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Captain Tsubasa - Rise of New Champions: Our Captain is Coming!

Anime fans, especially in Indonesia, will definitely be delighted with the arrival of Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champion which has just been released. This anime had gained popularity in the country in the middle of 2002 – 2003. Unlike other sports-themed anime, this anime by Yoichi Takahashi is known for its rather “excessive” story. However, the extravagance of this series actually made this series famous.

Captain Tsubasa Rise of New Champions

The names of the characters from the anime Captain Tsubasa are also very well known among fans of Japanese animated films in Indonesia. Starting from Tsubasa, Misaki, Wakabayashi, Ishizaki, to Hyuga Kojiro are very familiar to Indonesian people. The game also complements the Captain Tsubasa franchise.

The popularity of the anime also makes the game also receive a pretty good interest when the PS1 was still victorious, even though the gameplay also seemed modest. The World Cup phenomenon also made Tsubasa Ozora’s adventure with his friends also part of the celebration. The game Captain Tsubasa Road to 2002 is also quite in demand in the market even though it has a different gameplay from the previous game.

Bandai Namco, as a developer, has finally released the Captain Tsubasa game in 2022, with soccer game-style gameplay such as Pro Evolution Soccer or FIFA. Of course the mainstay moves of each character are still presented in this game. On this occasion, we will review the game from this famous soccer anime.

The plot of the story corresponds to the original anime with a few additions

His name is also Captain Tsubasa, of course the story in this game rests on the main character, Tsubasa Ozora. The story also follows from the anime series. Here Tsubasa will start his struggle in his middle school days. Here Tsubasa Ozora will meet his national team friends who will fight against world-class opponents. But before joining, Tsubasa must face their prowess.

Captain Tsubasa Rise of New Champions

Starting from Makoto Soda, Hiroshi Jito, Hikaru Matsuyama, Hyuga Kojiro, and many more. Then, in the game Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions consists of two episodes. This first episode, Tsubasa Ozora brought his club, Nankatsu, to become the V3 champion. Meanwhile, in the second Episode, Tsubasa and his previous rivals whom he met at the junior high school soccer championship will unite in the Japanese national team. Here Tsubasa will meet world-class opponents who have very great abilities.

Captain Tsubasa – Rise of New Champions: Of course, there must be a mainstay

This Rise of New Champions series comes with gameplay like a soccer game in general. But here you will rarely find such a violation. Just try when your opponent tackles and bounces, you can continue to dribble casually. Each player in this game has a kind of energy meter that serves as power to issue a moment. The fuller the meter, you can do the mainstay of each character.

Captain Tsubasa Rise of New Champions

However, for us there is something disturbing in this game, namely cutscenes that like to appear suddenly in the middle of a match. Junebe this is what makes you get carried away into the story of Tsubasa and his friends. As anime games in general, many scenes are full of dialogue filled with dubbing that is quite good. You can speed up the snippet if you feel rambling.

As an anime game, the scene with the mainstay movements is certainly an attraction. You will see a pretty cool animation when you do the moves. For example, when you use Hyuga’s tiger kick, you will see a tiger accompanying the kick. Likewise with Tsubasa with his eagle kick. The Tachibana twin pair will also perform an unreasonable mainstay move called Skylight Hurricane.

Captain Tsubasa Rise of New Champions

In this game there are several modes that you can play, including The Journey which is Story Mode, Versus, Online Versus, Practice, Ultimate Edit, and also Collection. In addition, there is also an Episode of New Hero mode that allows you to play the character you created.


For anime fans, this game will certainly fill the void of the Tsubasa game which has not been released for a long time. However, as a soccer game, you shouldn’t expect to get gameplay like PES or FIFA, because Tsubasa is definitely famous for his “excessiveness”. This game is actually a little bit annoying because the AI ​​is a bit slow. Especially when the back or defend position has no effort to tackle the opponent. After all, this game is still worth buying even though the price is still expensive.