
Japanese name: キャプテン翼
English name: Captain Tsubasa; Super Champions
French name: Olive et Tom
Italian name: Holly e Benji, due fuoriclasse
Spanish name: Super Campeones
Dates: October 13, 1983-March 27, 1986
1988 (France)
1986 (Italy)
Broadcast time: Thursday, 19:30-20:00 (7:30-8:00 pm)
Number of episodes: 128
Animation Studio: Tsuchida Productions
Production Company: Tsuchida Productions, TV Tokyo
Broadcaster: TV Tokyo (TX)
La Cinq (France)
Italia 1 (Italy)
Creator(s): Youichi Takahashi (manga)
Series Director: Isamu Imakake (chief director), Hiroyoshi Mitsunobu
Episode Director(s):
Art Director: Ichirô Nakano, Jin Nagao
Character Designer(s): Nobuhiro Okasako
Animator(s): Nobuhiro Okasako (director), Hideto Kojima (director), Hibari Sato (director), Satou Masaru (director)
Music: Hiromoto Tobisawa
Voice Actors
(regular characters):

Genre(s): drama, sports (soccer), children (early episodes), teenagers (later episodes)
Home Video
France: DVD (TF1 Video, 18 discs)
Note(s): This series was continued by Captain Tsubasa J in 1994 and remade in 2001.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Captain Tsubasa go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

Last update: August 30, 2008
Comments to: Richard Llewellyn
Copyright © 1998-2008 Richard Llewellyn. All rights reserved.
Go to
List of Anime Television Series Introduction and Index
Return to
Richard's Animated Divots