Viz to Re-launch ‘Captain Tsubasa’

The classic soccer anime will return to screens in Europe.

EUROPE–Viz Media has acquired the TV, digital, home video and merchandising rights for the soccer-themed anime series “Captain Tsubasa” across all European territories, including Russia.

Under the terms of the agreement, the Japanese series will be broadcast on more than 40 television channels throughout the region and a variety of worldwide networks.

The release coincides with 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

To celebrate, VIZ Media Europe has used its 360-degree licensing strategy to promote “Captain Tsubasa” through a robust retail and marketing program.