Template:List to table The following is an episode list for the anime (Japanese cartoon) Captain Tsubasa.

Captain Tsubasa

  1. The New Soccer Star
  2. A Career Begins
  3. Kick-Off for the Future
  4. The Football is My Best Friend
  5. Where is the Rival?
  6. Blocked Off
  7. The Show Must Go On
  8. A Perfect Duo
  9. The Last Chance
  10. A Long Way to Brazil
  11. The Provocation
  12. No Easy Way
  13. Fast Game in the Mud
  14. Tsubasa is Sieged
  15. An Unfair Enemy
  16. The Verification Test
  17. The Youth National Championship
  18. Fatal Confrontation
  19. The Mighty Shot
  20. Soccer is My Dream
  21. No Victory in Semi Final
  22. The Brothers Tachibana
  23. Ryo Shoots an Own Goal
  24. The Fight for the Final
  25. The Best Keeper of the Tournament
  26. The End of a Career
  27. Encounters in Semi-Final
  28. The Brave Fighters from the North
  29. Hard Confrontations
  30. A Wounded Prince
  31. A Brilliant Fight
  32. Tsubasa in the Trap
  33. I Can't Play
  34. Tsubasa's Resurrection
  35. Misugi, Don't Die
  36. My Heart Still Beats
  37. Mega-shot
  38. A Wise Decision
  39. The Finale
  40. The Shooting Secret
  41. The Duel
  42. Roar, Lion
  43. Nankatsu in Crisis
  44. The Equalizer
  45. The Game without Aces
  46. Against Better Knowledge
  47. Kojiro's Sign of Winning
  48. Unsuccessful Overhead Kick
  49. The Fight Continues
  50. The Extra Time
  51. What's the Result of the Extra Time
  52. One New Strategy
  53. Two Are Better Than One
  54. The Duel of the Strikers
  55. Tears Despite Success
  56. Great Departures
  57. The New Rival – Season 2
  58. The Shooting of the Hawk
  59. Nankatsu vs. Otomo
  60. Tsubasa vs. Nitta
  61. A Hard Comparison
  62. The Challenge
  63. Decisions
  64. Race Against Time
  65. The Journey to Europe
  66. The Duel
  67. A King Resigns
  68. The Letter
  69. The National Championship
  70. A Strong Enemy
  71. The Shot From a Distance
  72. The Secret Goal
  73. A Rival Does Not Give Up
  74. Air Acrobats
  75. The Catapult Shot
  76. The Acrobats
  77. A New Trick
  78. The Quarter Final
  79. An Uneventful Match
  80. Tsugito's Trick Box
  81. A Falcon with Lame Wings
  82. A Special Shot
  83. The Fight Continues
  84. Teamwork
  85. Match Preparations
  86. Help Cry to the Substitutes' Bench
  87. The Present for the Captain
  88. Top Performance
  89. The Letter from Europe
  90. Who Will Be Chosen
  91. Where Love Falls
  92. The Attack Headlong
  93. Fairness Goes First
  94. The Attack
  95. A Captain as Hero
  96. Bitter Tears
  97. Hyuga's Challenge
  98. Feverish Ravings
  99. Matchwinner Tsubasa
  100. Surprise in Field
  101. Tsubasa vs. Pierre, a Fair Fight
  102. The Might of the Kaiser
  103. Unexpected Visit
  104. An Impossible Recovery
  105. The Last Fight Begins
  106. The Great Final
  107. Nankatsu is Down
  108. Don't Give Up
  109. The Tiger Fights Alone
  110. A Desperate Fight
  111. Tsubasa Doesn't Give Up
  112. Tsubasa is Hurt
  113. Thrill
  114. Keep on Fighting
  115. Dream Goal
  116. On Knife's Edge
  117. With All Power
  118. It's Getting Exciting
  119. The Unsuccessful Tiger Shot
  120. Still Tied
  121. To the Last Gasp
  122. Just 10 Minutes Left
  123. All or Nothing
  124. In Last Minute
  125. Shared Victory
  126. Memories
  127. Hoping for Europe
  128. The 17 Best

Shin Captain Tsubasa

  1. Spread Your Wings, Tsubasa! Towards The World Challenge!
  2. Defeat! A New Start From Zero!
  3. The Rebirth Of The Golden Combination!

Captain Tsubasa J (aka) World Youth

