MIAMI, Aug. 6, 2018 – Primo TV (Vme Media Inc.) announces the upcoming premiere of the hit anime series: Captain Tsubasa. The English-dubbed series made its U.S. premiere on August 4th, 10PM EST / 7PM PST. New episodes will premiere every Saturday and Sunday thereafter.
“We are very happy to have secured the rights of Captain Tsubasa to air on Primo next month. Capitalizing on the recent success of the World Cup, the remake of the very popular manga series that premiered in the 80’s, will definitively captivate new audiences of soccer fanatics in the US,” said Doris Vogelmann, VP Programming and Operations for Vme Media.
The new anime recounts the events of the original manga of the same name by Yoichi Takahashi, which ran in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1981 to 1988. The manga triggered a huge soccer boom in Japan and inspired three previous television anime series, four anime films, mobile and console video games, and even a stage play. Centered on a young soccer 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 soccer moves, while the characters are fleshed out through Tsubasa’s friendships and rivalries as he trains and competes.
Says Kensuke Mase, Director of Animation Licensing, VIZ Media, “We’re excited to partner with Primo TV on the U.S. premiere of CAPTAIN TSUBASA. This fun and action-packed show is a perfect addition to the Primo lineup, and will have fans & soccer lovers at the edge of their seats each week!”
The deal was secured by Beverly Hills-based Televix Entertainment.
Captain Tsubasa kicked off on August 4th on Primo TV.
ABOUT PRIMO TV
Primo TV is the first English language network targeting U.S. bicultural Hispanic Gen Z viewers (6-16) and their families with inspirational and educational programming. Owned and operated by Vme Media, Inc., Primo TV offers culturally relevant programming in English, appealing to parents as a way to keep their kids culturally engages with their Latino roots. Primo TV is currently available nationally on Comcast Xfinity. For more information please visit www.primotv.com or follow us on social media via www.facebook.com/primotelevision/ or www.twitter.com/primotelevision
About VIZ Media, LLC
Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan’s largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shogakukan Inc., Shueisha Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.
Learn more about VIZ Media and its properties at VIZ.com.
SOURCE Vme Media Inc.