Once adapted into Arabic as 'Captain Majid', 'Captain Tsubasa' is renowned for its moving stories and soccer matches.
Manga Productions, a subsidiary of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s MiSK Foundation, has inked a deal to acquire distribution and various other rights for the Japanese sports anime series Captain Tsubasa in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region. Collaborating closely with Tsubasa Corporation and Dentsu Inc., Manga Productions will spearhead the management of distribution, licensing, and promotional efforts for both Captain Tsubasa Season One and Captain Tsubasa: Junior Youth Arc Season Two. according to a report by Arab News.
Abdulaziz Alnaghmoosh, Director of Marketing, Distribution, and Business Development at Manga Productions, acknowledged the deep affection and nostalgia that fans hold for the series. He remarked, that Captain Tsubasa, once known in Arabic as Captain Majid and a cherished favourite in Arab countries since the 1980s, is celebrated for its thrilling soccer matches and heartwarming narratives. The series is poised to captivate a new generation of viewers.
Alnaghmoosh said: “Our collaboration aims to reignite a passion for soccer in the hearts of both new and old fans. We are thrilled to be a part of this project and to bring this work to the MENA region.”
Captain Tsubasa, created by Yoichi Takahashi, has achieved success, with over 90m copies sold worldwide in both print and digital formats since its debut in 1981. The series chronicles the journey of the protagonist, Tsubasa Oozora, and a host of players as they engage in intense battles on the soccer field while evolving as characters through their rivalries.