  1. Son of the wind
  2. Roberto's secret
  3. A great coach
  4. The immposible challenge
  5. Face to face
  6. What a duo !!!
  7. Selection for the championship
  8. Hyuga, the great rival
  9. New talent
  10. Rivalry in the rain
  11. In the last seconds
  12. The comeback
  13. The great rivals
  14. Round of fire
  15. A ball for each friend
  16. Fighting till the end
  17. 15 minutes of happiness
  18. Acrobatic duel
  19. The coache's speech
  20. Never give up
  21. The new goalkeeper
  22. The challenge has begun
  23. The great Jun Misugi
  24. Tsubasa's illness
  25. Heart and Mind
  26. It's important to participate
  27. Details of the challenge
  28. A casual kick
  29. Return of the tiger
  30. The courage to try
  31. Like a son
  32. Don't finish like this
  33. The bitterness of goodbye
  34. Arriving in Italy
  35. The debut
  36. An important game
  37. Challenge of the numbers
  38. The mystery of Japan
  39. Road to the World Cup
  40. The awaited ending
  41. The twins of goals
  42. Final surprise
  43. Together again
  44. Secret weapon
  45. The real national squad
  46. A promise of victory

Captain Tsubasa Road to 2002

EP# Title
1 Road to Dream
"Roodo to Dorimu" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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Tsubasa, now a successful soccer player in Brazil, is reminiscing the days when he grew passionate toward soccer. Soon after he moves to Nankatsu, he starts in Nankatsu's match against their rival Syutetsu. Syutetsu's goalie, Genzo, completely underestimates Nankatsu, but a stranger, Tsubasa plays superbly. In everyone's astonishment, Nankatsu scores off the iron goalie, Genzo. Then, a mysterious traveling man who's enchanted by Tsubasa's play shows up...
2 Tsubasa meets Roberto
"Roberuto to no teai" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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Roberto Hongo loses his career as a soccer player for an eye injury. He is friends with Tsubas's father who is a captain of a ship, and comes to stay at Tsubasa's house in Japan. Nankatsu members find out he is a great soccer player in Brazil and ask him to coach them. The first thing Roberto teaches them is to "be friends with a soccer ball." The team is stunned to see Roberto's overhead kick performance.
3 Taro Misaki is Back
"Kaettekita Misaki Taro" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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The annual Nankatsu city soccer tournament opens. Tsubasa's Nankatsu elementary school practices hard and plays Wakabayashi's Syutetsu elementary school in the final. Nankatsu plays good defense and shuts out Syutetsu in the first half. Frustrated Wakabayashi makes a stunning long shot in the second half, and Syutetsu starts playing their game. Ishizaki goes out for an injury and Nankatsu almost loses the match. Then, a boy shows up at Nankatsu's bench...
4 Blazing Kojiro
"Hono-o-no Kojiro" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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Nankatsu city forms a representative team for the boy's national soccer championship. While the players are not playing together as a team at the start of practice, a boy jumps in. He is Kojiro Hyuga, the captain of Saitama's best team, Meiwa FC. Hyuga shoots a powerful shot to test Genzo Wakabayashi's skill. Misaki, a former teammate of Hyuga, tells the team of Hyuga's aggressive personality and how good Meiwa FC is. Tsubasa and Nankatsu FC players get renewed spirits toward the championship.
5 Captain Tsubasa is Born
"Tanjou! Kyaputen Tsubasa!" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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Nankatsu and Syutetsu combo team, Nankatsu FC, plays their first regional match in Shizuoka. Kisugi, Izawa and Taki don't like Nankatsu players and don't pass them the ball. Genzo gets frustrated and orders them to pass to Tsubasa. They do it reluctantly at first, but as they exchange passes through Tsubasa, Nankatsu FC starts penetrating the defense easily. Nankatsu FC starts playing together and makes it to the final.
6 The Boy's National Soccer Championship Opens!
"Kaimaku! Zen Nippon sho sakka takai" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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The boy's National Soccer Championship begins. Tsubasa's Nankatsu FC faces Hyuga's Meiwa FC in the first match. Genzo is out for injury, and Hyuga says Nankatsu FC is no match for his team. Hyuga's aggressive play dominates the match. Tsubasa struggles to stop him but Hyuga scores.
7 Ace of Glass
"Gurasu no Eesu" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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Nankatsu lost their first game but won the rest, and plays the semi-final game against Musashi FC, lead by a great player, Jun Misugi. Jun dominates the game but Musashi FC's assistant, Yayoi, is worried. When Tsubasa and Jun struggle for the ball, Tsubasa elbows Jun's chest and....
