The BEST episodes of Captain Tsubasa (2018)

Every episode of Captain Tsubasa (2018) ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Captain Tsubasa (2018)!

Captain Tsubasa is the passionate story of an elementary school student whose thoughts and dreams revolve almost entirely around the love of soccer. 11-year-old Tsubasa Oozora started playing football at a very young age, and while it was mostly just a recreational sport for his friends, for him, it developed into something of an obsession. In order to pursue his dream to the best of his elementary school abilities, Tsubasa moves with his mother to Nankatsu city, which is well-known for its excellent elementary school soccer teams. But although he was easily the best in his old town, Nankatsu has a lot more competition, and he will need all of his skill and talent in order to stand out from this new crowd.

Last Updated: 2/15/2024Network: TV TokyoStatus: Continuing
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Japan Junior Youth Strikes Back
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8.69
16 votes

#1 - Japan Junior Youth Strikes Back

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/14/2024

While Japan reels from Diaz’s latest soccer feat, Tsubasa and Hyuga join forces for a special attack. Tsubasa has got his groove back. Taking the opportunity, the Tachibana Twins and Jito dash toward the goal. The time to strike back is now!

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The Fierce Tiger Awakens
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8.67
15 votes

#2 - The Fierce Tiger Awakens

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/10/2023

Thanks to Tsubasa and Misaki, Japan manages to tie with Italy, leaving the Europeans to tighten their defenses in the hope achieving a draw. Meanwhile, the crowd is in thrall to Japan and cheers them on with only one minute to go. Tsubasa then makes one final gamble…

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Never Give Up
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8.62
13 votes

#3 - Never Give Up

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/7/2024

It’s Japan versus Argentina, and the winner progresses to the finals. Tsubasa, however, is preoccupied. While on the pitch he learns that his former coach Roberto, who has since remained incognito, is now in the stands somewhere watching.

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The Meeting
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8.55
87 votes

#4 - The Meeting

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/3/2018

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Endless Dream
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8.50
32 votes

#5 - Endless Dream

Season 1 - Episode 52 - Aired 4/2/2019

Time progresses more and more and the two teams leave everything on the field to be crowned champions. Hyuga and Tsubasa are showing what they are made of and the shots on goal they are going for are worthy of this final.

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Confrontation of Destiny Once More
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8.45
29 votes

#6 - Confrontation of Destiny Once More

Season 1 - Episode 47 - Aired 2/26/2019

We are in the first five minutes of the game between Nankatsu against Toho, guided and the tension on the court can be cut with a knife. Both captains, Tsubasa Ozora and Kojiro Hyuga, are determined to achieve victory.

They've Returned! The Golden Duo!!
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8.38
13 votes

#7 - They've Returned! The Golden Duo!!

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/3/2023

Italy's goalkeeper, Zino Hernandez, makes incredible saves. So much so that his perfect record has earned him the reputation as Europe’s best goalie. His skill puts Japan on the offensive, but Misaki is watching. Then coach makes a surprising move.

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A Battle of Ups and Downs
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8.33
12 votes

#8 - A Battle of Ups and Downs

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/21/2024

Misaki makes a miracle shot, tying the score for Japan. But a tie isn’t good enough if they want to make it to the semifinals. With both teams unwilling to give an inch, it’s anyone’s guess who will walk away the victor.

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Miracle Drive Shoot!
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8.32
41 votes

#9 - Miracle Drive Shoot!

Season 1 - Episode 51 - Aired 3/26/2019

After sixty intense minutes with three of the same, we go to overtime. Twenty minutes divided into two halves. If they are tied, both teams will be crowned champions of the tournament, but neither Tsubasa nor Hyuga want to share the title.

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Fly!
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8.30
73 votes

#10 - Fly!

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/10/2018

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The King Toho
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8.29
24 votes

#11 - The King Toho

Season 1 - Episode 48 - Aired 3/5/2019

Despite Nankatsu's discipline, the Toho team imposes its dominance, with a two-goal difference, courtesy of its captain, Kojiro Hyuga, and his powerful tiger shot.

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The Birth of the Golden Nankatsu duo
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8.27
59 votes

#12 - The Birth of the Golden Nankatsu duo

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/22/2018

Shutetsu finally opened the scoring against Nankatsu. Tsubasa and his teammates do not give up and do everything to return to the score. Unfortunately for them, Wakabayashi will put in place a tactic that could nullify their hopes of equalization ...

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Incandescent Fighters, the Fierce Tiger and Tsubasa
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8.27
30 votes

#13 - Incandescent Fighters, the Fierce Tiger and Tsubasa

Season 1 - Episode 49 - Aired 3/12/2019

Despite the doctor's warnings, Tsubasa remains determined to continue on the field to help his teammates in the battle against the Toho team.

