Friday, June 8, 2018
VIZ Media Sends "Captain Tsubasa" to Cartoon Network Latin America
Action-Packed Soccer Series Debuts Across Latin America On July 1, 2018
San Francisco, CA, Beverly Hills, CA and Atlanta, GA – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, is pleased to announce that Televix Entertainment has secured broadcast placement for the new CAPTAIN TSUBASA series on Cartoon Network Latin America July 1, 2018. CAPTAIN TSUBASA is one of the most beloved manga and anime properties worldwide, featuring exciting soccer action and flashy, fantastic footwork. The series premiered on April 4, 2018 in Japan and further premieres are launching around the world.
“There is already hype building around the launch of the brand all over Latin America and we are expecting to see the success of the franchise rise to levels beyond the first two generations! Through our partnership with Cartoon Network Latin America, we can’t wait to bring the excitement of CAPTAIN TSUBASA to passionate fans all over the region!” says Hugo Rose, CEO of Televix Entertainment.
“We’re excited to bring the new CAPTAIN TSUBASA anime to audiences across Latin America,” says Brad Woods, CMO, VIZ Media. “For almost 40 years, generations of fans around the world have been engrossed by Tsubasa’s soccer exploits & expertise, and we look forward to a new generation of fans and soccer lovers discovering the exhilarating series on Cartoon Network Latin America!”
"Latin America as a region has a passion for soccer and Cartoon Network Latin America has passionate fans. We are delighted to be the home of Captain Tsubasa in Latin America and feel confident that it will be very well received by our fans throughout the region," said Pablo Zuccarino, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Tooncast Latin America.
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.
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About Televix Entertainment
Beverly Hills based Televix Entertainment was established in 1990. Its main business is the distribution of animation, anime, family entertainment, documentaries, and feature films domestically and in the international market. Televix has offices and representatives in San Juan, Sao Paulo, Bogota, and Santiago. Televix licenses properties to broadcasters, DVD distributors, merchandising licensees, and mobile operators in Latin America, and is a qualified aggregator with all of the major digital platforms in the region.
Televix is partnered with Aronnax Animation Studios. Based in Lima, Peru, Aronnax is the leading animation studio in the region and has a dedicated infrastructure for 3D computer animation and cutting edge special effects.
Learn more about Televix Entertainment at www.televix.com
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.
About Cartoon Network Latin America
Cartoon Network Latin America, a Turner Latin America, Inc. 24-hour pay TV network, features the best characters in cartoon and live-action settings, including series, movies and video games, through a multiplicity of platforms including TV, internet, live events, licensed products, and mobile media. The channel is home to the largest cartoon library including award-winning original programming such as Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, Adventure Time with Finn & Jake, The Amazing World of Gumball, Regular Show, Clarence, Steven Universe, We Bare Bears, Uncle Grandpa, Teen Titans Go! and Mighty Magiswords. The network has also been developing several hours of original local content in Latin America, premiering titles such as Another Week on Cartoon, Toontubers and a brand new animated series Monica's Gang, produced in Brazil with Mauricio de Sousa Produções. Cartoon Network launched on April 30, 1993 and is broadcast in over 61 million households in Spanish, Portuguese and English.