8 Get Up, Jun Misugi!
"Tachiagare! Misugi Jun" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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Tsubasa is shocked to find out about Jun's heart disease. Jun plays great, although holding his chest. Tsubasa, though, is so worried about Misugi that he can't play. Tsubasa agonizes but when he realizes that Jun expects him to play his best, he starts playing his game.
9 Crash! Tsubasa vs. Hyuga
"Gekitotsu! Tsubasa tai Hyuga" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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The boy's national soccer championship final between Meiwa and Nankatsu starts. Besides the battle between Hyuga and Tsubasa, it’s also the battle between the Wakas as Nankatsu got its goalie, WAKAbayashi Genzo back and Meiwa got a new goalie, WAKAshimazu Ken. Genzo comes back and lifts the team's spirits. Meiwa also has a new goalie, Ken Wakashimazu. Ken uses his karate skill to defend the goal, and Genzo plays hard to defend his. The game goes into an overtime.
10 Sizzling Final Match
"Shakunetsu no Keshousen" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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The boy's national soccer championship final goes into overtime. Nankatsu and Meiwa players do their best fighting fatigue and injury. Tsubasa and Hyuga also play hard to no avail, and the match goes into injury time. At the last minute, Tsubasa goes for an overhead shot...
11 Goodbye, Roberto
"Sayonara, Roberuto" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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After Tsubasa wins the boy's national soccer championship, Matsumoto, Toho School's scout, comes to make him an offer. Tsubasa is surprised to find out Hyuga will play for Toho. He's also shocked to learn that Taro is leaving for France and Genzo for Germany. Tsubasa feels lonely, and Roberto teaches him a new shot. Roberto tells him he'll need the shot someday, and leaves Tsubasa's house the next day...
12 Kickoff for Tomorrow
"Asu e no Kickoff" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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Tsubasa plays his last game for the Brancos, Brazil, and reminisces his old days in the elementary school. Meeting Ishizaki after he transferred school, challenging Genzo for the first time, playing with Taro who became his partner as the golden duo, playing his rival players such as Hyuga, Jun, Ken, in the Boy's National Championship and farewell to Roberto. Tsubasa continued playing soccer, grew up in the field, and now he feels one with his rivals and friends through soccer.
13 Fierce Tiger Shot!
"Arashi no Taiga Shuuto!" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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Tsubasa's Nankatsu junior high wins the national soccer championship two years in a row, and now they practice to win the third. Hyuga's Toho loses to Nankatsu two years in a row. Hyuga has a burning desire to beat Tsubasa, however the gap between Toho coach Kitazume's vision and Hyuga's is widening. That's when Hyuga's old coach Kira shows up.
14 Challenge from Jito
"Jito ra no chousenjyo" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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Tsubasa's last national junior high school soccer championship opens. Tsubasa's worried about Hyuga not playing for Toho school. Nankatsu plays their first game against a big guy, Jito's Hirado junior high. Jito charges at Tsubasa for power defense.
15 Hot Number 10 from a Snow Country
"Yukiguni no atsuki jyu ban" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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Tsubasa hurts his shoulder in the first game of the championship but goes to the semi-final. Nankatsu plays a tough game against Furano, led by their captain Matsuyama who're determined to break the jinx of northern teams which cannot win the championship. Furano plays as a team rather than dependent on individual skills, and they wear bandannas made by the team assistant Yoshiko. The bandanna she made for Matsuyama also has a special message for him.
16 Upsetting Doctor's Decision
"Munen no Dokta Stoppu" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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Tsubasa's shoulder condition worsens after the semi-final game against Furano, and his doctor tells him not to play in the final. Genzo visits him from his team, which happens to be staying in Japan for a training match. Genzo takes Tsubasa to his team doctor, Stein, who's famous in the field of sports medicine. Tsubasa also learns of the high level of Genzo's team. Tsubasa gets the diagnosis.
17 Tournaments Final! Nankatsu vs Toho!
"Kissen! Nankatsu tai Toho!" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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Dr. Stein permits Tsubasa to play half of the final game. Toho's Hyuga gives a challenge to his coach Kitazume. Hyuga and his teammates bow to apologize and Kitazume decides to use him as a starter. On the day of the final, Hyuga rushes out to the field, but Tsubasa is not there.
