A real soccer freak comes to town. His name is Tsubasa Ozora whose best friend is a soccer ball. He dreams he would help Japan go to the top of the World Cup one day. The story unfolds when he moves in a town where he builds strong friendship with his fellow teammates through the games. He is going to grow as a wonderful sportsman through his dedicated life to soccer.
- Episode 1: A new soccer freak comes to town.A new boy comes to a small town surrounded by mountains and sea. The captain of South Kuzu 's elementary school soccer team, Ishizaki, is surprised to see the skills of this boy, Tsubasa, who handles a soccer ball as if it's a part of his body! He is born to be an ace striker. Ishizaki and all the teammates welcome Tsubasa to their team.
At the soccer field, two soccer teams, South Kuzu and Shutetsu, are arguing over the usage of the field. There, Tsubasa meets his greatest future rival, Genzo Wakabayashi. Genzo is the captain of the famous Shutetsu Soccer team that won the National Championship last year. Genzo is the genius goalkeeper. No player of South Kuzu can hit the net through Genzo. Here comes Tsubasa's turn to challenge him.Episode 2: The lifelong rivalTsubasa is so happy to challenge a great goalkeeper, Genzo. It is a great pleasure for a play to challenge a strong opponent. Roberto Hongo, the ex-pro soccer player from Brazil , watches the showdown of two boys.Episode 3: Kick it off for tomorrowTsubasa finally settles in to South Kuzu elementary school. The students are talking about Tsubasa's challenge to Genzo Wakabayashi. Sanae, known as “Big Sister” falls for Tsubasa at first sight. She decides to support his as the cheerleader of South Kuzu .Episode 4: Soccor ball is my best friendTsubasa realizes that the team he chose is the third-rated outfit and need much more trainings. Interested in Tsubasa's talent, Roberto Hongo accepts to be the coach and the training starts.Episode 5: Tsubasa's First GameIn the first game, South Kuzu soccer team makes a lot of bad plays, but Tsubasa cheers up the teammates and keeps playing with all his determination.Episode 6: Block it in the goal!Thanks to Tsubasa's unyielding efforts, his team wins through. Then, after the inspiration of the first victory, all the teammates happily agree to go into harder trainingEpisode 7-13After Tsubasa joins South Kuzu soccer team, this third-rated team changes. Tsubasa's outstanding skills and his passion for soccer inspire the fighting spirits of his teammates. The friendship among the teammates becomes tighter and they begin a close sense of cooperation with each other gradually. During the big game with the rival; Shutetsu, of which goal-keeper is Genzo Wakabayashi, Tsubasa and his teammates feel the heavy burden to carry the honor for the whole South Kuzu elementary school. Can South Kuzu team accomplish an unexpected task…?Episode 7: Roberto's DreamEpisode 8: A perfectly combined duoEpisode 9: Go for the last chance!Episode 10: A long hard way to BrazilEpisode 11: Here comes a long wolf, KojiroEpisode 12: Toward the All Japan ChampionshipEpisode 13: A fast game in the mud
- Episode 14-19:The season of traditional battles between Shutetsu, the Champion Team, and all others begins. On the final day, the dark horse, South Kuzu , comes up to challenge Shutetsu. The team of South Kuzu , bearing their school's honor, puts up a courageous fight against Shutetsu. Tsubasa and Genzo wage an exciting fight against each other and finally the decisive moment comes!Episode 14: Young noble in the field.Episode 15: Beat down Kobayashi!Episode 16: The new Captain Hawk.Episode 17: The National Championship opens.Episode 18: Fatal confrontation; Tsubasa vs. KojiroEpisode 19: The fearful shot.Episode 20-26:The new South Kuzu F.C. 11, all-star team is formed. Tsubasa, Ishizaki and Genzo are the players selected for this all-star team. Strong opponents come up in the way of Tsubasa's new team at the prefecture level play-offs. The winner goes for the National Championship. Everybody believes this team is No.1 and it will be easy for it to go through to the top of prefecture level. . But, an unexpected incident awaits the South Kuzu F.C. 11. Can the team grab the trophy of championship representing the prefecture? The thrilling and breathtaking plays are going on…!!Episode 20: Soccer is my dream.Episode 21: Tsubasa's tears.Episode 22: Tsubasa vs. the soccer freak.Episode 23: Ishizaki's big blunder.Episode 24: Great midair battle.Episode 25: I'm the best goalkeeper in the championship.Episode 26: The glass ace.
