Captain Tsubasa (2002) – 35

Happy New Year, everyone!

I am happy to report that the first release of Captain Tsubasa: Road to 2002 in 2012 has arrived! What a way to start the new year!

As with the past couple of episodes of this fine series, this episode brings us more of Carlos Santana’s back story. However, it also showcases the remarkable teamwork of the Brancos. Santana is really going to need that rosary of his if Tsubasa and the rest of the Brancos FC have anything to do with it.

So, take a moment (or more) to download this episode of CT2002 and then enjoy the exciting action!

Captain Tsubasa (2002) – 34


As with ep 32, this episode is one in which we learn more backstory — specifically, Santana’s.  So, without further ado, I now present to you the next episode in the saga called, “Captain Tsubasa: Road to 2002”.  Download it and then enjoy learning about how Santana came to be known as “The Son of the Soccer God”.

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Captain Tsubasa (2002) – 33


In anime, as in real life, one must face formidable opponents. This is especially true in episode 33 of Captain Tsubasa: Road to 2002 (CT 2002). At this point in his career with the Brancos, Tsubasa is facing a most formidable player: Santana, a man with eyes of steel and a determination to match. Will Tsubasa be able to score against this player, who is also known as the “Soccer Cyborg”? You’ll have to watch this episode of CT 2002 to find out for yourself!

While I’ve been away battling my own formidable opponents in real life, I noticed that several other Saizen Fansubbing projects have been moving forward. Well… I’m happy to report that, with the release of episode 33, Captain Tsubasa: Road to 2002 will be moving forward as well! WooHoo!!

Before I end this release post, I want to take a moment to thank everyone (the rest of the CT2002 team AND the fans who have been downloading this series) for hanging around and waiting patiently for me to get back to work on this project. Thanks for not giving up on me, everyone!!

And now, here’s what y’all have been waiting for: the link to the next episode of CT2002:


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Enjoy this episode, and then check back regularly for more exciting episodes of Captain Tsubasa: Road to 2002! Let the match begin!!

Captain Tsubasa (2002) – 32

I enjoyed this episode because it gave us more of Tsubasa’s backstory – specifically, about how he got started with the Brancos. As you’ll soon find out, the soccer played in Brazil is different than the soccer played in Japan.

Btw…  I can totally relate to what Tsubasa experiences in this episode as I am currently in the process of doing the same thing – moving to a different area to pursue a dream of mine. This is the main reason why the release of episode 32 of CT 2002 has been delayed. I’m going to do my best to keep up with my editing of this series, but future eps may be delayed as well, especially since I’ll be without 24/7 Internet access after this Thursday. So, please bear with me as I move to pursue my dreams. I just wish that I could travel as lightly as Tsubasa does for his trip “To the New Field”.

Captain Tsubasa (2002) – 31


This one word sums up all of the action in this episode, AND the phenomenal job the staff did to bring it to you.

A few days ago, sangofe had a thought:  Wouldn’t it be great to release this ep to coincide with the Women’s World Cup final between Japan and the USA?  When he first approached me about this, my first thought was “I wish you had told me about this sooner.”  However, between that time and now, A LOT has been happening behind the scenes.  The CT2002 team pulled together and got this ep ready for release in record time, so you could watch it either before or after the Japan vs. USA match.

So, what are you waiting for now?  Make sure you download and watch this ep — the last part of the final of the International Junior Youth Championship — AND watch the Women’s World Cup final?  Who’s going to win — Japan or Germany — in ep 31?  Who’s going to win the Women’s World Cup final — the Japanese women or the American women?  Only time will tell!

As always… Please don’t forget to post your comments.  I’m looking forward to hearing what you thought of both matches.  I know who I’m rooting for in each of them!  Who are y’all rooting for in these matches?


Captain Tsubasa (2002) – 30

Hello, everyone!

Has anybody been watching the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011 action that’s been taking place in Germany this month?  Well… If you have, that’s similar to the kind of action you’ll find in episode 30 of Captain Tsubasa: Road to 2002!

Only Japan is fighting for the victory against Germany in the last few minutes of the International Youth Junior Championship’s final match in France.  Germany is a very powerful team who has easily defeated its opponents in this championship tournament.  Will Japan have the fortitude it needs to win this match to become the number one youth team in the world?

You’ll have to download and watch this ep to find out for yourself.  Enjoy this ep now, so you’ll be able to watch the final matches of FIFA’s Women’s World Cup this weekend:  Battle for the Bronze (France vs. Sweden) is on Saturday and going for the Gold on Sunday will be Japan vs. USA.  Both matches ought to prove to be very exciting.

One more thing… TheDeath mentioned something about Germany’s “mysterious keeper” (Deuter Müller) in eps 29 and 30 that I’d like to share with you:

[08:43] <TheDeath> hmm... can't help myself but that Keeper in 29
reminds me hefty on our Oliver Kahn (he got called the "Titan" for a
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After checking out his Wikipedia article link, I’m led to believe that TheDeath is right.  Thanks for sharing that bit of history with us, TheDeath.  If any of you have something interesting that you’d like me to share with everybody in a future release post, please don’t hesitate to let me know — via a reply to this post and/or PM (or /msg) me in IRC.  I’d be more than happy to oblige.  🙂


Off with you!  Go download and watch another exciting episode of Captain Tsubasa: Road to 2002, but DON’T FORGET to post a comment — about this ep… about the FIFA Women’s World Cup action… about the “Titan” Wikipedia article… about (almost) anything…