giovedì 19 maggio 2011

[English time!] Holly&Benji and the future of the genre



Yesterday I wrote about Inazuma Eleven Go, a new Japanese cartoon about soccer mixed with Dragonball-ish elements, and its similiarities with one of the most famous sport cartoon ever,CaptainTsubasa(Holly&Benji here in Italy).

Captain Tsubasa was born as a manga made by Yoichi Takahashi in the 1981, and it was so successful that it was able to motivate Japanese people to play football.
It has been made an anime adaption too; thanks to it, Captain Tsubasa began to become famous across a variety of countries all over the world, especially in the ones in which soccer was huge, such as Italy. 



Modern sport cartoons haven't quite the same feeling...and so they try to implement new things to the sport genre. Remember Inazuma Eleven? They mixed in  fantasy elements, such as Final Fantasy-like summons, and they had in result a very strange product, that resulted being very appealing to the masses.

What will the future hold for sport anime watchers?


By Volturno Caravaggio

42 commenti:

  1. great tv show, i saw it when i was a child

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  2. i loved this tv show as i were a kid!

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  3. Have you seen Eyeshield 21? Its actually a decent modern sports anime!

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  4. I haven't watched it yet, but some friends read the manga version of it. :)

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  5. Better in english haha.
    Tsubasa ftw :)

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  6. I might look into it after seeing that =) dont know if it'll beat naruto though =S

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  7. there aren't enough sport themed animes around toady :(

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  8. sport theme anime is like extinct, agreed with above poster

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  9. lol i never knew there where so many soccer cartoons out there

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  10. Lol i didnt like that show to much

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  11. Woooah Old School anime lol, theres a lot of sport anime out there ^_^

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  12. I think you mean Soccer, not football ;) lol

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  13. English time ftw XD Awesome that it managed to motivate Japanese people to play football!

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  14. i used to watch that back in the day :)

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  15. this will be interesting to follow. keep us updated!

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  16. I loved that show. Slam Dunk was also great, but it was unfinished

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  17. I remember them when I was a kid, but I did not watch so much TV on that time.

    :)

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  18. Aw man the nostalgia levels are high!

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  19. Haven't really seen anything like this. Seems interesting though

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  20. Tsubasa = nostalgia hardcoreMode

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  21. I love this old school stuff. My favorite sports anime so far is Hajime no Ippo though. It's been going for decades now.

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  22. need a proper basketball anime!

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  23. looks cool, big fan of both anime/manga and soccer.

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  24. I remember this show from along time ago! Nostalgia all over this

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  25. I've never seen this show before. It looks like a typical late 80's anime.

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  26. haven't seen this since i was a kid

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  27. captain tsubasa!! good times ;___;

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  28. tsubasa! i prefer baseball anime/manga though

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