18 Drive Shot of Vengeance
"Shōnen no Doraibu Shuuto" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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At the half time of the championship final, Toho leads Nankatsu by 3 to 0. Tsubasa finally comes in in the second half and encourages Nankatsu players, but Hyuga is calm. Tsubasa leads the team to score back 3, but Toho adds another score. The time is running out but Tsubasa plays hard despite of his shoulder injury. Tsubasa finally scores in the end and the game goes into overtime.
19 Come Back! Tsubasa!
"Yomigaere! Tsubasa!" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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Tsubasa scores a game tying shot at the end of the second half of the final game against Toho, but he passes out for his shoulder pain. He wakes up in a doctor's office, determined to play in overtime despite of the doctor's warning. Huega is stunned at Tsubasa's fighting spirit. Both teams play hard. The time is running out...
20 Go for it! Japan Junior Youth Team
"Shido! Nippon Junia Youth" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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Tsubasa played well in the national junior high school soccer championship and was selected for Japan junior youth team with his rivals such as Hyuga. However, Tsubasa cannot join the camp for his shoulder injury. He watches his rivals develop skill in practice, and looks forward to joining the team. But Tsubasa's name is not on the list of the members going to France...
21 Humiliating Test Match
"Kutsujoku no Enseishiai" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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For the first test match in Europe, Japan junior youth team challenges Wakabayashi's FC Gurenbald. Genzo has now become a great goalkeeper and Japan team cannot score. Also, Schneider scores a hat trick in the first half. When Japan team's spirit is down, Tsubasa shows up. He came out of his injury and Japan team is excited for the expectation. However, coach Mikami declares he can't use Tsubasa for the game.
22 Glorious Number 10
"Eiko no Sebanggo Jyu" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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Japan junior youth team was scheduled to play Italy, however, Italy cancels the match after watching Japan lose to Gurenbald. Tsubasa takes it personal and dribbles to the Italy team. He penetrates Italian players and scores using the drive shot. He's recovered from his injury. In Japan's next game, Tsubasa is standing on the field in the number 10 uniform.
23 Golden Combi Reunites
"Golden Combi Fukkatsu!" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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Katagiri visits Taro who has been living in Paris with his father since he left Nankatsu. Katagiri offers him to play for the Japan team, but Taro has concerns. Tsubasa goes to see him, and the duo reunites. Taro talks to Tsubasa about his concerns and decides to join the Japan team. Japan team with the Golden Duo enters the International Junior Youth Tournament's opening ceremony
24 'God of Defense' of Italy
"Italia no Shugoshin" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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Japan plays the International Junior Youth's first match against Italy. Japan plays a tough match against Italy's goalkeeper, Hernandez and gives up a score. However, Taro goes in as a substitute and Japan ties by Taro and Tsubasa's combination play. Italy restructures defense under Hernandez' direction and time passes by with no score. At the last minute, Tsubasa's shot is blocked by Hernandez, but Hyuga rushes to the ball...
25 Genius Juan Diaz
"Tensai Juan Diaz" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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Japan vs. Argentine. Japan must win this game to go to the final round, but Argentine's ace, Diaz, scores 3 against Japan. Tsubasa still manages to frustrate Diaz. Tsubasa reorganizes Japan team to score back one by one, and Diaz gets hot. Tsubasa plays with his team but Diaz persists in playing one-on-one with Tsubasa and challenges him....
26 An Elegant Commander
"Karenaru Shireito" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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Japan plays France in the semi-final game. Japan scores first but France's mid-fielder, Pierre, penetrates Japan's defense with his fantastic skill and ties the game. Soda also gets a yellow card for a rumble. Pierre plays superb offense and centers the ball to Napoleon. Soda tries to stop Napoleon and his elbow hits Napoleon's face. The referee throws Soda out of the game for his second yellow card.
27 Painful Yellow Card
"Tsukon no Yero Kado" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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Tsubasa protests the referee for Soda's yellow card and ends up getting one for himself. France scores a penalty kick and Japan tries to catch up with 10 players. However, the referee gives all close calls to France, and cancels Japan's three goals. France adds another score and the first half is over. The Japan team is frustrated back in the locker room. Tsubasa's worried but remembers Roberto's word of wisdom.
28 Respectable Penalty - Tie-Breaker!
"Hokori Takaki PK Sen!" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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After Soda goes out of the match, Japan plays with 10 players, and Wakashimazu also hurts his right arm. Japan occasionally plays offense in vain. The game goes to a penalty tie-breaker. Hyuga, Matsuyama, Taro and Jun score. Ken stops France's 5th kicker, Napoleon's shot. Now, Japan's 5th kicker, Tsubasa, stands ready.