- Episode 27-128:The story is going on until Tsubasa and Genzo, his ex-rival and now best friend, grow up though hardships, happiness, joys and tears and then join the national team for the World Youth Championship.Episode 27: Clash in Semi-Final.Episode 28: Brave fighters from the north.Episode 29: Fierce confrontation.Episode 30: A wounded prince.Episode 31: A brilliant fight.Episode 32: Catch Tsubasa in a trap!Episode 33: “I can't play!”Episode 34: Rise from the dead, Tsubasa!Episode 35: Don't die. Jun!Episode 36: My heart is still pounding.Episode 37: Miracle! An ultra-long shot!Episode 38: Kojiro is a sleeping lion.Episode 39: Revival!Episode 40: Head start with shots.Episode 41: Wakabayashi vs. Kojiro.Episode 42: Roar! The lion!Episode 43: Nankatsu falls in a crisis.Episode 44: Courageous diving-head.Episode 45: A game without the ace.Episode 46: Nankatsu is in a big trouble!Episode 47: Kojiro's victory sign.Episode 48: Could Nankatsu catch up?Episode 49: Extra innings in midsummer.Episode 50: The goal that had never been made.Episode 51: We're not going to lose!Episode 52: Hold tight! Nankatsu!Episode 53: The golden pair is back.Episode 54: Decisive battle; Tsubasa vs. Kojiro.Episode 55: Glory and them Farewell.Episode 56: Departure.Episode 57: We're in the 9 th grade.Episode 58: Let's get the 3 rd victory!Episode 59: Nankatsu vs. Otomo School.Episode 60: You're a hawk in the field, Tsubasa!Episode 61: No trap. Falcon shoot!Episode 62: A lullaby of a challenger.Episode 63: I'm you rival.Episode 64: Hyuga vs. MitsugiEpisode 65: To Tsubasa from Europe.Episode 66: Battle of Mitsugi and Kojiro.Episode 67: The prince disperses on the ground.Episode 68: A letter from Wakabayashi.Episode 69: Tiger sharpens his fangs.Episode 70: A stormy opening-game.Episode 71: You can dot it. A drive-shoot!Episode 72: Defense against a razor-cutting shoot.Episode 73: Enthusiastic footsteps of opponents.Episode 74: Hurricane comes out!Episode 75: Fly higher than anybody else.Episode 76: Tsubasa goes to battlefield again.Episode 77: Go and make it – a sliding shoot!Episode 78: Clash of the best eight teams.Episode 79: The eagle of North – Hikaru MatsuyamaEpisode 80: An unknown boy – Hiroshi TsugitoEpisode 81: The hawk that lost his wings.Episode 82: A high-spirited drive-shoot!Episode 83: Desperate struggle in front of the goal.Episode 84: The immortal teamwork.Episode 85: Ardor of the best four.Episode 86: First loss point of Wakabayashi.Episode 87: A tiger in a cage.Episode 88: The tiger troop.Episode 89: A letter from Europe.Episode 90: Guess who will be selected.Episode 91: Fly over the soccer field!Episode 92: An invincible long shoot.Episode 93: A way to victory.Episode 94: Consecutive four shoots.Episode 95: Phoenix rises again.Episode 96: Farewell to the fighter from north.Episode 97: Challenge of the tiger.Episode 98: Hard time in Europe.Episode 99: Tsubasa vs. English heavy tanks.Episode 100: Another ordeal.Episode 101: Tsubasa vs. Pierre.Episode 102: Crash No.1 team in Europe!Episode 103: Incredible attack of ‘Emperor' Schneider.Episode 104: Last kick of honor.Episode 105: The fatal battle again.Episode 106: The last fight.Episode 107: Control the mid-field!Episode 108: Counter-attack with driving shoots.Episode 109: Exploding tiger shot!Episode 110: Nankatsu is in desperate trouble.Episode 111: A miracle happens.Episode 112: Challenge of Kojiro Hyuga.Episode 113: Fly high, Phoenix !Episode 114: Blazing teamwork.Episode 115: Victory of play-for-the--team.Episode 116: I'll get the last ball.Episode 117: Defend our goal to the end!Episode 118: Run for the victory, Tsubasa!Episode 119: The time is up.Episode 120: Go and get V-3. It's our dream!Episode 121: The hawk calling for a miracle.Episode 122: Revival of our Captain.Episode 123: Tsubasa's last strategy.Episode 124: The injured hero.Episode 125: Glory… And a new journey.Episode 126: My best friend. Genzo Wakabayashi.Episode 127: My eternal partner. Taro Misaki.Episode 128: Soar up in the sky, the glorious players!
Format: 128 half-hour episodes
Produced By: TV Tokyo, Tsuchida Production
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