Captain Tsubasa (2002) – 50-52

Well… This is it! The moment you’ve all been waiting for since September 11, 2012: the release of the final three episodes of “Captain Tsubasa: Road to 2002! It’s been a long time coming, but I did what I set out to do when I took over the editing duties of this series last year. I finished it – with help, of course! As the picture I selected for this post suggests, the successful completion of this series couldn’t have been done without team work! Therefore, this final release post wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the names of all the people who have worked hard to bring you CT2002, so……. let the credits roll!!

First, I’ll begin with the core group of people (the CT2002 team) who have worked tirelessly to bring you this series. Then, I’ll mention those who filled in when they heard that the Team needed additional assistance for various reasons.

CT2002 Team

Encoder: Edward_K

Translators: sangofe, 8thSin

TLC: kokujin-kun

Timer: positron

Editor: Torianna

QC Team: Kaiser, kokujin-kun, Reed, sangofe, Tvo

Typesetters: Juggen, TheDeath, kokujin-kun

I want to give special thanks to those QCers with knowledge of football… er… soccer…. because they were able to give me the proper terminology to use and helped keep the Commentators’ comments authentic.  In addition, special thanks go to sangofe (for his patience with me) and kokujin-kun (for walking me through most of the “technical difficulties” I confronted throughout this series — and there were a lot of them!)  Thanks, guys!  Couldn’t have done it without y’all!!

So, as they say on American Idol, The X Factor and other similar television programs:

“Give it up for the CT2002 Team”

 They’re awesome!

Now it’s time for those people who filled in when the CT2002 Team needed additional help for whatever reason. All of these people worked on random episodes at some point during the time Saizen Fansubs was releasing Captain Tsubasa: Road to 2002.  Here’s the list of other people who’ve assisted with this project:

Juggen (QC)

Kazuki (QC)

Kohn (TLC)

Lily (Editing)

Nicolai (Timing)

PharaohAnubis (Encoding)

Rosti (QC)

Sportsrmyname (QC)

Takahashi-Keisuke (QC)

Ulquyorra (QC)

Uska (Editing and Typesetting)

Yahzee (QC)

Zef (TLC)

Well… That’s quite a list, but I’m sure there were others that I’m forgetting – especially since so many groups have worked on this series. Here’s a list of these groups from start to finish:

Infusion (Episodes 1-12)

Saizen & SD Project (Episodes 13-19)

Saizen (Episodes 20-26)

Saizen & SHS (Episodes 27-52)

Note: Since so much time has passed since the first episode was released, time may not have been good to us – as far as remembering all of the names that should be included in this release post. So, please forgive me if I inadvertently left out someone. Feel free to send me any names of those who weren’t mentioned but should have been.

On behalf of the entire CT2002 Team (past and present), I want to thank you for sticking with us for our releases of Captain Tsubasa: Road to 2002. I hope you’ve enjoyed this series AND the other Tsubasa releases (Captain Tsubasa J and a couple of movies) that we’ve had during lulls in the CT2002 releases.

Speaking of movies, I hear that there’s at least one more movie in the works, and it’s about “The Junior World Cup”, an event that’s been mentioned in CT2002.  So… keep checking back for its release date.

Now, you may download and enjoy the three remaining episodes in this series. Heck! Why not enjoy a CT2002 Marathon! Might be enjoyable since I hear the Japanese “football” (I’m tired of using “soccer” to refer to this sport) players have been seeing some action in recent days. I know Chelsea FC (from the British Premier League) has played a match or two in Japan within the past week. Anyway… I’m now rambling, so I’ll close this – the very last – release post for Captain Tsubasa: Road to 2002. I’ve really enjoyed myself while working on this project. Sad to see it end, but happy that it’s finally finished! Enjoy!!

Captain Tsubasa (2002) – 46-49

I can really relate to the picture in this release post  — though I’m sure my reasons for a reaction of this kind are totally different than Tsubasa’s reasons.  I won’t bore you with my reasons, but I’m not going to tell you about Tsubasa’s reasons either.  You’ll have to download these eps to find out for yourself why Tsubasa had this reaction.  Speaking of these eps…

We’ve done it once, and now we’re doing it again — another batch release!  This time, we’re releasing four episodes for your viewing pleasure.  With the release of these episodes, we’re are SO close to finishing this series!  So, I hope you’ll stick with us until the remaining three eps are released!

Captain Tsubasa (2002) – 40, 42 – 45

Wow!  I think this might be a first!

I am writing a post for the release of not one, not two, but THREE eps of Captain Tsubasa: Road to 2002 (affectionately known as CT2002). (And in addition to that we include the “lost” episodes 40 and 42 that were never linked here because of the site downtime)!  In between the excitement of Euro 2012 and the football action during the Summer Olympics, the staff of CT2002 has worked hard to bring you this triple (batch) release.

In these episodes, Tsubasa and his teammates are preparing to challenge the world — each in his own way.  As happens frequently, things don’t always go the way they want, but they each handle what’s thrown at ’em.

Captain Tsubasa (2002) – 41

Amidst the excitement of Euro 2012 (which I’m sure you watched, right?), the saga of “Captain Tsubasa: Road to 2002) now continues with the release of episode 41.

“Wait! Ep 41?”, you ask. “The last CT2002 release post was for a double release of episodes 38 and 39.”

“You’re right,” I reply. “That was, indeed, the last release post on the Web site, but we did manage to release at least one episode while the site was down: episode 40. Let me tell you: That was an exciting episode, but it didn’t end very well for Japan.”

In much the same way that some of the teams (Republic of Ireland, for example) are struggling in Euro 2012, Tsubasa and his team mates are struggling in the second half of their first international challenge: a not-so-friendly game against the Netherlands. At the end of the first half (the action in episode 40), Japan is not in a very good position. Will they be able to come out strong during the second half? Will they go on to beat the Dutch? You’ll have to download episode 41 of CT2002 to find out for yourself. All I’m going to say is that they’ve got a “secret weapon”…

What are you waiting for now? Go download ep 41. Actually, if you’d rather watch the entire not-so-friendly game against the Dutch in one sitting, download (if you haven’t already) ep 40 along with 41 and enjoy what I believe is Japan’s first foray into international football… er… soccer, for you American fans.

Before I close, I want to thank the CTJ team for giving you something to watch while “real life” has been keeping me away from the fansubbing scene.  Judging by some of the release posts for that series, there was no shortage of action.  Great job, guys.

Quick! Get going!  Download and watch some “Captain Tsubasa: Road to 2002″ action before the next round of Euro 2012 matches begin!!

EDIT by Torianna: After reading all of CTJ’s release posts, I do have a question for sangofe: Other than the speed of the CTJ releases, why did you like CTJ better than CT2002?

Captain Tsubasa (2002) – 38-39

Apparently I’m doing news posts of this show too as of now. Great!
I know jack shit of this show. lol kokujin-kun told me to say them episodes are about Aoi Shingo, so ya, I guess these episodes are about Aoi Shingo…

Hope you enjoy the ball kikkin-gu!