29 Grueling Battle! Japan vs. Germany
"Kessen! Nippon tai Doitsu" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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Japan beats France and goes to the International Junior Youth's final game against Schneider's Germany. Ken is out for injury and Genzo plays goalkeeper for Japan for the first time in the tournament. On the other hand, a mysterious goalkeeper Dieter Muller plays for Germany. Tsubasa, Nitta, Izawa and Hyuga take a shot early in the game but Mueller catches all shots.
30 A Message from Roberto
"Roberuto kara no dengen" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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It's half time of Japan - Germany game. Japan is down by one. Katagiri gives Tsubasa a message from Roberto, "remember page 52 of the note." During the game, Tsubasa remembers Roberto's words from his soccer note, which is full of useful advice. When he remembers what's on page 52, he gets second wind, and he also finds Roberto in the stadium.
31 Shine in Glory! Japanese Team!
"Kagayaki! Nippon Daihyo!" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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Hyuga gets Tsubasa's pass, smashes his Neo Tiger Shot into Germany's goal, and finally puts Japan team on top. However, Kaltz and Schneider's offense penetrates Japan's struggling defense and scores a game tying goal. Japan team is depressed but Tsubasa lifts their spirit. Roberto is happy to see Tsubasa's leadership, but Tsubasa crashes Kaltz and falls down on the field....
32 To the New Field
"Aratanaru picci he" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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Tsubasa wins his third junior high school championship title and leaves for Brazil. He takes a test to join Roberto's FC Brancos. Another applicant, Pepe, is jealous of Tsubasa's brand new pair of shoes. Pepe dreams of having a good life as a soccer player, and cannot accept Tsubasa who came from a rich country. Now, the test starts.
33 A Soccer Cyborg
"Sakka Saibogu" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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Tsubasa joins the Brancos, becomes a regular member of the top team, and plays Carlos Santana of Domingo. He scores first and comments that the ball is his friend, but Santana despises his attitude. Santana controls the ball accurately and scores back. Tsubasa is surprised by Santana's strength but disagrees to his style.
34 Santana, the Son of God
"Kami no ko Santana" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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Santana remembers his childhood during a Brancos and Domingo match. Santana used to be a normal boy who loved soccer but lost his grandparents who had raised him in an accident. A wealthy man, Barla, had known Santana's talent and conspired to have him join his team. Santana resisted but Barla told him that he was an abandoned child and shocked him.
35 The Shine of Rosario
"Rosario no Kagayaki" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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The soccer cyborg, Santana, threw away everything else but soccer. But as he plays Tsubasa in the game, he loses his machine-like accuracy. Leo, who grew up with Santana, now sees the change in Santana and expects Tsubasa to melt Santana's cold heart. The game is in injury time, and it's the last play. Tsubasa and Santana rush to the loose ball.
36 The New Dream Land
"Yumi ni Mita Shitenchi" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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Tsubasa leaves Brazil to transfer to a European team. Hyuga announces a transfer to F.C. Piemonte in Italy at the same time. Tsubasa visits Catalunya F.C. in Spain, sees their main stadium and decides to transfer there.
37 Hyuga's Challenge for the Future
"Hyuga mirai e no Enchousen" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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Hyuga goes to F.C. Piemonte's home stadium in Italy. He joins the players' individual practice before a camp, and declares he'll aim for the leading scorer. Willem of the Dutch national team stands in his way.
38 Golden Age of Hope
"Kibou no Golden Eeji" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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Tsubasa, Genzo, Hyuga, Taro in Europe get offers to be on the Japan national team to play a training match against Holland. They find out all the other candidates are from the world junior youth champion team. However, they hear a rumor that Holland is not pleased with the Japanese selection of the young players...
39 Shingo Aoi is Here
"Aoi Shingo Tojo" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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A match against Holland is coming up for the Japan national team. A new player, Shingo Aoi, joins the team. Ken finds out that he's just a second goalkeeper to Genzo and leaves the camp. Katagiri tells Ken a story about Aoi who went to Italy all by himself after junior high school.
40 The New Japan National Team!
"Shin Zen Nippon Youth" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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The test match between Japan and Holland kicks off. Tsubasa and Hyuga lead Japan's offense at the beginning, but the Dutch defense blocks it easily. Holland starts dominating. Genzo saves the goal nicely but gives up a score.