Moment of Glory
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8.22
40 votes

#14 - Moment of Glory

Season 1 - Episode 27 - Aired 10/2/2018

The final of the national tournament is about to end, and the suspense has people glued to their seats. Wakabayashi's plan to fight back in the first five minutes of overtime to allow Tsubasa and Misaki to rest paid off.

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A Pro Player!
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8.21
14 votes

#15 - A Pro Player!

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/15/2023

In the practice match between Japan National Team and Hamburg, Wakabayashi showed off his impenetrable defense. A fierce attack from Germany's young Kaiser Schneider quickly put them behind 0-2. Hinata had a chance with a pass made by his teammates, but it was blocked by Schneider's fierce play. He bursts out in anger, but Wakabayashi brushes it off, saying, ``Soccer is supposed to be a martial art!'' In a hopeless situation, Tsubasa arrives from Japan after completing treatment! And he tries to participate in the second half, but...

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Dynamic! Japan Junior Youth Representative!
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8.20
15 votes

#16 - Dynamic! Japan Junior Youth Representative!

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/5/2023

Tsubasa is back on the ground! Backed by Tsubasa, who scored a shot early in the practice match against Munich, the Japanese national team became a completely different team from last time. Hinata added a second goal with his combination play with Tsubasa, and Matsuyama played an active role in offense and defense as a defender. The first half ended with a 2-0 lead. However, I cannot imagine that Munich will remain silent. Wakashimazu, who played after suffering an injury in the match against Hamburg, showed the pride of a regular goalkeeper, saying, ``I'll protect the goal until the very end!''

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A Great Journey
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8.19
16 votes

#17 - A Great Journey

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/26/2023

It’s Japan versus Italy in the opening game of the tournament, and tensions are running high. Team Japan’s tempers are flared over Italy’s previous comments about how they weren’t worth their time back before the practice match that never was. Still, having been handed the position of captain from Matsuyama, Tsubasa rises to the occasion. Italy may have Tsubasa marked, but he responds with some characteristic fighting spirit.

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Kick off of the Century
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8.18
34 votes

#18 - Kick off of the Century

Season 1 - Episode 46 - Aired 2/19/2019

The long-awaited final of the National Tournament has arrived, and Tsubasa hopes to recover from his injury to play his best against Toho.

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Tenacity, Definitely Tenacity!
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8.16
32 votes

#19 - Tenacity, Definitely Tenacity!

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 9/11/2018

Influenced by Ishizaki's words, Hyuga tries to score on Wakabayashi from outside the large area without success. Sawada makes her see reason, and Meiwa's playing style changes radically.

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Fantasista Tsubasa
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8.15
61 votes

#20 - Fantasista Tsubasa

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/15/2018

The football match between Nankatsu and Shutetsu is decisive, as it will designate the winning school of the 26th inter-clubs. Surprisingly, Tsubasa evolved into the central defender position during this match and annihilated all the opposing attempts. But will this tactic pay off in the long run?

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New Nankatsu Soccer Team Start
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8.15
68 votes

#21 - New Nankatsu Soccer Team Start

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/17/2018

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Nankatsu burns to beat Meiwa
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8.14
57 votes

#22 - Nankatsu burns to beat Meiwa

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 7/3/2018

The national tournament begins with a dream poster: Nankatsu vs. Meiwa! Spectators came in droves to attend this match which will have for main attraction the duel between Tsubasa and Hyuga ...

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Phoenix Tsubasa
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8.12
34 votes

#23 - Phoenix Tsubasa

Season 1 - Episode 42 - Aired 1/22/2019

After a crushing disadvantage, created by the Hirado duo, Tsubasa decides to risk it all, and will try to make Roberto's famous spin shot, giving them a chance to win.

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Greeting an Old Rival
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8.07
14 votes

#24 - Greeting an Old Rival

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/8/2023

The members selected for the European tour have been announced. Hyuga was elected captain. Tsubasa is determined to recover from his injury before the International Junior Youth Tournament in France, which will be held in two weeks. He wears the number 10 uniform entrusted to him by the Japanese team and promises to return. The selected members who visited Germany again faced Wakabayashi from Hamburg, their opponent for a practice match. Hyuga, who is eager to score a goal, shows his fighting spirit, but Wakabayashi declares, "Without Tsubasa, there is no way you can win 100%, Japan!"

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The Young Noble of the Field Returns!!
star
8.00
13 votes

#25 - The Young Noble of the Field Returns!!

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/28/2024

It's the second half, 4 to 4. To break the impasse, Japan puts in Jun Misugi, an amazingly skilled player who also has a heart condition. It’s been three years, but finally, Jun can stand on the same field as Tsubasa. Argentina is in for a fight!

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