Overview of TSUBASA+
TSUBASA+ is a real-world game in which TSUBASA+Players use the GPS on their mobile phones to create a real-world view of Yoichi Takahashi’s internationally popular manga “Captain Tsubasa,” which is loved by three generations of fans of every nationality.
When TSUBASA+Players check in at the TSUBASA+ football stadiums scattered throughout the city, their characters interact with the characters of Captain Tsubasa and characters of football players used under license from FIFPRO Commercial Enterprises B.V., and Meiji Yasuda J.League. TSUBASA+Players can then challenge these character-players by stacking and releasing up to five, coloured energy-balls, and when they win, the character-players and TSUBASA+Players become TSUBASA+Teammates.
Each TSUBASA+Player selects and teams up with two character-players from his TSUBASA+Teammates to form a three-man-team, then TSUBASA+Players challenge each other. TSUBASA+Players can strengthen their characters’ skills in above mentioned matches and in training sessions at TSUBASA+Stadiums. In addition to tuning their skills in training sessions, TSUBASA+Players can build up their overall strength by using items that they can acquire when they have more than one of the same character-players in their squad of TSUBASA+Teammates.
In addition, in consideration of the restraints for social-distance in countries around the world, substantial at-home functions have been built-in. While at home, TSUBASA+Players can teleport freely across the map for a limited period, warp to meet other TSUBASA+Players in mutual follow status, and compete in a time-limited challenge match at a TSUBASA+Stadium where the TSUBASA+Players have checked-in just after the warp-move or immediately before their challenge match.
For more information, please see the press release of September 2nd, 2020.
Andres Iniesta – the First Official TSUBASA+Supporter
Andres Iniesta, a former member of the Spain National Football Team and currently playing for Vissel Kobe, has been appointed as the first official supporter of TSUBASA+. In commemoration of his inauguration, we proudly present our interview with Iniesta on the official TSUBASA+ website.
Comments from Iniesta’s interview (excerpts)
I’m personally very excited to be appointed as an official supporter. Captain Tsubasa has been my favorite series for a long time, and now I am able to be part of it here in Japan. I have been able to meet the author, Yoichi Takahashi, and the producers of the animation. Now TSUBASA+! This is more than a another game! Like the animation, it is about more than just football, but about the spirit of all sport. This not only helps us to understand the game, but also creates a sense of companionship. I feel that this app brings an innovation into the world. I myself would like to play against Ozora Tsubasa, Kojiro Hyaga, and Jun Misugi, and indeed along side them. This game is a true mixture of the real world and animation characters. I’m really happy to be part of this project and I wish it to be successful!
We are now accepting Official TSUBASA+Supporters!
TSUBASA+ is now accepting Official TSUBASA+Supporters. Professional football players, sportsmen and women, celebrities or professional figures who have a verified badge account with Twitter or Instagram are warmly welcome.
To accept this invitation, simply post “TSUBASA+Supporter” with the hashtag “#tsubasaplus” on Twitter or Instagram.
Each TSUBASA+Supporter will receive a special-edition of TSUBASA+ in which your personal TSUBASA+Player character is modeled by Miraire designers. We will also register each TSUBASA+Supporter, with their specially designed 3D character, in the TSUBASA+Supporters Directory to be published on the official TSUBASA+ website.
Starting today, September *25* 2020, we are running a worldwide “pre-registration campaign.” This campaign allows fans to pre-register, and is open to all TSUBASA+Fans from all over the world including fans living in countries where the release dates have not yet been announced. TSUBASA+Fans who pre-register can earn in-game items at the start of the game. The more fans who pre-register, the higher the grade of items TSUBASA+Players can earn in the game. Please take this opportunity to register.
Depending on the total number of followers registered on Official TSUBASA+ SNS Accounts, the grade of items given to TSUBASA+Players at the launch of the game will be allocated as follows.
Official TSUBASA+ Accounts
Only pre-registrations at the following accounts shall qualify for this campaign.
Twitter account: https://twitter.com/tsubasaplus
Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/tsubasaplus/
TSUBASA+Players in countries where the game has been published will also receive additional gifts as the number of pre-registered TSUBASA+Fans later increases in countries and regions where TSUBASA+ has yet to be released.
Upcoming releases and future release countries
The next launch of the TSUBASA+ app is scheduled for October 15th in Japan, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Australia, Portugal and Switzerland accordingly.
We will also release dates and country names for other countries that have not yet been announced.
TSUBASA+ (Tsubasa Plus)
Real World Games
Mobile Phones (iOS/Android)
Autumn 2020 (Pending)
Free-to-play (Offers In-App Purchases)
App Store / Google Play
※ TSUBASA+ is not available on some models of mobile phone.
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About Captain Tsubasa
“Captain Tsubasa” is the work of manga artist, Yoichi Takahashi, staring a genius football player called Ozora Tsubasa. The story follows the growth of Tsubasa, his teammates and rivals. The first issue appeared in the manga magazine “Weekly Shonen Jump” on September 29, 1981. As the series developed, it featured also in such publications as “Shukan Young Jump” and “Grand Jump,” gaining considerable popularity. Over 70 million copies of the manga have been sold in Japan. Captain Tsubasa has also been adapted into a variety of media outlets, animated TV shows, OVAs and video games. The animated TV show has been broadcast in over 20 countries and regions like France, Italy, and Mexico. “Captain Tsubasa” is often mentioned as a favourite work of many football players worldwide, and conveys to many people around the world the joy of sport and the importance of having a dream. The series still continues in the “Captain Tsubasa Magazine”.
About Andres Iniesta
A professional football player from Spain, Andre Iniesta is a former midfielder with the Spain National Team and FC Barcelona. He currently plays with J.League Vissel Kobe. He played with FC Barcelona from 2002 to 2018 winning 35 titles, including nine La Liga titles and four UEFA Champions League titles. From the 2015-16 season, he was captain for three seasons. He played for the U-16, U-19 and U-21 Spain National Teams and made his full national team debut in 2006. He played in every game at UEFA Euro 2008, where Spain won the title. As a key player at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, he scored in the final against the Netherlands contributing to Spain’s first World Cup victory. From 2018, he joined Vissel Kobe in J.League and contributed to the first Emperor’s Cup victory in the club’s history in 2019.
About Vissel Kobe
A professional football club in the Japan Professional Football League’s J1 League, Vissel Kobe is owned by Rakuten Inc., with its home ground at Noevir Stadium, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The club’s name “VISSEL” is a blend of “VICTORY” and “VESSEL” leaving Kobe Port, means “embarking on victory” and is the club’s commitment to pursue victory, to honour the dream of Kobe citizens and the image of the international port city. The slogan from last season continues in 2020 as “The No.1 Club in Asia,” reconfirming their 2018 vision and strengthening their ambition to become Asia’s No.1 profession football club.
About MIRAIRE Inc.
Miraire is derived from the Japanese “mirai” meaning “the future” and the Latin “ire” meaning “to go” or “walk.” New encounters are more frequently had by moving about and meeting people, especially when we walk. With advances in technology and the Internet we lose the motivation to move and the opportunity for society to evolve. As the Internet expands into our daily lives the tendency to become solitary increases. Miraire uses the technology X Reality® to create fun, motivating outdoor activities for people to interact.
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