41 Break the Dutch Wall
"Kuzuke! Hollanda no Kabe!" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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Japan gave up a goal to Holland in the first half, so they sends in Jun to stabilize defense and focus on offense in the second half. Japan tries to score many times but can't break the Holland's iron defense. Japan sends in Aoi to stir things up.
42 Restart to the World
"Sekai e no Ristaato" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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After the Holland match, Japan national team members go back to their club teams to retrain themselves for the coming international cup games. Hyuga goes to Okinawa, Tsubasa to Hawaii. The Holland match made them realize the high world standard.
43 Catalunya's Eagle
"Catalunya no Taka" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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Tsubasa goes back to Spain to join F.C.Catalunya's camp. On the first day, Tsubasa challenges Rivaul to a one-on-one match and gets beaten completely. In Italy, F.C.Piemonte's physical coach, Mazzantini calls Hyuga a failure as a soccer player for his unbalanced body.
44 Run To the Opening Match
"Kaimaku he mukatte hashire!" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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On the second day of F.C.Catalunya's camp, the coach sets up a training match. Tsubasa was knocked down by Rivaul the day before, but he gets to play Rivaul again behind two tops in B team. Tsubasa gets knocked down but he keeps challenging.
45 Harsh Notice
"Hijo senkoku" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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At Catalunya's camp, the coach tests Tsubasa on different positions in A team, and Tsubasa performs well at all positions. At the same time in Piemonte, Hyuga gets respect by his teammates for his powerful shot. When it is set that Hyuga will debut as a starting member for his team in the opening match, Tsubasa's coach gives Tsubasa unbelievable notice.
46 Cross the Bridge of Hope
"Kibou hashi wo watare" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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The coach tells Tsubasa to play for Catalunya B in division 2 instead of the top team. Tsubasa's old teammates gets the news all over the world. Hyuga tells him to go to Italy but he refuses by saying he can't run away. Tsubasa runs in the streets of Barcelona to fight the pain and renews his hope on a hill looking over the city.
47 Hyuga's Italian Debut
"Hyuga Italia Debyu" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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Hyuga plays Piemonte's opening match of the Italian league against A.C.Emilia as a starting member. The match kicks off and Hyuga cuts in Emilia's defense but defense makes him lose balance. However, he uses wit and lets the other forward, Franchesco, score the first goal for the team. The fans are happy about Hyuga's first assist but the referee blows a whistle.
48 Striker in Tears
"Namida no Sutoraika" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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Hyuga plays his debut match in the Italian League, but tough & rough defense stops him from taking a shot on goal. He is substituted at the 31st minute of the first half. He leaves the field in tears and swears to improve his physical balance to be a regular player. On the other hand, Tsubasa plays a Spanish Division Two match with renewed spirits.
49 Go for 10 Goals, 10 Assists
"Nerae! 10 Goals, 10 Assist" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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Catalunya's coach Eduard requests Tsubasa to score 10 goals and 10 assists in Division Two in a year. Tsubasa tries to do it in a single match, his debut match. He scores 6 goals and 4 assists and impresses the crowd. Hyuga in Italy and Wakabayashi in Germany support Tsubasa for their friendship and mutual goal to win the International Cup as Japan national team.
50 Battle Against the Rivals
"Shukuteki to no tatakai" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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Genzo's Gruenbald plays the German League champion, Schneider's Routburg. Gruenbald scores first by Genzo and Kaltz's clever play, but Routburg's passing tactic leads to Schneider's score. Genzo, Schneider and Kaltz used to be teammates but now they're enemies. Schneider provokes Kaltz to kick him, and Kaltz gets sent out. Genzo tries to tie the game by taking a free kick in the injury time but misses it and Schneider takes advantage to score a game winner.
51 Dream Pitch
"Akogare no picci" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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Tsubasa meets coach Eduard's requirement to score 10 goals and10 assists for Catalunya B team and gets to play for the top team. Tsubasa's old rival in Brazil, Santana, transfers to Catalunya's rival, San Jose in the Spanish League. Rivaul gets injured during the match against San Jose, and Tsubasa goes in to play against Santana.
52 Warriors in the Field
"Fiirudo no Senshitachi" ({{{KanjiTitle}}})
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Rivaul is injured and Tsubasa gets his first chance to play in the top team of Catalunya. The opponent's Santana plays superbly but Tsubasa manages to score a goal to tie the game. Hyuga also gets the last 5 minutes of game time and shows off his training results by scoring a game-winning goal. Genzo also saves his rival, Schneider's shot in the last match of the German League. Japan team now gets together back in Japan to play the International Cup games of their dream.

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