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Wednesday, 03 October 2018 09:57
VIZ Media Europe, leader in Japanese Entertainment in Europe, partners up with TF1 Group to broadcast two major Anime shows: Captain Tsubasa and My Hero Academia.

Captain Tsubasa, the most popular football animated TV series in the world will return in early 2019 with a new version and the ambition to rally the original and recruit a new generation of kids.

TF1, the historical Captain Tsubasa French broadcaster during 80/90’s in France with its mythical program “Le Club Dorothée”, will air the series reboot from beginning of next year. With a double broadcasting strategy by targeting a diversified audience, the show will appear on the kids program TFOU (on TF1) and the channel TFX.

 My Hero Academia, the new superhero phenomenon from Japan will also be broadcasted at the end of this year on TFX. This promising license, welcomed as the new Naruto, has already reached some record figures. The manga, published by Ki-oon, has already sold more than 1,5 million copies in France. A video game based on My Hero Academia universe will be released on next October 26th. Launched by Bandai Namco Entertainment, “My Hero: One’s Justice” will be available on many platforms (Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC Digital via STEAM).

"20 years after the end of the Club Dorothée, we are glad to bring back Anime on TF1 Group channels. Captain Tsubasa and My Hero Academia are long awaited series, we are convinced they will reach a large audience thanks to this partnership.” affirms Aâdil Tayouga, Executive Manager at VIZ Media Europe.

"We are thrilled about the acquisition of these series, to bring back Captain Tsubasa which has left its mark on an entire generation under the name Olive et Tom on our channels, and to welcome My Hero Academia for the great satisfaction of our public.” adds Xavier Gandon, TF1 Director TV broadcasting and digital







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Tuesday, 30 January 2018 17:21
VIZ Media Europe, leader in Japanese Entertainment content in Europe is thrilled to announce TV, Digital, Home video and Merchandise rights acquisitions from Shueisha Inc., covering all European territories including Russia.

VIZ Media Europe teams up with Shueisha to bring back The Legendary Football anime series in Europe.

Broadcasted on more than 40 TV channels across Europe and leading worldwide broadcasters, the most popular Football anime in the world is going to return on screen by the hands of its creator, the Japanese Yoichi Takahashi. Launched in 1981, Captain Tsubasa has become the idol of an entire generation. The strong determination of the hero Tsubasa and his incredible technics have inspired many kids, playing today in top European Football teams. The new series is set to premiere in Japan this April on TV Tokyo.

“We are very proud to expand one of the most iconic franchises that resonates with an incredible fanbase” said Aâdil Tayouga, EMEA Senior Licensing Manager. “We are very excited to introduce Captain Tsubasa to a new generation of kids!”

To celebrate 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, VIZ Media Europe and its unique 360° licensing strategy expertise will continue the fantastic story of Captain Tsubasa, supported by a robust retail and marketing program.

The new anime recounts the events of the original manga series that was originally serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shounen Jump comic book magazine between 1981 and 1988, with 37 volumes. Captain Tsubasa has sold over 82 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling manga series. The manga triggered a huge football boom in Japan and inspired three previous television anime series, four anime films, mobile and console video games, and even a stage play.

About the new animation series of CAPTAIN TSUBASA
Centered on a young football prodigy named Tsubasa Ozora, the new series is from David Production (JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE), with Toshiyuki Kato (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Diamond is Unbreakable, Level E) directing. Each episode is characterized by dynamic and stylish football moves, while the characters are fleshed out through Tsubasa’s friendships and rivalries as he trains and competes.
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